Alysha's Fall

Alysha's FallWhat Is The Definition Of Strength At What Point Is There Nothing To Learn Than The Limits Of Endurance When Is Darkness No Longer Contrast To Light But A Suffocation, And How Close To That Line Can A Person Walk Before She Risks Her Soul Ten Years After She Graduated From The Fleet Academe At Terracentrus, Alysha Forrest Was Captain Of The Battlecruiser UAV Stardancer With Honor To Her Name Than Any Other Officer Her Age But Before That Dawn There Was A Night, And It Is In The Darkness That Souls Are Madeor Broken

Daughter of two Cuban political exiles, M.C.A Hogarth was born a foreigner in the American melting pot and has had a fascination for the gaps in cultures and the bridges that span them ever since She has been many things web database architect, product manager, technical writer and massage therapist but is currently a full time parent, artist, writer and anthropologist to aliens, both human an

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  • Paperback
  • 150 pages
  • Alysha's Fall
  • M.C.A. Hogarth
  • English
  • 07 May 2019
  • 9780970280503

10 thoughts on “Alysha's Fall

  1. says:

    The various chapters seem to be a chronological collection of short stories about Alysha s life First one about her life before the Academy Second one, Two Uniforms , is about her trying to get accepted into the Academy and warrants a trigger warning for rape It s brief and not graphic, but it s not in the off either A Cold and Gentle Dark is another pretty grim chapter And it continues like that Much darker than expected and overall not what I expected, based on the author s other works I have read so far.With Blood Money the story picked up for me and with Steel I was hooked Steel is a great chapter Brighthaven is an excellent addition to the cast and the storyline holds enough surprises to build up suspense.In the foreword of the book Alastar is likened to a Vulcan and that observation is spot on, all the way to the pointy ears.The last three chapters made the book for me I even got pretty emotional towards the end Some of these characters I want to meet again.There are a few baffling spelling mistakes, as if an autocorrect hasn t been caught Recommend for fans of the author, but a better starting point is her Her Instruments series, beginning with Earthrise.

  2. says:

    Maudlin martyr porn.If martyr porn is your jam, then this is the PERFECT book for you.Not only does the MC suffer, she suffer excessively, and she does so in part to protect others There s just a TINY little flaw in the premise.1 Girl is poor.2 Poor girl wants expensive education.3 All scholarships are taken by the rich, all high paying jobs require experience.4 Therefore poor girl chooses to prostitute herself in a blood makes the best lube kinda place.Now, she s not being forced into prostitution, she s not kept as a prisoner, she s not even brought back to the brothel for the declawing, no, she returns of her own volition.This obviously does not excuse the abuse heaped upon her, but she CHOOSES to remain, for FINANCIAL gain, and the maudlin tone the author elects to use clashes deeply with what is an expression of agency Terribly flawed agency, but still.Other than the discordant morality tone issue, the writing is quite good.

  3. says:

    clearly an early work

  4. says:

    From my review This is, as the book itself says, a collection of short stories that theme together as sections in a larger work Despite the name, it is the story of Alysha s rise through darkness, desperation, and awful choices In some ways, it s obviously one of the author s earlier works the prose is lush, but occasionally flirts with lavender though never quite reaching purple prose status Some of the plot complications are perhaps simplified or slightly exaggerated On the other hand, most characters are rock solid, and carry the plot firmly The antagonists are not so well sketched as in later works especially Second , but they re quite good enough to fill their roles It does have Disturbing Stuff going on It includes the topic, the themes, of prostitution and it s not the happy romanticized fully consenting kind I m not criticizing the work for this, but it s worth knowing in case of personal triggers It s not graphically graphic, but the fades to black are there less to hide, and to avoid dwelling on ugliness than is absolutely necessary for character and plot There are some minor technical flaws in the conversion from a prior form, almost all instances of the word field turned into meld, and a few fl combinations flee, flew became a n nee, new I wouldn t mention it if I hadn t spent a few moments puzzling over the use of meld in a particular sentence, and wondering why it hadn t been defined as a world specific usage I ve mentioned the minor weaknesses but I m giving this one five stars, because even with those weaknesses, the thematic stuff going on is good, there are some unexpected developments or possibly un developments , there are expected developments that affirm the narrative we know in our hearts, and it wraps up with a quite satisfying conclusion As a story arc, it has a good, solid structure, with satisfying emotional tones and it s not too long, nor too short It sketches a world that is both alien and familiar And, ha, it still contains the underlying themes humanity, through the furred lens of the Pelted, is still human, with all that means.

  5. says:

    What a hard and painful storyIt still almost doesn t make sense to me that Alysha managed to become the person she did after so little love and so much abuse, but I m so glad some of us do grow through the suffering we ve endured and manage to become the beautiful broken people we are and to grow into we re meant to be in some sense because of the pain rather than despite it.

  6. says:

    This was dark rape warning but built an understanding of a strong character I would have liked introspection.

  7. says:

    These stories are well written and enjoyable The first part of the book is a bit graphic, which may surprise you if you ve only read her later stories, but the violence is not out of place.

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