Sunday, May 26, 2013

Greater Treasures Novella Review

I have a very interesting different book or Novella that I have to tell you about. You know, half the time when you agree to review something, you take in on faith, never knowing what is going to fall into your hands. 
Greater Treasures is written by Karina Fabian and her stories are sort of like Soap Opera's or let's say your Grey's Anatomy show.  The Novella is like segments of a greater whole. It's a quick read in about an hour or two depending on how you read.  She has chopped up what one would consider a full book and made the chapters into small bursts of segments that make it easy to read and understand, as long as you keep reading each one so that you know what's going on.
In Greater Treasures, this particular story centers on two people, or should I say one person and a dragon by the name of Vern. His partner in a PI Investigation partnership that is called DragonEye, PI is Sister Grace who is a nun in the "high mage" of the Faerie Catholic Church, which means she can do magic or cast spells.
From what I gather since I didn't get to read any previous segments, there has been some sort of portal that has opened up and the Magical World of magic, dragons & faeries to be able to cross over into our world. It was not a very welcome thing but they finally co-exist in a town called Los Lagos, Colorado.
Now, Vern isn't your typical dragon, he is not as big as a real one is supposed to be because he did something in the other world that caused him to lose his height, lessened his fire power and his magic.  So, to earn those back, he has to help keep the peace so to speak on both worlds, ours and his. They have to live in Los Lagos, Colorado where there is more of a need of it and he is paired with Sister Grace.
Seems like a lot of people want to kill Faeries and there are even Faerie killers who try to do that all the time. I couldn't tell for sure from this segment, but I am thinking that Vern is the only dragon to cross over and that was not by choice. I think he was made to come.
So, Vern and Sister Grace try to keep the peace between both worlds and keep the bad elements from getting their hands on magical things and sometimes, they risk their lives to do so.
They sound like great little books if you only have a few hours here and there to read and keep up with the series. 
Here is an excerpt from the back of the book:
Being a private detective in the border town of the Faerie and Mundane worlds isn’t easy, even for a dragon like Vern. Still, finding the wayward brother of a teary damsel in distress shouldn’t have gotten so dangerous.  
When his partner, Sister Grace, gets poisoned by a dart meant for him, Vern offers to find an artifact in exchange for a cure. However, this is no ordinary trinket—with a little magic power, it could control all of mankind. Can Vern find the artifact, and will he sacrifice the fate of two worlds for the life of his best friend?
You can find out more about these books at Fabianspace and you can purchase them at Amazon. And lastly, you can check out her blog HERE. I think between all three of these avenues, you will get a better understanding of what she is doing.

I think this would be great stories for your teen or yourself if you love to read but don't have time, or prefer short books versus longer ones. I can do either so I get the concept and I hope that you do too!

 Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.


Evelyn Sells said...

yes, I would be interested in short novella's