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ISBN:
0615669166
Author:
Becca Mills
Language:
English
Publisher:
Recompense Press (2012)
Pages:
378 pages
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1962 kb
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1996 kb
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1325 kb
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Rating:
4.6
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568


FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Nice girls don't believe in monsters. Amateur photographer Beth Ryder is in trouble. She's taking pictures of things she can't see.

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Nolander, by Becca Mills is such a book. The world envisioned by Ms. Mills is so rich and imaginative you can dive right in without noticing your suspension of disbelief

Nolander, by Becca Mills is such a book. Mills is so rich and imaginative you can dive right in without noticing your suspension of disbelief. She has created a universe inhabited by humans and more-than-humans, but one in which humans aren’t helpless playthings of the gods (a personal gripe, and something that will make me dump a book faster than stinky cheese). Watching her world expand is like watching a flower bloom. Jan 12, 2015 Marina Finlayson rated it really liked it.

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Beth Ryder's dangerously sexy and seemingly all-powerful boss has disappeared, leaving an increasingly desperate group of Nolanders - and one inept Second - in charge of policing other-worldly activity across much of North America

Beth Ryder's dangerously sexy and seemingly all-powerful boss has disappeared, leaving an increasingly desperate group of Nolanders - and one inept Second - in charge of policing other-worldly activity across much of North America. What better time for a legendary monster to emerge from the Second Emanation and make New York City its hunting ground? But little does Beth know that dealing with the voracious Thirsting Ground will pale in comparison to a shocking betrayal that threatens to destroy her new life among the Nolanders.

Becca Mills is an over-educated, under-exercised lover of good coffee, science, and fast cars. Becca is currently completing Book 3 of the Emanations series: Isolate

Becca Mills is an over-educated, under-exercised lover of good coffee, science, and fast cars. Oh yes. She believes the world can be a rough place and that everyone deserves to leave it behind now and then. That pretty much makes books a human right, no? Becca is currently completing Book 3 of the Emanations series: Isolate. When not novelizing, she spends quite a bit of time on her "day job" as a college writing teacher.

12 April ·. File this one under. took my first car there many a time.

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In Becca Mills's Emanations series, this strange and magical world crosses paths with a seemingly ordinary young woman from the American Midwest.

Beth Ryder knows she's different  . In Becca Mills's Emanations series, this strange and magical world crosses paths with a seemingly ordinary young woman from the American Midwest. It'll never be the same again. Books related to Nolander. Lost In Limbo (Lana Harvey, Reapers Inc. books 1-3).

Amateur photographer Beth Ryder is in trouble: monsters are showing up in her pictures

Amateur photographer Beth Ryder is in trouble: monsters are showing up in her pictures. Seized by a dangerous organization dedicated to keeping Earth's shadow world-and its frightening inhabitants-a secret, Beth must come to terms with a radically altered future, one in which her own humanity seems to be slipping away. Emanations, Book 1. More.

Solatium - Becca Mills. The great wolf Ghosteater crept up the dry streambed. So we Nolanders had been hunting down rat kings for months. And thank god we had, because there were actually a lot more than the sixteen the public knew about - all in all, we’d found seventy-five of the things. I eyed the alcove in front of me.

[ Nolander By Mills, Becca ( Author ) Paperback 2012 ]
  • Yainai
Readers who want to immerse themselves in a dream world will find plenty to like here. The plot carries the reader on at a pleasant pace, and there is always something happening, but for me the protagonist's thoughts and actions did not coalesce into a whole person. The other characters were rather flat, and the plot seemed to jerk them around.

As a freebie, of course, the book is not complete unto itself, but a pretty obvious ploy for readers to continue with the series, and those who enjoy the book will want to do that. Personally, I did not find the constant discovery of special abilities for the protagonist to wield right in time to deal with an emergency very compelling, but for fantasy fans this is definitely worth a try.
  • Thorgaginn
OVERVIEW/ANALYSIS: Nolander is an interesting book with an even more interesting title. It seems to play of the word “land” in a similar fashion as Waylander by David Gemmell. The main story is about Beth Ryder, a young woman living in a small town called Dorf in Wisconsin (possibly).

She’s never been able to hold on to any job due to her panic disorder. She wins a camera in a local contest and while taking pictures of her town, discovers that there’s something off about them. She often finds weird folks appearing in her pictures when no one was there in reality. Mightily confused, and bereft of familial ties (her only blood relation is her brother but whose wife hates Beth and limits her contact with her nieces). Trying to decipher the cause of these weird photographic occurrences and the people in them leads her to find out about the shadow world and its denizens who cross over.

From there onward, the story goes deeper and deeper in to the paranormal and we discover more about Beth’s past, her family and other town characters. The story begins on a slow pace and does take its own time to reveal all, but once all the cards are on the table. There’s some big revelations handed down in this story and also there’s some big hints about the future. Also this book doesn’t shy away from some dark stuff, to begin with our protagonist is shown to be suffering from panic disorder and while it isn’t classically described. Beth shows enough signs and symptoms for the readers to be sympathetic towards her fight for normality. Also there are couple of other characters who are shown to straddle the boundaries of morality with their acts.

Overall this story is a slow build, the author steadily unveils the story, the characters and the world within. For many readers this might be a turn off, but I thought it was an interesting way to showcase the story and especially present the story from a person who’s suffering from a mental health issue. This was a big plus from the author and given how well she presents Beth. I enjoyed this urban fantasy focusing on two different worlds and how certain characters tried their best to fit in. There were a few negatives to go along with the plus points namely the pace of the story stays sedate throughout and that can take a toll on many a reader. Secondly there’s a lot of things that are left unexplained which can hamper the reading experience. But given that it’s the first novel in a series, this factor is to be expected to some degree.

I thought this was an interesting storyline with a protagonist who is very sympathetic. The execution of the story and sedate pace however detract a bit and thus impaired my enjoyment to the fullest extent.
  • romrom
An interesting new take on urban fantasy. This book started out a bit rough but caught my attention as it moved into the third chapter. Beth, a character who believes she is suffering panic attacks, picked up photography as a method to deal with her life. When she finds images showing up in her black and white film photos that she knows aren't there, things start to happen.

With a diverse cast of characters and a lot of interesting information this book is compelling. As the novel picks up speed and depth, you find yourself immersed in this world. When Beth ends up transported to another 'strait' and we meet the tree-octopuses the story is just barreling along.

The only thing that held me back from giving this five stars is that the ending is quite abrupt. Another chapter would have helped this book seem complete. Nothing wrong with a cliff hanger ending but it felt like we lost a chapter at the end, instead of finishing up the tale and leaving it open for the next one.

I am looking forward to the next in this series. I picked this up as a free download.
  • Fani
I read this and the sequel, Solatium, in just a few days. The whole time, I was dreading the read being over, while at the same time tearing through pages to find out what would happen next!

The characters are diverse and well rounded. They aren't just diverse when it comes to race, but also gender and creed, which I found refreshing. No matter who you are, you will find someone to relate to. And you can relate on a deeper level than just looks. We get a sense of where each character is coming from. We get their background info over time so it isn't cumbersome, and yet we get enough so that we feel like we know them all in real life. Even some of the bad guys.

The plot unwinds in an ever growing spiral that took me on a wild ride. It starts out so simple, just about the main character's life in a small rural town in Wisconsin. How her last date with this guy was a disaster. How she has anxiety disorder so she had to leave college and move back home. How her mother died and left her with just a brother, three nieces, and a sister-in-law who hates her guts. From there, fantasy creeps in ever so slowly and with so many twists and turns that there's a surprise in every chapter.

The fantasy world - the second emanation - is like the alternate realities in the old TV show 'Sliders'. We go through these alternate states of Earth through gateways, kind of like in Stargate but all on Earth so far. But it is very much fantasy and not science fiction.

The magic system is similar to that in the game Mage: The Ascension -- with two major differences: 1) Only a select few can 'work essence'. 2) Each essence worker is born with a gift for working one particular element or law of physics exceptionally well.

I love this book!

The author needs to hurry up and finish the third book!

And I hope there will be ten or more in the series!

I've had this book on my Kindle for years. It came up the other day when I sorted by author for a fresh look at my list. I had seen the cover around a lot and had always had the intention of reading it 'some day'. I am so glad I did!