All of her life, Jendra has dreamed of finding paradise. In her heart, she knows that paradise is real, and she will continue searching until she finds it. One fateful day, the usually agile girl trips in the darkness of an abandoned alleyway. To her surprise, she discovers an alien body. And the alien is still breathing.This chance encounter sets the course for an incrediAll of her life, Jendra has dreamed of finding paradise. In her heart, she knows that paradise is real, and she will continue searching until she finds it. One fateful day, the usually agile girl trips in the darkness of an abandoned alleyway. To her surprise, she discovers an alien body. And the alien is still breathing.This chance encounter sets the course for an incredible adventure that just might lead Jendra to paradise.Impulse is the first enchanting story in the sci-fi fairy-tale series Forgotten Princess....
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Short at just over 100 pages long, there's still a lot of adventure shoved between these pages. A good read, and I'll be looking into the 2nd one.
The book opens with Tranoudor, a safe and beautiful underground city, designed to mimic surface life up above. Jendra, the most not normal Gwalf you’ve ever met is not content with exploring the safe areas but instead longs to visit every unknown and uncharted part of her world and maybe someday the galaxy. She does not fit in with the other Gwalf nor does she want to. Her best friend Leon, Dr. Hedgewik’s star pupil, can’t help but join her on her exploits around the city, until one day they come across something they’ve never seen before: a human.In a quest to save this unconscious and unknown woman’s life, they leave the safety of the city in search of a cure, entering the cave of the dreaded Je’rax and other untold and unnumbered dangers. They take with them Leon’s young cousin Toby whose mechanical inclination comes in handy along the way. This children’s middle grade fiction transports readers to a land blended in science fiction and fantasy. Robots, strange creatures, princesses, hang gliding and certain death await the reader in this carefully crafted world. While the book tackles some difficult issues such as abandonment, it is handled in a light way that positively impacts the story. The result is a well written and engaging plot appropriate for all ages and audiences. One peek into this world will leave you wanting more.
This review is also posted on my blog: http://theshortreviewer.blogspot.com/...I haven't read many books where most of the main characters aren't human, and to be honest, most of the time, I'd rather not. Despite the fact that this story takes place on another planet inhabited by gwalf, I still really enjoyed it. It centers around young gwalf (or gwalflings as they are called), and while they are small and furry with tails, their personalities were similar to humans so they were easy to relate to. And they sound very cute; I would love to see a drawing of one! I felt as if I got to know each of the characters. Jendra has an adventurous spirit, and she is dissatisfied with living inside a dark cave with all the miserable gwalf in the city. She longs to leave the cave and to see the beauty that she knows is out there, even if it is too dangerous for the gwalf to explore. Her best friend, Leon, is smart and more practical, but he often goes along with Jendra even if she does tend to get him in trouble. And then we meet little Toby, Leon's younger cousin. This gwalfling is fun, silly, and daring. I just adored him. When Jendra and Leon discover a comatose alien, they end up going on an incredible, yet dangerous journey in order to save her. And Toby is happy to tag along. I often felt that I could identify with Jendra. While she's braver than me, I could empathize with her conflicting emotions. She wanted to escape the city so she could feel more alive, but at the same time, she was loathe to leave behind those she cared about or to endanger them by bringing them with her. My husband and I want to leave Pennsylvania for the warmer and more sunny Florida, but we would be far away from family and friends and would hardly ever see them. Plus it wouldn't be very practical financially. While our dilemmas are much different, I could still understand her internal struggle. I know what it feels like to want to leave behind a life that we're born into. With an intriguing and imaginative storyline that encompasses different types of creatures and other planets, this was truly a pleasure to read. I could easily picture this as a movie in my mind, and it's a story I would love to share with my nephews when they're a little bit older. There are still many questions left unanswered, which has certainly left me wanting to read the next book in the series. I recommend this novella to anyone looking for a fun and adventurous read. *Disclosure: I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
Greetings, readers,I am the author of Impulse, and as such, I won't be rating this project, but I would love to share a bit of insight into this exciting project with you. About a week ago, I got the motivation to take another look at what I had written here. Back in April, 2015, when the story was first published, I had completed Deception (book 2) and was actively working on Conspiracy (book 3) and Retrospect (book 4 - a work in progress). As a writer, I am still growing. I think all writers improve their skills as they write. So on looking back these 7 months, I have made some discoveries. The story needed adjustment for one reason or another, sometimes as little as word choice, but more significantly, I wanted to give insights into the minds of many characters at once, something I have since found confuses a number of readers. I still want to achieve a certain emotional impact with this story; this is more than merely Jendra's story, Leon's, Toby's, Grisham's, or anyone else's. The decisions of these characters affect those around them, and it is natural for each of the characters to have some strong feeling at some point, which no other character could really express. I have discovered methods to connect with these characters which might help the book read more smoothly, and I have taken the opportunity to accomplish this. (I am grateful to a number of others for pointing out the error of my ways and helping me to do something about it.)Also, additional descriptions have been added in places to help readers imagine the characters more readily. And some may enjoy discovering that I added a short BONUS scene on my website: iffixysantaph.com, to accompany the story.Likely within the week, this novella will no longer be available in its current edition. The story remains the same, but the minor changes are necessary, and I will therefore be releasing the 2nd edition. Thanks for understanding.Sincerely,Iffix Y Santaph
Impulse is a great fiction story for children. While I would have preferred more concise writing; it has everything from great monstrous beasts, hang gliding, gigantic robots, leaps off cliffs, portals to other worlds and much more! In this tale, humans are the alien! My favorite part was the feisty boy Toby! A really fun light read even for grownups.