Novella Review: Dyad
Author: C.M. Cox Release Date: November 3rd 2014 Series: The Empyrean Series Genre: Fantasy | YA Edition: Kindle (mobi) Pages: 26 Publisher: - Source: Author (Thanks, Courtney!) Buy it here: Amazon
Evi is forced to leave her life behind as she flees from threatening consequences. Hoping the stories of hating humans are wrong, she seeks the land of fairies for refuge.
This is a very short story about Evi. A pregnant woman who is running from the queen. It just so happens that the man she is pregnant by is the King. The world is run by woman, so the queen is the most important person and the king is just another guy, until he cheats on the queen.
I thought this was a perfect and short introduction to the Empyrean series. It made me want to know more and to pick up the next book as quickly as possible. And since it was so short I was able to finish it rather quickly.
You really only get to know Evi. And there isn’t much character development in this short story. At first you want to hate her and then you kind of love her. By the end you are not sure how you feel about her.
There isn’t much of a romance. Evi has slept with the queens husband, but she is not in love with him. There may be one death, but it’s never really validated.
I love the writing style. I wasn’t bored and the story progressed quickly without feeling rushed.
I was intrigued from the beginning.
The ending sparked my interest and made me open the next book to see what was going to happen next.
This is where I am disappointed. I do not like the cover art at all. It looks artistic, sure, but to me it just seems cheap.
The blurb is perfect for such a short story.
Opening Line: “Don’t leave,” said Tyam with a groan.
Highlights: I like the twist that the world is dominated by women.
Lowlights: It was really short.
Final Thoughts: I am glad that I was able to read this and it’s promising.
I’m a reader, writer, dreamer, and crafter. I like to create things and I love to see what others create. I avoid reality as much as possible, and often pretend I’m a vampire. I also own a group of black cats, so my neighbors think I’m a witch and I’m okay with that. I am a fan girl.
I love shows like Doctor Who, Supernatural, and Grimm. I love anime and dream of one day going to Japan. I just like to have fun, enjoy life, and do what makes me happy.
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