Editor: Wizards in Publishing
Page Count: 258 pages
Genre: Sci-Fi Fantasy
Published: January 15, 2015
Kendíka’s second chance at life begins as a nightmare.
Will the eerie eyes always looking down from the sky reveal themselves?
Kendíka challenges the aliens no one has ever seen to bring about a better life for the humans trapped in the surreal Regency world she wakes up in.
While getting to know her alien owner, she discovers the aliens aren’t so perfect and have much to learn about humans.
Will Kendíka survive or perish, attempting to make life better for the people living on Regency?
Startled by the lack of movement, Kendíka sat up in bed, scanning the shadows in the moonlit room. Perspiration beaded her forehead while her heart pounded against her ribs. The last thing she remembered was sitting in the limousine next to Mr. Vetrano, arguing about her future. He insisted the will mandated her future, not him. Did the pill knock her out? How dare he drug me!
She blinked and, holding her breath, glanced around the unfamiliar room. When her lungs screamed for air, she exhaled then took another deep inhale. What the hell? What happened to the limousine?
Butterflies unsettled her stomach. Her back stiffened. Her heart drummed. Oh, my God! When did I get out of the car or come to this room? Why would Mr. Vetrano bring me to such a freaky place? Fear and the thought of her parents’ death brought fresh tears to her eyes.
She slid out of bed and shuffled her bare feet along the stone floor, hands held out to make sure she didn’t bump into anything hidden by the shadows.
At the opposite end of the room, she could make out a dark blob, which she hoped might be the door. Somewhere along the wall near it, she would find a light switch.
Kendika’s world is rocked upon the death of her parents leaving her bereft at the tender age of 16. In transit to her new guardian she falls asleep and awakens in a new world.
This world is set mostly, with a few exceptions, in the Regency area which is a world that is not set on Earth. The eyes in the sky are quite literally eyes that watch from the sky. Disobedience by breaking the unwritten laws is first warned against and if you persist in disobeying then punishment is both swift and harsh.
I loved watching the story unfold. Ms. Bazzi set a slow and steady pace with her character and world building. Each new chapter unveiled something new either about the characters, the world, or even the aliens in the sky. This is a fantasy story and as such you will need to set aside some of the disbelief you may have with the storyline. The story has all the elements of a classic tale – a hero, a heroine, villains, a selfish person turning good, and the general background characters that make the world turn. It’s a weird story as most fantasy’s are, however, I very much enjoyed it and am eagerly anticipating a sequel.
Although born in the United States, Annamaria Bazzi spent a great deal of her childhood in Sicily, Italy, in a town called Sciacca. Italian was the language spoken at home. Therefore, she had no problems when she found herself growing up in a strange country. Upon returning to the States, she promised herself she would speak without an accent. She attended Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Computers with a minor in Spanish.
Annamaria spent twenty years programming systems for large corporations, creating innovative solution, and addressing customer problems. During those years, she raised four daughters and one husband. Annamaria lives in Richmond Virginia with her small family where she now dedicates a good part of her day writing.
“In September I have a sweet Christmas romance coming out in box set with other authors. Working on a young adult fantasy, science fiction with romance called Dragons in the Resistance
. If interested readers can take a look at the few chapters I’ve posted on wattpad.”