Catalyst Moon: Incursion: A New Adult Fantasy Series (The Catalyst Moon Saga Book 1) by Lauren L. Garcia #Review #KindleUnlimited #Live

Catalyst Moon: Incursion: A New Adult Fantasy Series (The Catalyst Moon Saga Book 1) by [Garcia, Lauren L.]Winner of Inkitt’s Dreamlands contest, this is the first book in an exciting new adult fantasy series.

In Aredia Mages are feared, and kept like prisoners by sentinels – Warriors sworn to protect the world from magic. So what happens when a mage and a sentinel are forced to rely on each other to survive?

Kali, a crippled mage who longs to escape her painful past, travels to meet a powerful healer in Whitewater City. But on the way her sentinel escort is decimated by monstrous raiders, leaving her with a single guardian, Stonewall: a sentinel with nothing but his chosen name and his faith in the gods. Together, Kali and Stonewall must learn to work together to survive a harrowing journey while demonic creatures from the north invade their lands.

Meanwhile, the mages and sentinels of Whitewater City are drawing battle lines and preparing for war – against one another.


Lauren L. GarciaBiography

I’ve been a storyteller all my life. I started writing down my stories at the age of twelve; two decades and over two million words later, I’m still going. My writing process often begins with a question: what if? Hot on the heels of those two words, other questions like “how?” and “why?” will follow. Inspiration comes from everywhere, though music compels my muse like nothing else. Sometimes a song will strike me, and I won’t know why until I’m working on a particular character or scene; then, everything will crystallize in my mind. “Of course! This is how it should go.”

If you spend enough time listening to writers talking about writing, you’ll probably hear that there are two kinds of fiction writers: architects, (who plan and structure every detail), and gardeners, (who tend a few seeds of ideas and watch them grow.) I fall into both categories, though I lean more toward being a “gardener.” I have endgames in mind, but often the path to reach them is a quest of discovery on my part!

Honestly, Neil Gaiman says it best: “The best thing about writing fiction is that moment where the story catches fire and comes to life on the page, and suddenly it all makes sense and you know what it’s about and why you’re doing it and what these people are saying and doing, and you get to feel like both the creator and the audience. Everything is suddenly both obvious and surprising…and it’s magic and wonderful and strange.”

My work is extremely character-driven; they are the heart and soul of my stories, and much of my story crafting is centered around them. As a matter of fact, In addition to Incursion and its subsequent stories, (tentatively titled Breach, Storm, and Surrender), I have about four or five other stories outlined, taking place at various points in the world’s history, with more ideas in the awnings. My hope is to create a fantasy world of dazzling breadth, so stick around. The fun is just beginning.

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4 stars

I don’t read much fantasy but was asked to give this a try. After working my way through learning all the names enough to keep them straight and learning their particular jargon, I found I really liked this story. There are some errors missed by the editor, but nothing major I couldn’t get passed and they were few and far between.

This story is unlike anything I’ve read before. It takes place on a fictional Earth with fictional races of humans. I don’t normally do well reading SciFi/fantasy as involved as this story. I tend to find them a bit on the cheesy side and I’m unable to relate to the characters. I got engrossed with this one, I didn’t want to put it down. I think I might read the second book!



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