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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Book Review with Kindle Giveaway Link: Nirvana (The Samsara Chronicles Book 8)

I really enjoyed this episode of The Samsara Chronicles!

 by Diana Kemp and Gabriella Bradley
  • File Size: 145 KB
  • Print Length: 59 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: eXtasy Books (May 25, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0086FRWZW
Genre: Science Fiction
My Rating: 4.25 of 5.0

Book Description
Publication Date: May 25, 2012
Dylan, Aislinn and the chosen humans arrive on Nirvana but now the pair faces another alien threat, this time to their homeworld.

Aislinn and Dylan’s joyous homecoming to Nirvana is tempered by yet another crisis. Aliens, assisted by a traitorous member of Nirvanan security and a threat to the royal bloodline, have kidnapped Aislinn’s parents and hold them hostage on the dying world of Klatria. Aislinn and Dylan now face the task of rescuing them before they are killed.

Book 8 starts with beautiful descriptions of Nirvana as Aislinn and Dylan settle into the Royal apartments. Aislinn has to assume her role as the leader of her people.  Aislinn and Dylan meet with the Nirvana council and Altithronus to discuss how to proceed.  They have learned that the Klatrians are intelligent and resourceful. They have survived the collapse of their planet and managed to kidnap Aislinn’s parents, probably with the help of a traitor. It is possible it is other tribes on Nirvana who may be jealous of the power of the skull even though all appears peaceful. There are factions who oppose Aislinn placing herself at risk in tracking her family.

Aislinn sees some visions of the further destruction on earth. She is stunned by the devastation and concerned when she views the struggles of Piper, who is to play a role in the future rebuilding of earth. But for now her focus is to rescue her parents.

I liked the author's creativity surrounding the Klatrians. Those sent to infiltrate Nirvana are mechanical Kamikazes. They are hard to spot as they are not a life force but if they are out in the sun too long they ‘melt’.  Even when they don’t die of exposure, they seem to self destruct. Aislinn attempts to interrogate one of the enemy and learns more vulnerabilities. 

The tension in the saga builds as Aislinn and Dylan man a ship and prepare to face the enemy. They aren’t really sure where they are headed until their guiding eagle appears before them.  Then they are ready to set off to the next episode, Netherworld.

A nice description:
A blooming creeper similar to honeysuckle draped the finely hewn surface in a lush mantle, a myriad of tiny golden blossoms trembling in the breeze enveloping the couple with their heady scent. Location 21.
An interesting observation by Altithronus to Aislinn:
The legacy of the skull, the guidance of the Antiquitas is yours, but you must learn to become one with the power. To use and abuse are merely  reflections of the same word. Location 420.
I received the eBook from the authors as part of a Pump Up Your Book Tour. - with Kindle Giveaway link


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  1. I came from Cym Lowell's Book Review Party Wednesday (BRPW).

    Can this book be read on it's own or do I have to start from book 1 otherwise I'll not really understand the story?

    Cherry Mischievous

    1. Hello Cherry - Sorry I didn't reply sooner. There is minimal back story in each installment of this series so to better understand and enjoy them I think a reader should start from the beginning. It is an interesting journey and adventure.


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