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Parallel (Mortisalian Saga #1)

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Cassandra Collier was only seventeen when her parents dumped her in a psychiatric ward. Seven years later, she still has no hope of leaving. Nothing’s changed. She still hears sounds that can’t possibly be real - sounds of war and brutal deaths that she can’t turn off. At least, not since his voice was silenced in her mind.

After a threat to her life becomes very real, Cass
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Published March 14th 2016
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Kay
Jan 20, 2016 Kay rated it it was amazing
---Two worlds... One hope.---

Parallel is the first book in the Mortisalian Saga, and a saga it definitely is--one that will rivet you with vivid descriptions of lush architecture and sizzling atmosphere along with scenes of despair and eruptions of violence and bloodshed. You will see Mortisali in all its gorgeousness and feel the spirits of both dark and light magic swirling through the air around you as you read, an enchantment and haunting foreshadowing of utterly possessive grandeur that is
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Kristina
Jan 20, 2016 Kristina rated it it was amazing
How can i get to Mortisali?? That's what i thought when i finished this book.....really *looks around* ;) LJ created this beautiful world you just wanna be a part of, the characters are amazing! You will fall in love with each and every one of them! I just can say this: go read it and fall as much in love as i have with this beautifully written book..... I can't wait for the next book in this series!
Heather Ross
Feb 14, 2016 Heather Ross rated it it was amazing
Parallel, the latest piece of brilliance from the mind of L.J. Stock, is a novel that you won't want to put down. So if you plan to pick up a copy, don't expect to get anything done until you've finished. The hangover I've been nursing since I finished reading it is of the epic variety.

There is almost nothing that this book doesn't have: wonderful, well rounded and interesting characters, snappy dialogue, a world you will never want to leave, forbidden love that you just can't help pulling for,
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Sue
Jan 20, 2016 Sue rated it it was amazing
Day 1 WOW was the first word I said when I finished the book.I had nothing else that would make sense after the amazing book I had just read.
Day 2 I was in a complete Parallel haze all day at work and couldn't stop thinking about these characters and what they were doing.
DAY 3 My dreams I woke up from,I was in Mortisali.
I want to be in Mortisali with these characters.And I was with the way LJ Stock wrote this book.
I didn't want this story to ever end,I slowed down my reading in the last 20% hopp
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Kathy Wideman
I will admit that it took me a bit to get into this book. But about half way through the book a was totally hooked. This book is about a girl names Cassandra. She has lived a life that is pretty bad so far. She is currently lives in a mental institution thanks to her father. She has heard these noises and sounds her whole life but has no clue if that means she is crazy or not. Sometimes she even sees the things she hears. But her whole life is about to change and she about to learn about her tru ...more
Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
Parallel is the first book in the Mortisalian Saga, telling the story of Cass who is in a Psychiatric Hospital for what looks like the rest of her life. Cass hears noises when water is nearby, horrific sounds of war and people in torment. She has made the best of her life, but things are about to happen that change all that she has known, and all those she thought she could count on.

WOW! This is an amazing #Fantasy #Romance that is so much more! It is full of action, elements, danger, and yes, a
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Lita Thomas
Mar 19, 2016 Lita Thomas rated it really liked it
Parallel (Mortisalian Saga Book 1) by L. J. Stock is the story of Cassandra a young lady who for the past 7 years has lived in a mental hospital. Since she was a little girl she has been hearing not only voices but a war plus she has an imaginary friend. She has had a hard life not only has she had to endure the noise and voices but a father that was mentally and emotionally abusive. Cassandra has gotten used to living in the hospital and is making the best of the situation until one night chang ...more
United Indie Book Blog
Apr 16, 2016 United Indie Book Blog rated it really liked it
Drama, mystery, romance, parallel universe what else does a book need. This book had a little of everything to keep you bound to the pages. Everyone is different in life but Cassandra thought something was very different about her, her whole life she wonders if there was something wrong with her. This book was a page turner from beginning till the end. Damon was one of those characters that will draw you in and just when you want to slap him you start to love him.
Cassandra has been through a lot
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Karyn
Jan 27, 2016 Karyn rated it it was amazing
Parallel was an incredible story filled with action, angst, tough decisions, heartbreak, and romance. I fell in love with the characters and the world they live in. This book was one that I took my time reading as I became immersed in the world of Mortisali. Once there I did not want to leave.

The characters were well defined and various important ones were introduced throughout the story. The author did a great job developing each of them. With the amount of important characters, it could have e
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Charlie M.  Matthews
Apr 16, 2016 Charlie M. Matthews rated it it was amazing
To discover a novel that tugs and pulls you in from the very first page is tough. It doesn't happen often, but when it does, you cherish every moment of every page, each chapter and full stop..
L.J has a magnificent eye for detail and her creative mind knows no bounds.
Through every turn of the page I found myself engrossed, living the story through Cass' eyes as well as my own. I found myself running barefoot through plush fields, I swam in the bluest of rivers and I watched the sun rise and fall
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Danielle Goodwin
Jun 04, 2016 Danielle Goodwin rated it it was amazing
L.J. Stock's "Parallel" is the amazing first tale in the Mortisalian Saga. I don't give out many straight 5-star reviews, so believe me when I say this book is awesome! It's a new adult fantasy romance. Sweet and powerful. The writing and descriptions are very intense. I love the mythology with the four elements and the translocation. All the makings for an amazing series. I can't wait to read #2 and I've already added more from this author to my TBR list!
Danielle Goodwin
L.J. Stock's "Parallel" is the amazing first tale in the Mortisalian Saga. I don't give out many straight 5-star reviews, so believe me when I say this book is awesome! It's a new adult fantasy romance. Sweet and powerful. The writing and descriptions are very intense. I love the mythology with the four elements and the translocation. All the makings for an amazing series. I can't wait to read #2 and I've already added more from this author to my TBR list!
Heidi Sturgess
Oct 15, 2016 Heidi Sturgess rated it it was amazing
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The cover art is phenomenonal!!  I must be honest and say that, that  is what drew me in, in the first place!

Cassandra had a hard childhood in the sense that her parents were detached emotionally and the fact that she was different didn't help much. I fell in love with her as a child already especially with the relationship she shared with Damon
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May 11, 2017 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
Parallel is the first book I have read by this author as well as the first book in the Mortisalian Saga. Cass was put into a mental facility by her parents at the age of 17. The book begins 7 years later with her still in the same hospital. She hears and see things, mostly war, through water. A nurse is dragging her through the hospital to the shower. What follows is a fantastical story filled with tales of the gods, mythical beings, other realms, battles and so much more. The story is extremely ...more
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From a young age L.J. Stock was led by her imagination. From the moment she could read she fell into worlds where trees could talk and little girls could move things with their minds.

In no hurry to grow up, she found stories all around her, in the forests of Plym Bridge, the moss covered hills of Dartmoor, then, as she grew older, the wide spread city of Houston, where she currently resides and w
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