Praesidium is the most prosperous city-state in the world, due not only to its location at the mouth of a great bay, but also to its strict laws, stringently enforced. Ordinary criminals become bond-slaves, but the Wizard places traitors in Stasis, a dreamless frozen state. Ennek is the Chief's... show more
Praesidium is the most prosperous city-state in the world, due not only to its location at the mouth of a great bay, but also to its strict laws, stringently enforced. Ordinary criminals become bond-slaves, but the Wizard places traitors in Stasis, a dreamless frozen state. Ennek is the Chief's younger son. He has grown up without much of a purpose, a man who cannot fulfill his true desires and who skates on the edge of the law. But he is also haunted by the plight of one man, a prisoner for whom Stasis appears to be a truly horrible fate. If Ennek is to save that prisoner, he must explore Praesidium's deepest secrets as well as his own.
Publish date: December 15th 2009
Pages no: 222
Edition language: English
Series: Ennek (#1)
It had a creepy evil wizard, a stone-hard chief, a sensitive and heart-breaking hero, Enneck, and his love interest, the also heart-breaking Miner, who was punished for love with incredible cruelty. It has no sex and very few tension - it is more about two lonely souls who become close until they...
Okay. So I've only read this book multiple times and just realized I DID NOT REVIEW IT FOR SOME UNFATHOMABLE REASON. What is wrong with me?! Good thing I remember enough to write SOMETHING down...Praesidium is a polis situated adjacent to a bay, ruled by the Chief, who happens to be Ennek's father. ...
3.75 stars. I really wanted to give this one a higher rating, but I had some issues with it.It had a slow start. For about the first 1/4 of the book, it's mainly background information and character development. It does pick up, but it takes a little bit to get there. The other problem I had was the...
Stasis is an enjoyable book with a riveting story and compelling main characters, but it suffers from a loose plot and a roughly sketched-in setting. What I liked: The main characters and the situation they find themselves in was compelling, even though I feel like we only got the broad strokes of...