The Impermanence of Voice (the Meronymy Book 2)


MAGICAL REALISM:  Chloe Lucesco is running from a past she can’t seem to escape no matter where she goes. She lands her crop-duster Persephone in the heart of Washington and her new journey begins.  She falls in love with César Amador Faramundo, but events from her past haunt her and break through her amnesia, causing her to face who she really is, and what she will do next.


This story started off beautifully, with stunning imagery created through beautiful prose. However, as the story progressed, seemingly important scenes relevant to the plot are described through 'riddles', and it can become tiresome and confusing as to what is actually unfolding. This is especially present in the last half of the story. Over-descriptive use of metaphors (meant to create a sense of mystery) detracts and forces the readers mind into overdrive, sorting out which details are actually pertinent to the plot. Combine this with plot holes, detailed scenes left hanging, misuse of words, typos, and awkward sentence structuring, it is very hard to determine where the plot is going, and ultimately the ending left many questions hanging in the reader’s mind.


Also, the pantheons of Greek and Roman mythos are combined in this story.  Readers with any knowledge of mythology might struggle with believability, as the characters from those foundational stories digress somewhat outside their pre-established bios.  With a bit of focus and simplification the basic concept of this story is a fantastic idea!


MB Rose