El is a sapient.
Onine is a Venusian.
They have nothing in common, except their inability to touch each other. Any physical contact means a fiery death to both.
When the Kyprian council selects El as the other half of an interspecies union, Onine wants to forgo his form to save her. If Onine can’t change bodies, El must. But neither of them knows that she already has.
A creation myth inspired by Ovid’s “Metamorphoses,” El and Onine pursue a love more resilient than the bodies they’ve been given and the universe in which they live.
Genre: Fantasy, Literary Fiction, Romance
What’s It About?
When the Venusians leave their planet in search of freedom and renewal, they realize the benefit of a union between fire, (Venusians), and clay, (Sapients). Creating a new race presents its challenges though, as it is dangerous for those of separate races to touch one another, without being badly burned or even killed.
“We must become the fire and clay.”
El and Onine is a romantic fantasy about a Sapient and a Venusian who, despite the dangers of a inter-species relationship, are in love.
I really enjoy Author K.P. Ambroziak’s story-telling abilities because she transports me to a different world with her words. She has such an incredible talent for world building, and the fantasy genre is certainly her niche.
The author created an atmosphere like no other, and yet there were things familiar such as a wheat field, and a cabbage patch on this fantasy planet. I enjoyed the unique setting of this novel very much.
I really liked the romance of El and Onine, and the star-crossed lovers vibe. There was also a happily-ever-after that surprised me and made me smile. 🙂
If you enjoy elegant, smart writing, vivid fantasy worlds, and everlasting love that stretches beyond the imagination, you should add El and Onine, by K.P. Ambroziak to your TBR list, (or even better, your book shelf or Kindle!)
***I received an e-copy of El and Onine by the Author in exchange for a fair, thoughtful, and honest book review. This in no way swayed my opinion or rating.
About The Author
I think we discover ourselves each time we read a book, even if it’s the same book over and over again. I love elegant prose, words strung together in ways that make their structure invisible but rhythmic nonetheless. I love when I read a book and think: “Damn, I wish I’d written that!” I love when a story starts in the middle of things and makes me feel intellectual vertigo, forcing me to regain my balance throughout the read. I love dark characters that carry their pain with them and shamelessly hide it from others while sharing it with me. When I finish a book, I want to know I’ve experienced something extraordinary.–Goodreads Author BIO