Ciara Knight writes to 'Defy the Dark' with her young adult speculative fiction books. Her most recent Amazon best-seller, Escapement, book I of The Neuamrian Chronicles, released to acclaimed reviews securing a Night Owl Top Pick and five stars from InD'Tale Magazine.
When not writing, she enjoys reading all types of fiction. Some great literary influences in her life include Edgar Allen Poe, Shakespeare, Francine Rivers and J K Rowling.
Her first love, besides her family, reading, and writing, is travel. She's backpacked through Europe, visited orphanages in China, and landed in a helicopter on a glacier in Alaska.
Ciara is extremely sociable and can be found at Facebook @ciaraknightwrites, Twitter @ciaratknight, Goodreads, Pinterest, and her website ciaraknight.com.
on Aug. 25, 2014 :
It's the first time I read anything by this author and I loved it!
The story is in the future and due to a big war the world isn't the same anymore. The Slags are in charge and under the rule of a cruel queen (she gave me the creeps!) and she turned the Neumarians (people with special powers) into slaves. It's not clear in this prequel how these Neumarians came to be... are they a step in the human evolution, another race, aliens... I hope that the next books in the series will clarify that cause I want to know. And I would like to know more about this big war too.
Weighted is a great start to the series and I look forward to read the rest!
(review of free book)
on Aug. 23, 2012 :
Wow, what a stunning beginning to another incredible series by Ciara Knight. Once again, Ciara does not disappoint. This prequel novellete is an introduction to the world of the Nuemarians. They are a race of people fighting for their lives against a vicious queen who fears their extraordinary abilities. The story is fast-paced and full of suspense. The writing is intelligent and fresh. Ciara's alterate reality is frightening and relatable. Her characters will stay with you long after you have finished this story.
This is not just a story for sci/fi or post-apacolyptic junkies. This is a story for anyone who loves a good story. It is about loyalty and friendship. It is about one young girl facing her fears and finding the strenght within herself to protect her people and another young girl rebelling against the savagery of her people and her own mother.
This is a story not to be missed. I can not wait for the next installment of The Nuemarian Chronicles!
(reviewed the day of purchase)