Seven Beyond

Seven Beyond

by Stella Atrium

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ISBN-13: 9781483518008
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 02/10/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 266
File size: 335 KB

About the Author

Stella Atrium is a award-winning fantasy writer who presents otherworld stories about female protagonists. Although set in a fantasy world, the obstacles encountered are relatable to our lives today. How do women respond to the kinds of obstacles women encounter using the tools available to women? Stella teaches at university in addition to online writing courses. She lives in Chicago, Illinois. Go CUBS!

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Seven Beyond 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Literary_Titan More than 1 year ago
Dr David Christopher Meenins finds himself haunted. Haunted and disturbed by his past. He needs to reconcile with that past in order to move forward to a new home world. On the journey to self-discovery and a somewhat clean conscience, he is accompanied by mysterious Linda Deemer and the fabulous Lady Drasher among others. These people will all grow closer as the journey progresses. They will help the good Doctor unravels his past and come to terms with it. They will grow to become good friends and their friendship will lead to finding a new home, one that they will all revere. The relationship between the characters is especially heartwarming. It is a beautiful friendship between inherently different people. All with different patterns of thought but are similar in the quintessence of human nature. The characters are all loveable and relatable to the reader. Their warmth and personalities jump off the pages and wrap the reader in a halo of joy. Lady Drasher is a particularly outstanding character. Her strength and stance are inspiring and mesmerizing. The author has made the female characters into pillars. They are not merely damsels but strong women who rely on their own capabilities. Stella Atrium executes the plot with lustrous expertise and flair. Her writing flows effortlessly. She effectively captures the attention of the reader and keeps it hostage until the very end. The book is colored with intrigue, adventure, and a splash of humor. Maybe a dollop of romance on the side. The plot is quite original. For a fiction fantasy book, this story is quite enthralling. Weaving in fantasy worlds can be quite tricky and most probably doomed to fail but the author has handled it very well. Her portrayal of the characters in their natural (or unnatural) forms is impressive and masterful. This book is evidence of the vast level of creativity the author holds. Dr Meenins is a wonderful character. His disposition works to gain the allegiance of the reader. One will find themselves cheering him on as he escapes assassins and works hard at his mission. At the beginning, the reader will have a little trouble staying on track but that situation dissolves quickly. It may also be problematic to keep up with the characters. This does not influence the literary experience. The book still holds charm and just enough mystique to look past that issue. You will experience a cornucopia of emotions with this book. This is not the book you idle about with by the pool. It is a book you take seriously. A book you read intentionally and with fervor. The author will display exactly how deep her well of vocabulary runs. Either you can enjoy that or let it daunt you. If you choose the former, a scintillating experience is in store. There is nothing like it. Take the trip with Dr Chris.
Sandra-C More than 1 year ago
As soon as you begin reading this novel you note how the author has given much attention to detail, and how she has maximised her ability to use descriptive prose in an effective way, to bring the scene alive in the reader’s mind. The writing is really good, and the styling of the story is quite different from the standard way a sci-fi/fantasy novel is usually written. It was refreshing to read a book which had good editing also. I personally found the first half of the novel to be mysterious and intriguing, but somewhat confusing at the same time. However, I can appreciate how this also compelled me to read on, so I could figure out all the nuances of the plot, and to see how the story played out. Overall, I quite liked this book, and I enjoyed how it was surprising in its styling, and designed to be read by the more ‘intellectual’ reader.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although the hero is Dr. Meenins, this book has two women characters as his traveling companions. They are not concubines or ministers, but rather people with their own lives who commit to the journey. Lady Drasher is a wealthy Russian lady with a sharp wit, and Linda Deemer (I won't give her secret away) is seven months pregnant! Great to see multi-dimensional women who are more than victims.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked this story a lot, especially the stuff about Clem and his offworld adventures. The characters' names tripped me up at first, but I soon sorted them out. And the vocabulary is unusual, many terms specific to story concepts. The adventure story is tied so well to the friends' journey, I was never lost or bored. A great ending, lots of humor.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In this book, Dr. David Meenins is 800 years old and a channeled Longsit named Clem. His homeworld was destroyed and other Longists expect Clem to lead them to the new restingplace in the blue Mountains of Flint. Except Dr. Meenins has forgotten past events and now lives as a Temporal, expecting to age and die. A traveling companion is sent to stir his memory. While searching Earth for answers to his past, Dr. Meenins engages in Tsing Tse a version of the Glass Bead Game first introduced to the world in Hermann Hesse's novel Magister Ludi. Hermann Hesse won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946 for Magister Ludi. The Glass Bead Game began for Hesse with music and mathematics. On the World Wide Web, which exists only because of mathematics, we more emphasize connectedness and liberated curiosity. I enjoyed this book so much, I developed at Cecil Guy Productions a Tsing Tse based on the characters of Seven Beyond, developed for playing and for joining.