The prologue sets the scene for tension, fear and anxiety.
Heather Hayashi’s The Forgotten Past The Arhka Chronicles, Vol 2 begins with the monster beneath the maelstrom. Lighting illuminated the sky. The enemy was waiting.
The prologue sets the scene for tension, fear and anxiety. Chapter one begins with the Day of the Aliens. Leaving behind the heat and humidity of the afternoon; Derrick Milianas entered the cooling temperature the apartment building. A telephone call from his Dad moved Derrick into action, his Dad’s overnight in hand Derrick headed for the airport where his Dad was waiting.
From that beginning the tale move quickly unidentified flying objects were seen descending from the eye of a storm, Derrick’s mother’s name and that of his sister are on the list of the missing, an unexpected discovery, a piece of jewelry and the mystery has only begun.
When Derrick learns that his mother, Elise, and his older sister, Stephanie, are among the missing, he's resolute in his determination to locate them. Traveling to the place where they have been living he meets Jason, whose younger sister, Eris, also disappeared with Derrick's mother and sister.
Joining forces seems a natural thing for the pair to do before setting off to locate a mysterious land Eris had told Jason about following an earlier incident when she had been wafted off somewhere.
The journey takes the duo to Arhka where the fellows hope the reason for the abductions and whereabouts of the three women is revealed.
Before long parallel worlds, travel from one to the other, another young man with a missing sibling to share Derrick’s worry, Derrick’s secretive father Steven and his government work, travel to a mysterious land, and a desperate plan move the chronicle forward.
Finding Eris, facing danger, ith’rya, dealing with the aftermath of an attack, and an upside down car in a crater are all part of the action. A pounding headache, Vampires, adjusting to the truth, humanoids and a Tyrannosaur like critter with snakelike eyes, leaders of various Arhka governments, Dragon cities, teleportation points Derrick and Jason find themselves on an fast paced race from one world to the other.
Keelryth, a Dragon who has found a new toy, perspective from the other side, mysterious technology, into the fire, well laid plans which do not always work as hoped, a secret told, and something worth dying for leave the youngsters filled with more concern and Elise, Eris and Stephanie no less fretful.
A will to fight, something lost in translation, a daughter’s frustration, things to come and the Oracle’s concern, overwhelming power, meeting the enemy, and worried families all keep the reader turning the pages.
Writer Hayashi's mesmerizing prologue in addition to a matter-of-fact depiction of initial characters, moves the reader into the ongoing narrative of The Arhka Chronicles. Various cabals of Arhka population have been warring for centuries.
It is the usual struggle for power, who rules and who is ruled and plain and simple greed which has ultimately led the four races of Arhka into the struggle. That was before the aliens had attacked; bringing the four races of Arhka with the realization that it was either stop fighting one another and begin to work together or be destroyed.
The Forgotten Past goes on meandering and turning through the blockbuster narrative begun on the pages of To Save the World. This latest episode blends fantasy and science fiction in large quantity, introduces a whole new group characters taking their place alongside many found in the first episode, and another race created by the author. A new stratum is layered to the anticipation and accomplishment as the characters endure psychological difficulty.
Multiple storylines, mesmerizing characters, detail filled settings, and just plain good writing are all included in this fast paced work.
Happy to recommend Heather Hayashi’s The Forgotten Past The Arhka Chronicles, Vol 2.
Reviewed by Molly’s Reviews
TITLE The Forgotten Past The Arhka Chronicles, Vol 2
AUTHOR Heather Hayashi’s
Hardcover: 204 pages
Publisher: Synergy Books (October 1, 2007)
Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.2 x 0.9 inches
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About the Author
Heather Hayashi's love of epic science fiction and fantasy adventures inspired the creation of The Arhka Chronicles.
Author Hayashi, employs a writing style heavy with strong female characters while investigating a further understanding of human relationships.
Science fiction is not always a genre read by women; Hayashi focuses her writing of science fiction literature for female fans of the adventure fantasy genre,
She lives in Austin, Texas, where she continues to write the series.