Book Review: Lantamyra - A Tapestry of Fantasy by Susan Waterwyk
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Susan Waterwykabout this book: Lantamyra is not ordinary formula fantasy. There are no good versus evil battles, however there are battles. The women are powerful, the men gallant and well mannered, and the dragons are intelligent.
Take an e-vacation and journey to a world of magic, beauty, ancient gardens, glorious masquerades, grand festivals, and aristocratic dragons that have their own agenda. Learn how to use myra crystals to expand the power of the mind and communicate telepathically. Meet the powerful Keepers of Akosh that terraform young worlds. Fly on crystalships to visit the town of Dragonwood and the crystal mine of Queen's Heart. Feel safe while guarded by the queen's wards who use daggers and swords in fast-time to protect and serve the three Great Houses of Lantamyra.
I spent seven years crafting this story and the cover is from a painting that I created to allow readers to see some of the elements in the book.
"The book will no doubt engage readers keen on tales of dragons, magic and interplanetary voyages. A sci-fi/fantasy page turner that may have wide appeal." — Kirkus Book Review
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Fall in Love with Lantamyra; I Did
a review by Carol Marrs PhippsLantamyra is uniquely different from most other fantasy worlds. It is not break-neck action or violence racing you and your heart through every page. It is, rather, a page-turner of discovery and delight. The author, Susan Waterwyk, masterfully crafted the magical and at times whimsical world, to enchant, captivate and fill your senses with a place alluringly different, peopled with characters and creatures so fascinating that you can't help falling in love…with Lantamyra.
From the moment Josh Hamilton, Tylya Lansing's long-time love, finds her grandmother's crystal scepter you are catapulted into a world where dragons rule and humans serve. But there is neither tyranny nor coercion involved in the relationship, which is almost a symbioses of harmony in which they live and work to achieve their common goals and the welfare of all.
Lantamyra is full of great wonders like the crystal starships and the vast myra crystals that are so powerful they are not only energy for the ships but give the keepers and the dragons their magical abilities. You'll even meet the Keepers of Akosh, ancient magical beings and the founders of Lantamyra who have the ability to open doorways into the crystal realm. It was they who originally discovered the amazing giant myra crystals on Lantamyra which are capable of powering vast starships to search for more living worlds.
Many other marvels will captivate and astound you during your visit to this incredible world, such as the wee fairy folk (not too bright, but definitely beguiling), the mants (rather frightening and venomous beasties), and the scarp (a seafood delight of monstrous magnitude) and much, much more.
So what are you waiting for? Open a portal and send for a dragon to carry you away to Lantamyra today. But be warned: you may not want to leave.
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