Title: Bound in Strength: Stance Upon Heartache, Book II Mejuarian Series
Author: Zola Blue
For god-like creatures named Mejuarian living on planet Ecrutis, their world was near perfect.
Mejuarian, a cross between an animal and godly beings, have a splendorous village where everyone gets along. They live in a hierarchal society, and everyone loves their king and queen. A near utopian life that allows all Mejuarian to rise to their most extraordinary levels of consciousness. That is until they discover using systems much like our own, an asteroid is on course to decimate their village and erase their long history. Short notice, they plan to move all inhabitants, along with those bound to them by their magical powers, to the other side of their planet and reside in the lands of their long time ally and trade partners, the Dragonors.
Very upsetting to many Mejuarian mothers and fathers having mewlings is that their ancient tradition of birthing nests on an ancestral altar would be away from their homes.
However, all seems to go as planned, and they depart with all twelve ships successfully. One ship dedicated to moving the birth alter intact with nests placed on it trails the fleet. Unfortunately, the Mejuar scientist's slight miscalculation allowed for the meteor's early arrival. A shockwave forces the underpowered, overloaded ship carrying the nests to crash land. Before its descent, a piece of the broken altar is dragged into space, and two of its occupants.
On earth, a family torn with grief after the loss or their mother tries to enjoy a day of convalescing by a local lake. Hubert, the local veterinarian with his two children Ren a teen, and Brooklyn, his baby sister, are exploring after a picnic lunch. Ren discovers the charred nests and is curious as to what they are. Hubert also becomes interested in the unusual possible chrysalids. The inquisitive vet takes the nests back to his facility and uses the extent of written and photo journals available to him in 1960. He is unable to identify them and ponders, what are they?
Living on planet Ercutis, half-animal half god-like people called Mejuarian lead a utopian life. There are peace and harmony with much to celebrate. That is, until they're met with their own possible destruction. A huge asteroid is headed in their direction, set to destroy their peaceful village and incinerate everything in its path. What should they do? As the king and the Council of Four debate what's the best course of action, unrest seeds itself among the villagers. Can the Mejuarian leave the only home they've known for a thousand years to survive? Or will this fracture their beliefs beyond repair?
Bound in Strength is an imaginative fantasy adventure I couldn't put down. Zola Blue creates fascinating characters in a world unlike any I've read before. The intricate description narration plunges the reader deep into the story. By the time I finished reading, I understood everything as my heart went out to the characters. The story flows well with plenty of conflict woven throughout. While I preferred the Mejuarian parts to the Earth ones, the modern-day Earth scenes are good too. If you love reading fantasy, you'll enjoy Bound in Strength. If you're looking for a fresh take on the fantasy genre, pick up Bound in Strength. Fans of James Cameron's blue people classic, you have to read Bound in Strength. I can't wait to see what happens next. Highly recommend!
My Rating: 5 stars
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Born in Florida, I am a resident of the US, but now I reside on a lovely island in British Columbia, Canada, with my husband and two dogs, and one cat.
I love to read, and over my lifetime, I have probably read hundreds of books. Now that life has given me a bit more time to concentrate on my personal time, I am building my relationship with God and writing fun, fanciful fiction stories that blend over into the fantasy realm.
I hope that each time I put words on the paper, it makes you want to read it. I always hope someone has fallen in love with my words and wants to continue reading them.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N