Nolander

Nolander

by Becca Mills

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ISBN-13: 9780615669168
Publisher: Recompense Press
Publication date: 11/23/2012
Pages: 378
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.78(d)

About the Author

Becca Mills teaches writing at a university in California. She has loved fantasy since, at age seven, she listened to her father read Tolkien aloud.

The first two books of Becca's Emanations series are now available: Nolander and Solatium. She'd love to hear your comments. You can find her on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/bccamlls) or through her website (http://the-active-voice.com/contact-me/). If you'd like to be alerted when Becca publishes new works of fiction, you can add yourself to her mailing list, which is super-duper 100%-guaranteed spam-free (honest!): http://the-active-voice.com/beccas-books/

The third novel in the Emanations series, tentatively titled Isolate, is forthcoming in 2016. A free short story in the Emanations series, "Theriac," will be available in late 2014.

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Nolander 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Bloggabook More than 1 year ago
This was one of those books that had so much potential.  The premise is unique and well thought out. The writing style flows through the story with excellent pace. The characters are comprised of a wide variety of backgrounds and mesh well together. The fiends are fiendish. The good guys are hard to distinguish. There is magic, and mayhem. Even a character named Ghosteater.  But even with all that, this story just falls flat. Nothing happens. There are so many loose ends at the conclusion of this book I felt like my Kindle ate some of the content. There just wasn't enough substance to even drive me to pursue the next book in the series.
Intisar More than 1 year ago
A fast moving and well paced story of a young woman who discovers she's more paranormal than normal...not the most unique premise, but I loved a few things about this story: (a) The heroine. The heroine begins the story with panic disorder. I've never really understood what it might be like to have such a disorder, and it was both eye-opening and very clear that Ms. Mills has done a very good job researching this. Even better, as the story progresses so does character development.  (b) The romantic element. Guess what? It's not overpowering, and the first man, or two, that you meet after discovering all is not right in the world, is not necessarily your soul mate.  (c) The paranormal element. It's a new take on demons, and I've yet to meet any angels. I liked it a lot. (Maybe I'm tired of angels, but then, I'm also tired of demons, so it's saying something that I enjoyed this.) (d) The writing itself is strong, fluid, and just descriptive enough. The only reason I dropped this story down half a point was because of the "Ghosteater" passages. They're from the perspective of "Ghosteater" but not--they're actually first person from our heroine's perspective, and it was just awkward and very odd to me that she could be inside Ghosteater's head, know everything he's thinking as strange as it might be to humans, and yet not (by the end of the book) reveal some sort of psychic connection with him. Really, though, the first person interjections in these passages just read awkwardly, and it felt like a misfiring of craft. Overall, an enjoyable and adrenaline-packed ride. Recommended for readers of paranormal fantasy, epic fantasy, and demon-fans. Note this is a new-adult read, not my typical YA fare. :) 
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Dianne Bylo for Readers' Favorite Becca Mills’s "Nolander" has enchanted me by daring to be a unique concept in the paranormal genre! Beth Ryder, our heroine, comes from a small town where nothing is private, and everyone knows she suffers from debilitating panic attacks. Part of her coping mechanism is to dabble in photography, but when strange creatures start showing up in her pictures, she finds herself thrown into a parallel world filled with a menagerie of dangerously powerful creatures and magic! Beth is a Nolander, one of a gifted humans able to see into this other world with powers she never knew existed and who may become a valuable asset to the power struggles within. Lord Cordus, her seductive “master”, plays an intriguing role, as does another Nolander, Graham, who cannot be defined as just good or just evil. And who would think that the quirky and prim church lady or Beth’s nasty sister-in-law maybe part of this world too? Maybe there ARE some secrets in a small town! Becca Mills’s writing style is fluent, peppered with the humor and earthy wit of the main character’s POV, flipping occasionally to the POV of the creature, Ghosteater. I found myself thoroughly enjoying Beth’s personality, thought process and ability to make things happen! For me, "Nolander" is an excellent first novel in this series, baiting and setting the hook with an intriguing new world, and then reeling me in for more with those tantalizing loose ends! Seriously, how could I NOT like a world that has tree-dwelling octopi?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very interesting take on the multidimensional theory. Becca does a great job of character development and making them seem real. There is good and bad in just about all of the characters so they are easy to connect with. The parts that are written about "Ghosteater" are a little hard to fallow, they are from the main characters point of view without any reason for it. Over all a great book and I can not wait for the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the book. Hard to put down. Great writing and story line keeps you wanting to know more.....trying to find the second book....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. It was well written, flowed well, likable characters. I am really looking forward to the next book in this series.
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kshore More than 1 year ago
Excellent!  Well told story, great characters, and although I'm not usually a fan of inter dimensional story lines I really enjoyed this one.  I've just finished the second book, Solatium - excellent again.  Can't believe I have to wait until 2016 for the next book.