A good interesting storyline that has a problem keeping the different characters stories on point The characters are relatable and likable The plot didn t flow all that well but was good and was filled with action, drama and fight scenes The one thing I did like was that the author used different POV s with the characters I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review. Every story or novel in my opinion needs to have an interesting introduction or beginning to attract people And this story had one of the best beginnings i have ever read i don t know why but as i read it, it reminded me of Adam and Eve like the fact that Thelemas and their bearers were severed in two and they were divided into man and woman then they rebelled and were condemned to lose their half part and only a few could rejoin their missing half and become whole once again I mean in real life as well we all have that one person that if we are lucky enough to find we will be complete I especially loved Jane s character for some reason She was strong in martial combat and brave And i could feel a sense of female empowerment in her character Also the use of spell like words and the maps at the beginning of the book show author s limitless power of imagination Overall i really enjoyed reading the book and all i could say is thank you Marushia for writing a book that took me on this journey of gods and pedants and unknown and mysterious nature of living creatures What If You Were Born Into A World Where The Gods Once Walked Among Men And Women Where You Wake Up Every Morning To Find A Mystical Pendant Around Your Neck And Know, As Everyone Knows, That The Gods Had Granted You This Awesome Gift, To House Your Will, Allowing You To Perform Incredible Feats But What If That Blessing Was Also A Curse In That It Tethered Your Soul To The World And If You Removed It, You Would Forfeit The Will To Live What If Your Pendant Was Merely The Missing Half To Someone Else S Pendant Someone Whom You Ve Never Met, And May Never Meet, For The Gods Were Selfish And Cruel In Keeping You Apart Everytime You Gaze Down At Your Pendant, You Feel The Promise Of Great Joy And Despair Simultaneously As Every Fiber Of Your Being Is Drawn To Your Other Half Your Twin Flame If Only You Could Summon The Will Of A God Yourself, Perhaps You D Be United What If This Same World Was Inhabited By Legions Of Monsters Known As Juristic Persons Living, Breathing Corporations With Wills And Minds Of Their Own What If Such Creatures Had Rights And Powers That Far Exceeded Those Of Humans Into Such A World Were Born Dean Maynard And Jane Stewart Justices Of The Peace Who Use The Thelemic Arts, Along With Their Martial Prowess And Knowledge Of The Law, To Bring About Order And Justice In The Land Of Severa When A Routine Trial By Jury Gets Turned Into A Trial By Combat, However, The Balance Of Power Between Mankind And Its Creations Shifts, Leading Some To Question Whether The Course Of History Will Be Forever Changed, And Humanity S Future Suddenly Becomes Uncertain As Everyone Tries To Find Peace And Purpose In Their Lives, Dark And Sinister Forces Begin To Emerge From The Shadows Thrusting The Department Of Justice Into A Battle For The Soul Of Severa And The Lives Of Its Citizenry Journey Now Into That World In This Fantastical Tale Of Love, Action, Intrigue, And Will First of all this book is a prequel, a teaser, for what looks like a Game of Thrones size series.It has a lot of characters, who are pretty well fleshed out, there are glimpses of their motivations, which is good as some characters seem to be plotting and planning a bit of world domination, while others want justice for all Other characters are a complete mystery.The world building is good, it feels like a modernish America, with magic.It does make a refreshing change to have a fantasy novel set in modern times, rather than smoky taverns, people aren t travelling on horseback but they really do have some great modes of transportation.There is a lot of politics, law, interpersonal relationships The legal and political framework of the world was fully fleshed out I am picturing a very complicated, interwoven web of intrigue and double dealing, with villains who may not be villains and heroes who may not be heroes.The monetary system is interesting, as is the way they use their magic.I hope the next book delves deeper into the Juristic Persons , as I really, really want to know about them What they think, feel, do they love etc Judging by the prequel, it should be a great series for lovers of fantasy It is currently being advertised as YA, but I don t think it is a YA book It compares to anything I have read by so called Adult Fantasy writers, such as Raymond E Feist, George RR Martin, Robin Hobb etc.Overall if you like fantasy, give it a read, it s a modern take on Fantasy, without the urban vampires. Thelema is a quite interesting novel because the settings is seems modern but at the same time it give the feeling of medieval environment based on places and clothes of characters It is having a sci fi elements The existence of human and juristic creature in one world is also fit in The storyline is good but there is too much character make me confused but I am taking it as a introduction for the next novel.As for the character, the development is going well Every characters have their own strength But the most I love to see Justice Maynard and Justice Steward blooming relationship Zekr the Saturnalian and Lucy also a promising character I like how the author picturing the character especially the juristic creature so vivid and majestic.This is a great reading material for people who love philosophical storyline And also medieval sci fi crossover theme. This book is an excellent way productively pass the time, and since I m a college student it helps me spend my free time in a positive way It also have a few scenes that reminded me of the political climate from 2015 and onward without biases, so you don t have worry about reading the same themes and cliches you ve probably heard before but I ll admit the black people s speech patterns are a tad bit cliche and outdated in my opinion I usually read comics and manga but some characters, in my opinion, would fit perfectly in those settings My threes favorite characters appear late in the book but I thoroughly enjoyed reading about them and left me with questions about them I purposely took longer than needed to finish it because I didn t want it to end, and a few pages before the very end almost brought tears to my eyes So in conclusion everyone should read this, it has just enough action to keep you hooked on it It left me wanting. It took me considerable time to read this book One of the reasons is the editing There were some unfinished sentences and soem other errors as well The other reason is the complexity of the story There are lots of characters with their own storylines Sometimes I found it hard to follow that many skipping between characters What I liked was the world building There is magic in this world and technology and vehicles which are part sentient beings I found this pretty cool It would be nice and useful if there was some background info on how thelemas work.Thank you to NetGalley, the publisher and Marushia Dark for my copy. This book is centered in the workings of the judicial system regarding the rights of humans versus judicial representatives, which were created by humans to fulfill certain purposes The story has some interesting parts, especially the philosophy of mortality, although it s mainly slow and makes for a very long read The plot is distributed between different characters and is not very coherent, because it doesn t come a clear thread in their stories, especially when it comes to new characters that are being introduced and seem to be interrupting than helping the story to develop. This review is challenging to write Thelema Book 0 is not a bad book per say It makes for a challenge to review due to the fact that it is the first in a series The First book of a series is always a challenge Each author creates their own world within the pages of the book When dealing with a series there is a lot of items within the world that need to be explained in order for you to get what is happening Marushia Dark has created a very rich and distinct world The world of Severa is very much different from ours in almost every single way possible Even the mundane things like vehicles and paying for items have a fantasy element to them It will greatly help you enjoy the book if you have some interest in politics and law She has written this series around the Justice of the Peace members in a world ruled by a complex legal system.People are born with items called Thelema this is essentially their soul in a physical form of a necklace This contains a symbol and some wording Each person has a different pattern With the intention that each person is to find their soul mate who has the other half of your pattern.These Thelema s also give people the ability to manipulate their surroundings to a certain extent based upon the force of their will The idea of this is fascinating and should make future books a joy to read.The legal system however may be a bit over some readers heads Once a trial is set there is a lot involved The Justice of the Peace or than one depending on the situation can serve as judge and lawyer for the state People can request a trial by combat In which case the Justice of the Peace then wields a sword to fight the defendant The justice is allowed to have a clerk for aid The clerk carries a dagger that houses a magical creature that can be summoned as a notary to record the entire interaction Most clerks are skilled in magical healing using their Thelema, some can even assist in the fighting A Justice can also summon chambers otherwise known as a magical barrier that encompasses the area and prevents anyone from leaving while heightening the powers of the notary Then you get into a whole group of beings known as juristic persons These cause much confusion They are a magical creation of business owners They grown in power based upon the assets of the company They have free will and minds of their own but are tethered to the company.These aspects make the book hard to fully get into If you can grasp what is happening legally, and all the minor changes in things like vehicles and paying for items then there is the whole religious system and political playground I disagree with some of the socio political views expressed within the book So far these views have only been told from one view point in parts from various characters Perhaps in future books she will have other characters express a different view Things like how to raise children, the types of food poor people have access to making you gain weight, whether children should be home schooled and other views I get that each character has their own views However all of the characters in this book seemed to have varying takes on one view rather than many.I look forward to future books to learn the results of many background and machinations that have yet to bear fruit People have started lots of different situations that will create conflict and personal growth for the characters Besides this anticipation I almost dread another book I am not sure I want to wade into the legal and political aspects of this world again. The book Thelema mystic will is a thorough read A detailed fantasy, with a parallel insight into our very own reality.Marushia Dark is an enchanting author, taking his reader through truly vivid scenes, properly explained sceneries, witty conversations and personable characters making fantasy look just like real life.The book Thelema is obviously a first of its series, and I can hardly wait to read the subsequent ones Though i will say some of the conversations were unnecessarily long but as a first of its series, we really can tell, the purpose of the writer yet in relation to this.It is a true insight into the rule of law and order, religion and morality the true desires of willing minds, strong willed personas and relationship ties.Thelema Mystic will, is a fantasy whose realities is applicable to our very own realities and makes one wonder what lessons to be learnt in subsequent books Even all my carefully crafted intrigue can t stem the tide forever There is always a trail and there will always be truth seekers trying to find it With such souls, it s best we seek them out, learn who they are, and try toreward their curiosity by bringing them into the fold, making them one of us ifwe can and destroying them if we can t A controlled demolition, a strategic burn, a targeted strike, lest we let them slip through our grasp and ruin everything tying off loose ends, but soon fray Pg 361.The depravity our society is revealed in relation to those with assumed power over the law and the use of their power to seek , so far it meets their purposes.If you are to read a book, that will make you think, question everything, even your existence, then reading Thelema Mystic will, is the right choice.
Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the
- Kindle Edition
- 437 pages
- Thelema (Mystic Will, #0)
- Marushia Dark
- 27 December 2019 Marushia Dark