The Legend of Solis by N. E. Michael

The Legend of Solis by N. E. Michael
Chronicles of the Enlai #2
Publisher: Asteron Press
Genre: Action/Adventure, Suspense/Mystery, Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Full length (369 pages)
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Poinsettia

New alliances forged, ancient enemies awoken.

In a universe wrought with chaos and destruction, there is no more hiding in the shadows.
To survive, this world needs more than just a hero.
It needs a legend.

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No matter how hard she tries, Alia cannot remember. What was she, who were her parents? Deep down, she knows something is missing. She can feel it every time she closes her eyes, and she can see it in her dreams. A door, locked deep within her consciousness. A past, distant, yet not forgotten. And a darkness, struggling desperately to break free.

Return to the world of the Enlai!

First, I strongly advise reading the first book in the series, The Nexus Mirror, before reading The Legend of Solis. Many of the characters and events are connected. I fear readers will be lost if they try to jump into the series at this point. It is definitely worth the time to go back and read the first book!

As with the first novel, Mr. Michael has chosen to tell the story from multiple viewpoints. Again, this works very well to show the story unfolding in different places from different characters’ viewpoints before bringing it all together at the end. All the transitions are clearly marked and never confusing.

This installment also introduces quite a few new characters. I still had the opportunity to catch up with characters from The Nexus Mirror, but I’ll admit I was hoping to see more of my favorites. I would have liked to spend more time following Yuran in particular. His story was quite compelling in the first book, and he became one of my favorite characters. While I did get to spend some time reading about Yuran in this book, his chapters had a bittersweet feeling to them this time around.

It is great to see the Enlai working together. They have spent so much time fighting each other in the past, but now is the time to put aside their differences. They will need to work together to face a threat greater than anything they’ve ever seen. I must warn readers sensitive to violence that this book does contain graphic violence, a lot of fighting, and large battle scenes. The fate of main characters never feels secure. I admit I teared up a time or two as I read!

I’m glad I had the opportunity to continue reading this series. The ending of this novel is very satisfying, but the story is far from over. There are still evil forces at work that have yet to reveal themselves. I can’t wait to see what happens next!

The Nexus Mirror by N. E. Michael

The Nexus Mirror by N. E. Michael
The Chronicles of Enlai #1
Publisher: Asteron Press
Genre: Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Full length (364 pages)
Rating: 4.5 stars
Reviewed by Poinsettia

A secret race, locked in two-hundred years of war.

An ancient portal guards the ultimate power.

One girl is the key to it all.

The only question is who will find her first…

The year is 2094. A secret war has ravaged the Earth for centuries, desolating the Enlai race. Every tribe, each with their own powers, must choose a side. The sinister Following has toppled the Alliance, striving for world domination. The Resistance has been beaten into the dust. Now, the fate of the world lies in the hands of one man.

Raiden, typical of most teachers, can’t shoot fireballs from his hands. He can’t read the thoughts from behind a man’s eyes or walk through walls. But when his orphanage is attacked by the very same organization of super-powered thugs who murdered his father, it is up to him to protect his student Sarah from their clutches. Sarah, the last of her tribe, holds the key to an ancient portal called the Nexus Mirror—and with it the last hope of The Resistance.
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A mysterious, powerful new player joins the battle…

Alia had always known she was different. She could sense what others could not, feel what those around her were feeling. But despite her almost psychic intuition, she is alone on the streets. Every penny she earns goes towards taking care of her disabled sister, the only person in the world she has ever loved or trusted. Alia’s entire life is about to change as Roko, the billionaire leader of the Following, shows a particular interest in her, generously taking her in and promising to heal her sister. As Alia rises in the ranks of The Following, unraveling the mysterious of her past, she must make a choice. Should she continue to sacrifice everything on behalf of her sister, even if that means hurting innocent people, or has the time come for her to resist Roko and fight for what is right?

Chronicles of the Enlai

Taking place in the near future, this thrilling sci-fi/fantasy series tells the tale of a secret, formidable race of super-powered beings fighting for the fate of the planet. The action-packed adventure will take you soaring through the skies on genetically engineered dinosaurs, charging the mountaintops with an army of sword-wielding Shadows, and sailing through perilous waters infested with zombies and super-powered pirates. So what are you waiting for? Come join the fight, the world is at stake!

Prepare to look at the world in a whole new way!

Raiden lives a normal life working as a teacher, and he certainly cares for his students. However, at night he has vivid dreams of beings with extraordinary powers. Raiden dismisses the dreams as nothing more than an over active imagination. In reality, his dreams are glimpses into the secret world of the Enlai. Raiden soon discovers that not only are the Enlai real, but they are in the middle of a war and one of his students, Sarah, might be the key to the outcome. Forced from the life he knew, Raiden joins The Resistance in hopes of saving Sarah and all of humanity from the sinister Following. I was intrigued from the moment I started reading, and I couldn’t wait to learn more about the Enlai! However, I must mention that this book contains a lot of graphic fighting and large-scale battle sequences. Readers sensitive to violence have been forewarned.

Mr. Michael chose to tell this story from multiple viewpoints, and I think that format worked very well. I enjoyed seeing the tale unfold from the perspectives of various characters. While I liked Raiden, I especially enjoyed the sections told from Yuran’s point of view. Yuran is chief of the Shadows, and he is not what I expected. He’s known more than his share of sorrow and injustice in the past, but he has not let his anger define him. He’s grown into an excellent leader, and I look forward to reading more about him in the next installment of the series.

This plot is also very well paced. The intense action is balanced by some slower sections and exposition necessary to enlighten the reader concerning the various tribes of Enlai and how they have impacted human history. I will say the intensity of this fantasy goes up a notch toward the conclusion. As I read, I was plunged from one battle into another with just a bit of rest in between. It was a bit overwhelming at times!

I found the world Mr. Michael has created fascinating. I really liked learning about the different tribes and their abilities, and would love to learn more. I have so many questions bouncing around in my mind! For example, what would happen if Enlai from different tribes married and had children? What abilities would their children inherit? Abilities from both tribes, or just one? Or would their children be something completely different?

I’m so glad I had the opportunity to read The Nexus Mirror. I can’t wait to learn more about the Enlai, and I will definitely be looking for the next book in this series!