At the Gates of the Worlds' Rim

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Time has passed and the world has changed, bringing shadows across the once quiet realm of Monorth's thoughts. For seven years he has lingered in obscurity, but with the passage of time an old urge has begun to stir. Home and Hearth were enough to take him from the path of a Wanderer, but the time has come to again step beyond the Rim and seek the path towards the destiny he still wishes to avoid. More

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Language: English
ISBN: 9781476364759
About Shiva Winters

As a substitute of a profile I find hard to make in a reasonable amounts of words, I'd like to offer my philosophy of writing.

Entertainment.
In as few words as possible that is what my books are about.

I wrote them for myself, I personally enjoy re-reading them, I enjoy creating new chapters in on going themes, and I decided to publish them on the chance some few might enjoy them. I did not write them with the intent of publication, I did not publish them with dreams of avarice, and I only, truly hope that there are readers out there who enjoy them as much as I do.

I cannot and I will not promise my readers will like my hobby, agree with my views, or find any entertainment in what I have written. My books were not written for everyone, hence not everyone will like them.

I will do my best to offer the best 'product' to my readers as I am able. I can not yet promise a mistake free experience, but I am one who is never satisfied. Each time I re-read my own words I find changes I wish to make. And I will do my best to leave notice when new editions are available.

Because just as each work I offer to the public might never quite seem finished, the ideas behind them were a process of creation and re-creation. Each thing I bring into the world has been written and re-written time and time again, and they never seem perfect to me no matter how many times they are re-imagined.

Just because you have liked something I have written be it free or not, is not a reason why you will like what else is written. My writing is an organic process, many stories have nothing save a beginning or a future image in my head I wish to make a world in order to play out.

However from that moment after I begin all bets are off, the story can and will evolve from there and become whatever it and the characters may make of it. Just as I can not argue that I am like most any writer, nor can I see any reason in trying to be. I see no need to be 'like' anything, why should my books be 'like' any other book, and I see no reason for 'my books' to be 'like' my other books. Why should the next book be what worked for the one before? Why should I worry if my readers will have the same choices as me as to what 'would have been interesting'?

Do not buy my books without trying them, but also do not buy them if you are going to be disappointed if you don't get what you are expect.. Be it a thrilling plot-twisted action film in print, or a heartfelt romance, my books will not be exactly one thing. I make no promises in my writing but it can also be said I do not fear to follow the chanced inspiration, even if it might re-write the entire unborn ending of a story.

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Reviews

Review by: ian browne on Oct. 09, 2012 :
Great series of books they hard to put down once you start read. Have read all her books, look forward to more books in all series
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Melody Hewson on Oct. 02, 2012 :
I have to agree that so far, this is the best in the series, and the most entertaining. FORTUNATELY, one of my neighbors has a cat who recently had a litter, so I was able to get my kitten fix over there.

Not at all a complaint, but I was surprised that Alya was a blond. I must have missed it when it was mentioned before, because I always imagined her with black hair and blue eyes. Not sure why.

Also, I fell COMPLETELY in love with Ferin! I could just picture him, inbetween fuzzy ball of fluff and that awkward adolescence, standing up all proud, his tail high in the air.... and then he gives this little squeak of a meow to activate the gate. BEST part of the whole book was picturing that proud squeak.

My only complaint, actually was that I couldn't understand why Sarath and Alya were always so upset with him. "Monorth! How DARE you do something useful and make people happy! How DARE you teach our children useful tricks and spells! You may have given me a priceless, one of a kind sword, but how DARE you give me that piece of junk when you had a LEGENDARY lying around?! You ass!" Maybe it was just me? I didn't see a reason for anyone to be upset with him.

Also, LOVED the Saki. Brilliant! Excellent book all round and can't wait to start the next one!!!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: John Gibson on Sep. 02, 2012 : (no rating)
The series just gets better, once I start reading I cannot stop
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: J.L. Dobias on Aug. 03, 2012 :
At the Gates of the World's Rim by Shiva Winters.

What I like about Shiva is that not only is there no end to her imaginings but each book gets much better. This is not one of those series where the second book is less than the first and the third is having trouble getting up to par. No. She makes each one better than the previous and they read quite well so that you might shuffle them up while reading and not get too confused.

This installment begins to add to the already large dynamic family of Monorth. He and his sister now share a daughter through her partner. This is no ordinary young girl, its Monorth's offspring after all. We'll be seeing a lot more of her.

Monorth's name basis relationship with the gods is growing as the gods seem to be drawn into his life as though he's some sort of spiritual lightning rod. Nix and Monorth are getting into the serious business of visiting and mapping out the gates to all the worlds beyond the rim.

Monorth is still an outcast from the Salak'Patan so he's playing it all close to the vest but he's collecting such a vast library of knowledge that it's becoming evident that he shouldn't keep it to himself. He is going to have a tough time trusting others to handle it all .

Nix and his fire cats are beginning to also grow their family and as they start expanding out into more preserves he and Monorth soon discover there are other being such as the fire cats who seem to represent each of the godly elements. Monorth also seem to be collecting a number of the 7 legendary swords of the gods.

It's all leading up to a major turn of events.

If you like Science Fiction, Fantasy, steam-punk, furry stories, Sword and sorcery, and even a few fire breathing dragons. (to say nothing of the cats). These novels are for you and it would be a shame to let a few spelling errors spoil the best read of the year.

J.L. Dobias author of Cripple-Mode: Hot Electric
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Frank Galan on July 30, 2012 :
Another excellent book in the Salak'platan series. An even stronger and deeper plot with many twists and exciting adventures. I couldn't put it down. I've read all four of the books in this series to date and am looking forward to book 5!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Tony on March 18, 2012 :
I find myself unable to explain why I like this book so much more than the first two in the series. Perhaps it's because it feels much more like one long plot, a bit more traditionally structured. Or maybe the additional characters felt right to me. *shrug*

If you've already read the first two books you should know if you like the series or not. If so, stop reading this review and buy the book. Now. If not, you probably won't start loving the series by reading the third.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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