Nemecene: The Gadlin Conspiracy by Kaz LefaveNemecene: The Gadlin Conspiracy by Kaz Lefave

Nemecene: The Gadlin Conspiracy

byKaz LefaveIllustratorKaz Lefave, Cover Design And Artwork By Ruke

Paperback | July 7, 2017

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The city of Eadonberg rests at the edge of a precipice as a tide of vengeance rises from within. Amidst suspicions of Orwellian double-speak and doctored evidence, and driven by a knowing he cannot explain, Keeto leaves the cocoon of the archives to face the adventurer he aspires to be. If only his impatient twin sister, Elize, were able to slow the whispers in her mind from feeding the voices in her head, as their chatter tests her highland upbringing with each argumentative intrusion, time would surely bend in her favor. But the search continues ... and they are still looking. In this episode, the role of first narrator falls to Nepharisse, the soft-spoken sapphire-eyed redhead whose quiet dealings play to misguided expectations. No human can resist the sparkles that dance on the wings of her words, while she glides through time by the grace of her kind. The murders resurface. They spread to an unsettling new set of young victims, and, once again, the twins and their poke-happy dweeb-of-a-genius co-conspirator, Zafarian, are sleuthing. This time, however, they venture outside their bio-walled haven to uncover something much more personal. Nepharisse also has a few choice words about the shocking developments, as she gathers some facts of her own. Even as she questions her own value, she aspires to more than current constraints would impose upon her. But that is not her place. As new alliances are revealed, still others are suspected. A degenerative virus fuels distrust between cultures as the twins discover they aren't the only ones being hunted. While the government intensifies its secret campaign against the Gadlin underground with allegations of biological terrorism, Zafarian, the twins' half-Gadlin friend, questions his own loyalties. Could the Unification broadcasts be true? Humanity trades freedom for fear. Control passes to the very entities Keeto has vowed to hide Elize from, the ones who had caged their mother - the Global Health Unit. What price would you pay for safety? A conspiracy is indeed growing, but by whom and towards whom may surprise you.
Kaz Lefave is a Toronto-based science fiction world builder who uses her multi-disciplinary design experience and overflowing imagination to craft compelling stories by connecting the dots between science, art, music, dance, fashion, words, spirit, nature, reason, humanity, darkness, humor, and a curious taste for the inexplicable. Kaz...
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Title:Nemecene: The Gadlin ConspiracyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8.45 × 5.45 × 0.74 inPublished:July 7, 2017Publisher:Aguacene Publishing, Inc.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1988814014

ISBN - 13:9781988814018

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The fascinating story continues! This is the second book in the Nemecene trilogy, and it does not disappoint! I love Kaz's unique writing style, and she has created such an interesting world that instantly grips you and has you itching to read on. I had bought the first book from her at Comiccon a few years ago and fell instantly in love with the Nemecene world and its characters. I was so excited to read the second book and I loved every bit of it as much as the first.
Date published: 2018-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Gadlins - A new dimension of this fascinating world Now onto The Gadlin Conspiracy, which I read right after the first book, The Epoch of Redress. New actors added to the momentum, while a trip to a new city by Keeto, Elize and their genial sidekick Zafarian expanded the ever-surprising landscape (not to mention the nifty modes of transportation!) as the plot that began at the very start of The Epoch continued to thicken. And this ending too was not something I saw coming. I'm now seriously chomping at the bit for Through Fire and Ice to become available!
Date published: 2017-11-04

Editorial Reviews

In the second installment of Lefave's (The Epoch of Redress, 2017) sci-fi series, twins try to prevent the extermination of a people blamed for child abductions and a viral epidemic.It's been a year since Gadlin siblings Elize and Keeto took refuge at Schrödinger University as a student and employee, respectively. They had feared that their father would send Elize away because she had symptoms that were similar to their institutionalized mother's. Those symptoms disappeared for a while, but Elize recently began hearing voices again and suffering memory lapses. Now the city of Eadonberg is plagued by a virus and a rash of child kidnappings, and the Unification government's oppressive Ministry holds the Gadlin race accountable for both. The twins respond by joining their half-Gadlin pal Stitch's underground network to spy on the Ministry. Later, Stitch's Gadlin mentor Odwin mysteriously disappears. An enigmatic woman named Nepharisse also dabbles in espionage; as a member of Global Health Unit's catering staff, she gets close to Sothese, the personal adviser to the Pramam, who heads the Unification. Nepharisse, who has a unique method of killing (when necessary), believes that the twins are "chosen ones," and she wants the same thing that they do: to stop the Pramam from committing genocide. Reading Lefave's preceding novel isn't mandatory before reading this one, but it does enhance the experience; for example, the references to Caroline, an essential character in the earlier story, will become much more meaningful. There's a plethora of strange happenings in this installment, such as the fact that a curious red-granite rock, which Elize retrieved from a murder victim, keeps turning up in her pocket. Some questions also linger from the first volume, particularly regarding the twins' mysterious father, who has ties to the Pramam. Lefave's prose remains strong; one particular highlight is when Elize peruses Keeto's journal, skipping the boring parts and adding her own commentary.An elaborate, futuristic tale that will draw in new readers with its keen characterization.