Books: Ekata: Fall of Darkness by. Dominique Law

Hello Shiquers and welcome back to Nerdy Shique Universe! It is time for another book review and going to try and get this done before Irma hits! Yes, another hurricane after a year of being hit by Matthew. Hoping we still have power like Matthew and if not, I do have a power bank for charging my devices and I do have plenty of books to read on my IPhone and books and podcasts to listen to on my Victor Reader Stream so I am good in keeping myself entertained. Plus,I do have a new Galaxy Tablet to try out since I am expanding my tech learning to become an A. T. Specialist. So, what book did I read? Another sci-fi and fantasy which was interesting so let’s see what I thought!

Title: Ekata: Fall of Darkness
Author: Dominique Law

Disclaimer: This review is based on thoughts and opinions by the lead writer and producer of this blog! Please respect her opinions on this book and warning spoilers might be ahead!

Synopsis: This book is the first of three and in this one meet Asher, a person who has been plagued by visions of violence and death ever since his mother died as he lived in Ekata, a world that is filled with peace for many years. When he finds out that he is a part of a prophecy and must fetch a girl by the name of Alexis on Earth, he has to survive the coming threat of her father and any war he wants to start.

Alexis, a seventeen year-old birl, was transported to Earth as a baby in order to escape her violent father and thought she was living a normal life until Asher appears on her doorstep. She gets swept into Ekata in order to train and accept her gifts and not only that fall for Asher until darkness decides to take him away. Will she survive her father’s wrath and able to keep Asher alive? Time will tell!

Thoughts: This was a really good book! I felt like I was reading Avatar, the James Cameron one by the way, except the world is slightly modern on one side where there are hardly any vehicles and then you have modern day New Zealand in order to find Alexis on Earth. I liked how the characters interacted from beginning to end in not only in word but also in mind because of the psychic powers that get used in this book. With Alexis, I kind of feel like I’ve seen this as a movie before and I can’t get the title of it! I remembered Disney Channel did something similar where a girl gets sent from the future and has telepathic powers and wears some sort of crown and bad guys come after her. Here it deals with her violent father who lost his way and wants to rule the world with his daughter and enslaves people on top of it and of course we see training to be stronger.

Speaking of training, I do like the training sequences which is done on an island in Ekata and shows how the characters train with their minds besides fists and wweapons and even the struggles of getting stronger with the mind. I did like how Asher was mentioned that he was weak at being able to grab hold and transport items like rocks for example and when he had to train he fell over a cliff if he fails. I wished they shown Alexis’ training a bit more because since she didn’t know who she really was until Asher shown up and get to see how she trains in order to get from newbie empath to novice and advanced than just focusing on Asher despite him being more main character since she is main character status too. Maybe that will appear in the second book because at the very end it did give you the title right before acknowledgments and hoping I get to read that since I did read this one. Another thing I did notice about this book which was that the fight scenes were kind of rushed. I noticed in the beginning of the story it did tell all the key players we need to know and how to find Alexis, the journey to the portal to get her from Earth, and then to the island, the training, and then the rising conflict shows up but the conflicts, especially with Alexis’ father felt a little rushed and he ran off so soon. I wished it was a little drawn out unless the fighting will take a bigger role in the second and final book that Law is working on since I know the ending was opened to the next but it was a bit rushed in the ending. Another thing is, even though the two main characters and heroes fell in love but I do like Blake and Alexis better together. I know he is supposed to be a little gay but you do see him falling for her and wishing they did stay together. Who knows what will happen to them next. I would say take a read if you want.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Star Pawprints! I know it is a bit weird for a little bit taken off for the rating. I think the fighting scenes in the end needed a little work but who knows what will happen in the second book. I love the characters and how they interacted not only face-to-face but also in the mind and how everyone can feel everything from each other. I hope the relationships get built up a little more by the next book and see more fighting scenes. Also, another thing I didn’t get to point out is that how did the main bad guy decided to enslave people!? I felt like that came out of left field! It did get explained a little bit in the middle of the book but should’ve been explained a little more. Hoping we get a bit more explanation if there is more of that to come. Still, this book was a good start and hoping to read the next one and if that happens, yes there will be another review!

That is it for this review! And yay! I did get it done in time before Irma hits! I am hoping we get through this one and hoping soon I will hear back from Holiday Matsuri knowing that December will be upon us! A head’s up, I may be starting my first class in the A. T. Specialist Program at Cal State online so who knows when I will finish the next book which is going to be a bit of a thriller and I do like reading these kinds of books. Until next time! Any Florida nerds, please stay safe and evacuate when necessary if you are in a location proned for a lot flooding and wind!

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