Halve Human

Book 2 in the Bisecter Series

Young Adult - Fantasy - Epic
364 Pages
Reviewed on 09/30/2019
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Author Biography

Stephanie Fazio is a fantasy author. She grew up in Syracuse, New York, and prior to writing full time, she worked in the fields of journalism, secondary education, and higher education. She has an undergraduate degree in English from Colgate University and a Master’s degree in Reading, Writing, and Literacy from the University of Pennsylvania.

Stephanie lives in Austin with her husband and crazy rescue dog. When she isn’t writing, she’s getting lost in parks, hosting taco nights, or ironically and miserably losing at word games, but having fun while she does it.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Maureen Dangarembizi for Readers' Favorite

Halve Human is book two in the Bisecter series by Stephanie Fazio. The plot is thickening for Hemera Harkibel. Following her father’s betrayal and the freeing of his Halve slaves, Hemera loses Tanguro to a Dusker attack. Leaving behind their burning fortress, they must travel to Solis. Solis is no longer a secret and an attack from the Duskers is only a matter of time. When the leaders of the Banished are offered a place in the Dusker camp, Hemera must accompany her aunt into the heart of Malarusk on her most dangerous mission yet. This time Hemera will sacrifice more than she bargained for. The price of freedom might just be too high for Hemera and her friends.

In this second book, Stephanie Fazio ups the stakes in Hemera’s story. This time it’s much more than wanting to belong but a true test of our heroine as she faces the greatest challenge yet. Halve Human finds the Bisecter characters cornered and with few options. This book was edgier and darker than the previous one. How far would you go to save your people, especially if you might have to make a deal with the devil? This book is all about making hard choices. I liked the way the author evolved each character as they moved through the story. Halve Human also introduces other characters who had only been mentioned in Bisecter but have an equal stake in the fate of the land. The plot is not concluded and it’s clear to the reader there is more adventure coming in the next Bisecter book. This book can’t be read as a standalone.