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Illirin #0.5

Breaking the Schism

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A prequel to Laura Maisano's hit series: Illirin...

The trials are looming, but Makai spends his days watching the portals to Earth and filling his sketchbook with drawings of his muse—a strawberry-blonde beauty named Heather. Although breaking the Schism is illegal, taboo, and all sorts of wrong, temptation to escape responsibility pushes him to cross over and meet his crush.

Once just isn’t enough.

Every few days, Makai skips school, sneaking onto Earth to spend time with Heather. Could he stay with her? He’d have to leave his friends, his family…his world. Makai’s free to choose his future, but everyone expects brilliance from the Winged Councilman’s son. He can’t disappoint his father, especially when Father’s office seems to be caught in the whispers of conspiracy. Eventually the danger following the Councilman follows Makai, and even Earth isn’t far enough to run.

52 pages, ebook

Published February 9, 2016

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Laura Maisano

8 books43 followers
Laura has an MA in Technical writing and is a Senior Editor at Anaiah Press for their YA/NA Christian Fiction. She's the author of the Illirin series, SCHISM and UNITY.

Her gamer husband and amazing daughter give support and inspiration every day. Their cats, Talyn and Moya, provide entertainment through living room battles and phantom-dust-mote hunting. Somehow, they all manage to survive living in Texas where it is hotter than any human being should have to endure. http://lauramaisano.com

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Author 36 books376 followers
February 17, 2016
Gabe is about to graduate and has no idea what to do, which is a problem because a) he doesn't come from Earth, and b) on Illirin, you kind of need to pick a path right out of school. He can't follow his Very Important Father's political footsteps, and he doesn't have a military bent or a commercial bent. Really, he just loves his art.

And a young woman. He loves a young woman whom he can't be with because she's from Earth, and see point A: he's not from Earth. It's forbidden to go across the Schism between worlds.

Except the story is called "Breaking the Schism." So guess what happens next?

I enjoyed the story and the background, and it leads right into the events that take place at the beginning of Schism, the next Illirin book. Check it out!
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20 reviews3 followers
July 6, 2016
This was a good short story setup for the next two novels. I'm looking forward to seeing where they go.
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