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Finally, the complete Two Moons of Sera novel in one edition! Read all four volumes in one collection.In a world where water and earth teem with life, Serafay is an anomaly. The result of genetic experiments on her mother's waterborne line Serafay will have to face the very people responsible to discover who she really is. But is she the only one?...

Title : Two Moons of Sera - Omnibus
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ISBN : 9780983876939
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Number of Pages : 276 Pages
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Two Moons of Sera - Omnibus Reviews

  • Gregory Lamb
    2018-11-11 22:43

    I was intrigued after reading "Two Moons of Sera Vol 1.," which left me hanging on that unanswered question, "…and then what happened?" The omnibus is the complete collection of all four volumes rounding out the adventurous journey of Serafay and Torkek. Not only is the author a master story teller of fantasy, but in this collection Pavarti K. Tyler includes some interesting philosophical concepts about social conflict.In volume one the reader is introduced to Sera, short for Serafay, the daughter of Sualwet mother Nilafay. Sera develops a relationship with the mysterious Torkek, or "Tor" as he is called in the story. Tor also has a mountain hound named Elgon. When Sera and her mother's circumstances change very quickly as a result of conflict between Sualwet and Erdlander, Sera, Tor, and Elgon end up escaping but not to a place entirely safe for either of them.Readers are introduced to the Erdlander camp and pod 34 in the second volume of the four part series. The residents of Pod 34 are meant to be "matched" in order for the Erdlander race to survive. Sera and Tor struggle with their uneasy existence in Pod 34 and Sera learns more about her origins as a hybrid of the Sualwet and Erdlander species, which she must keep secret from all those around her except Tor.In volumes three and four, more characters are introduced and readers are sure to be surprised by the direction this fast paced story moves. There is plenty of action, lots of mystery and questions raised that are answered in good time. What I enjoyed most about this story were the instances when Sera ponders the beliefs held by the Erdlander people and those of the Sualwet. She wonders about the roots of the conflict that has caused so much hatred between the species. This pondering is strongest in Volume Three after the character Mintoch is introduced.Having read the entire collection as a single epic story, I'm not sure if any of the four volumes could stand on their own, thus my rating would be 4.5 stars. I thought the conclusion and epilogue are nicely stitched in, making the four volume series a complete and satisfying read.

  • A Book Vacation
    2018-11-08 23:41

    To see my full review:http://abookvacation.com/2014/05/26/r...Two Moons of Sera—Omnibus, is the complete four part series all in one book. For me, it was like the element world met fantasy, complete with land dwellers–Erlanders, water dwellers–Sualwet, and even a fire dwellers–A’aihea. Segregated and at war with one another, Serafay knows little of any world. Half human and half Sualwet, and despised by both races, she’s lived her life in seclusion for her sixteen years. But today, everything she’s ever known is going to change.This four part volume takes place over the course of about a week, beginning with Sera as she hems and haws about her mother not allowing her to go anywhere aside from their beach, however, a sighting of a strange Erlander piques her interest and is the beginning of the end of life as she knows it. Meeting Tor is a godsend in a way, because soon after, the war between Erlanders and Sualwet takes a turn for the worst, and Sera is forced to flee. Hand in hand with Tor, the strange Erlander she met on the beach, her adventures begin as they find themselves in many a precarious situation.I loved learning about the different people of this world Tyler has created. The Erlanders are just like humans as we know them, living within the confines of cities, believing themselves superior, starting wars. But the difference here is the dystopian aspect—Erlanders are at the mercy of their government; they are matched with others, are given three chances to reproduce within their match, are assigned jobs, and are unable to make their own choices about basically everything. The Sulawet live underwater and are the equivalent to merfolk in my mind, but they also have the ability to walk on land. Their eyes and webbed feet give them away, and because land is foreign, most do not tread the ground often. They have their own distinct language, live in underwater cities, and disown/dislike any foreign object, people included. And the A’aihea are fire dwellers. The closest equivalent I was able to make in my mind was those who live near the equator. While the A’aihea people of Tyler’s story dwell in the mountains and deep underground, their lack of clothing due to heat, and their vast hatred of any and all foreigners, Erlander or Sulawet alike, made me think of a more tribal type of group.Overall, the vast similarity between these groups is their hatred for any and all foreigners. And it is this was Tyler speaks about in her writing, though it’s more of a theme than a direct admonition of the world today.I found the beginning of this novel to be a bit slow, but when Sera met Tor, the storyline began to pick up. As events unfolded, I found myself engrossed in the story, rooting for Sera and Tor and becoming quite protective of them as they found themselves on some fairly wild adventures with both Erlanders and A’aiheas alike. However, I must say that the very last volume left me wanting; there is minimal closure, and so I am sure that Tyler must be planning a sequel of sorts. While an epilogue does exist, it creates more questions than it answers, with the biggest of them all still left unanswered: what is Sera’s purpose the A’aihea spoke of? Overall, this is a great fantasy serial that I highly recommend, but know going in that this isn’t the whole story.

  • Jaime Krause
    2018-11-10 05:38

    I won this in a goodreads giveaway.This is so much more than the "mermaids vs. humans" I thought it would be. No, this is a possible future, billions of years from now after much mutation & evolution (which seems to be what happened). Or it's just an interesting alternate universe. The language and characters are rich and well-developed, easy to empathise with (even those who aren't really likeable) and I find myself hating to put it down.There is a war between the two main races, the Erdlanders (landen) and the Sualwets ("fish"-folk). We later learn of the A'aihea, the fire-starters. Sera and Tor are stronger than they believe, not killing each other at first meeting, learning languages more quickly than others do, and understanding that hatred can only destroy.Sera is quick to make friends, despite her reluctance for physical touch. She is half Erdlander and half Sualwet, the product of an experiment from some nasty scientists who don't realize that all of the races are dying out and only want to save the Erdlanders. Traz shows that some people understand that war doesn't mean you can't appreciate another's language or culture; others show that lifelong prejudices may be hard to break but can always be affected if someone with an open mind comes around.Usually teens having sex bothers me, but the characters - all of them, the adults included - are more mature than their human counterparts (us). they feel different to me. No, instead it makes me sad to read of a world where love isn't enough to save a race.Except...maybe it is. Sera makes some changes without realizing it, drawing all of the races towards her. Maybe there's more to her than anyone else thought, herself and her mother especially. Mm, except for the scientist Vaughn. He is the bad guy you can't like, but you have to accept he's brilliant. His brains were wasted on immoral experiments and not on doing good. I'd be willing to bet that he is the only one who understands the biology, at least, of Sera.

  • Jessica West
    2018-11-05 23:29

    The world building and population are mind-blowing. This author has a real knack for creating new races, and even factions within each race. And instead of any one people being clearly defined as the good guys, she portrays the Sualwet and Erdlanders as two different groups of individuals struggling against one another, both fighting for survival. There's more I'm leaving out so I don't spoil anything, but the creation of the characters alone is impressive. This isn't your typical dystopian sci-fi., content to weave its political message into its prose. Pavarti reached well beyond that particular cliche and came out with a rewarding story of destruction, hope, malice, and love. This is the second book I've read by her, and I'll definitely be reading more from her in the future.

  • Airwreckah
    2018-11-08 23:38

    3.5Some typos, but a fun premise and neat aspects pf the worldbuilding. The plot felt like it needed more, like I was watching a movie and kept falling asleep waking up to skipped parts.The inhereited language bit was weird and only partially explained and really it felt like the first half of a story. Then boom! Epilogue in 4 pages skips to the end. I sat there, like, did I miss some chapters? Is this a preview of the next book- I actually double checked.

  • Melanie Lewis
    2018-11-14 00:27

    Two Moons of Sera is without doubt the most beautiful book I've ever listened to. It lifted my spirits and I felt like I was soaring high enough to touch my very own ruby moon. PK Tyler has constructed a world of vivid imagination, and the different people that inhabit this world are glorious. On the surface, this is a love story between two people from different worlds. In fact, what PK Tyler has done is remind us about the futility of war and the damage that racism and sectarianism inflicts on us all. We are shown that every race and religion has its faults and its strengths, and how better we would be if we had the intelligence and fortitude to live and let live. The narration by Karen Rose Richter takes the words and turns them into a melodic and lyrical song. The voices she assigns to the different characters are incredible and provide an elaborate aural description that is perfection. Ms Richter's tones are the definition of fantasy and lifted the book from superb to unparalleled brilliance. I feel proud and privileged to have been allowed to enter into the world that PK Tyler and Karen Rose Richter have created and strenuously recommend this audio book to everyone who has an appreciation for exquisite writing and beautiful, sensitive narration.

  • Gaele
    2018-11-03 05:35

    A world with two moons, and a 16 year old heroine who is half human and half underwater creature, with the ability to utilize osmosis to obtain oxygen from the water. A girl with questions about who she is, where she is, and how she will find her place in the world, Serafay has only ever experienced contact with one person, her mother, since her birth. And yet, she is able to read and speak both the language of her mother’s people, and of the human-like people she was taught to fear and despise that are her other half. As teens are wont to do, Sera wanders away from the inlet where she and her mother live, and she encounters a dark, tall and dreadlocked man-boy, who first runs from her, then attempts to communicate with her in monosyllabic efforts punctuated with “Huh”.Torkek is the man-child that unlike Sera, has no idea where he is from. Only that he is capable of communing with a mountain hound named Elgon, and can create and handle balls of fire. He has been alone and survived for 5 or 6 years, and is rather ‘wild’ in his reactions to new people and sights. But, Tor accepts Sera, and her patience and willingness to just listen allow him to open up and put words to emotions and items. Part action, part romance and utterly engaging, to share more would open up large spoilers.This is a series, and as such you really do need to read them in order. That is no hardship, believe me. The writing is tight and beautifully descriptive, the characters are very relatable and easy to fix in your imagination for a visual. There is a budding romance between Tor and Sera; the instantaneous trust they have for each other is partly fated and partly due to the fact that it very much is the “us versus” them situation. Each volume comprises approximately 48 hours in the storyline, and each is packed with discoveries for both, discoveries about themselves, their interactions and how they relate to the world in a larger form. The overriding feeling and impression that arrives after reading these stories is that prejudice without fact and encountering, the ones you discriminate against is based in fear. Fear of the different or strange to your own experience. Each “species group” or country’s people encountered in this series all have their own fears, prejudices and misunderstandings about the others: it is the forms in which this prejudice is expressed that create the conflicts and tension in the story.Again, the author has created a story series that is so much more than just what is contained in the narrative. Books should not only serve to enchant and excite, encouraging you to look forward to more installments with the same characters but they should leave an impression. This series is a winner on all fronts, and I can’t wait for the next installment. Most certainly a series that will stay on my bookshelf and recommended to everyone who wants a read that is both entertaining and available to all readers.I purchased these books for my own collection and enjoyment. I was not compensated for this review, all conclusions are my own responsibility.

  • Marie
    2018-10-27 01:28

    Two Moons Of SeraI purchased a previous version of this story back in 2012, but had forgotten about it until I joined the author’s newsletter earlier this year. I re-added it to my TBR pile and just finally got to it. My review is based on the copy that I purchased.Overall, I would rate this book (based on my purchased copy) as 3.8 out of 5 stars.My biggest problem with the version that I purchased was the font size. I have to use one of the larger fonts on my Kindle to read stories – and this font was teeny-tiny even at that level. It was better when I changed it up higher, but then that messed with other items on my Kindle that I was also ducking into either to decide my next reading selections or to look up some items for reviews that I am writing. I also noticed several instances of wrong words used and periodic missing words. Hopefully all these were fixed with the current version. ~smile~The reason for my high rating. I greatly enjoyed this story. Due to the circumstances while reading the story (prepping for and then riding out a major hurricane), I was forced to take multiple breaks during my reading. Otherwise, I would have attempted to read it all in one sitting.A product of two warring cultures (one land-based, the other water-based), Serafay appears to have the best characteristics of both. While neither culture values her existence, she has learned much about both while in hiding with her water-based mother. A chance encounter with a male fills a void that she had only recently realized existed. When the war invades her sanctuary, she escapes undetected and winds up in a different but no less deadly situation.I have long loved fantasy stories – especially ones set in an alternate-earth or earth-like setting. This story did not disappoint. There was a blurb at the back to look for the second book in the series, but I’m not seeing it currently as I look through the current Kindle versions of the author’s available titles. I did feel that the story ended rather abruptly, and was looking forward to purchasing the next book in the series to continue reading it. If the book has been removed from the author’s title list, I hope that it is brought back. If it hasn’t been finished yet, I hope it will be soon. ~smile~

  • Lissette
    2018-11-18 04:52

    Born into an unforgiving world, Serafay's life is far from easy. While she may yearn to set foot in the Sulawet kingdom to get to her mother's people, she knows that's something that will never happen. The pair are considered to be outcasts, and are unwelcome in the kingdom. Despite the fact that neither of them are wanted by the Sulawet, Sera is determined to make the most of the situation.Her life is soon torn asunder when she meets Torkek, an unique Erlander who also wields fire. For as long as she can remember, her mother has told her to stay away from them. They're dangerous, ruthless, and would do anything to get their hands on Sera. Never-the-less, her curiosity about him gets the best of her. His unknown origins intrigue her, though she knows that might get her into trouble.An unexpected attack soon has her and Torkek running for their lives. The Erlander's have come, intent on claiming anything they find for themselves. Sera knows that if she's to survive, she'll need to place her trust in Torkek's hands. With her mother gone, he's now her only means of salvation.Thrust into a world she has no knowledge about, Sera soon realizes that she and Torkek must pretend to be something they're not in order to adapt to the situation they now find themselves. They'll need to depend on one another in hopes of finding a better life. While the thought of doing so proves daunting, she knows she has a better chance of survival with Torkek by her side. Though she knows he has secrets of his own. Secrets, she knows, that might be able to keep them alive long enough to devise a plan for a better tomorrow.I've enjoyed this wonderful serial novel immensely. Pavarti has crafted a unique and very delightful world centering upon two characters who come to depend on one another in the face of such adversities. To see them band together, and make the most of the life they've been dealt with is endearing. It was also nice to finally see Sera and Torkek get the closure they so clearly sought throughout the story itself. This is definitely a story that gets under you skin, and stays there, making you want to read the book time and again.

  • Jeff
    2018-11-06 22:33

    DISCLAIMER: I'm close friends with the author, and this is in no way an unbiased review. I'm not even going to try.I have to admit to being delighted by "Two Moons of Sera" (henceforth: TMoS). It's not my usual fare. In fact, I hesitated to read it at all because I have trouble lately with suspending my disbelief when it comes to novels in general, never mind stories that take place in fantasy settings. But somehow Tyler found a pleasant economy between filling out her original world and keeping the plot moving along, and I quickly learned to enjoy the book for what it is: a romantic fantasy with more than a thing or two to say about the problem with living in a society - any society.TMoS presents us with a recently popular (some might argue well-worn) set-up involving a pair of supernatural star-crossed lovers. They are drawn to one another, it is variously forbidden, they suffer. Eventually, they will consummate, one way or the other. But the books get unique, and Tyler's voice I think realized, when the pair is forced from their accustomed free-rein into a rigidly structured society. In part of course this has to do with the abundant conflict and tension in this section of the narrative, but a great deal of its success is also owed to Tyler's clear interest in and talent for describing an intimate group of people who don't necessarily all get along. A family, in other words, adopted or otherwise. With more characters, and more societal structure to bump up against, here is where the story really blossoms.TMoS is a good read for anyone who enjoys romantic fantasy, and a great read for those among them who crave a little something more thoughtful.The omnibus goes on to explore a third faction of the world it creates, but becomes slightly rushed at that point, perhaps because Tyler realized it was deepening the complexity when she wanted to be sewing things up. It is a relatively early work of hers. I've heard a rumor that a new edition of TMoS may have life in the future, and I'm very much looking forward to what that revision may include.

  • Sarah
    2018-11-13 00:35

    This book centered around a girl Serafey, who was half Erdlander and half Sualwet because of experiments performed on her Sualwet mother when she was captured by Erdlanders. Because of her half/half orientation, she was shunned by the Sualwet community and wanted by the Erdlanders for more experimentation.The book is divided into 3 sections, first her life with her mother in the water, second section is when she hides her Sualwet background and lives with Erdlanders, letting them believe she'd help with translations in regards to the war, and third is where a third race of fire is introduced and she lives with them for a short while before they are killed by Erdlanders.I enjoyed this book quite a bit, but I found there were a few parts that were repetitive - it was written out multiple times her explaining her background and mother to the other characters. Also at times during the action sequences, I found it extremely hard to follow and had to reread some sections to understand what was going on.Over all Serafay is a character many of us can relate to in some way, she feels she doesn't fit in in any community and seems to be searching for her place in the world. At the beginning she has to deal with the tragedy of losing her mother and the reader experiences her grief throughout the book with thoughts of missing her mother are triggered at random. There was also the grief of when she thought she had lost Tor, her best friend that helped her survive throughout the book, a grief everyone can relate to. The end of the novel was beautiful, the new community of all three races living together in harmony, with the war only a distant memory.*I was fortunate to receive this book to review from one of Goodreads giveaways*

  • Masquerade Crew
    2018-10-29 01:25

    Reviewer: Abha4.0 on the Masq ScaleTwo Moons of Sera is a creative new series about two variant species. The Sualwet are a water people who live and breathe underwater but are capable of coming onto land. The Erdlanders are the people that live on the land. They are at war with each other.The war between the two species is the back drop for the story of Sera. Nilafay is living in an isolated coastal cove with her daughter Serafay, or Sera. Nilafay has finally escaped the Erdlanders but she is rejected by her Sualwet people because Sera is an Erdlander-Sualwet hybrid. Unwilling to abandon her daughter, Nilafay lives in hiding and Sera grows up with only her mother for company. While Nilafay is away on one of her frequent forays to scavenge supplies, a seemingly wild young male Erdlander enters Sera's refuge. Unbearably curious and needy for company, Sera seeks contact with this strange new arrival. He has apparently been hiding in the wilderness for a long time because he has forgotten how to talk, but he quickly learns again with Sera's help. His name is Torkek and he possesses unexpected powers that suggest he is the product of experiments as well.Two Moons has a good pace and was very entertaining. It kept me engrossed, the main characters were well developed. A lot of thought went into developing the world that has two moons and it showed. The concept may not be new i.e. species that can live underwater however the treatment is fresh and the premise is new. Overall, my imagination was captured and I enjoyed reading this novella. I look forward to more in this series.

  • Naturalbri (Bri Wignall)
    2018-11-07 05:52

    I found this book very intriguing. It was a 'take me away' sort of read, which allowed me to really get stuck in the story and feel a part of the world I was reading about.I liked the characters, and felt that they were very well written. They each had a good level of detail, both in the physical and emotional descriptions. I felt as though I was standing next to each character, watching the story take place. The author gave me enough to easily be able to picture each character and truly feel that I knew them. The secondary characters were also developed rather well, creating a well rounded world.I liked the story over all, as far as the plot and how it ended. It really flowed well, throughout and gave me a lot to look forward to. I liked that there were fast-paced moments through the whole story, giving way to loads of excitement and fun, as well as building up suspense. However, there were also slower moments, to allow you the time needed to get to know the characters.I found this a great read and really think that it would be a read that most fantasy readers would love, especially those who like deep, intricate reads that flow well and really consume you. It was hard to put down and I cannot wait to read more.*I received this book for free in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.

  • Melissa Ogletree
    2018-11-08 00:31

    I received this book for an honest review.Sera's world is quiet in the small cove she shares with her mother Nila. Half Sualwet and half Erdlander she's shunned by one race and wanted as a science experiment by the other. She knows their exclusion is for her safety but she just wants a little excitement in her life something to save her from her boredom. What she finds is that you should be careful what you wish for!This book was a quick interesting read that pulls you deep into a new world filled with an interesting cast of Characters. The author does an wonderful job of spinning this take and pulling you into the various cultures Sera encounters on her journey. I loved the imagery and the spitfire in the main characters as well as some of the supporting cast. My one "complaint" would be that it ended too soon, I wanted to continue on the journey with them and to learn more as they found their way. I hope there will be more books to come under the two moons and would highly recommend this read to anyone looking for an escape. This is a standalone story but I did find it helpful to read Moon Dust which is a Two Moons of Sera short story prequel that happens before this book begins.

  • Susan
    2018-11-16 05:26

    If you are looking for a well written book, this is a good book to read. You can read this as a standalone book. But I recommend you also read Moon Dust which is a short prequel to Two Moons of Sera. That prequel gives more information about Nilafey who is Sera's mother. While Two Moons of Sera doesn't end in a traditional cliffhanger, it does end in what could be a lead in for the next book in the series. There is violence. I wasn't sure what to expect when I started reading this book but was pleasantly surprised by what I read. The author has done a good job of creating a new world full of Sualwets,  Erlanders, and A'aihea. The beginning moved slowly as the author described this world and characters in detail that you can visualize. I'm glad I stuck with it through the slow parts as the book was worth it. Overall I really enjoyed reading this book and want to read more about these characters and world. Unfortunately, at this point there aren't any more books about Sera, Tor, and the rest of of their "family". I hope the author writes more about this world she has created. I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

  • Veronica
    2018-11-17 02:39

    I won this on Goodreads as a First reads ARC. Two Moons of Sera was an interesting read. Part YA, part fantasy, the four parts take place in a world much like earth. Through hatred and ignorance the Sualwets and Erdlanders are at war. Sera is torn between two worlds being half Sualwet and half Erdlander. Not accept with either side, she is in the search to find out more about who she is and why she exists. Of course, what YA novel would be complete without a love interest? In comes Tor, an A'aihea. Story wise, Two Moons of Sera had it all, a good premise, interesting characters and a pretty decent background story. Where it lacked was execution. The ending was far too rushed and why was there no mention is Sera in the epilogue? I read an awful lot and. Nothing irritates me more than to read a published book with obvious grammatical errors and just plain misspelled words. Overall, Ms. Tyler, I give you 3.5 Stars.

  • Candace
    2018-10-24 23:38

    Wow. So this was a pretty deep trip, you guys. Honestly, I didn't know what was going on 90% of the time, and to be honest, I still don't. I enjoyed it, though, and look forward to the companion pieces! I'm pretty sure that Lace was my favorite!

  • Mimi
    2018-10-19 04:37

    This book is pretty original! It's a good young adult selection. And pleasantly, it's a whole story in itself, with a complete ending.

  • Ana
    2018-10-26 02:25

    *review coming soon*