Discovering who you are can be dangerous — even deadly.
International author and editor Rebecca Inch-Partridge releases her debut YA science fiction novel Escaping the Dashia, the first book of her “The Paraxous Star Cluster” series, under Black Rose Publishing.
Escaping the Dashia follows the story of Twyla, a 15-year-old telepath. Twyla has been living in secret on Earth to forget her background. Twyla, being a DeConnett, means that she is also a Dashia—a group of genetically modified telepaths who utilize their abilities to manipulate certain people and destroy others. Despite years of hiding from her race, Twyla’s mother, Madam Cassiopeia DeConnett, discovers her whereabouts and kidnaps Twyla back to the Paraxous Star Cluster. When there seems to be no escape, Twyla contemplates taking her own life. Only then she became friends with another prisoner named Dovain, and their relationship develops into something more. Can they come up with a plan to set themselves free together? Can she have faith in herself to take a chance on love? Will ‘love’ eventually save her or lead to her destruction?
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For a debut novel, and something to start the series, Rebecca Inch-Partridge gave the readers a taste of what to expect for the whole Paraxous Star Cluster series. Escaping the Dashia sets the tone to get the readers hooked and looking forward to the next installments. Right from the very first page, the author introduces the readers to how multi-layered the book’s lore is. The world-building of this book is planned perfectly and executed well. The characters, the setting, and the other aspects of the lore are interesting to read, making the readers instantly turn the pages of the book.
As the book’s heroine, Twyla possesses a great sense of determination to stay true to herself. She has a giant moral compass and is willing to do what is right, even if the cost is against her biological mother. Aside from that, Twyla’s connection with the other characters in the book, specifically Twyla’s closest friends and family, is so wholesome that it will make the readers root for them until the end.
The book provides a good conflict and leaves a question to ponder, “What if your greatest enemy is your biological mother?” How will you overcome it? In addition, it teaches how important it is to know one’s core and stay true to it no matter what happens. It teaches us that who you are is not defined by genetics but by what’s in your heart. Overall, the book is a perfect mix of thrill and excitement, dabbed with a bit of romance. Escape the Dashia is unpredictable and full of twists and turns. Knowing how the author will continue Twyla’s story in future installments is intriguing.
If you’re looking for a good sci-fi/fantasy novel with excellent world-building and relatable characters, this book is for you.
You can check out Escaping the Dashia on Amazon, which releases this March 14 to rave reviews!