Sunday, March 3, 2013

Transitions by D.A. Lascelles

Title:  Transitions
Author:  D.A. Lascelles
Published:  August 2012 by Mundania Press
Page Count:  65
Genre:  Fantasy
Shelf:  Review Copy
Rating:  ★★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Transitions takes us on a journey through time. In modern day Birmingham , a group of university students become embroiled in a love story almost 2,000 years old as the ghost of Gaius Lucius, a Roman officer tries to reclaim his lost love.

What can Helen, a driven and ambitious student with high hopes for the future, do to solve this ancient riddle? And why is Brandon making late night visits to her house with tokens of love?

My Review:

This story captivates you in a way that a short story rarely can. Everything was so vivid and well laid out that you couldn't help but feel for the story. It was extremely well written and had the ability to engage the reader and keep their interest. Everything was laid out in such a manner as to entice the reader further into this world. I also appreciated the fact that the Roman legionnaires were on par with reality. Although this story itself is a fictional construct, they were not.

The characters in this short are better developed than many characters that you see in some full length novels. You may not know every tiny detail about them, but you definitely get to know who they are. They are also the type of people that you want to get to know better. By the end you feel like you really do know them well enough to go and grab a coffee and chat.

Lascelles has mastered the art of using the English word to its most effective end. He doesn't sacrifice the story line of this work to unnecessary narrative and descriptions while at the same time bringing everything, both character and setting, to life.

Buy your copy online here today!

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