The Dawn of Dae
All of her plans fall to dust when she opens a portal within her refrigerator, turnin ...more
The cover art for this was selected from a stock image site, and it was selected because it matched one of my favorite scenes in the book, which occurs near the end.
So, I didn't have any idea there was overlap until after the cover was long since done and the book was on route for publication.
It's rare to find a stock image of an older man with a younger woman, which is very relevant to the book. So, there's the story of how Trillian browsing a stock image site found a cover that happened to match a scene in the novel.(less)
The characters in this novel were one of a kind yet also the type of individuals that one would expect in a fantasy novel. They were both fun and at tim ...more
1. A werewolf with pink wings
2. Canadian geese with human face
3.“Mommy, Mommy, Mommy!”
My macaroni and cheese was talking to me, and like a child on a sugar high, it darted to and fro in its excitement.
4.The panda huffed and flipped its middle finger at me.
5.A herd of the three-headed giraffe clopped down the center of the street, they wore no hats and had sharpened their horns.
I give up!
Oh yes there are also seems to be some humans and nonhumans in the book such as Alexa who has been has basically no luck and her life goes from bad to worse especially when she starts having hallucin ...more
Unsurprisingly, there is a ton of world building in this first book; the plot suffers as a result. Of the three major questions brought up in the narrative, at least one should have been resolved. Our tough, sly, sassy survivor, Alexa, ends the book in the (figuratively) last place she wants to be: vulnerable. Its like character development in reverse. Colby is interesting but not the laugh riot that other reviewers found him to be. Rob is too much of an unknown; a ...more
Trillion has built a most original world around the concept of an I break of magic into an alternative earth where people are strictly divided in Castes. There is lots of violent action, intrigue, a touch of mystery and. A strong flavouring of romance. A great deal of fun that kept me. Awake way too late . Hopefully there will be a sequel.
Alexa and Rob are great characters! I thoroughly enjoyed their story. Trillion came up with an interesting world with weird residents that are fascinating. I'm off to read the next book!!!
>This is the first book in the Dae Portals series and sets up the characters and action for the next books. The story seems to take place in a post-apocalyptic future. The levels in society have a lot of influence in everyone’s life. Alexa is in a poor level of society. She is forced to work for a drug lord, finding people her wants found, much like a bounty hunter. The only way to increase your class is to gain knowledge, so Alexa is secretly attending college ...more
So the book starts in a completely normal world. Alexa has a weird condition where she's allergic to human touch. She breaks out in hives and her skin is red and sore. No one else knows about her condition though. Her world runs on a caste system. One which I never fully understood, but that didn't bother me to much. She is worried about her caste and trying to climb up; however, the world has chang ...more
Alexa Daegberht is a loner from a lower caste. She has an allergic reaction to any one that touches her. She tries to go to college and raise to a higher caste which is the elite. In order to do that she has done some things that one wouldn't be proud of. This includes working for a known drug lord. One day everything changes when the Dawn of Dae happens. All of sudden werewolves, fire breathers, and unicorns are commonplace in the world. She mu ...more
It takes place in an America where the elite control just about everything, and there is a sharp distinction between elite and non-elite, much like the English class system of a century or two go, and like what the pessimistic fear that America is sliding toward. It concerns a definitely non-elite university student who is more or less forced to seek employment from a local crime boss and do his investigative work. S ...more
Colby, the sentient casserole, is a delight, as are some of the other inhabitants of this new world. However, others are the stuff of ...more
A superbly executed, explosive entry to a new series in a gripping universe.
The subtle twist on our world that shapes this universe is so familiar as to be entirely unremarkable, and so as a social commentary, this book becomes excellent science fiction.
Taking the world so vividly through such an interesting transformation is often poorly executed, in my humble opinion: too often, the effects of the world-changing event aren't cast in nearly enough immensity. This, thankfully, is not one of th...more
All of her plans fall to dust when she opens a portal within her refrigerator, turning her macaroni and cheese casserole into a sentient being. By dawn the next day, the mysterious dae have come to Earth to stay. Hund ...more
I was given a copy of this book for an honest review free of persuasion from the author or anyone else affiliated with this book.
I have always wondered why the things of fantasy, legend and fairy tales can't really be true. Were the authors of these tales on hallucinogenics? How could you imagine things that you had never seen or heard of before? Isn't there a grain of truth to all stories?
Now, imagine waking up one morning to find all these beings are real, plus some. Some even see ...more
Dawn of The Dae is set in a very dystopian world, a world where there is now a caste system in place and to be anywhere in the world you need to be an Elite.
Alexa isn't an Elite, but her caste allows her to enrol to college and do her Bach. Now I don’t fully understand the whole caste system or why it was implemented. How the world has come to be like it is described isn't really discuss ...more
Here's the problem: The author doesn't flesh out the story. They don't explain things. I'm not talking show-not-tell, I mean I had to get halfway into the book to go OKAY. So this is sort of like out world, which it claims to be, but not actually the society we live in. Or the fact it feels like no one reacts with questions to this MINDBLOWING change in society, or anything? Because I'm ...more
Warning: Some spoilers may be included in my review.
Anyways, this book really does have it all. Drugs, prostitutes, schooling, dragons, vampires, a unicorn, hallucinations, sex, kidnapping, arson, revenge, dystopian setting that just gets worse – you name it! It’s fast paced, hilarious, action-packed, and just delightful!
I give this book 5.0 out of 5.0 stars because it was so much fun to read. If you ...more
This book was a great read. It was fantastic and kept me on my toes. This author makes reading quite a sport! Alexa is one amazing character you will not want to miss.
The unexpected turns were very well placed! Can't wait to see what this author has in store for their next amazing book!!!
Come read this enchanting book <3 you will be pleased