Thursday, July 25, 2013

Empyreal Illusions

Title: Empyreal Illusions: Book One of The Inferno Unleashed 
Author: Jake Bonsignore
Genre: YA Fantasy / Thriller
Book Design: Regina Wamba of Mae I Design and Photography


Fourteen-year-old Breena Taljain’s dreary existence in the slums of Purgaire comes to a sudden end when a chance encounter with a criminal mastermind known as the Patriarch goes horridly wrong. His assault on her for refusing to pay for her mother’s addiction leaves her comatose and teetering on the edge of life and death.

Galbrecht Atalir is a washed-up doctor struggling to overcome his inner demons through alcohol and aggression. He never quite recovered from the unsolved murder of his family seven years prior. When he discovers Breena as his newest patient, he knows at once that the Patriarch is the one who eluded him for almost a decade.

The medicine Galbrecht gives Breena draws her into a heavenly paradise. When it ebbs away, though, the recurring trauma plunges her into treacherous hinterlands. There, Breena must learn to find power in courage, hope, and love to overcome fiends of hatred bent on permanently ending her existence.

With justice burning in his heart, Galbrecht begins a race against time to seek out the Patriarch in the underworld before Breena loses her struggle against the ever-darkening terrors of her mind….

Purchase Links: Amazon US}{Amazon UK

~~Amy's Review~~

Jake did a wonderful job in writing this book.

Not only is the cover beautiful and draws you in, but the writing his a work of art as well.

Some of his mythological creatures I can imagine seeing if they were real, as they were so magical and majestical sounding.

This world of fantasy sounded heavenly and could entice anyone to enter the boundaries only to get a peek into the magical world created.

II felt for Breena and everything she had to go through, and then was excited for her that she got to experience the wonderful world beyond. I was also happy that she finally had someone come around after her horrible experience and want to help her, even if the reasons were partly because of his past. I am also excited that Breena got 1 thing she had dreamed about. She is such a courageous and strong character that I fell in love with her right away.

Thank you for the opportunity to read a wonderful fantasy book.

~~Kj's Review~~
 This book has got to be one of the most wonderfully written books I have read this year, I am totally in love with this story. There was never a moment I wasn’t right in the story and seeing first-hand what was happening. The complete genius of following Breena from her impoverished life, to the beauty of the paradise she finds after being beaten so severely; to the parallel of the doctor racing to save her life and his own as well. I am not even going to try and explain, reading this story needs to be savored. I highly recommend this book to everyone, it is an awesome book, and with more to come I can only imagine the delights that are in store for us. I want to thank Mr. Bonsignore for giving me this book to read and review, it is without a doubt on the top of my favorites list. I have rated this book at 5 stars.

Meet The Author 

Jake Bonsignore is the author of Descendant of Strife, Empyreal Illusions, and Awakening the Fire. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida with magna cum laude honors. Outside of his literary pursuits, he enjoys playing sports and is a fitness enthusiast. He is currently working on his next novel.

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