The Basilisk's Creed: Volume One (The Basilisk's Creed #1)

The Basilisk's Creed: Volume One (The Basilisk's Creed #1)

by Eme Strife

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BN ID: 2940148255864
Publisher: (Eme)nded Publishing
Publication date: 07/15/2015
Series: The Basilisk's Creed , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 262
Sales rank: 83,433
File size: 729 KB

About the Author

Eme (pronounced Emmy, like the award. Lol) is an unconventional storyteller (and a typical cat-and-dog-loving, animation-obsessed weirdo) who has several sarcastic, upbeat, and severely vulgar imaginary friends who simultaneously piss her off and make her feel normal. She writes about said imaginary friends a lot—mostly because they never seem to shut the hell up.

She's addicted to Family Guy, American Dad, Korean dramas, Japanime, and Pandora (the online radio site, not the evil box), drinks used to drink an ungodly amount of Red Bull at any given time, wants to marry Seth MacFarlane's voice at some point, and occasionally eats bacon and popcorn together (^_^).

You can keep up with Eme, her books, and her unconventional life at www.emestrife.com or sign up for her newsletter if you’d like email updates delivered straight to your inbox. You can also chat with her on Facebook, chirp away on Twitter, or just shoot her good old fashioned email at . She’s always eager to hear from you, so don’t be shy. Drop a line!

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The Basilisk's Creed: Volume One (The Basilisk's Creed #1) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is sooooooo amazing! Anyone who calls themselves a book lover HAS to read this book! This book is about a woman named Eli who Falls for a soul reaper, The adventure that ensues from this one-of-a-kind. This is defiantly a must-read.
Amanda6677 More than 1 year ago
WOW! Definite must read This was the second book I've read by Eme Strife. I loved it. The beginning was a little confusing, but intriguing enough to keep me reading. Then as the story unfolded, I couldn't put it down. I was excited to see there are other books in this series and can't wait to read more of this story.
BookSnuggle More than 1 year ago
The Basilisk's Creed: Volume One (The Basilisk's Creed #1) by Eme Strife The story starts out with Eli coming home from work after having a really hard day. She is so exhausted that she just falls into bed and into a deep sleep. Eli finds herself in this strange place. She meets Matt and the chemistry between them is very intense. You will have to read the next volume to find out more about Eli's dream. Or is it a dream? FYI, includes mature content.
megz288 More than 1 year ago
I found this book too short i wanted, no needed more, as i will when i read the next volume. but I'm taken by the unique story line and how exciting it is. I found the descriptive words displaying the scenery had depth, I felt like i was really seeing where Eli was going. Cant wait to see where this goes with Matthiel.
Gaby_Espinosa More than 1 year ago
I haven't finish this one yet, but OMG, I think Eme have a spell on me. Her writing is so amazing that I don't want to stop reading. This is something out of the world. I just want ti finish this as soon as possible. Please read this amazing and crazy story.
THE_MOM More than 1 year ago
OK I recried this book in exchange for an honest review, so here goes. This book really was not my cup of tea. However it was well written. The author describes the scenery very well. Sometimes in books there is so much description that you loose interest. That is not the case here. There is just enough that you can enjoy it. This book centers around a dream world turned into another dimension...or maybe a parallel Universe? The flow of the book is good. It reads smother and it's easy to follow. The characters are great. Being able to see each point of view helps you get the feel for everything. Now although this was not the book for me, if you like the fantasy-romance mix. Not to forget wonderful erotica scenes this is the book for you. Read it and enjoy it.
Nanasue56 More than 1 year ago
This book is the first in a continuing story. Eli id dreaming when she meets a gorgeous guy in a place made of gold. He turns out to be a soul reaper, and is as attracted to her as she is to him. This story started out good. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the volumes.
ReadingNook84 More than 1 year ago
Goes down as another off my 2017 Bookworm Bingo Challenge – A book from a series new to you. Eli calls to Matthiel like no other and it seems she was drawn to him too. I mean she did get sucked right into his world with barely a stray thought. The saying find the man of your dreams is quite literal for Eli as she gets sucked into a vivid dream world where the man in question confronts her. All starts after she gets home from work in a kind of sleepy slumber only just making it to her bed before collapsing fast asleep. She doesn’t stay asleep long though as she wakes up in a strange dream. Not that she knows at first it is a dream. Waking up on a soft bed to find its grass and that you’re in the middle of a meadow is one big clue though. She feels nervous and a bit unsure about where she is, how she got there and more importantly being scared by a bunch of crows. She may run away at first but soon its like her body – specifically her feet – have other ideas and make her run back towards them and to a building that seems to have appeared out of nowhere. Something about it makes her feel calmer and she almost feels a pull from inside urging her to enter. Well she would do if she could find a door; her dream seems to want to pull her in though so in she goes. This is where the small house starts to change and gold seems to be the decor of choice. She can’t believe she could create such a vivid place and soon thinks she may not be in a dream at all. Especially when confronted by the most beautiful man she has ever seen. One who manages to stun her to silence with one look, annoying him to no end, though not for long. Loved the back and forth banter between them and that you got to see it from both their point of views with the end chapters being from Matthiel’s. Banter getting stronger when he insists on calling her kitten due to her cat like qualities. When he starts to explain these to her you can almost see her melt before him. He is drawn out of his work by a scent he can’t place but one he very much wants to get closer to. When he figures out it’s coming from her he starts to want her with a passion. The “why” she is there is pushed aside for him for the time being but its something he’s going to want to know if she’s to be able to come back. A soul reaper and a human wouldn’t usually meet until it’s their time but it seems Eli is an exception to that rule. Bit of a cliff hanger ending but its good and makes you want to check out the next in the series. Liked this one as it had more interaction between the two of them and felt like it was setting the story up better with where it might lead. Can’t wait to check out where this one is going.
BookAddictReviews More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this first book in a series. On my own grading system I'd score this 8.5 out of 10. Here's a break down of what I enjoyed and did not enjoy in this book. You can read further into what I mean by each point, but as a warning there might be slight spoilerage in there!! What I thought was amazing: Plot. Pacing. Character Development. What I thought was not so great: Some dialogue. Some excessive details about the scenery. -The plot. A dream world turned into teleportation to another dimension? or parallel universe? or even possibly another part of the regular world is pretty damn awesome! While I have seen this before in a couple YA series, I can say that I have not yet read a romance or rather erotic romance that has this plot device. And I found it refreshing. It could be done cheesily, as in her dreams are giving her her deepest desires. But it wasn't. We are suddenly transported to a world and are just as confused as Eli. Through her eyes we learn a little bit about the place she has been teleported to, and in the end of this book we are not quite sure if that world exists or as the alarm clock is trying to suggest. It's all a dream. A bizarre and sexy dream :) -Pacing. The pacing of this book is steady. Not rushed. Not too slow. Like goldilocks and the three bears. It's just right. -Character development. Eli is a pretty good narrator. Her tone makes sense for what she's experiencing, and the use of self-deprecating humor works well here. Matthiel's viewpoint adds to the story. I don't know how many times I've read a story only to be completely bored by another character taking a turn narrating. Or confused. Even frustrated, because their character f****** sucks as a narrator and they should remain a secondary character. But not here! His narration brings us new information, and while some of the dialogue overlaps Strife does well in making sure that we aren't bored reading the same scene from his viewpoint. We get his insights into why he is saying the things he does. And I love it! Now onto the things I was not a fan of. -Dialogue. Most of the dialogue between the two main characters is fine. The inner dialogue is good. But sometimes there's a strange sentence here and there while they're bickering that makes the two characters seem as if they're 12 year olds just realizing they have sexual feelings for another person. I suppose it's in the back and forth of: yes you are, no i'm not. And the: well i won't tell you my name until you tell me yours fights that take me out of the story a little bit. But overall it's not jarring enough to ruin the experience. -Description. Sometimes the descriptions of the surroundings can be a bit boring. I like knowing where I am and being able to picture it in my head, but sometimes I'm getting a feeling of Tolkien describing trees for 5 pages when the description gets a tad too long. But this is possibly just my own personal preference, and perhaps you reader will enjoy the longer bouts of description in the book. Now for the most important part of the erotic romance book: The heat of this book was there! Mostly it was in Matthiel's narration. When he thought about Eli and what he wanted to do to her, damnnnnnn was that f****** hot! I recommend rereading that scene over and over :) Overall this was a great read. I'm excited to turn the first page for the next book and see what Eli is thinking about her crazy dream. This is one series you don't want to miss
AinsleyJaymes More than 1 year ago
I voluntarily bought this book in order to leave an honest review. I actually really enjoyed this book and I can't wait to get my hands on the others. The descriptions in this book were well done and adequate to imagine the scenery in the book. For the most part, it wasn't too much. It didn't drag the story down. There were a few scenes that I think had just too much, but for the most part, everything was great. It moved along, introducing us to both characters and giving us both character's POV's. I enjoyed reading from both characters perspectives. I thought the switch was a great way to break things up and keep the reader intrigued. I'm looking forward to the other installments in this series.
Sztjane More than 1 year ago
the rest in the series. Eli is human woman, hardworking person, poor and sexually inexperienced. Mathieu is non human, hardworking person and rich. He is smart but I don't think he could of guess on how she would leave.
Rhianona More than 1 year ago
Eli is exhausted. Falling asleep as soon as she gets home, she finds herself dreaming of a fantastical world - and a hot guy. As we find out, this is Matthiel, a soul reaper who commands an army of other soul reapers. He is inexplicably drawn to Eli, just as she is to him. The pace of this book is slow: I presume Ms. Strife is building the world and developing the characters, as this is a serial. As such, it also ends on a cliff hanger, leaving the reader wondering just how Eli and Matthiel are meeting. I liked that we got the point of view for each character, though I could have done without the first person point of view. Overall, this certainly makes me curious as to read further into the series.
reviewsbyang More than 1 year ago
I received a free copy of this book and voluntarily chose to review. Loved this book. I definitely recommend.
AlinaBee More than 1 year ago
This is only the second book I have read from this author and I much prefer this one! This book was original. Unique in every way possible. I was actually upset at how short is was, because I wanted to read more. I was extremely interested and engaged in these two's story and path to one and other. This is a series I will definitely being reading more of in the future, as it is impossible for me to not want to know what happens to these two and their story. The sex scenes are steamy and delicious. Highly recommended. I received this book as an ARC from the author with an understanding that I would in turn give an honest review.
Gingerneer More than 1 year ago
I received a free copy of this book for an honest and impartial review: I have to say that I was turned off by the writing in the first few pages. The paragraphs were nothing more than a few sentences each and were seemingly mindless thoughts of a young girl. That lasted about as long as it took me to get interested in the story (two chapters), and I was hooked. The book is written in an almost conversational standpoint, which may have attributed to my initial apprehension, and is a bit reminiscent of a screen play. The character development was minimal but the personalities were immediately developed within the first few chapters. Those statements sound odd together but I am going to stick to it and urge you to read the book to understand. The book itself is rather a short at around 100 pages but the story immediately (again two chapters), garnered my interest and I was unable to put it down from that point on. There is a bit of indulgent and fairly graphic word porn that I could have done without and the story itself would have still stood as a good read. I look forward to reading the next book(s) in the series.
dotland101 More than 1 year ago
This is my kind of paranormal-urban fantasy story. I finished it within one day, that is saying something about this story. Engaging, bold, funny with sarcastic humour, reading just one volume is not enough, I need more of it.
Rebekah_Laird More than 1 year ago
I received this book through library thing for a review. I must say I was unsure of this book when I first started to read it as I was thrown into the protagonist’s strange dream where she finds herself in a strange world but despite its seemingly fast beginning I really enjoyed reading it. Actually the fast beginning, unlike others who seem to throw you head first into the plot line, seemed to lend itself more to introducing you into the story line. The part of the plot that unfolded in this first volume are very intriguing and make you want to learn more and more about the characters involved. This book shows great potential and I would definitely recommend it to others who are looking for a good read.
smerritt More than 1 year ago
I received this book for an honest review. This is a book intended for adult audiences, 17+ as I have seen it listed. The story is quite different than other books I have read. It is written, so far, exclusively through the eyes of two young adults, Eli a young lady trying to make ends meet after moving to San Francisco who has a dream that seems very real through which she meets a young guy named Matt. Attraction is very strong right from the start. In the dream, Eli is caught in a chapel by Matt who believes Eli to be trespassing but they can't keep their eyes...and hands... off each other. Matt happens to be a commander of an army of Soul Reapers. And the Soul Reaper community seems to have a problem. I couldn't put this down once I started to read it. The book jumps back and forth with each chapter from Eli's and Matt's first person accounts which keeps the story very intriguing. The characters are developed very quickly and pull you right in. Looking forward to finding out what happens next.