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Pavarti K. Tyler

Autor(a) de Shadow on the Wall

33+ Works 159 Membros 41 Críticas

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Obras por Pavarti K. Tyler

Shadow on the Wall (2012) 25 exemplares
Two Moons of Sera (2012) 24 exemplares
Two Moons of Sera (Vol. 1) (2011) 24 exemplares
White Chalk (2013) 10 exemplares
Consumed by Love (2011) 7 exemplares
The Jakkattu Vector (2016) 6 exemplares
Mosaics, Volume 1: A Collection of Independent Women (2016) — Editor; Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Book of Lilith (2016) 2 exemplares

Associated Works

The A.I. Chronicles (2015) — Contribuidor — 42 exemplares
Alt.History 101 (2015) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
Up and Coming: Stories by the 2016 Campbell-Eligible Authors (2016) — Contribuidor, algumas edições23 exemplares
Clones: The Anthology (2016) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
Oceans: The Anthology (2017) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
The Cyborg Chronicles (2015) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Tales from the Canyons of the Damned: Omnibus No. 4 (2017) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares


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Tyler, Pavarti K.



I got an ARC copy via Instafreebie.

Don't get me wrong, the author has a talented knack for keeping the premise interesting and the story doesn't seem to have spelling or grammatical errors. However, I found the implanted device named Minnie to be obtrusively obnoxious.

I also felt that the story could have been expanded where the implant seemed to be initially beneficial to Jamie instead of being an annoying parasite that ultimately controls her body. What are these devices? Did Jamie only want to get one to forget her love interest?

Maybe if the book had been expanded a little more where Minnie was a seemingly good guy and more depth placed into the motives that forced Jamie to have it implanted in her body would have made the story more compelling to me.

However, I can easily understand why so many people gave the story so many 4 and 5 star ratings even though it wasn't exactly my personal cup of tea.
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chirikosan | Jul 24, 2023 |
Serafay is a mix of sea and land (mother from a water race and father from a land race) who doesn't fit in either world. After her mother dies, Serafay makes friends with a land boy who doesn't seem to fit either. This first book in the series begins to explore what happens when these two come face to face with "civilization".
tjsjohanna | 4 outras críticas | Feb 2, 2023 |
I LOVE this book! Sera is half Sualwet and half Erdlander. She lives with her Sualwet mother, Nilafay, and is basically shunned by the Sualwet community. Her mother lives on land with Sera as Sera can only be under water for a shorter time than Nilafay Her mother goes scavenging for treasures which she brings back to Sera. These they use for their home and with these Sera also learns the Erdlander language. They have lived like this for 16 years, with Nilafay being Sera's only real company.
One day Sera is drying pages from a book her mother found when an Erdlander swiftly steals them away. Sera, not knowing what it was and surprised by the theft, goes after them. At first she tries to decide what the creature is. Then the creature speaks and she knows it is an Erdlander. This is the beginning of Sera realizing how lonely she is. She seeks out the Erdlander. Eventually she befriends him and learns his name is Torkek, or Tor. Tor at first speaks very little, learning more and more words from Sera. She learns he is also an anomaly and is living by himself. Exactly what he is we do not know yet.
Much of this book is about Sera, her relationship with her mother and then with Tor. This allows us to get to know her and care about her. So when tragedy strikes and Sera needs to run away with Tor, we care deeply and feel her pain, confusion and terror. When the book ended on the cliff hangar I almost died.
I would most definitely recommend this book. It is well written and editing was done. The story is interesting and relevant, which is not an easy feat in fantasy. But most of all it is not only fun to read but also fun to discuss. I really love this series of novellas.
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Wulfwyn907 | 5 outras críticas | Jan 30, 2022 |
Review can also be found in Chill and read

“The Jakkattu Vector” is a Science Fiction story of what could be after humanity has almost destroyed earth and aliens saviors have already come to the rescue. How much of saviors are they? How willing is man to believe to a higher power that would fix all mankind wrongs? Would that possibly be the future of our planet if we keep walking the same destroying path we are? What could happen to humans that blindly believe whatever is served to them? Where should this world end, if we don’t fight for nothing? If we swallow in whatever the few speak of, without questioning? Where would our own lies lead us? To freedom or slavery? To life or death? These are only a few of the questions that come to the readers mind while going through this wonderful story.

Humans have reached a point where Earth cannot easily host them. The atmosphere is destroyed and tox-storms hit the ground heavily, making them stay inside even for weeks. They no longer live freely in the grounds of their ancestors. They are gathered in reservations in the fear of the Undone and under rule of the Mezna, their so called saviors who are actually their captures. Only humans don’t seem to believe that. Very few of them, like the Thorne offspring, have developed their own free will and thinking.

Meanwhile, in one of the cities the Mezna have created for their hybrids, half alien – half human worshipers, Jakkattu prisoner, Sabaal, suffers constant torture and heinous medical experiments as her Mezna-priest captors seek to unlock the key to her genetic makeup. Her people have been moved from their planet to the Peritha mines, to become slaves of the Mezna. Once she finds the rear opportunity to flee, she runs for her life.

The book is full of action keeping the reader literally attached to it, never wanting to let go. It covers up many genres, under the Dystopian Sci-Fi umbrella. There is horror and political thriller and a little bit of romance pulling the strings. The writer has done a marvelous job into the characters’ creation. Even though there are plenty of them, opening different paths for the story to walk through, they all decline to the heart of the story, backing it up greatly.

The book is well written and it flows seamlessly. Tyler has the capability to visualize whatever she writes and this is really shown in the book. The reader becomes part of it and it’s story and can really see into the picture as being there, part of the action.

“The Jakkattu Vector” is book one of the Jakkattu series, released in November 2016 by Evolved Publishing. Looking crazy forward for the next inline, hoping to be a real page turner like this one!!!

Note: I received an ARC from Novel Publicity in exchange for an honest review as part of a blog tour.
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GeorgiaKo | 1 outra crítica | Dec 1, 2020 |


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