TEXT This Shrinking World

PDF ¸ BOOK This Shrinking World ñ NATURALTREATMENT Ä Book 1 of 9 book series 300 years ago in a nameless world a prophecy passed unfulfilled A secret society that formed to prevent its occurrence believed it was their doing while the secret society created to ensure that the prophecy came to pass wasn't certain it had Book 1 of 9 book series 300 years ago in a nameless world a prophecy passed unfulfilled A secret society that formed to prevent its occurrence believed it was their doing while the secret society created to ensure that the prophecy came to pass wasn't certain it had been stopped at all Eventually along with the mythology of time prior to the great Lizard ueen’s expansion of this world the prophecy of Lacáruna fell into legend Split among three nations nine ancient books hold the key to This Shrinking World introduces the reader to an intriguing new world one with a rather uniue connection to our own Amy a successful CEO on the eve of her 40th birthday has been seeing and experiencing some odd things and not all of them are in her head Sure perhaps the shadowy figure in her room could be from that place between waking and dreaming but what about the orange lizard that scampers across her office and elsewhere? Those might be in her head but her assistant had no trouble seeing the golden bangle On a whim she decides to run off to her hometown for a bit of rest And that's when the already odd things take an even weirder turnI really enjoyed this story particularly the way the parallel world is revealed slowly and and through Amy's eyes No info dumps here I also liked the process of figuring out just how the world is connected to ours and how its people came to be the origin story I'm still not exactly sure but I have plenty of theories I'm curious to find out which of them if any are correct in the later books There's also a hint of romance but just a hint Nothing racyIt was also refreshing to find a fantasy world where the people speak variations of Spanish mixed with English rather than some fictional language that's nearly impossible to pronounce That the setting is likely parallel to Southern California is supremely interesting to me Thin boundaries and all that It made me glad that I've been brushing up on my Spanish On the other hand the story gets a little caught up in the tedium at times grooming traveling changing clothes eating Still each of these things reveal a little about the people the history or the setting it's just not uite as action packed as some might like it to be I also found the dialog between Amy and her earliest companions a little off at first I didn't care for how Amy reacted to her rescuers particularly when they were trying to sneak her away to safety Finally it's only fair to say that this is one hundred percent meant to be read as a series It ends with much to be resolved and many uestions yet to be answered Not exactly a cliffhanger of an intermission Overall I liked this book It might be a good bet for those who enjoy fantasy that doesn't reveal a whole lot up front particularly for those who like trying to figure things out from clues and context I think people who like stories that feature alternate realities and parallel worlds would also dig this I received a review copy of this book in exchange for an honest non reciprocal review on the Pure Textuality blog

H.L. Cherryholmes ¶ This Shrinking World (The Lizard Queen #1) EBOOK

This world's creation but no one has the ability to read them And many have come to believe the world is shrinking The indications are there nations' leaders falling ill swamps drying militaries gathering that is if those signs are being interpreted correctly No one knows because the prophesied Lacáruna a female from another realm and the only being who can read the Lizard ueen's language never arrived What they don't realize is that Amy Darlidale is just a tad late Taking a break from I was “supposed” to write a review of the entire volume one for this post but this review is just for book one This Shrinking World You see I thought this was going to be a trilogy but each volume has three full books included not novellas but full length regular sized novels Fine I’m a great speed reader I can handle it right? Nope The problem is that these books are good I wanted to really delve into it and not just skim So I only ended up finishing one by the deadline I absolutely love epic stories so knowing that I have eight books to read is actually a huge plusThe main character in the Lizard ueen series is a female which is what I prefer However I’m always hesitant to read a female main character when the author is a guy A lot of times the author gets a lot of things wrong and I ended up cringing Not so with this book HL Cherryholmes does a fantastic job I never once had a problem with how he wrote Amy If you’re looking for a strong likable female protagonist who isn’t a teenager or close to it most of them seem to be lately you want to read thisInstead of going on to book two I really want to just re read this one first This book is deep with stunning detail and many layers It’s so well written and I would really recommend this to everyone

EBOOK ´ The Lizard Queen #1 ¶ H.L. Cherryholmes

This Shrinking World The Lizard Queen #1 A stressful workweek Amy recently divorced CEO drives out to her desert getaway While on a morning jog she crosses paths with an orange lizard and on a whim chases it into a field Suddenly she finds herself under a starless sky confronted by oddly marked and strangely colored people who claim she's there to rescue the world from evil’s grasp and expand it once again But not everyone wants that to happen so there's a price on her head This is far from the relaxing weekend Amy had intende The best part of This Shrinking World is the world building It's just great It's wonderful to encounter high fantasy that's not just another medieval England Tolkien clone and there are tantalizing hints dropped throughout of a deeper mystery going on The only downside is that this is nearly all setup If this were a standalone I might be mad but as the keystone to a 9 book series? I'm definitely coming back for the rest