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The Eye of Alloria
by Rae Lori   

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Category: 

Fantasy

Publisher:  Lavender Isis Press ISBN-10:  0979367409 Type: 
Pages: 

118

Copyright:  2006 ISBN-13:  9780979367403
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In the late 21st century on Earth, new technology allowed man to create machines merged with the body of their fallen comrades of war. These ‘manchines’ fought and won the war for the West. Discarded, the manchines learned of their worth and fought back for their own freedom, destroying half of the population of mankind.

Now, Saron Bravewind rules the main Earth city of Orland built from ruin after the ban of technology that once was man’s downfall. With his heart set on discovering life beyond the stars, he finally gets his chance when tragedy strikes as his daughter falls into an incurable illness. Saron mans a flight into space with a faith in finding a higher life to help his daughter.

What he finds will change the fate of the future mankind.

  

3030 – Saron Bravewind stared at the grey brick ceiling in the darkness. The fire that spread orange, red and yellow light throughout the room was now dying to an ember. The position of the moon meant it was the middle of the night, only a few hours until morning.

    He had been trying to figure out the cause of the commotion that spread across his kingdom. In one night, all of the crops in the land had been marked with the same strange symbol: a winged jet resembling a lizard-like creature, composited over a strange hybrid like that of a man and a wolf hunched over Earth. He couldn’t figure out what it meant or who could have created it. No man has ever been

beyond the Earth’s atmosphere since the year two thousand and four. Since he was a little boy, he had wanted to venture to the stars. He heard stories during the age of technology of how man sent machines to record data as they learned about other planets in the solar system. Not long after this ‘space age’ funding for space discovery stopped due to loss of money and the increase of greed in its investors.

    Money.  He chuckled to himself at the notion of paper having value. Even over another human’s life, as some believe.

    The time would come when he would enter the stars to explore. His ship would be ready soon enough once the repairs were finalized and he would find the answers he needed.  All would be well in the morning, as it should be.

    He pulled his wife, Jacina onto his bare chest and inhaled the vanilla almond scent of her dark hair, splayed across her cinnamon brown shoulders. He held her close to him and in minutes, his mind finally rested enough to fall into slumber.

    The next morning, Saron stood amidst the cool greenery of the landscape that decorated the exterior of the palace. He nodded at the palace guard who wore white silk around his thick waist and the Bravewind insignia of a lion on a gold band around his neck. He admired the silk material that was created in a village not far from the castle and held the guards that wore it as his highest command. Once he dismissed the guard, he turned back to the beauty that stood before him.

    The design was of a steel-like material never used before. The exterior was sleek and well defined in the shape of a silver bird. He circled the ship and looked upon it as a proud father would upon his newborn child. The thrusters sat on each end while the front pointed toward the skies.

    He looked up at the fields ahead and saw his young daughter, Saria, playing. Her long black hair flowed behind her like a sheet of silk. She was a mixture of both his wife and his lineages. A proud ancestry that reached back to the beginning of the western civilization before the industrialization of the lands and people. Now, Saron rebuilt a war torn nation when there was barely life. In the past, he would have caused an uproar when he took the hand of an African princess who’s own lineage was hanging by the thread of the former world before the wars. Today, their differences were nonexistent while their union was more than beneficial to the survival of their nation. He smiled as he looked upon the result of the union of him and his wife.

    Saria’s skin was a soft light beige tint that glowed under the yellow sun. He saw himself in her visage and his wife in her hazel eyes and fiery spirit. Her laughter was like a soothing melody to his ears. She had been ailing previously during the past weeks and he was overjoyed to finally see her out and playing again.

    He peered up at the window near the top of the rectangular castle-like structure. The fortress, like many of the new structures, harkened back to the ancient days before the war. Its mixture of societies: Ancient Egyptian, the Far East, Medieval Europe wove into every aspect of the people of Orland’s lives. This was a great symbol of their progression and he was proud to be their leader. 
  Just then the silhouette of a woman in blue silk stood in the open brick window, bringing him out of his thoughts. He smoothed out his tunic and proceeded back to the fortress as a smile crossed his lips.

*****

Praise for The Eye of Alloria

    ~ * ~

    "This book has a beautiful dedication. I was moved by that alone.  Next, I must say that Rae Lindley has a wonderful imagination. This is an incredible tale.  I have been reading genre fiction since the 1970s and this is something new.  Also, the artwork here, by Rachel Lindley belongs in a gallery.

    The story is bound to move you as Saron and his family, as well as our Earth itself, encounter obstacles you will not believe.

    Rae Lindley covers both Fantasy and Science Fiction with this tale and uses
    a new voice with entirely fresh ideas."



 




 


Professional Reviews

An Entrancing Illustrated Novella
The Eye of Alloria" is an illustrated novella written by Rae Lindley. It takes place during the reign of a man named Saron Bravewind. He is the ruler of the city of Orland during the years of 3010 to 3010. With his wife, Jacina, and his daughter Saria by his side he has it all. When a health crisis strikes his daughter, he feels called to take her by spaceship into the stars to find a cure. What he finds is the Allorian race of elves.

Mellinia Salestar is the elven ruler on the Alloria Moon. This is where the race currently resides. Her people have been sending messages to the people of earth to warn them of an impeding attack by another race of creatures known as the Aurans. These creatures thrive on war and destruction. The Allorians have offered to help Saron's people. Meanwhile they also find the means to save his daughter.

A side effect of the treatment of saving Saria turns her into an elven state. It also ages her a few years, so now she appears to be in her late teens. Many of the earth people are distrustful of the Allorians. To show good faith, Mellinia and Jaron unite their children in marriage. Saria is not too sure about this. She is attracted to Mellinia's son, however, she is not happy about being married at this young age. She also notices a distance between her parents. This is caused by Mellinia's relationship with Jaron. He loves his wife, but feels pulled to Mellinia.

While dealing with these political and emotional issues, Orland is under attack by the Aurans. The Aurans are after an object that will enable them to be the master race. It is up to the earth people and the Allorian's to thwart their goals. Jaron is deceived by someone close to him. This situation forces Saria to grow up quickly. She also has to learn to trust her husband.

"The Eye of Alloria" is a fun, short tale. Ms. Lindely manages to pack a great deal of description and depth into her story. I highly recommend it and I hope that there will be a series developed from this story.

4 out of 5 spaceships

Reviewer: Paige Lovitt for Multiverse Reviews


Romance at Heart Magazine Review
"Merging ancient civilization with current technology, Ms. Lindley creates an engaging plot that joins science fiction with fantasy. The Eye of Alloria, published by Lavender Isis Press, is a unique though captivating story possessing spectacular characters that seem genuine while building the story’s suspense...

...Throughout the book, Ms. Lindley displays exquisite artwork that provides a visual to the book. Her next book, Cimmerian City looks just as intriguing, due out this summer."

A dedicated reader,
Pamela Jenewein
Romance at Heart Magazine



Quality Book Reviews
"Lindley has penned a novella that encompasses both fantasy and science
fiction. Her characters are interesting and distinctive. She has a great
imagination as well as the ability to ignite the imagination of her readers.
The Eye of Alloria contains two of Lindley’s talents; her artwork enhances
the plot, each complimenting the other."


Terry South
Quality Book Reviews


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