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The Tyro

(The Dreamwalkers of Larreta #1)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  15 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Larreta, home of the dreamwalkers, is being torn apart.

Rifts are forming and swallowing everything in their path. People, structures, entire villages, are disappearing. No one knows where the rifts come from or how to stop them. And they are getting worse.

Leo, a Senior Dreamwalker, is recalled from Earth, where he fled rather than face his failures. His heightened abilit
Kindle Edition, 207 pages
Published September 19th 2016 by Ellysian Press
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Robin Chambers
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The story is a fascinating one, exploring what freedoms can be found when the spirit is freed to roam beyond the fetters of flesh. The inhabited parts of Larreta, home to ‘the dreamwalkers’ are Utopian, looking “like Earth, but without its imperfections.” Benevolent alien life-forms maintain a perfect environment in which dreamwalkers can explore past lives, wrestle with personal demons free of the constraints that normally shackle earthbound existence and progress along their individual paths u ...more
Michael Gray
Oct 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
"The Tyro", Carol Holland March's first volume in her fantasy trilogy, is as much a spiritual vision as it is an adventure story that explores strange new worlds and vast realms of time--populated throughout with interesting and believable characters. In fact, I couldn't quite still a persistent feeling that the author's secret motivation in writing this fictional work has been to create a blueprint for how she believes our existence on Planet Earth already operates in the here and now. Yet the ...more
Steve Ross
Sep 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Life is but a dream. True or false?

Physicists are finding that in the small-scaled world of quantum mechanics, matter and energy can be interchangeable. And if our familiar solid world is made up of this more malleable level, perhaps our minds give us the potential to make these transformations—changes that could revolutionize our traditional understanding of dreams, memory, time and—hey, just what in tarnation are we after all?

But “The Tyro,” is a work of fiction and not a science textbook. At
Francis Mont
Sep 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
It is very difficult to review the first third of a book. I know that now I am hooked on the story and eagerly await the next volume. When? I want to know what happens. It is a magic world that makes me feel homesick. So, what can I say at this point? The major strength of the book is the imagination that created this unique and unusual world that, even though it has not been fully explained yet, but it makes perfect sense on a visceral level. The incredibly rich description of the world: the sc ...more
Luke Hindmarsh
Jul 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sci-fi from another plane of existence


The Tyro is a very different sort of science fiction novel to the ones I normally read. Don’t expect much if anything in the way of ‘technology’ in the physical sense of the word. Instead, the author has constructed a world on the premise that certain Eastern and New Age philosophies are literally true. So people have multiple incarnations, vibrate at different energy levels and can ascend to other worlds where their bodies are ‘eternal’. This could ha
Sep 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book was provided for free by the author in exchange for an honest review via the MMRG Don’t Buy My Love Program.

“The Tyro” is a high concept sci-fi fantasy that is an intriguing exploration of the realm where physics meets the spiritual. This first book in the trilogy explores the world of Larreta, which functions like a way station in the reincarnation cycle for dreamwalkers, where they come to analyze and learn from their different lives on Earth in order to continue into higher planes/w
Andrew Peters
Jul 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Tyro is high concept sci fi with an intriguing premise. Sleepwalkers live dream-like, simulated lives on Earth while training their psychic powers in a celestial realm. The stakes are high as a mysterious "rift" has appeared, engulfing realms throughout the universe. The sleepwalkers may be the only ones who can stop it.

Among this band of spiritual beings is Leo, a man somewhat broken by his failure to achieve "ah-min," which is a sort of higher plane that can happen when two dreamwalkers fu
Jul 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Tyro is a beautifully written blend of sensuous seascapes, dreamscapes and timeless, energetic beings who exist to guide us to a higher realm of existence as they too evolve. It's a stunning, uplifting achievement blending aspects of Buddhism and Christianity on a distant realm, then suddenly bringing it up up close as a glimpse into another unseen reality. A particular temple scene is breathtaking and cinematic. Fans of east meets west spirituality, reincarnation, "quantum fiction" and fell ...more
Elisa Rolle
Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
2017 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: The Tyro (The Dreamwalkers of Larreta #1) Carol Holland March
1) An incredible blend of quantum concepts, action, and spirituality, author Carol Holland March gives us believable and interesting characters and a timeless rich story of triumph.
2) I love the way Ms. March combined old and new with this sci-fi / fantasy piece. Old--lovers from another life time are united once again, melding of current day religions of Buddhism and Christianity, and Native Amer
Jane A
Jul 30, 2017 rated it liked it
*Copy of The Tyro provided by Ellysian Press for an honest review for Alpha Book Club

I’m not quite sure whether to categorize The Tyro as an urban fantasy or sci-fi. There’s a part of the story that takes place on Earth, but the majority of it takes place in another universe called Larreta. If I understood correctly, the only way to enter would be through a portal. In any way the story takes place in a different world which means that many details had to be explained. The author did a pretty goo
4.5* Review written for Love Bytes Reviews.

So, while I had found the blurb for this book interesting enough to pique my interest, I wasn’t entirely certain I would actually like this one once I’d started it…and boy, was I totally wrong! When you start the book, there is a glossary of terms and while it isn’t the first book I’ve seen to have one right at the beginning, this is probably one of the only books that reading said glossary is, in my opinion, totally necessary. The idea that the life I’
Carol March
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I write fantasy, science fiction, and magical realism. My stories are character-based, set on Earth and in other places that may or may not be real.

I love all types of fantasy, magical realism, soft science fiction, and gender and genre-bending stories.

My fantasy trilogy, The Dreamwalkers of Larreta, is published by Ellysian Press.

My shorter fiction is available from Fireborn Publishing.

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