About the Book by P.K. Tyler
Julip Thorne questions whether there is more to life beyond the barren dirt, acidic seas, and toxstorms her people work and die in. Living in poverty on the withering Greenland Human Reservation, she wonders if the alien Mezna goddesses are truly as holy as the temple preaches. Julip begins to dig deeper into the history of the planet and her leaders’ rise to power. But nothing can prepare her for the atrocities she uncovers.
Meanwhile, Jakkattu prisoner Sabaal suffers constant torture and heinous medical experiments as her Mezna-priest captors seek to unlock the key to her genetic makeup. Escaping from captivity, she finds herself suddenly alone on the hostile alien planet of Earth. To survive, she’s forced to work with the same Mezna-human hybrids she’s loathed her entire life, but the more they work together, the more they realize that their enemy is the same.
When humans and Mezna collide, will Sabaal turn out to be the genetic vector the Mezna have been searching for all along, or will she spark the flame that sets a revolution ablaze?
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Our Review by Felita Daniels
This is a book you will want to sit down with so you can give it your undivided attention. I’m not saying that in a bad way, it’s just that it’s not fluff. You will miss a great deal if you are reading and dividing your attention watching a TV show, or cooking dinner or helping kids with homework.
I’m old enough that I remember how the old Star Trek episodes also address serious social issues such as prejudice, war, the environment, feminism and others. If you are a younger sci-fi fan you may have watched these as re-runs and not realized how ground breaking they were for their time when they were prime time episodes.
This book is like that. Sure, there are the typical sci fi elements such as aliens, genetics and scientific experimentation. If you like a good adventure, you will find that here. There’s also a good deal of thriller aspects to the book. There is a good solid plot to keep you entertained while your mind considers the bigger issues and themes.
There are two matters that may affect your enjoyment of this work. It is part of a larger story, so there is a bit of a cliffhanger. There is also a good deal of violence by way of torture scenes and some non-consensual acts. These things don’t bother some readers, but some have strong preferences about these factors and their satisfaction with a book.
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About the Author
“Tyler is essentially the indie scene’s Margaret Atwood; she incorporates sci-fi elements into her novels, which deal with topics such as spirituality, gender, sexuality and power dynamics.” – IndieReader
Pav attended Smith College and graduated with a degree in Theatre. She lived in New York, where she worked as a Dramaturge, Assistant Director and Production Manager on productions both on and off-Broadway. Later, Pavarti went to work in the finance industry for several international law firms. Now located in Baltimore Maryland, she lives with her husband, two daughters and two terrible dogs. When not penning science fiction books and other speculative fiction novels, she twists her mind by writing horror and erotica.