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Catharsis (Legend of the Lemurians, Earth Keepers Chronicle 1)

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Karma can be a beautiful maiden or a bitch… Lemurians… Atlanteans… Hidden origins of Humanity…

Before recorded history, before Humanity, since times immemorial, the Earth Keepers have been watching over our planet. Marked at birth and endowed with supreme powers, the nine chosen ones are the Earth’s record keepers and moderators, and when the time comes, the ultimate
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Published September 12th 2012 by Smashwords Edition
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Mary Ellis
Sep 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
CATHARSIS immediately drew me in!

I've just finished a really intriguing short story written by Lada Ray: Catharsis, Legend of the Lemurians, is Book 1 of the new Earth Keepers Series. It is a metaphysical/dystopian short, which is also the companion and prequel to the upcoming YA fantasy/thriller novel, THE EARTH SHIFTER.

Catharsis is only 11K words, or about 30 pages in length, but it delivers quite an impact. The characters, back story, setting—all work together to create the aura of
Sep 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: science-fiction
Do you believe in the Atlanteans or, the even more obscured by time and history, Lemurians? If these ancient civilizations did exist, how did they arise? Could they have come from another planet? 'Catharsis, Legend of the Lemurians' is a fascinating allegorical tale by the talented author, Lada Ray. It is the prequel to the upcoming 'The Earth Shifter', a young adult fantasy exploring the possibility of a comet's catastrophic visitation to planet Earth! In 'Catharsis, Legend of the Lemurians', ...more
Kate's Reads
Sep 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
Lada Ray's short story, "Catharsis (Legend of the Lemurians) is Book 1 of the Earth Keepers Chronicles. It is a companion/prequel to The Earth Shifter, a full length novel. The story is about a planet on the outskirts of the Andromeda Galaxy, Catharsis, populated by extraordinarily beautiful people. The Catharsians have rounded up any ugly people and confined them to live behind an electric fence and fend for themselves. They call them "Uglies". The Uglies, who prefer the name Lemurians, are a ...more
Rachel's Book Reviews
Sep 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Cool! Lada has been an inspiration to me. because of this, Catharsis will be the first review I will post in both English and Russian.

I apologize if my Russian grammar isn't good. I haven't been taught much yet (probably half a lesson) so I just look up in a couple dictionary (to cross check) and compile it like english. I hope Russian speakers will be able to see my progress as I go. I appreciate constructive critisism. feel free to comment!

(It should be up in an hour or so!)

Wil K
Oct 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Excellent short story about alien (human) nature, and how we can learn to get along somehow. Compassion is the key to our own salvation, honest and compelling narrative about the most important lesson to learn. Pass this story to your kids, they'll learn something valuable that'll last a lifetime.
Sherry Fundin
I love the cover. Gorgeous in its simplicity. Hop on board and lets go for a ride to Catharsis.

Earth Keepers have been watching our planet since time immemorial. The nine chosen ones were record keepers and decision makers, in charge of deciding Earth's fate.

This is the beginning. To have a beginning, must there be an end?

Catharsis is a beautiful red planet inhabited with beautiful people of all ages. They had beautiful faces, beautiful bodies, beautiful homes, beautiful yards, beautiful stores,
Oct 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone!
Shelves: excellent-read
What does it mean to be ugly, TRULY UGLY from the inside-out?
We're about to find out as author Lada Ray takes us on a timeless adventure from a distant galaxy far away and long ago. Lessons "forgotten" tend to repeat themselves throughout history until we ultimately learn from them. This cautionary tale shows how our ancient ancestors, the Lemurians, lived their lives with love. They cared for one another and united as one people. Thus they can overcome any adversity that is trusted upon them,
M.C. O'Neill
Oct 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Holy Snappers!

There are seven billion people, or rather, souls, on this planet right now. Statistically speaking, everyone has a doppelganger. A person who shares so many qualities with you, that there exists striking similarities.

I write a series of books about life before humanity on our Big, Blue World. So does author Lada Ray. The synchronicity is astounding!

“Catharsis” is a novelette tackling this same quandary. And why not? Right now, doomsayers are screaming eschatological epithets for
Mardi Edwards
Nov 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Lada Ray just gets better and better. I absolutely loved this first book or prequel of the Earth Shifter series.
The red planet of Catharsis is inhabited by extraordinarily ‘beautiful’ people. But the Catharsians harbor a secret – they share the planet with the Lemurians – an ugly people who have been herded into Camp Ugly to live in drudgery under harsh conditions. They do not complain and are very gentle and compassionate in nature. We are quickly reminded that beauty lies not in looks but in
Lada Ray
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Living her life in the fast lane, Lada Ray, M.A., always wanted to write cool stories, which she'd been imagining in her head ever since she can remember. Instead, she listened to her well-meaning parents and started her life in a more traditional way (for her, that is). Born in Russia, she is a world traveler, linguist, financial consultant, Feng Shui Master, shaman, futurist, and ...more
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