Schism: s (k) izem/noun
1. A split or division between strongly opposed sections or parties caused by differences in opinion or belief.
This was my first experience reading a book by Michael Phillip Cash, and I have got to say I was delightfully surprised that I absolutely LOVED this book! A full fledged Fantasy/Suspense book, it is strung with self searching, adventure, inner and outer wars, and even love. In this book, Prince V’sair is a young 19 year old “mixed breed” so to speak who has yet to use his power (the Fireblade) or even begin to understand what it is and learn it’s secrets. Not yet knowing his full potential, he is left to handle destruction, death, and war ill-equipped and not yet understanding the full weight of what he is up against.
Michael does an excellent job making it feel like you are right there standing next to Prince V’sair as he works to harness his power and find out who he truly is inside. Will he find himself and harness his power in time to save his beloved Darracia? To complicate things, he begins to fall in love with Tulani, his mother’s hand maiden, who takes V’sair to her people for help, to find out they are also in trouble when they arrive.
I absolutely enjoyed reading this book from beginning to end. Though I wish it offered more by way of relationships, it gives enough to understand the plot and who each being that is presented in the story is and how they belong. It is concise, and written in a way that readers of all ages can read it, from young to old, without being left wondering what was being talked about or feeling like a book was just read “meant for the grand kids.”
It grabs attention from the very start and is a very super read. Full of intense moments and a struggle to find one’s self, Schism has the ability to not only entertain, but associate with it’s readers as well. Readers young and old can really associate with Prince V’sairs need to find himself and self seek because they have already been there or are there right now. Due to it’s variety of situations from action to romance, it is a book that will grasp every readers attention and pull them in leading them to want more and more until the very end. (and then some!) I very much enjoyed this book and look forward to reading the next book (Collision-The Battle for Darracia) since Schism left me wanting more and full of anticipation for what comes next. Schism has done an amazing job of building the suspense for book #2- Five stars for Michael Philip Cash!
On the planet Darracia, an ever-widening social gap between its inhabitants is causing turmoil that is fracturing a once peaceful world. Struggling with his identity, nineteen year old Prince V’sair must harness the power of the elusive Fireblade, the secret to a warrior’s heart, in order to overcome his uncle Staf Nuen’s lust for supremacy. Will the energy of the Elements guide the young prince to his true destiny or will Staf Nuen conquer Darracia?
After the success of his first three books (Brood X, Stillwell, and The Hanging Tree) Michael Phillip Cash is fulfilling a dream and creating his own epic fantasy world. Schism: The Battle for Darracia is the first book in a planned series.
About the Author:
Michael Phillip Cash
Michael is a Horror, Suspense, Thriller, Ghost, Paranormal, and Fantasy Author.
Born and raised on Long Island, Michael has always had a fascination with ghosts, horror, and fantasy writing. Earning a degree in English and an MBA, he has worked various jobs before settling into being a full-time author. He currently resides on Long Island with his wife and children. Stillwell is his second novel.
Where to Buy:
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Check out Michael’s Other books:
Brood X- A First Hand Account of the Great Cicada Invasion
Stillwell-A Haunting on Long Island
The Hanging Tree- A Novella
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