A Passionate Search... Book Review (Michael's Mystery - Linze Brandon)
Author: Linzé Brandon
Linzé Brandon's Michael's Mystery is based in the imaginary land of Kryane, a land of mythical creatures with special powers. But the emotions - both good and bad - are graphically and touchingly human. The problems of the society are believable.
Michael's Mystery is the story of Michael de'Angelo and Andesine Cle'era, both strong individuals with their own powers and secrets.
The two come together in their efforts to find out the truth about the allegations against the Grandmaster of Kryane. In doing so, the two of them also discover themselves and each other.
What follows is a story of all-consuming love and raw sexual attraction.
Michael's Mystery actually starts with the blissful couple - Randall and Elizabeth. Soon after, as Michael and Andensine meet, the warmth of the former couple's relationship is a tough act to follow.
Through the course of this story, as they cross the many hurdles, and also fight for justice, the latter couple overshadow everything else.
Michael's Mystery is not just about the mystery of Michael and Andensine and their relationship.
This fantasy successfully captures the imagination of the reader. One is transported into this make-believe world of magicians, and shape-shifters, and healers, and more.
Details, like time being measured in 'suns' and 'moons', and vivid descriptions of different individuals (hybrid and otherwise) makes 'Michael's Mystery' intriguing.
It is said that fantasy is a way of understanding reality.
Underlying in this world of imagination are the many relatable truths of reality.
For me, what stands out is the devotion in the many relationships that are exquisitely woven by the author, Linzé Brandon.
Then there is the age-old fight between good and evil.
In this story of the search for justice, love, family, selfless service, trust, friendship, and sensual enticements capture the reader's attention from beginning to end.
Michael's Mystery is a vibrant tale of relationships in a beautiful fantastical world.
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The people of the desert planet were an enigma, but none more than Andesine, the healer assigned to assist Michael. Why did she report the Grandmaster? Was she involved, or was there something more sinister going on?
The more people they interrogated the more they suspected that nothing was as it seemed. Not the murders, nor the Grandmasters' motive as everyone thought.
Unable to resist the growing attraction between them, Michael and Andesine learn that they had to trust each other with their own secrets, and risking any future they might have.
Time and again the High Lords had to step in to prevent chaos on Kryane, but time was running out for Michael and Andesine. They had to get a new Grandmaster in place before the Kryane Order collapsed completely. And they had to find the who the true culprit was.
Fortunate to escape an attack from this monster once, they were risking the lives of many others in the process. Before the High Lords could formulate a plan, Michael and Andesine were captured, leaving the High Lords helpless to prevent it.
Kidnapped and imprisoned, Andesine was confronted with the realisation that if they were to survive their ordeal, it was up to her and her long suppressed powers. But as a healer she saved lives, would she be able to destroy the monster before he forces her to unleash her power to destroy the future of mankind?
About the Author:
She counts both novels and short stories to her publishing credit. Her fourth novel, Waiting for Adrian, is planned for publication early in 2016. Her story, The Vernal Equinox, was a finalist in a sci-fi flash-fiction competition in 2015.
Linzé Brandon lives in Pretoria, South Africa, with her engineer husband and German Shepherds who are convinced that the world revolves only around them.