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*Library Journal Indie E-Book Award Winner for Science Fiction
*B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree
*Shortlisted for the Half the World Global Literari Award
*Shelf Unbound Notable Indie Pick 2016

“Walker has created a fascinating, rough world….well-rounded characters and a fast-paced plot will keep readers engaged.” - Library Journal

"A well-written story with appealing characters,
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Paperback, 425 pages
Published 2016 by Octopus & Elephant Books
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Lindsay
Sep 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
LOVED this story! Solid sci-fi with a unique premise. Very little is standing in the way of this being a five-star review.

There were some editing issues; a handful of typos and some continuity quirks that rankled a little bit. Nothing I wasn't willing to overlook for the sake of a good story though.

I also felt that there were details missing that I would have loved to have. I assumed it was post-apocalyptic, but then there was a comment that made me think this is another planet? Alternate univer
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Angie
Jun 07, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: ri-authors, fantasy
My Review: I downloaded this one after discovering the author is local. Science fiction isn't really my thing, but this one is more like a futuristic fantasy. It took me a while to get into it, I really had trouble wrapping my head around the concept and for a vast majority of the book the characters are left in the dark, and you as the reader are also in the dark. You do start to grow attached to the characters, especially the sub-characters, Phaira and Theron are both fantastic and I look forw ...more
Natty
Dec 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Firstly, awesome addictive story and really really engaging writing style. I was so pleased to discover this author's ability to completely wrap the story around your brain in such a manner and create such delightfully real and flawed characters. I also appreciate the fact that this is one of those stories that really lends itself to being read multiple times as I feel I was so engaged in seeing where the story went that I missed some details that will no doubt be important later. Really good. M ...more
M.M. Paquin
Aug 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loren Walker builds a beautiful world, with in-depth character building. Her characters made me angry, made me laugh, and made me hurt. I could not wait to get to the next page, the next chapter, and now the next book. If you are looking for a good read, I highly recommend this series.
Skyler Boudreau
Jan 02, 2018 rated it liked it
Interesting plot with interesting characters. I wish there was more detail about the world, but this is the first one in a series, so that can come later. A full review should be available on Reader Views soon.
Barb McKinley
Jul 21, 2016 rated it liked it
This story has an interesting plot;however, it was disjointed and difficult to follow for me. I enjoyed the read but wasn't able to understand what was happening. The characters are good but difficult to bond to because of the disjointed way the book is assembled. The Author, Loren Walker, has a good writing style that is easy to read and wonderful ideas. It's funny because I liked the story while at the same time just couldn't understand the plot line. I think, as a new Author, Loren Walker wil ...more
Carrie Westmoreland Kurtz
Jan 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
First, let me just say that Eko is an extremely fascinating book. It follows the story of a girl named Sydel. She basically has a unique ability, called Eko, that allows her to hear people's thoughts and even send her thoughts to them. Sydel isn't the only person with this special ability.

When I first started reading this book I had a little bit of a difficult time getting into it. You're kind of thrown right in with no backstory so it is hard to keep up with what is happening. It was about a th
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Books In Brogan
Jul 02, 2016 rated it liked it
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An interesting plot, with plenty of surprises.  I know that the first book set in a new fantasy/dystopian world can be hard to write with all the exposition that has to be conveyed, however this one only had a few slow spots but it seems like there is a lot more coming judging by the ending, and I am looking forward to itThis review was originally posted on Books In Brogan
Amy Shannon
Sep 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Enter the world of Osha

An intense, gratifying journey into the fantasy world, the world of Osha. It's full of intrigue, and interesting futuristic environments, that lend to a grand story. Walker writes this journey of a new world very well, and the details are compelling. This is a mix of sci-fi and fantasy, and still can encompass the power of family. The beings, called EKO, are mind readers and healers. This gift lends to a more complex story. Excellent adventure for the reader, who becomes e
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Loren Walker is a Pushcart Prize nominee; her poems have appeared in QU Journal, the West Texas Literary Review, Coffin Bell Journal, Sugared Water, and other publications. She has published two chapbooks, Dislocation and strong-water, and is working on her third collection The Skeleton Dreamer, examining facets of death and dreaming.

Loren's debut fiction novel, EKO, won the Library Journal Indie
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