5.0 out of 5 stars"An amazing Fantasy/si-fi book!"
ByRoxie's Romance Reviewson June 4, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition
This is an amazing parallel Universe story. The story line is compelling!. And the characters are unique!. Tegin is a very sexy Assassin for his King in the Patwain world. He is what is known as an Guardian. In his world there is a dangerous breed called Cuton Women. These Women steal memories from their victims. The Guardians keep these and others in line and protect everyone. Only now the Cuton have found a secret. They have found a fracture ( sort of a portal) between Patwain and the human world. Some of the Cuton women sneak to the human world even Tegin's lover. So Tegin's King sends Tegin to the human world to retrieve the Cuton before they expose Patwain to the Humans. When Tegin gets there he finds that the Cuton has killed two human's which is punishable by death. The Daughter of the humans Kristina attack Tegin thinking he was the one who killed her parents. Tegin knocks her out and takes her to the caves near by there he learns that Kristina is some thing special. Kristina's real father was from Tegin's world and she is a seer. While they are in the caves something odd is happening in the town of Blessing near by. The people of that town are having odd dreams of Angel women. Only they are not Angels but the Cuton women and the Cuton's are stealing their memories to the point of even killing them. Kristina's friends Sissy and Jimmy find she is missing and go searching for her. When they find Kristina and Tegin they all along with Sissy's dog team up to stop the Cuton's. Wow this is an amazing Saga with suspense,action,mystery and of course sweet romance!. This is a must read Saga!!You will love the story and fall in love with the Characters!
Fracture: A Shadow World of Fantasy and Magic
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Virginia McKevitt
Format: Kindle, Paperback
Only after her mother and step-father's brutal murders and her subsequent encounter with a lion-esque man named Tegrin, does Kristina realize that her visions of a shadow world are more than just visions; they are a window across the fracture joining Earth and Patwain. She learns from Tegrin of the evil that has crossed to Earth - The Couton - a beautifully angelic race gifted withe ability to steal memories. Unfortunately, human memories are more potent than anything they had previously encountered. Potent to the point of addiction as the incredible high peaks when every last memory extracted leaving behind a lifeless husk. And now that the fracture and human memories are known to The Couton, it may be too late to stop them.
Virgina McKevitt's, Fracture: The Secret Enemy Saga, is an interesting twist on the fantasy genre. It is very difficult to take the majority of a story whose setting is in the "real world" and blend in fantasy characters and make it truly believable. Take the movie "Enchanted" for example, I was never committed to the premise because of this. But there are exceptions like "Starman" that have such great characterization, that it is easy to believe and become completely absorbed in the story. Fortunately, MCKevitt does this effortlessly. Her characters are deep, complex, and compelling and their relationships evolve at just the right pace. My only complaint would be the time spent in Patwain, it felt a bit abbreviated and I would have liked to have seen Kristina's education and evolution of her ability explored a bit more. However, I have hopes that this will come in future volumes of the story as this is the first in a series.
Overall, my favorite is character is Tegrin. His soul is tortured in so many ways - his people's history, the betrayal of his lover, the very nature of his job and responsibilities, and his deep belief that he onlyl to serve and does not deserve happiness.
For those who enjoy something a little different in the fantasy genre, check out "Fracture: The Secret Enemy Saga" and you too will be anxiously awaiting the release of the second volume.
Note: A complimentary copy of this work was provided in return for a review.
Merissa (Archaeolibrarian) rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, romance, fantasy
A brilliant concept intertwined with a very well-written story! One world has magic, one world has technology. Should they try to combine there is a chance that both will perish. But what happens when someone from one falls in love with someone from the other?
This is the tale of what happens when one world tries to cross over to the other and the people who are trying to stop this from happening. There are noble kings, honourable assasins, seers, traitors, inner evil that is wrapped up in beauty and stallions with attitude to name but a few.
I loved how the worlds intermingle and how someone from one world would try to comprehend the other. The characters all have depth and are fantastic to read about. You will become involved with each and every one as their story unfolds.
Highly recommended to all fantasy readers!
Amy rated it it was amazing 5 stars
I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review. Virginia McKevitt was an author I wasn't familiar with, so I wasn't sure what to expect. But, I ended up loving it. This book has mystery, fantasy, and detail. Virgina's storytelling is done in a way that sits you squarely in the middle of a tale, as she describes the surroundings, the people, the locale to a T. Then she throws in a bit of mystery, a few surprises, and does it in a way you don't see coming. The suspense will draw you in, having you wondering what's going to happen next, the characters will pull you in even further as you learn more about them & grow an attachment to them. Fracture is part one of a series though, so beware: there is a cliffhanger. One that leaves you ready to dive into book two, to see where the next leg of Kristina & Tegrin's, Sissy & Jimmy's journeys will take you.
Virginia McKevitt writes a great sci-fi mystery thriller! She developes an enticing believable plot, and uses each character to contribute to the storyline that both entrigues and enthralls. Word of warning, however, she leaves Book One with Tegrin and Kristina still on the hunt, determined to protect the Earth and its inhabitants from the ravenous Couton, developing a cliffhanger that leaves readers yearning for more and waiting in anticipation for Book Two. Bravo, Ms. McKevitt, on a series well started!
Victoria Z. Burg,