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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Featured Indie Book: Seven Beyond (Stella Atrium)

Seven Beyond (Stella Atrium)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Science-Fiction / Fantasy Seven Beyond by Stella Atrium.

"Combining the journey for a new place to call home with the emotion of true friendship, Seven Beyond is an involving, metaphysical, and emotional saga, and documents Stella Atrium as an original and talented writer of science fiction fantasy." - Reader Review

The Book has been self-published via Bookbaby and is available as eBook - 280 pages - released in February 2014.

About the Book

Dr. Christopher Meenins is 800 years old and doesn’t remember his past.

Accompanying him on a journey of discovery are the powerful Lady Drasher Tasgneganz, the pedantic Dr. Virgil Grammario, the mysterious—and possibly alien—Linda Deemer. Christopher is haunted by memories of alien places and of a race called the Longists. The group travels to the one place on Earth the Longists might reappear: a remote abbey inhabited by an order of nuns known for their mystical insights and quality brandy.

Memories of David Shanklen—once Meenins’ patient and perhaps also his mentor—trouble Christopher’s dreams. Shanklen claimed that he was kept prisoner in an alien zoo maintained by the Longists. Through Shanklen, Christopher must confront the secrets of his past to find the New Restingplace of the Dead. The travelers exchange stories during his quest à la The Canterbury Tales, and the discovery of the resting place grows out of their long friendships.

Seven Beyond (Stella Atrium)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "SEVEN BEYOND by Stella Atrium is a fantasy lover’s fantasy. The world of Seven Beyond is so detailed and vivid that the reader can truly escape to another plane. Seven Beyond will tolerate any degree of scrutiny, giving back just as much as the reader wishes to put in. Here you will find ample fodder for linguistics study, model building, costume play, gaming (Tsing Tse, the glass bead game) or an annual convention – this work reveals itself in layers and will continue to reveal itself as long as one keeps reading and re-reading. Seven Beyond has a distinctly medieval (specifically, Chaucerian) feel, with one delightful ‘tweak’: the story is peppered with references to things modern – travel on the Concorde, the New York fashion industry, and contemporary TV personalities, to name a few." - Rich Follett

- "I loved the characters and all their intricate lives all woven together on a journey. Stories unfold and friendships blossom but don’t forget we have aliens and far way planets and maybe even another race of people. Loved this book as the author really delivered a great tale. A+++++ all the way. " - Wilson R. (Amazon)

- "Brilliant characterization, an intricate plot, and pacing that compels you to keep turning the pages.[...] Recommended for anyone who wants to read a good sci-fi+fantasy novel." - Rohi Shetty

- "[...] The characters are exceptionally well crafted and the details really impressed me. If you like sci fi reads that are not average run of the mill stories then you want this author on your reading list. Excellent read. " - Kohearn (Amazon)

About the Author

Author Stella Atrium
Author Stella Atrium
Stella Atrium is the author of the Dolvia Saga including SufferStone, HeartStone, and StrikeStone.

Stella Atrium: "Many fantasy stories today are set in Medieval times with castles and horses and magic and princesses needing rescue. Nobody asks, 'How did these humanoids get here?' or 'Why are there so many races of people?'

So I wrote a fantasy series with several races (no elves or dwarfs or vampires), except I placed events in today’s world with helicopters instead of horses, and peace-keeping soldiers instead of warriors, and the internet instead of ravens.

Events take place on another planet discovered by a mining interest from Earth led by the Chinese. Other adventurers are from America, France and Australia. They work for a consortium of inhabited planets where people have government, repression, murder for hire, and all the ills of competition in the marketplace.

If you’re tired of castle stories with endless battlefield scenes, try a planet story that reflects our world and the struggles of women living under the burka. Actions that become legend, leading by example, taking the difficult route – all these may be inspirational to young women today who are allowed few privileges at home or at school."

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Link to the eBook Seven Beyond on Amazon with Excerpt

Seven Beyond (Stella Atrium)