Hey Guys, thanks for stopping by for Stephen H. Provost’s blog tour for Memortality, you can catch my review below along with a giveaway. This one really caught my imagination before I even picked the book up, I hope it does the same for you.
Minerva Rus can raise the dead. And it might get her killed.
Minerva’s life has never been the same since the childhood car accident that paralyzed her and killed her best friend, Raven. But when the long-dead Raven reappears in her life, now as a very attractive grown man, she discovers that her photographic memory has the power to bring the dead back to life … heal her paralysis … and shape reality itself.
Pursued by a rogue government agent who wants to eliminate her and her talents, Minerva must learn to control her powers to save herself and Raven. Because if she dies, he dies as well―again.
Memortality takes a simple idea and runs with it with such commitment that you can’t help but be taken along for the ride. Minerva lost the use of her legs in an awful accident when she was a child, now disabled and treated awfully by her Mother and so confined to her bedroom most of the time her life is so much smaller than it should be.
Her best friend Raven was killed in the same the accident so when he shows up in her bedroom as a full grown man, the age he would be now if he had lived she is a little confused, it’s through his visits she learns she can bring the dead to life but because of this ability her life could be at risk.
Stephen H. Provost has woven a science fiction web with a believable power, a snarky protagonist who has plenty of baggage thanks to years of being treated as a burden by her Mother, we have some great secondary characters in this novel aswell both on the good and bad sides.
Things aren’t simple and we don’t always know what is happening or why, we have to put our trust in the author to guide us to the answer but we do get most of the answers.
Reading how people spoke to Minerva, the way they referred to her as a ‘cripple’ I found really uncomfortable and hard to stomach. As the book goes on she proves herself to be a strong and capable woman. Even without her power she was capable to stand up and be counted in any number of situations.
Sending a huge thanks to Stephen H. Provost and Xpresso Book Tours for the eARC so that I could honestly review this book.
About Stephen H. Provost
Stephen H. Provost is an author of paranormal adventures and historical non-fiction. “Memortality,” his debut title on Linden Publishing’s new fiction imprint, Pace Press, is due out in February 2017 and is available for pre-order on Amazon.
An editor and columnist with more than 30 years of experience as a journalist, he has written on subjects as diverse as history, religion, politics and language and has served as an editor for fiction and non-fiction projects. His book “Fresno Growing Up,” a history of Fresno, California, during the postwar years, is available on Craven Street Books, and his next non-fiction work, scheduled for release in June of 2017, will examine the history of U.S. Highway 99 in California.
In addition, the author has published several books as Stifyn Emrys, beginning in 2012 with “The Gospel of the Phoenix” and also including the nonfiction works “The Way of the Phoenix” and “Undefeated.” He also has published three works of fiction: “Feathercap” (children’s); “Identity Break,” (young adult science fiction/adventure) and an accompanying novella, “Artifice.”
The author served as editor of four young adult novels: the “Mad World” series by Samaire Provost – “EPIDEMIC,” “SANCTUARY” and “DESPERATION” – and the award-winning “Lorehnin: A Novel of the Otherworld,” Volume 6 in the Otherworld series by Jenna Elizabeth Johnson. He has worked in journalism as a news editor, sports editor and reporter for four daily newspapers in California, and is currently managing editor for an award-winning weekly, The Cambrian. He has worked as an educator and has been featured at occasional speaking engagements.
He lives on the California coast with his wife, stepson, cats (Tyrion Fluffybutt and Allie Twinkletail) and dogs.
Book & Buy Links
Author: Stephen H. Provost
Genre: Science Fiction | Fantasy
Publisher: Pace Press
Publication Date: 1 February 2017
Review Format: eBook
Other Formats: Paperback
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