[Miriam] imaginatively creates strange and intriguing layers of peoples and societies, set in an almost isolated antarctic world. But not quite isolated – it crosses tantalisingly with our own technoligical and greed-driven world, leading us to question beliefs many take for granted. This fascinating world is populated with real characters who have heart and humour and failings like the rest of us. I was charmed, and can’t wait to read what happens next in book 2.
Susan (Sydney bookclub)
Just finished Skyseeker Princess. It is an absorbing creative story and it is beautifully written. Congratulations!!!!
This is a well imagined world, with strong characters – particularly the females. The fast-paced dialogue propels the story and will carry the reader to the end, wanting to know when the second book will become available.
Just finished reading this book and really enjoyed it. Now impatiently waiting for the next book so I can find out what happens. Great imagination used and I love that it is set in modern times – so who’s to say there is not a Si’Empra out there. If you like fantasy give it a read.
Great book, loved the twist on modern fantasy and character development.
Book 1 introduced us to an ancient Antarctic World of mysterious beings and peoples intriguingly co-existing with ripples of influence from our own troubled world. In book 2, the pace never slackens as some mysteries are revealed and the Antarctic world becomes increasingly turbulent, both geologically and societally. I could feel my heart beating as the novel transported me along Ellen’s dark and arduous physical journey, and I was moved by her final self-discovery: “There’s someone I want to be, there’s someone I have to be, and there’s someone I am.” Yet, for this book’s increasing seriousness of theme, the storytelling never loses its charm, and now I’m impatient to read book 3.
Another brilliant book (book 2 – Ülrügh) that further explores the mysteries of Si’Empra and its people. The knock-on effect of one action and the following consequences makes this a page turner. Yet again I am left eagerly awaiting the next addition.
I love this story so much that I couldnt put it down. It took my breath away. Well written and well done for such a wonderful chance to read this thank you.
“In this unique series, Miriam Verbeek builds a world that is both absorbingly different and entirely familiar. The Si’Empra series is an intriguingly crafted tale that blends page-turning adventure with human insight and tenderness in wonderful landscapes.”
Among Skyseekers, Ellen was chosen to lead, but her half-brother, Redel, has other ideas. Dreamy but impetuous and daring, Ellen flees the Serai and Redel’s intentions for her. In the wilds of Si’Empra she finds a people and lives she barely imagined existed.
Ellen also finds that all that makes Si’Empra so unique in this contemporary world of ours is on the brink of extinction.
Ellen must choose to take her place as she was trained to do. But the choice is painful, enslaving her to the forever Song of the
Hi Miriam I’ve just had the pleasure of reading your book Skyseeker Princess. It was a great read, and I found myself unable to put it down through the final stages of the story. It was also a pleasure to explore a different type of fantasy world, situated within our own world. I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the trilogy. Thanks for a great story. (Nick)
I’ve loved to create stories for as long as I can remember; characters come tumbling out of my brain and worlds develop around them. I have always wanted to be a writer but, somehow, life got in the way – with writing happening ‘in between’.