Beth Ryder knows she's different. In a tiny rural town, being an orphaned and perpetually single amateur photographer crippled by panic disorder is pretty much guaranteed to make you stick out like a sore thumb.
But Beth doesn't understand just how different she really is.
One day, strange things start cropping up in her photos. Things that don't look human. Impossible things. Monstrosities. Beth thinks her hateful sister-in-law, Justine, has tampered with her pictures to play a cruel joke, but rather than admitting or denying it, Justine up and vanishes, leaving the family in disarray.
Beth's search for Justine plunges her into a world she never knew existed, one filled with ancient and terrifying creatures. Both enemies and allies await her there—a disturbingly sexy boss, a sentient wolf with diamond fur, body-snatching dinosaur-birds. Separating the allies from the enemies is no easy chore, but in this strange new world, allies are a necessity. A plot is afoot, and Beth—whose abilities no one seems able to explain—may well hold the key to solving it.
Nolander is the first novel in the fantasy series Emanations. The second novel, Solatium, and a short story, "Theriac," are also available.
The Emanations Series
Of all the beings that have lived on Earth, what if just a few had the power to make new realities, according to their desires? What would they create? The Second Emanation: a shadow world where ancient creatures persist, where humanity's dominance is far less certain, where wonder competes with horror. A world like an autumn forest, its realities as multiple and layered as fallen leaves. The world that gives us our gods. 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.
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I absolutely love the way that Becca Mills is able to Describe things in such great detail that I can visually see it perfectly! Love the way she writes, love the detail and focuses in this book. Sometimes with books, I get bored with the redundant thoughts etc And I will skip pages here and there. But not with any of her books! None of it was boring, enjoyed every bit of it.
Everything great about Sci-Fi and Fantasy
I love this series. It crosses the chasm between Science Fiction and Fantasy and explores big ideas about power and "immortality" (the immortals can die, but with difficulty). At the same time, the characters are real and believable. I have read Part One and Two and Theoric; they're all great. Can't wait for Part Three!
Very Talented Writer!
Because Mills has a great imagination. I've enjoyed this series. Very creative, and I'm looking forward to the continuation of the series with Isolate(book 3, or 4 depending on how you look at it).