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Antara Antara #1

REVIEW á GARAKAMI.CO × Marilena Mexi REVIEW â Antara Antara #1 Marilena Mexi × 1 REVIEW Isunderstandings suspicion and hate born of this disaster have torn the two races apart and the peace loving merfolk are now in a never ending struggle to prove their innocence and restore peace to the island On the human side things are even worse; under the tyrann. Marilena Mexi and her debut novel Antara where a nice introduction into the mermaid s books Is true that is not easy to write in a language that is not your mother tongue but Marilena s writing and descriptions are not only good but very enjoyableAsteria is our main character the ueen of the merfolk and her world is in constant danger thanks to the humans who once were friends and allies But not any now Orestis king of Dark Aster is always attacking and killing merfolks he doesn t even care if they are kidsBut the same disaster that once broke the peace between our species is coming back and this time the merfolks are not going to wait this time they want not to only save the humans even if after saving them they might get killed but to clear their names and stop this circle of rage and vengeanceThat s why ueen Asteria is going to enter in Dark Aster to meet Orestis and try to convince him that maybe together they can find a way to save them allAnd I highly recommend this book not only for the plot but for the amazing and beautiful paintings that Marilena did for Antara that are included in the book The Great Game The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia hate born of this disaster Claudette Colvin Twice Toward Justice have torn the two races apart and the peace loving merfolk are now in a never ending struggle to prove their innocence and restore peace to the island On the Thrill Me Do Not Disturb human side things are even worse; under the tyrann. Marilena Mexi and Vildanden her debut novel Antara where a nice introduction into the mermaid s books Is true that is not easy to write in a language that is not your mother tongue but Marilena s writing and descriptions are not only good but very enjoyableAsteria is our main character the ueen of the merfolk and The Russo Japanese War 1904 1905 her world is in constant danger thanks to the Duffy humans who once were friends and allies But not any now Orestis king of Dark Aster is always attacking and killing merfolks Art of Deception Kate Hanson #2 he doesn t even care if they are kidsBut the same disaster that once broke the peace between our species is coming back and this time the merfolks are not going to wait this time they want not to only save the Flight of the Clockwork Angels humans even if after saving them they might get killed but to clear their names and stop this circle of rage and vengeanceThat s why ueen Asteria is going to enter in Dark Aster to meet Orestis and try to convince Take him that maybe together they can find a way to save them allAnd I La figlia del podestà highly recommend this book not only for the plot but for the amazing and beautiful paintings that Marilena did for Antara that are included in the book

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REVIEW á GARAKAMI.CO × Marilena Mexi REVIEW â Antara Antara #1 Marilena Mexi × 1 REVIEW Peace and tranuility on the island of Aster home to both humans and 'merfolk' has long been broken by a devastating phenomenon recurring every five years A storm including gusting winds and huge waves mysteriously appeared and eradicated much of the population The m. This is a hard book for me to review I want to separate it into two reviews One for the story and one for the artwork Therefore I think that is what I will doThe story is of a young MG type of read It is sweet and the adventure is a good one to get kids involved into fantasy You have mermaids and a handsome prince on which to swoon The world is sweet with just enough of scary to bring together the couple The lesson in the book is a good one about not condemning someone or something without evidence and that people are not static One that might have been bad in the past can choose to be good Although I thought this was a sweet book for the MG crowd the pictures for some parents might have problems with the bare breasts of the mermaids I live in America and they frown on that here However even having said that I did not see the pictures for the book as overtly sexual It would be a matter of preference to the parent or person readingNow I d LOVE to turn to the pictures Marilena has made for the book I love the paintings and are well done I m not easy to impress in depictions of fantasy because I have seen so many poorly done drawings or paintings Ms Mexi has won awards for her painting and you can tell why The bones of the painting are strong and I enjoyed her colors Many of the paintings are portraits of the characters but my favorites tend to be the ones that were a part of a story I also loved the landscapes that projected well the vastness and ethereal uality of the islandAlthough I did not love the story as much as the artwork I still enjoyed the book I m really glad the author was inspired to do fantasy and I hope she continues I would also be curious as to how the author might do a graphic novel I d really like to see of her characters in action poses

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REVIEW á GARAKAMI.CO × Marilena Mexi REVIEW â Antara Antara #1 Marilena Mexi × 1 REVIEW Y of cruel king Orestis the people suffer and all their king cares for is vengeance against the fish as he spitefully calls them executing merfolk after merfolk for just being near his lands Secrets intense emotions and strange phenomena will upset their lives forev. Antara is a compelling story that has the feel of a fable or fairy tale than that of your average mer novel This aura does not mean that it isn t as good as a regular novel It is the feeling of a fable that makes Antara different and therefore enjoyableIn the Greek language Antara means among other things disturbance or turbulence which perfectly describes the situation on the large island of Aster The name of the island comes from the only kind of flowers that will grow there Asters Set in medieval times Antara deals with the two peoples who inhabit the island The humans who live on one side of the island where the aster flower takes on a dark red hue and the merfolk who live on the land and under the waters of the opposite side of the island Both of the disparate populations had lived in both mutual respect and friendship for years until the day when enormous waves swept the island causing a great loss of life amongst the human population Since this disaster was caused by ocean waves the humans assumed that the merfolk were behind it all and their friendship uickly turned into bitterness and hateAs the story opens the merfolk are ruled by Asteria and her grandfather Azarus It has been five years since the great disaster and their seer has foretold that it will return once in a few weeks The ruling council must decide how to warn the humans and avoid the great loss of life that will accompany the event This will not be easy as there is great hatred amongst the humans for the merfolk and the humans have been carrying out a pogrom on them ever since the disaster Simply walking in and advising the humans that they d better seek higher ground is not an option Amidst their deliberations it is learned from the seer that there is a woman on the human side of the island who has a deep affection for their king Orestis and a great respect for the merfolk as well Inasmuch as she sits on the royal council of Orestis it is decided that perhaps he is wrongly influenced by his other advisors and this woman is able to see the goodness in the king With the next iteration of the disaster less than a month away it is decided that Asteria and a companion will travel incognito to the humans side of Aster and try to get close enough to Orestis to appeal to his better nature and warn him of what is to come It won t be easy and Asteria has not counted on one thing Falling in love with OrestisThe author Marilena Mexi is as good an artist as she is a story teller and she has added a series of her works to illustrate the book No matter how one may feel about the story the illustrations are worth the price of the book Those readers who use versions of s Kindle that do not support colour would do well to install the company s Cloud Reader on their PC or MAC so they may fully enjoy these wonderful drawingsAs good a read as Antara may be the book suffers from its translation from the original Greek to English While George Maroudis may have done a credible job in translating the story it should have afterwards been turned over to an editor who is used to working with books in English As it is there are typos dropped letters dropped words and sentence structures that probably worked well in Greek but less so in English It is usually my practice to lower my rating on books that are afflicted with an inordinate amount of errors in spelling grammar sentence structure etc as all these sins detract from the pleasure of reading the story No matter how good or intriguing that story may be At the end of the day the execution is just as important as the story itselfThat being said I will give reducing Antara s rating a miss since it was written originally in Greek and the translation to English was done by a friend of the author rather than herself Other works from other authors will not be as lucky in this regardAlthough I would not count Antara as Young Adult fiction it is nonetheless YA friendly and could be recommended to older YA s While there is some violence in the story line it is no worse than what is to be found in the Lord of the Rings trilogy Adults who can relate to the fantasy genre will enjoy this book just as much Antara is a book that is meant to be enjoyed by all who may read itMore reviews of Mer fiction may be found at The Parsons Rant


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    READ & DOWNLOAD Antara Antara #1 PDF/EPUB Antara Antara #1 This is a hard book for me to review I want to separate it into two reviews One for the story and one for the artwork Therefore I think that is what I will doThe story is of a young MG type of read It is sweet and the adventure is a good one to get kids involved into fantasy You have mermaids and a handsome prin

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    PDF/EPUB Antara Antara #1 REVIEW á GARAKAMI.CO × Marilena Mexi The storyline Antara is a Fantasy Fairytale in classical style with much adventure magical elements good versus evil and a good dose of romance It is a completely original and uniue tale; I am sure you have never heard or read a mermaid story like this one before There is an island where half of it is inhabited by “Merfolk” and the other half by humans These two groups have co existed in piece for many generations; until a huge catas

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    PDF/EPUB Antara Antara #1 READ & DOWNLOAD Antara Antara #1 This books deserves 3 12 4 starsI have to admit that I was eually impressed by the story as well as the illustrationsWhen I started the book I knew it had something to do with sea creatures but was not sure what to expect I was told by the author that it was a fantasy novel and I love those so I started it I liked the world that the author createdIt was imaginative and reasonably originalAster is an island where both humans and me

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    PDF/EPUB Antara Antara #1 REVIEW á GARAKAMI.CO × Marilena Mexi UICK THOUGHTSSet during the Middle Ages where two kingdoms resided next to each other One of humans that lived on a large island surrounded by a beautiful forest and the Merfolk that live in the ocean in the “White Palace” After a terribl

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    PDF/EPUB Antara Antara #1 Marilena Mexi and her debut novel Antara where a nice introduction into the mermaid's books Is true that is not easy to write in a language that is not your mother tongue but Marilena's writing and descriptions are not only good but very enjoyableAsteria is our main character the ueen of the merfolk and her world is in constant danger thanks

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    PDF/EPUB Antara Antara #1 With 'Antara' Marilena Mexi makes her entrance to the publishing world; an entrance that is uite promising and shows that we can expect even greater things from the author in the future I really enjoyed the story of the merfolk which goes a bit beyond what we usually encounter in fantasy fiction A great plus were of course the amazing illustrations that accompanied the book all made by the author The story is likely to appeal to fantasy r

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    PDF/EPUB Antara Antara #1 REVIEW á GARAKAMI.CO × Marilena Mexi Marilena Mexi × 1 REVIEW Antara is a compelling story that has the feel of a fable or fairy tale than that of your average mer novel This aura does not mean that it isn't as good as a regular novel; It is the feeling of a fable that makes Antara different and therefore enjoyableIn the Greek language Antara means among other things distur

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    READ & DOWNLOAD Antara Antara #1 PDF/EPUB Antara Antara #1 REVIEW á GARAKAMI.CO × Marilena Mexi Source Received from author courtesy of the Teen Book Scene Many thanks goes to Marilena Mexi and Teen Book Scene for sendin

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    PDF/EPUB Antara Antara #1 Marilena Mexi × 1 REVIEW REVIEW á GARAKAMI.CO × Marilena Mexi What I LikedHigh Fantasy WorldI was completely drawn into the beauty that is this world The mermaids are peaceful and gentle creatures that live on both land and in the sea They are beautiful loving and caring to no end The beauty that Marilena creates with both the words and the pictures are breath taking and to

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