Sunday, April 10, 2016

Schism, by Laura Maisano a book review

Schism, by Laura Maisano, is a fantasy that explores the dual connection between two worlds, Earth and Illirin. A debut novel for Ms. Maisano, her characters Gabe and Lea are partners in the discovery of an alternate world behind the schism. As their adventure progresses we learn that Gabe is actually from this other world and has lost his memory. As they explore the two worlds looking for answers, Lea frees her parents and Gabe’s memory is recovered. That alone would make for a page turning story but there’s more.

Gabe is really Makai and his parents are murdered by an evil Councilman who utilizes a wizard from earth. While Gabe plots to ensure his home is safe, Lea joins forces to fight the wizard. Maisano weaves twists and turns around two very different characters who begin to fall in love, all while trying to save two worlds. The first book in a series, Schism is a must read for fantasy lovers. 

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Yolanda Renee said...

Love the premise. Congratulations, Laura!
Great review, Nancy!

N. R. Williams said...

Thanks Yolanda

Marianne Kearns said...

You aint facing the threat of Islam, bro; you're writing stories about nthn. Lemme wanna gonna help you see the Light:

If Omar mateeny-weeny is in Hell cuzza his actions of personal sIn, capital I, why follow him, leftists??? Follow Jesus! who sez to love, forgive, believe: we'll ALL be Divinely Judged Upstairs based on deeds WE have accomplished on earth...

If 'freedom lies in being bold' (Robert Frost), doesn't pushing-the-envelope also result in the Elysian Fields of Utopia? If I'm the sower, we plant the Seed; if I'm an artist, we RITE the symphonies heard Upstairs ☆IF☆ we accept His lead withe orchestra...

Wanna find-out the fax, Jak, in a wurld fulla the 'power of cowards'? Wanna wiseabove to help a 'Plethora Of Wurdz' [POW!] which are look'n for a new home in thy novelty?? Yay!

Q: But [gulp] can anyone tell me the difference between K2/IQ? A: Nthn. In Heaven, we gitt'm both for eternity HA! Need a few more thots, ideers, wild wurdz (whoa, Nelly! easy, girl!) or ironclad iconoclasms?

VERBUM SAT SAPIENTI (Latin: words to [the] wise): As an ex-writer of the sassy, savvy, schizophenia we all go thro in this lifelong demise, I just wanna help U.S. git past the ping-pong-politixx, the whorizontal more!ass! we're in and wiseabove to 'in fine sine fine' (Latin: in [the] End without End -Saint Augustine).

"This finite existence is only a test, son," God Almighty told me in my coma. "Far beyond thy earthly tempest is where you'll find tangible, corpulent eloquence". Lemme tella youse without d'New Joisey accent...

I actually saw Seventh-Heaven when we died: you couldn't GET!! any moe curly, party-hardy-endorphins, low-hanging-fruit of the Celestial Paradise, extravagantly-surplus-lush Upstairs (awww! baby kitties, too!!) when my o-so-beautifull, brilliant, bombastic girly passed-away due to those wry, sardonic satires...

"Those who are wise will shine as brightly as the expanse of the Heavens, and those who have instructed many in uprightousness as bright as stars for all eternity" -Daniel 12:3, NJB

Here's also what the prolific, exquisite GODy sed: 'the more you shall honor Me, the more I shall bless you' -the Infant Jesus of Prague.

Go gitt'm, girly. You're incredible. You're indelible. Cya Upstairs. I won't be joining'm in the nasty Abyss where Isis prowls
Revelation 14:13
PS Need summore unique, uncivilized, useless names?? Lemme gonna gitcha started, brudda:

Oak Woods, Franky Sparks, Athena Noble, Autumn Rose, Faith Bishop, Dolly Martin, Willow Rhodes, Cocoa Major, Roman Stone, Bullwark Burnhart, Magnus Wilde, Kardiak Arrest, Will Wright, Goldy Silvers, Penelope Summers, Sophie Sharp, Violet Snow, Lizzy Roach, BoxxaRoxx, Aunty Dotey, Romero Stark, Zacharia Neptoon, Mercurio Morrissey, Fritz & Felix Franz, Victor Payne, Isabella Silverstein, Mercedes Kennedy, Redd Rust, Phoenix Martini, Ivy Squire, Sauer Wolfe, Yankee Cooky, blessed b9... (or mixNmatch)

God blessa youse
-Fr. Sarducci, ol SNL