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Piercing the Fold: Book 1 Paperback – September 18, 2012
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About the Author
Venessa Kimball is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin. Her hometown is San Antonio, Texas. She currently resides in Amarillo, Texas with her husband and three children. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
In PIERCING THE FOLD, college student Jesca Gershon suddenly experiences a recurrence the nightmare dreams of her childhood. Unnervingly, her night-terrors start crossing over into her real, daytime world as Jesca begins to sense a dark distorted energy hovering about her and her physical and mental abilities increase exponentially. Jesca can now hear distant voices, has amazing strength and speed, and has developed a 6th sense for danger. As her dream and real worlds become more and more entangled, Jesca seriously fears for her sanity. Just when she reaches her breaking point, Jesca runs into her former physics professor, Ezra Kahn. Ezra reveals Jesca's true nature to her: she is a Guardian of the Earth, and it is Jesca's destiny to protect humanity from an eminent catastrophe. Thus, Jesca begins her quest to find out who she really is, to find her purpose, and to learn the truth.
I want to reiterate here that Ms. Kimball is a wonderful story teller. Her premise may be familiar, but she adds enough twists to make it fresh. PIERCING THE FOLD is a quite a page turner; I read the entire thing in less than two days. Although a few of the character reactions to sudden events seem a bit quick and emotionless to me, her characters are likeable, unique, and, for the most part, well developed. I am willing to assume that some of their lack of trauma to normally shocking events could come with their extraordinary capabilities and destinies. PIERCING THE FOLD flows well, is exciting, and draws you in.
My one issue with PIERCING THE FOLD has to do with the mechanics of the writing. There are a number of grammatical, spelling, and tense errors that prevented me from giving PIERCING THE FOLD 5 stars. All of these problems can be corrected by hiring a good editor, just to smooth out the rough edges and to give this story the perfect polish that it deserves. I wanted to be fully immersed in this story, but unfortunately, these issues were very distracting.
Overall, I REALLY, REALLY enjoyed PIERCING THE FOLD. Perfect for older teens and adults alike, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND PIERCING THE FOLD. As an added bonus, PIERCING THE FOLD is the first in a planned series. YIPEE! I can't wait to see what happens next.
Piercing the Fold Book 1 centers around a female protagonist, Jesca Gershon-Sera. Jesca is a student in college when her abilities first start manifesting and she is taken under the wing of the experienced guardian Ezra Kahn. Together Ezra and a team of other experienced guardian help train Jesca and three other guardians for their future roles as protectors of humanity.
Can you imagine what it must feel like to be nineteen-years-old and to be told the fate of humanity rests partially in your hands? Jesca is overwhelmed, but so are the other new guardians. They will have to hone their abilities to the utmost degree in order to protect themselves, their territory and humanity in general.
Kimball does a great job of drawing realistic characters that you feel like you really get to know through the pages of the book. She does a good job of explaining the scientific reasoning behind what is happening in the book, without getting too technical. Her writing is clean and interesting and I found the book very hard to put down once I started it. By my second night of reading it, I had stayed up until dawn finishing it. It was new and exciting, full of plenty of action and had some interesting twists and surprises.
Piercing the Fold Book 1 will appeal to young adult, new adult and even older adult audiences. It is good science fiction and the paranormal aspect helps it draw in readers of that genre too. I highly recommend this book. I think readers will love this series. I do so far.
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