Lantamyra: A Tapestry of Fantasy

Lantamyra: A Tapestry of Fantasy

by Susan Waterwyk

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Overview

For the chance to journey to another world, Tylya Lansing is willing to give up everything on Earth, including her lover, Josh Hamilton. All she has to do is find her grandmother's crystal scepter, lost for decades in a rugged Sierra Nevada canyon. Since she was a child, she has heard stories of Lantamyra, a world where magic is created with myra crystals, where mind expansion is granted crystal powers, where keepers and wards respect and protect life. Once the scepter is found, she journeys to this earth-like world that is recovering from an ice age. Areas of the planet have been terra-formed by the mysterious Keepers of Akosh to provide sanctuary for the endangered species of two other worlds-humans from Earth and dragons from Lanluong. She learns that Earth is about to experience catastrophic changes from earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, and Lantamyra may provide the only hope for humankind to survive. Tylya is determined to learn the ancient Akoshic Secrets of the Ways, a mind-expanding process necessary to control the power of myra crystals and to become a keeper of dragons.

Excerpt from Chapter Five: Annoyed that her warning was shrugged off so easily, the queen brought her head close to Tylya. "You will pay for your training with your labor, but you will pay a higher price to become a keeper. It will change you in ways you cannot imagine..."

Lantamyra is an intriguing story with plenty of drama, humor and memorable characters. Written for mature adults more than young adults, Lantamyra is not formula fantasy, no stereotypical evil villains. It mixes science and magic to make the crystal powers believable. The dragons are actually alien refugees forced to live on Lantamyra and the Keepers of Akosh are ancient beings who terraform living worlds. There are many exciting scenes but no extreme violence.

Excerpt from Chapter Eight-Nightkeeper Kyra Starszyn: "This night belongs to lovers and dreamers, a night when threads of love are woven into a tapestry of fantasy...a night to magically transform into the character you wish to play."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781478141440
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/21/2012
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 500
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.01(d)

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Lantamyra: A Tapestry of Fantasy 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Kiribear13 More than 1 year ago
Excellent concept, but the pace is so slow that it's hard to see it through to the end. I received this book for free in exchange for a fair and honest review. Lantamyra is written by Susan Waterwyk and is a fantasy novel. From the beginning of the book we are introduced to Lenora who is from the world of Lantamyra but has been residing on Earth for the past 40 years. She is in search of a crystal scepter so that she may return home. Her granddaughter Tylya is privy to the knowledge of the scepter and has planned to go with her grandmother when she returns home. Josh is in love with Tylya and ends up stowing away to be with Tylya assuming he can easily return home to Earth. Susan did a brilliant job of initially setting the story up. I was excited to read this story from the description, fantasy is my favorite of all genres the initial characters are definitely described and personified well. I loved her use of women as rulers, and of course the dragons and many other world creatures to supplement the story. The concept of the crystals and their power was also very intriguing. As the story progresses, it feels like you are running down a slope and then you start a long trek up to the top of a mountain. Lantamyra is heavy on the details and it does well to give you a feel for where you are in her vision. However, as the book goes on there is a lot of meaningless dialogue that seems to stretch on and retract from the story. The flow of the story gets off track and seems to take forever to take the reader to where it is trying to go. The pace gets so slow at some points, that I hate to say that I started to grow kind of bored with the story. Overall I give this book 3 out of 5 stars. There is a wonderful story to tell within this book, but some editing out of the fluff in the novel would do wonders to speed up the pace. Background on events and characters other than the 3 main ones would also give more depth to the book. I love the concept and idea of the story, and the unique ideas that Susan has. An edit for content would do wonders in making this story even better. If you enjoy fantasy, romance, and fiction, this novel is definitely for you.
indiebrag More than 1 year ago
We are proud to announce that "Lantamyra" by Susan Waterwyk is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. This tells a reader that this book is well worth their time and money!