I looked at the cover and I was pretty enamored. I strove hard to get to the root of the book. The concepts written were deep and philosophical. The style of writing was more like an entry into a logbook, which in recent times, seemed to have gained popularity.
The plot and worldbuilding within the parameters of a novelette is extremely difficult, but the author has given it a good try. Main character, Professor Incabad Reyl was earnest in his need to prove that the echomagnetic and aetheric fields were intrinsically linked and essentially intertwined.
“I confessed my belief that any change to one of them influences the other across the entire Horizon. That they are like the chords on the same musical instrument. That I find realism in the conjectures of astrologists, that the seasonal short cycles and the storms do influence men from birth to death.”
The book intermerged sci-fi with fantasy. It also had a few age old philosophies of life posed as questions for Professor Reyl to prove in his travels to the the outer sectors of Accadia.
“I told him about my quest to find the extinct civilizations that existed before the Long Storm. That I need to find and study the process which destroyed, not the civilizations itself, but the people who inhabited it. I need to know which parts of what we call the human spirit were made to manifest during the age of seven primary fields and which parts appeared later. I need to discover exactly how the echomagnetic fields of the Horizon reshape our aethereal spirits. An intrinsic web of conditions which trigger deformities on human spirits.”
Professor Reyl was ably supported by an interesting character Auburn in trying to understand these pollutants of spirit, and thereby replicate and reproduce the beneficial waves and destroy the evil ones, to produce brightest of spirits.
The concept was pure, his search to the outer realms in search of maleficent Wraiths was noble and exciting. To find the root cause of evil and preserve humanity was exciting.
The story started off well till it reached the point where my niggles hit me constantly. The book was more of a narration lacking the cohesion of a story. Getting the brain engaged to it is easy as shown by the initial half, keeping the brain engaged was a herculean task. The style of writing too did not help. Well, my average brain gave up trying to visualize the story in my mind.
Overall, a good first half and a difficult second half. I read the book twice to come to this conclusion.
I received a digital copy of the book from the author, and this is my honest and unbiased opinion.
About Tales of Horizon
Horizon is an original storytelling world and an aspiring gaming universe. All ebooks and online content are offered for free on: https://www.talesofhorizon.com
Elmwean’s Lodge is the first of a series of novelettes that follow the adventures of Professor Reyl and Auburn Thorn. It’s sequel is set for November 2018.
Their latest stories, Proving Grounds and Wildwood Wildcards, center around new characters and are set in different timelines of the Horizon.
Professor Incabad Reyl is the greatest scientist of his time. His equation of echomagnetic fractions marked the beginning of a new era of technological advancement for the Horizon. In 104 H.S., 30 years after his groundbreaking discovery, he sets off on an adventurous search, in order to uncover the laws that govern the dynamics between the twelve electrons of his fractional echomagnetic dynamics theory. On the way to this Master Equation, Professor Reyl will stumble upon hidden truths that will change the way humanity perceives existence.
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