Sunday, June 29, 2014

Elfineness by T. K. Varenko

Title:  Elfineness
Author:  T.K. Varenko
Published:  March 18/14 by Createspace
Length:  350pgs
Format:  ecopy
Genre:  fantasy
Shelf:  review
Rating:  ★★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Back to her own self and kingdom,
Luella's winning back her name
Securing her reign and freedom
With Derek, her re-found flame.

When things are looking up like never
And happiness is at her door,
The Elders want her, however,
Engaged in the impending war.

Can she refuse without facing
The consequences it may bring?
Will she be capable of tracing
The missing links she needs to win?

And this is all on the background
Of nanobots beyond control
Destroying down to the ground
The human race condemned to fall.

My Review:

There is a melodic flow to this story that keeps you thoroughly entranced in Varenko’s writing. It is reminiscent of the ancient poets, with a very modern twist. I enjoyed how Varenko seamlessly melded mythologies of multiple different backgrounds together. Norse, Greek, Egyptian, and many others make their way into this tale, drawing you further into the story. Her descriptions and narrative make this story vividly real yet completely fantastical. These characters find themselves on an old fashioned, futuristic quest. It is the best of all the worlds.

The characters in this novel are quite unique, yet standard all the same. The gods & goddesses meddle. The characters resemble heroes of old. Yet at the same time, they all have a unique, fresh air to them. They aren’t overly approachable characters, but that is what makes them who they are.

Overall, this was a shockingly unique tale that kept me captivated. It was an emjoyable change from the everyday.

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