by Steve North
These pages jumped out at me in color. Two races, completely different. The opposites of one another and each live by completely different codes and ethics. Both flourish and live out grand lives, within their own set of expectations of. Enemies, yet both truly depend on the other.
The circle is.
The words written from both races could almost be defined as new languages in a new world, somewhat like and then again nothing like Earth. It becomes evident in the very first pages of Mauria the differences in the races and the ranking of each.
We are continually reminded the Vuervee respect a code that life is a circle. All things have a purpose and even though they are allowed to flourish by the Maurians simply as food, this is still accepted by all as part of the circle.
The circle ends. The circle begins. The circle is.
The Maurians are steadfast, only growing in what they consider true progress. Their description reminded me of Pink Floyd videos and made up like machines, leaving a lot of emotion out of their daily lives, most usually. They look upon integrity as the ultimate ingredient, and making each Maurian a Hero if they succeed.
The strange and frustrating degree is how the Maurians define integrity. The Vuervee live by a code. To kill another is to kill yourself. Until a mating occurs. A mating between a Vuervee and a Maurian. The offspring of that mating changes everything…gradually and everso.
Mauria is truly an amazing and creative read. If you enjoy being swept away to a fantasy place that can only exist for those with a vivid imagination, you will adore this book. I adore it, and will cherish the message that is coded in the alluring words. Allow yourself the time to be held captive in its pages, and you will be filled with hope and beauty. And, evenso for all the ugly that is manifested…and unfortunately much like life, much like earth.
Vividly beautiful and an incredible fantasy sci-fi! I highly recommend adding Mauria by Steve North to your reading list.
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Ever wonder why we humans are constantly torn by love and hate, trust and fear, peace and war? Maybe all of our ancestors came from Mauria!
In the spirit of Lord of the Rings and Avatar, author Steve North weaves a fascinating, complex and incredibly original story of love, power, life and death-that takes place before we existed. Mauria is a gripping tale of two races, the Maurians and the Vuervee. The city-walled Maurians use early technology to stamp out messy things like nature, emotions, and even weather. They are completely focused on heroism, power and technology. The Vuervee live by “the Circle” and have evolved in the wild, their more “animal-like” forms living naturally in the Circle of the land all the time, at any cost.
The problem is — The Vuervee are the Maurian food supply, The Maurians hunt the Vuervee.And butcher them. And eat them. The two races are so different there can only be one shocking conclusion.
Mauria features an amazing and complex cast of characters, all unknowingly marching toward the same precipice. It follows an impossible love story between misfits from each race. It follows two “hybrids” in their fateful dance toward each other. It follows the political scum-will-rise character, Bordt, as he climbs to power in CityMauria. It follows many high “Mr Sirs” as they backstab and blackmail, and rise and fall in a world where sex is a petty crime, and extortion is a respected skill.
Mauria is a wild ride on a cyclone of love, power, beauty, hate and greed-tamed only by fate and destiny.