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The Seamless Universe by Kathleen Ripley Leo The Seamless Universe, Back Cover
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In the beginning, the original creative spirit designs the Seamless Universe, bringing forth the firmament that becomes the garden-our planet, Earth. From the first human child’s laughter come the first faeries, and three distinct fey communities settle across the garden to protect humans from natural disasters produced by the forces of creation.

The Tureg dwell by the endless sea. The Candela thrive in the prairie landmass. These two fey communities have been feuding for millennia, but they must make peace to protect the Seamless Universe’s delicate balance. The Dantorak, non-winged fey, incite natural disasters to kill humans, who are destroying the garden. If the humans are ever to survive, the Tureg and Candela must somehow resolve their differences and overcome the Dantorak.

The fate of the garden and the Seamless Universelies in the forbidden love between one Tureg and one Candela-but will their innocent passion be enough?

This first of a series is a rich and imaginative adventure into our world’s tiny microcosms, which have astronomical impact on the universe. A story of redemption, second chances, and good versus evil, The Seamless Universeis a page-turner for young adult fantasy fans.

ISBN-13: 9781499230871

Kirkus Review “…appealing fantasy with rich settings.” “The Earth is the jewel of the Seamless Universe, but it teeters on the brink of natural catastrophe thanks to human greed. Invisible faeries control the forces of nature, but they’re divided in their mission. Some wish to prevent disasters, while others wish to destroy humanity. The two pro-human societies of winged faeries—the coastal Tureg and the grasslands Candela—have feuded for eons despite their shared goal of protecting mankind. Their dissension permits humanity to bring their “garden,” the planet Earth, to the brink of destruction. A third group of faeries…worsen things by working to sabotage the human race.”

Midwest Book Review: "…a saga that grips and involves…a superior fantasy read.” “The Seamless Universe was created with purpose in mind - and that purpose has always been for magic to protect the affairs of humans. In a world spiraling rapidly out of control (and away from preconceived notions of how the world is and should be run), two individuals hold the power to change everything. It's the ultimate story of actions and consequences, and a decisive portrait of how individual choice can change entire worlds. At the heart of this story lies magic - and that's where fantasy readers will find the story line at its strongest: in its ability to weave magical events with a stunning backdrop of imagery and vision. It’s all too often that good writers omit detail for the sake of the action and plot – and, that’s a shame. The Seamless Universe’s poetic attention to depth and detail just goes to show that it’s a powerful vehicle for transporting fantasy readers into another realm - and herein is the heart of a superior fantasy read; one that soundly beats promise and passion within pages juxtaposing adventure and believable characters with a powerful setting.” D. Donovan, Senior eBook Reviewer

Review from a reader of The Seamless Universe: “Every sense acknowledges one's entry into an unimagined garden. One discovers the new and sensuous language of music, numbers, color and taste. Beginning as an ephemeral and becoming fey, aware of another place, one suspects that this garden is already surrounding us. This story will wrap the reader in the spirit of the natural world.”

Review from a reader of The Seamless Universe: " I seriously loved this book, it has a triumphant spirit where good things will persevere because the good Tureg Fey in the Garden were determined to do not give up the battle of life. I could not put it down until I read it all. I become caught up in this garden world and its faerie world. Highly recommended for anyone, any age, and for someone who cherishes a book that will take you off to another place.”

Review from a reader of The Seamless Universe: "'Kathleen Ripley Leo has spun a charming, full-bodied tale about two teeny faeries with big, brave hearts. Her prose is pure poetry. Andrielle and Bret, the fantasy-world version of Juliet and Romeo, are gentle lovers with the whole Earth on their miniature shoulders. I thank The Seamless Universe for this wonderful novel.’

Review from a reader of The Seamless Universe: 'A beautiful blend of human emotions presented in a magical whimsical way. How delightful to get lost in the land of fairies on a summer afternoon. I could see this book turning into a wonderful movie.’

Review from a reader of The Seamless Universe: 'Reading some books is like eating at a buffet; you fill your "plate" with a stack of books, gobble them up greedily, and go back for more. Other books are like a fine meal at your favorite little out-of-the-way restaurant; you linger over them so you can savor every last bite and enjoy the complex blend of flavors. Personally, I love both kinds of books. "The Seamless Universe: Battle Lines Are Drawn" is definitely the latter; a lovely, poetic work of fiction by an author who has created an incredibly detailed universe peopled by three fey communities, the Tureg, the Candela, and the Dantorak. Kathleen Ripley Leo's beautifully descriptive writing makes the Seamless Universe come alive. I look forward to other books in the series! Kathleen Ripley Leo has spun a charming, full-bodied tale about two teeny faeries with big, brave hearts. Her prose is pure poetry. Andrielle and Bret, the fantasy-world version of Juliet and Romeo, are gentle lovers with the whole Earth on their miniature shoulders. I thank The Seamless Universe for this wonderful novel.’

Review from a reader of The Seamless Universe: 'I was quickly swept up and away into the fey's seamless universe! Kathleen Ripley Leo’s enticing prose breathes life into an incredible imaginary world and had me sensing colors, music and numbers right along with the fascinating characters she has created!’

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Upcoming Events
March 28th, 2015
Sunday afternoon
Book signing at the Plymouth District Library, Book Fair from 1pm to 3 pm.

May 16th, 2015
Saturday
Book signing at the Detroit Working Writers Conference 8:30 to 4:30 at MSU Management Education Center, 811 W. Square Lake Road, Troy Mi 48098