Fractures


Fiction - Fantasy - General
367 Pages
Reviewed on 08/12/2020
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

Author Biography

I firmly believe it's never too late to make your dreams a reality.

I worked at Eastman Kodak in Motion Picture film for over twenty years before the company started to downgrade. I currently work in a school district in transportation where I use software to solve the puzzle of getting 5600 students to many different schools as well as train new bus drivers.

I have always been a writer. Since high school, I have written songs, novels, short stories, and journals. My constant companion is a rescued Australian Shepard/Dachshund/Pomeranian mix from the Puerto Rican hurricanes. I taught her English—she taught me Spanish (at least enough to understand each other LOL).

I enjoy being active outdoors in all seasons and partake in many different activities from kayaking, long distance biking (one-hundred-mile bike rides in a day) to gardening. I also love movies—most genres, but especially fantasy and science fiction.

Most of all I love to write.

And some days you might see me driving a big, yellow school bus.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Jose Cornelio for Readers' Favorite

Fractures is the second book in the Heartwood series by Nance Newman and is a gripping fantasy story that follows Elathea’s battles with demons bent on breaking the earth. Ela happens to be that one in-a-hundred-years’ descendants of Xylem to be gifted with the powers to face powerful and magical enemies. The world’s ecosystem is threatened by an invincible foe, and after destroying one demon, Ela realizes that Pennsylvania is the epicenter of the new battle. A demon is using fractures to create a powerful army, and it is growing by the minute. While she struggles with the power within her and while learning to tame and use it for a good purpose, she finds few allies, with Tavon, the Amaranth Ranger, giving full support to her. Can she gain full control of her powers and discover what it takes to save the earth from the encroaching demons?

The story begins strongly, introducing a premise where Ribesal discovers an opportunity given to him by the stupid humans drilling the delicate shale of the layer that holds the earth’s core together. The supernatural element of the story gripped me from the start and I enjoyed the subtle way the author introduces the environmental crisis into the novel. The prose is very descriptive and filled with good imagery. Nance Newman creates a memorable female character and readers will want to follow her journey as she learns to harness her gifts and use them in the battle to save the earth from unforgiving demons. Fractures is an epic fantasy written in a cinematic style; it has compelling characters and strong environmental themes. It is an easy and delightful read with short chapters and focused scenes.