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THE STORYAnchored in the earthly slice of coexistent realities from their secret off-grid location, Keeto and Elize must transcend the lies that govern world order. Even their Gadlin hosts, whose innovations and virtues had saved humanity from three mass extinctions, are vulnerable to treason from within. Only mastery of an ancient art form can hone the skills the twins need to escape the entities that hunt them. But will old alliances stay true?
In this fifth episode of the Nemecene™ series, the now twenty-two-year-old fugitives struggle to discern friend from foe just as Elize’s recovery depends on stability. With the trauma of Nóttdisirheim eighteen months behind her and recollections of it shrouded in mental fog, anxiety clings to her waking thoughts. Endless questions haunt her whereas Keeto carries the burden of truth for them both. The pages of his journal bleed with the horror he continues to process while Izionnis, the pretend young academic from Eadonberg’s Museum of Antiquities who has been mentoring him in the versal arts for the past few years, challenges Keeto’s courage and deepens his allegiance to their not-exactly-human kind.
And where is their hip-jiggling dweeb-of-a-genius half-Gadlin cohort in all this? Rumors of his whereabouts do not pacify his mother Sakari, nor do they impress his poke-worthy best chum Elize. United by shared affection for Zafarian, the two women develop a fondness for each other that fills a void laced in loss.
Nevertheless, as storm the oceans, so shatters the illusory serenity of their village sanctuary. The various Unification factions intensify their covert power games with the twins as the bounty; the manifestations living inside the dreamless sleep begin to awaken; ecological experiments accelerate. Now, throw in a planet with her own amoral agenda, and urgency can leave any well-conceived plan poorly executed — to the peril of all.
Will haste be the invisible enemy that stoppers time? Or will time itself stretch to give Keeto and Elize another year to uncover their origins? In any case … they will be watching … They are always watching.
THE THREE NARRATORS
Each chapter is organized into three sections, each section consistently assigned to a single narrator.Section 1 - Izionnis: One of nine whose real artistry reveals itself through time
“Lefave's Nemecene series features top notch worldbuilding and an entirely immersive reading experience.”
TESTIMONIALS ON BACK COVER
“KAZ has written a story I’ve never seen before. I get caught up in each book as each three characters tell their part of the events that have unfolded with the episodes I’ve read so far. I feel so drawn by Elize’s quick personality and Keeto’s journal entries that I feel like I’m in the room with them.”
“A unique and visionary experience with hidden gems throughout, anchoring readers to the truth of existence while in the same stroke of the pen enchanting us with diverse realities. The Versal Arts had me cheering for Keeto and Elize in a whole new way, I cried and held my breath as they encountered new enemies and creations from the brilliant mind of KAZ LEFAVE. Keep your morning open, you won't want to put it down.”
REVIEWS FROM NEMECENE ENVOYS AS ADVANCE READERS
“I couldn’t put this book down once I started to read it. The Versal Arts was a real page turner. KAZ has managed to make a world that mimics what our world will look like if we don’t stop polluting our planet. I can’t wait for the next book.”
“KAZ has done it again. The Nemecene world comes to life in your imagination as you read The Versal Arts. From start to finish you become immersed. The novel has a perfect blend of treachery and loyalty, friendship and betrayal, and mystery. KAZ makes the world come alive in this alternate reality, and it was a pleasure being part of the Nemecene world.”
“The Versal Arts is another intriguing and thought-provoking entry to the Nemecene series. Every page had me craving to know more about the fascinating world and characters that KAZ has created. With a mix of sci-fi, mystery and environmentalism, this book and this series have something for everyone.”
“While the rich setting and unexpected turns are very much alive, like the hybrids, The Versal Arts progresses against a backdrop that cultivates deep serenity, oneness with nature, and absolute intellect, effectively thumbing its nose at powerful disloyal actors. But in the end, its breathtakingly turbulent dénouement more than ever left me wondering where Elize and Keeto, together or separately, will moor next.”
“In this episode, the twins learn how to defend themselves by using the versal arts and how to travel through time and space. KAZ’s writing style is dense and metaphoric, while her imagination stretches the mind of the reader. Could the technologies imagined by LEFAVE have applicability on daily life? Probably. Certainly, someone should pay attention. And we are only half way through the Nemecene series!”
“KAZ has created a world so detailed it's hard to imagine it's fiction. This thoroughly enjoyed, artfully crafted tale draws you into its depths and leaves you thirsting for more with every turn of the page. Give way to the rush and immerse yourself!”
“KAZ’s The Versal Arts is a wonderfully written book that kept me always wanting to know what happens next with cliffhangers on every page. The perspectives of the characters helps open the story by knowing what they are all thinking at that time.”
"My mind was spinning with the high political, personal and factional tension as each chapter unfolded. What is real? Is this person a clone? A ghost? An old memory? Can Izionnis REALLY be trusted? What secret is Keeto hiding? Will the twins be safe? If you like intense sci-fi stories and complex characters you will enjoy The Versal Arts.”