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Keeping It Real (Quantium Gravity Series #1)

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  • Posted February 6, 2009

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    So Original Its Hard To Describe

    This book was so startling, so different and amazing that every time I finish reading it I just want to start all over again. The problem with recommending it or reviewing it is that it is unlike anything else I've ever read.<BR/>It takes place in our world but after a very well thought out and explained bomb goes off that changes everything. The countries aren't the same, the continents aren't even the same, but at the same time no one can really remember exactly what the world was like before it went off. As if that wasn't enough, there are other worlds out there connected to our own now. One is populated by a race of people who look like everyone's idea of elves and even go by the title. They're magical, aloof, and mysterious. Another is populated by demons. Not the evil demons of hell kind, but ones who look like those descriptions. THey're playful, dangerous and have a highly intricate society based on their own mafias and laws. (Assasination and duels are social events.) <BR/>Those are just two of the major worlds, but there are others. Fairies and all sorts of creatures who're never as nice as they appear, nor as helpful but always surprising. <BR/>Throw into this world of magic and magical creatures one spy, half woman and half machine, and you get a chaotic mix of magic and technology. Of intricate politics, plots and subplots like nothing I've ever read before. Not to mention there's also love, battles and rock n roll. I can't recommend this highly enough to anyone. I just have a real problem trying to explain them to anyone who asks.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    A strong blending of science fiction and fantasy

    No one anticipated what the reactor meltdown of the Texas Superconducting Supercollider would do but it led to a Quantum Bomb explosion that ripped open portals to other realms where magic instead of science was predominant. Five years have passed since the Quantum Bomb Lost Year of 2015, earth is no more at least as we knew it in fact the name is now Otopia with five other realms while the former earth resides in the fourth area of I-space. Relations with the other realms remain top secret, but between us it is not so good so the Odonian Security Agency was created to combine espionage, antiterrorism, and criminal investigation especially with the third real Demonia sending agents into the neighboring fourth realm to cause mischief and to control magic leaking into Otopia.----------------- OSA Special Agent Lila Black, a bomb survivor who has become more than human due to all the technology imbued in her to keep her alive, provides protective services to an elf Zal, who is lead singer of the No Shows band. Zal¿s manager fears someone wants to kill his star attraction as the elf has received threatening notes. The undercover bodyguard and the obstinate lead vocalist argue over her protecting him because he wants no babysitter. One thing both hide is their desire for the other.-------------------- The first Quantum Gravity KEEPING IT Real is a strong blending of science fiction and fantasy that fans of both genres will enjoy. The story line is action-packed with the heroine trying to keep the singer safe as attempts on his life occur. Though for someone born in the twenty-first century, Lila has quite history that at times overwhelms the prime plot, fans will root for her as she battles Otopian enemies who want to use Zal as an expendable pawn in a unique cold war that traverses the realms. Hopefully future books will provide fans with more insight into the other realms of elementals, elves, demons, death and fairy.---------------- Harriet Klausner

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