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The Eighth

(Alt-World Chronicles #0.5)

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“I’m going to die tonight.”

Esme, the Order’s current alterni, wields magic she barely understands. This is not her world. These are not her people. Whenever she closes her eyes, she relives battles with a thousand malevolenci demons. And tonight, she knows this could be the end.

King Owen Lord is responsible for summoning Esme to this nightmare. It’s up to him to keep her
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ebook, 23 pages
Published May 4th 2019
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Pegboard
Jul 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Eighth is a compact taste of The Alt-World Chronicles by Sunshine Somerville. Esme Kuchis is called upon to train as a magical alterni on an alternate earth to close rifts that threatens their livelihood. King Owen grieves that he must push his warriors and magicians hard, but what choice does he have of saving his planet from these evil creatures that enters these portals? Esme predicts her own death just earlier that day, she can feel the darkness rising and fears she is not enough to stop ...more
Kylie
Sep 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: hidden-gems
The Eighth is a very short prequel/introduction into The Alt-World Chronicles. The story starts with Esme, the Order's current alterni drinking in a bar and telling a stranger that she is going to die tonight. From what little we find out about her, an alterni is someone who wields magic and uses it to close "rifts" where demons enter to destroy the world she is in. We also learn that this is not her world, or her people and she is viewed as a bit of an outsider.

The next character we meet is Ki
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OldBird
I'm really not sure this was a great starting point for a newbie to The Alt-World Chronicles, as I spent most of the time wondering what on earth a malevolenti/spindlox/insert-evil-thing-name-here was.

The first chapter from Esme's POV was intriguing without relying on knowing exactly what an alterni was and could have worked, but the big bang action sequence which dropped her POV for some guy called Owen (view spoiler) just got bogged down in a se
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Tamara
Apr 25, 2020 rated it liked it
Interesting intro into series

So this is a prequel and it was interesting. Esme is an alterni, someone who can close rifts. She knows she is going to die, she can feel it like she can sense rifts. This book gives a view of what she has risk to seal a rift and those that try to protect her.

I found it intriguing enough that I would like to read more from the series.
Stephi
Apr 23, 2020 rated it liked it
2.75 stars
Interesting concepts, but I didn't feel invested at all.
Karen Bendzus
Apr 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Short,but violent. Not gory though
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Sunshine Somerville is a Science Fantasy author who loves blending genres. She has a degree in English Literature and self-published her first book at the ripe old age of nine.  She currently lives on the beachy side of Michigan with her husband, two fur babies, and two human daughters. 
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