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Two Moons of Sera Vol. 1 (Two Moons of Sera #1-4)

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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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Gregory Lamb
I was intrigued after reading "Two Moons of Sera Vol 1.," which left me hanging on that unanswered question, "…and then what happened?" The omnibus is the complete collection of all four volumes rounding out the adventurous journey of Serafay and Torkek. Not only is the author a master story teller of fantasy, but in this collection Pavarti K. Tyler includes some interesting philosophical concepts about social conflict.

In volume one the reader is introduced to Sera, short for Serafay, the daught
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Two Moons of Sera—Omnibus, is the complete four part series all in one book. For me, it was like the element world met fantasy, complete with land dwellers–Erlanders, water dwellers–Sualwet, and even a fire dwellers–A’aihea. Segregated and at war with one another, Serafay knows little of any world. Half human and half Sualwet, and despised by both races, she’s lived her life in seclusion for her sixteen years. But today, everything sh
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
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
I won this in a goodreads giveaway.

This is so much more than the "mermaids vs. humans" I thought it would be. No, this is a possible future, billions of years from now after much mutation & evolution (which seems to be what happened). Or it's just an interesting alternate universe. The language and characters are rich and well-developed, easy to empathise with (even those who aren't really likeable) and I find myself hating to put it down.

There is a war between the two main races, the Erdlan
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
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
Jessica West
The world building and population are mind-blowing. This author has a real knack for creating new races, and even factions within each race. And instead of any one people being clearly defined as the good guys, she portrays the Sualwet and Erdlanders as two different groups of individuals struggling against one another, both fighting for survival. There's more I'm leaving out so I don't spoil anything, but the creation of the characters alone is impressive.

This isn't your typical dystopian sci-
Emlyn Chand
The second part was much more exciting than the first, because it was all Erdlander camp all the time, baby!

Tor kind of annoyed me in the first book, I'll confess, but this time around, he proved to be my favorite character. Just who or what the heck is he? And darned if the borderline love scenes aren't sexy. I just want Sera and Tor to consummate their match already!

What will happen when Sera is discovered for what she is? Who will be the one to turn her in? And what will Tor's and Sera's babi
Melissa Ogletree
I received this book for an honest review.
Sera's world is quiet in the small cove she shares with her mother Nila. Half Sualwet and half Erdlander she's shunned by one race and wanted as a science experiment by the other. She knows their exclusion is for her safety but she just wants a little excitement in her life something to save her from her boredom. What she finds is that you should be careful what you wish for!
This book was a quick interesting read that pulls you deep into a new world fill
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.
Shadowlynx Behr
I loved this story! LOVED IT! The world that was created here definitely had my imagination soaring. Alas, it's over and I'm sad because I was falling in love with Tor. Gah! Tor...the fact that his element was fire certainly fit. He left me burning in his wake!
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!
DISCLAIMER: I'm close friends with the author, and this is in no way an unbiased review. I'm not even going to try.

I have to admit to being delighted by "Two Moons of Sera" (henceforth: TMoS). It's not my usual fare. In fact, I hesitated to read it at all because I have trouble lately with suspending my disbelief when it comes to novels in general, never mind stories that take place in fantasy settings. But somehow Tyler found a pleasant economy between filling out her original world and keeping
Estes livros foram feitos para serem lidos de seguida, pois não há qualquer elo de ligação, nenhuma introdução para situar o leitor no início deste segundo volume.

Esta segunda parte (de quatro) conseguiu ser mais consistente que a primeira, no entanto faltou-lhe alguma da magia do anterior. Este foi mais terra-a-terra, menos fantástico, mas também melhor para o desenvolvimento de personagens.

A história adensa-se, mas ainda existem demasiadas incógnitas em relação ao conflito entre povos. Também
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
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
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
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
Gregory Lamb
The final installment of Pavarti K. Tyler's epic fantasy series was thoroughly satisfying. I was hooked from the first volume and had to read the others in the series and must declare that volume four was a smashing success at keeping my attention.

Tyler's mastery of language and character voice made reading to the end of Sera's fantastic journey an enjoyable and entertaining experience. After loosing Tor in Volume Three, Sera feels alone, even though she's among others who are willing to work t
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
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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
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
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
Misty Rayburn
This is the second book in a set of serial novellas and here we find Sera and Tor entrenched in an Erdlander base. They both are scared but Sera wants answers so she continues to try to blend in. The more secrets she uncovers about what the Erdlanders are doing, the more she finds that ignorance is bliss.

The second volume of Two Moons of Sera has a lot more action in it because it takes place completely in the Erdlander base. Sera and Tor’s story gets even more complex as questions are answered.
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
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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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