Two Moons of Sera Vol. 1
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Two Moons of Sera Vol. 1 (Two Moons of Sera #1)

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In a world where water and earth teem with life, Serafay is an anomaly. The result of genetic experiments on her mother's water-borne line Serafay will have to face the very people responsible to discover who she really is. But is she the only one?
Kindle Edition, 100 pages
Published 2011 by Fighting Monkey Press
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Splash Of Our Worlds *Yiota*
Two Moons of Sera is like mangas where you don't get the full story in once but in volumes. I have to say it was something new for me but it was exciting. It's like having a magazine each month which instead of gossip is a story.

Tyler writes about a world where people are born into water, earth ,fire and they are all entirely different creatures than mere humans. While it took me 2-3 chapters to get used to them, especially how the water people looked it had something that totally kept me in. Th...more
Nova Sparks
It makes no sense how GREAT this book is. I enjoyed this short story so much that I was so upset that I didn't read it slower than I already did. Once I realized that I was almost done with the book, I purposely slowed myself down even more just so I could savor every minute of it...but like all good things, nothing lasts forever. Serafay is a hybrid between Saulwets (which to my understanding are sort of like merpeople) and Erdlanders (which are humans, to my understanding. But I could be wrong...more
Misty Baker
With the exception of a very few (for example Chelsea Fine’s “Sophie & Carter“) I get unabashedly irritated with short novels. Not all short novels mind you; the ones that have a beginning, middle and an end (aka novellas) aren’t so bad. But series novels that stop when they just get started drive me insane. So imagine my angst when I found out that I (excitedly) agreed to review an 89 page fantasy novel. (*gasp*)

Luckily for me (and Ms. Tyler since I tend to go off on people that annoy me) i...more
Genevieve Rule
It is always a pleasure to read a debut indie authors work, and even sweeter still when said author is a friend. I was so excited when I read the synopsis of Pavarti Tyler's debut Serial Novel - Two moons of Sera!
Serafay grows up protected in a secret cove with only her mother Nilafay for company. Serafay's curiosity about the world around her, and the longing for interaction is realized when she meets Torkek. Changing Serafay and her world forever. Pavarti K Tyler has written a gripping introdu...more
Emlyn Chand
Pavarti is my good friend, and I've been meaning to read her serialized novel forever. But as is typical, I'm always afraid to read my friends' books and put them off as long as possible. I mean what if I--gasp--don't like them?! :-(

Well, this wasn't a problem with 2MOS. Although, admittedly, it took me a little while to get into, once I was hooked, I was hooked. When introduced to any new world, we need time. With the introduction of Tor, the story felt like sci-fi Tarzan for a while (which isn...more
Karen Berrow
Fab read for a sunny afternoon. I'll admit this isn't usually a genre I would readbut I was engrossed from the first page. It was wonderfully easy to read with an interesting plot. I only put it down because I had to and I cannot wait to read vol 2. Two moons of Sera left me completely thirsting for more and I just wanted the story to continue.
Kenya Wright
I had fun reading this although there wasn't a whole lot of hot sex! This was really YA and a really different type of YA with never seen before fantasy creatures! Good romp for my vacation.
Shilpa Mudiganti
Very very nice! Can't wait to post my review!
This first installment of Two Moons of Sera is very much worth the price of $0.99 (and more) for just this installment, never mind the fact that it buys you the additional installments as they release as well.

It's short, but it does a great job setting up the world that Serafey lives in and setting up her character, giving her and her mom some background and introducing Tor into the picture as well. I found the characterization of Sera to be well done so far and expect it to continue as the stor...more
Well I have to say Fantasy is not my usual genre, but the more Fantasy I read the more I'm finding I like it. It's out of my comfort zone, but, I am very glad I went outside of my zone for this one.
Length of the book is only 41-pages, and for a short book it really grabs your attention and pulls you in to keep reading right until the very end. I'm also starting to really like the smaller books more and more each one I pick up, it's nice to have a 300++ page book as you get all of the story all...more
J.C. Andrijeski
Really enjoyed this fantastical story of two races at war with one another on a very (in many ways) Earth-like world. The main character, Serafey, is an outcast from both worlds, being a "mixed race" child of a Sualet mother, a race of sea creatures somewhere between mermaids and amphibious humans and an Erdlander father, a race of more human-like and land-dwelling cousins. Ostracized by the other Sualet, Serafey lives alone with her mother, who was also banished for having dared to raise a chil...more
How do you cram an original fantasy world, make the reader visualize the characters' surroundings, create complex characters, and plot intrigue into a 76 page book? If you want to find out, you'll have to read Two Moons of Sera because this is exactly what author Pavarti K. Tyler has managed to do.

I was lucky enough to receive a copy of Two Moons of Sera for it's month long blog tour this November. I wasn't quite sure what to expect but it sounded like a great story and couldn't pass up the oppo...more
T.M. Hobbs
Feb 03, 2012 T.M. Hobbs rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: The young and old alike.
Sera and Tor are so different, yet they are bound by a connection that is so real you can't help but feel it. I love these characters, and I even fell in love with the mountain hound, Elgon.

Ms. Tyler wove this story from a unique fabric. As I read, I thought I knew what was around the next bend, but she proved me wrong time and again. I was certain I was reading a tale of an ancient or maybe even a lost race of people, then I am thrust forward to a time of innovation and modernization. Sera bes...more
Gregory Lamb
Two Moons is a reference to the moons orbiting the planet where Serafey and her mother live in exile, safe from the war between the Sualwet and Erdlander people.

Serafey is a hybrid of the two species of people and a wonderful character among the small collection created by author Pavarti K. Tayler. The author's innovation of place and the wonderful prose she uses to describe the experiences of her characters was gripping from the first pages of the prologue through to the end.

In this first insta...more
Podem ler a opinião completa, em português, no blog Floresta de Livros.

Rating: 3,5 stars

"Two Moons of Sera" was a story that took me back to my childhood. The first part of this first volume, enchanted me with its characters and its premise.
Unfortunately the second part didn't live up to that and the plot started to show enormous holes that had no explanation: like how the Erdlanders had all that technology but couldn't even figure out that Serafay and Tor were not with them? Seriously? But, mo...more
Laura Graves
Review posted 11/30/2011 at Owl Tell You About It.

This book delivers, then leaves you wanting more. It was so easy to immerse myself into the world. Sure, it's a little weird during the first chapter or so. I kept thinking, "wow, this is so strange." I relaxed into it though. The whole world and the unique creatures in it are very cool. It feels like it's never been done before and that's always a plus.

Sera is completely relatable, despite having webbed toes and skin that absorbs oxygen from wat...more
Pavarti K. Tyler presents us with the first volume of a adventurous paranormal short story. Sera short for Serafay is a 16 year old girl, she is a genetic anomaly as she describes herself, a cross breed between erdlander ( = human character) and sualwets ( merpeople - aquatic creatures). Not very much does Sera know of the life of both these cultures, she and her mother a sualwet have been living isolated since she was born. But she knows that her mother has sacrificed alot to come this far, rep...more
The cover definitely fits the story--love that she’s underwater and I love the colors.

This is a short book, but Pavarti K. Tyler has decided to take the route of manga and comic books and distribute her story in sections. It’s actually pretty interesting.

I love the Sera is a hybrid of the land-dwelling people and the water people. Like many teenagers, she isn’t quite sure where she fits in. She is also the result of cruel experiments. This aspect of the story kind of reminded me of The Hunted o...more
Misty Rayburn
This is the first book in a set of serial novellas. I usually don’t go for serial novellas because as my blog followers know, I’m not a fan of cliffhangers. However, this set had Pavarti K. Tyler’s name on them and as a huge fan of Shadow on the wall, I agreed to review them.

I’m totally glad I did!

Pavarti packs vivid imagery, complex characters and a little bit of every genre into Two Moons of Sera. You meet Serafay who is half water dweller ( Sualwet ) and half land dweller ( Erdlander ). Her m...more
I tried not to give any spoilers -

My Review:

Serafay is sixteen years of age. She has been living in a secluded cove with her mother who is a Sualwet, a being of the sea. Sera is half Saulwet and half Erlander, a being of the earth (like a human). Her mother had been captured by the Erlanders and experimented on. She was able to escape, but only to later have a child of both worlds. Sera is considered an outsider to both races so she must stay in exile, however one day while on the beach of her c...more
The truly important things in life - love, beauty, and one's own uniqueness - are constantly being overlooked. - Pablo Casals

Serafay is a union of two separate worlds - the Sualwets and the Erdlanders. she belongs to neither one. shunned by her water-borne kin and hidden from land-dwelling humans, she grows up protected in a secret cove with only her mother Nilafay for company. Serafay's longing for someone's friendship is realized when she meets the enigmatic Torkek. things, though, will be ne...more
Gwenyth Love
When I first received the email from Pavarti about possibly being part of her blog tour for the first section of Two Moons of Sera, I have to admit I was hesitant. I haven't had a lot of good luck with the the self-published, e-book only types of review requests. I often end up marking them as DNF (did not finish). But after seeing how short the story was I agreed to at least give it a chance. I am really glad I did.

Ms. Pavarti has such a wonderful lyrical flow to her writing you couldn't stop y...more
Two Moons of Sera (2MOS) is a fantasy book written for teens and young adults. I haven't been a teen or young adult for many, many years, but I really enjoyed this book. It is short, 47 pages, though the book has 55 pages. 2MOS is a quick, can't put it down read.

The story starts with a terrified Sualwet woman/teen named Nilafay, being chase, and then captured, by Erdlanders. Sualwets, are water dwellers and Erdlanders are land dwellers. They are also enemies.

Serafay, Nilafay's daughter, who says...more
Tyler’s Two Moons of Sera introduces readers to two very intriguing groups of people: the Sualwet, water people that have the unique ability to be on land as well as live in a water world and the Erdlanders, people that live on land only. In this installment, readers learn about the unique situations of two intriguing characters and how they are brought together. Sera and Tor each have a past that binds them together as friends and survivors.

The characters are interesting, quickly pulling you in...more
The story of this book takes place in a unique world with two very different sets of people. The Sualwets live in the sea, though they can survive on land as well for a prolonged period of time. The Erdlanders are more like us and live on land only. There is a war going on between them, and there is a lot of distrust and hatred. In the middle of this war, Nilafay, a Sualwet gets pregnant with an Erdlander’s child and hence Sera, her daughter has the characteristics of both. I loved the premise o...more
E.B. Loan
It's been a while since I've been asked to read & review anything by a new indie author. When I found an email in my inbox from Ms. Pavarti Tyler requesting a review for her Two Moons of Sera ebook launch I was ready.
I should say, I *thought* I was ready.
I have a strict policy of not...I repeat NOT looking too far into the content of a book (Any book. Right now I'm reading People of the Mist...hadn't a clue what it was about. I'm a century or so behind the trends). I like to read and form...more
I LOVE this book! Sera is half Sualwet and half Erdlander. She lives with her Sualwet mother, Nilafay, and is basically shunned by the Sualwet community. Her mother lives on land with Sera as Sera can only be under water for a shorter time than Nilafay Her mother goes scavenging for treasures which she brings back to Sera. These they use for their home and with these Sera also learns the Erdlander language. They have lived like this for 16 years, with Nilafay being Sera's only real company.
One d...more
Wow! This book was absolutely amazing<3 I'll start babbling now..........

Okay this book starts off with the main character, named Serafay. Sera for short. Spending time with her mother and believe it or not but that whole beginning mother daughter talk is interesting sweet and pretty important. Every part is, since every part explains something's about Sera and where she's from and what happened to her. Learning things that happened to her mom because of her. But anyway Sera just lives on a b...more
Phaedra Seabolt
Some stories catch you right away. Two Moons of Sera is one of those stories. The file includes both parts 1 and 2, and when you finish them, you will be craving part three. Sera is a hybrid created from some kind of medical research done on her mother. Her mother is from a race of water-born (from eggs) people called Sualwets. They have a human body structure but they have no hair and can breathe under water. The other half of Sera's genetics appears to be Erdlander, but it is entirely possible...more
Elsie Love
It's been a while since I've been asked to read & review anything by a new indie author. When I found an email in my inbox from Ms. Pavarti Tyler requesting a review for her Two Moons of Sera ebook launch I was ready.
I should say, I *thought* I was ready.
I have a strict policy of not...I repeat NOT looking too far into the content of a book (Any book. Right now I'm reading People of the Mist...hadn't a clue what it was about. I'm a century or so behind the trends). I like to read and form...more
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Award winning author of multi-cultural and transgressive literature, Pavarti K Tyler is an artist, wife, mother and number cruncher. She graduated Smith College in 1999 with a degree in Theatre. After graduation, she moved to New York, where she worked as a Dramaturge, Assistant Director and Production Manager on productions both on and off Broadway. Later, Pavarti went to work in the finance indu...more
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