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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Featured Indie Book: Seven Beyond (Stella Atrium)

Seven Beyond (Stella Atrium)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Fantasy Novel Seven Beyond by Stella Atrium.

Seven Beyond is a fantasy novel similar to Cloud Atlas or The Time Traveler’s Wife. The reader follows traveling companions as Dr. Meenins searches to uncover his past while haunted by wispy memories of faraway places and alien races.

The Book has been self-published via Book-Baby and is available as eBook & Paperback - 173 pages - released in November 2014 (Paperback).

About the Book

Dr. David Christopher Meenins is a man in search of his past. Accompanying him on his journey of discovery are the powerful Lady Drasher Elizabeth Tasgneganz, the pedantic Dr. Virgil Augustus Grammario, the mysterious—and possibly alien—Linda Deemer. Dr. Meenins is haunted by memories of alien places and of a race called the Longists, who inhabit faraway planets. Together, the group travels to the one place in the world the Longists might reappear: a remote abbey inhabited by an order of nuns known for their wisdom, mystical insight and quality brandy.

Throughout the journey, the specter of David Shanklen—once Meenins’ patient and perhaps also his mentor—looms. Shanklen claimed that he was kept prisoner in an alien zoo on the distant planet maintained by the Longists.

Seven Beyond (Stella Atrium)
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Through Shanklen, Dr. Meenins must confront the secrets of his past to find the New Restingplace of the Dead. Meenins’ journey is more like a pilgrimage than a quest. The travelers exchange stories along the way à la The Canterbury Tales, and the discovery of the restingplace grows out of their long friendships.

Reviews (Excerpts)

- "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." - Rich Follett for Readers' Favorite

- "As a huge fan of sci fi, I settled in to read this book. I was immersed almost instantly. The story is told by several characters and the attention to detail is spot on. We join the journey of the traveling companions and the author keeps all the stories straight for us as there is a lot going on in this story. [...]" - Diana L. (Amazon)

- "This was an exceptional SF novel. The authors imaginative characters and well-developed storyline makes it hard to put down. This will be an author I will be on the lookout for in the future!" - M. Pollard (Amazon)

- "Original in thought and tenor Seven Beyond is the mesmerising new novel from science fiction fantasy author Stella Atrium. A visionary and metaphysical saga that eschews the tedium of less imaginative works and takes its readers on an intriguing journey of discovery and reflection with Atrium maintaining a surreal air of mysticism and mystery throughout. It's not a cursory read, for she wields an enviable vocabulary, weaving multiple narratives through an imaginative and richly layered plot that is flawless in its execution, her characters wonderfully nuanced so as to bestow memorable depth to each. Their plight is immediately engaging and undeniably intriguing. Fascinating and uncompromising, Seven Beyond effortlessly captures the endearing essence of truly original science fiction fantasy and is sure to further grow Atrium's fans. An absolute must read recommendation." - Bookviral

- "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.[...]" - Wilson R. (Amazon)

About the Author

Author Stella Atrium
Author Stella Atrium

Stella Atrium is author of The Dolvia Saga with Book VI titled Clearstone due out in 2015.

She has been writing all her life and teaches creative writing at Southern New Hampshire University.

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Link to the Paperback Seven Beyond on Amazon with Excerpt

Link to the eBook Seven Beyond on Amazon with Excerpt

Seven Beyond (Stella Atrium)

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