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...
This is an amazing piece of fiction (especially considering it was originally written for NaNoWriMo) that draws the reader in immediately from the first page and keeps you hooked to the last. The characters are all fully formed, with motivations and histories of their own. There's the Chief, a stern...