Lena Karynn Tesla


Lena is a homeschool graduate from the hills of New England with a passion for dance and writing. She writes speculative fiction novels as a way to release the worlds and adventures that stir in her heart and mind. She is hoping to publish her debut fantasy novel in 2024.


Project Relocation
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,520. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Jara and Maghamir are on a mission to explore a newly discovered planet, only to find it already inhabited. With the help of a new friend, these feline explorers must attempt to blend into the culture of the strange, hairless creatures know as humani.

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ancient egypt    feline    gods    scifi    short story   

Smashwords book reviews by Lena Karynn Tesla

  • The Blade Heir on Oct. 11, 2014

    The Blade Heir *In the elven city of Evingrad, Lucius Nostra suffers from recurring nightmares of a black dragon killed long ago. The frightening dreams signal the ominous return of Kraegyn and the dragon tribes who wreaked havoc on the peoples of Azuleah. Confused and uncertain of his role in the gathering storm, Lucius joins his elf brother Siegfried on a perilous journey to reforge the Requiem Sword--the blade which once defeated Kraegyn. Lucius’ quest will take him through the hostile realms of Azuleah, where both human and unhuman foes lurk. Though Lucius will gain allies on his mission and uncover secrets surrounding his past, can he survive long enough to stop Kraegyn’s ascension? The Blade Heir is Daniel Adorno’s debut novel and the first book in the Azuleah Trilogy.* An epic adventure full of powerful magic, hidden royalty, and people who are more than what they seem. Written in much the same style as J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, The Blade Heir brims with fantastical creatures and enchanting lands. Characters The characters are amazingly crafted. Every action, every move resonates splendidly with their personalities. They seemed so real, their trials and pain provoked deep emotions. I'm looking forward to getting to know them better as their story continues! Plot The plot was action-packed and enthralling. Every major plot point was unexpected, and it kept me on the edge of my seat. This was not merely action, however. The story was an excellent mix of sword fighting and exhilarating skirmishes, as well as being deep and meaningful. Overall thoughts This is beautiful. Everything about this book, the characters, the descriptions, the names (oh gosh, the names!), makes it an alluring tale, well worth the read. And it really lends a sense of reality to the story, a sense of hopeless desperation, when authors are not afraid to kill their characters. This, and books that end on a cliffhanger, really entice me. (That may or may not have been a small spoiler. *_- ). I wish I could give it ten stars! Would I recommend it? Yes, I highly recommend this book to all fantasy lovers, especially fans of Lord of the Rings and The Wheel of Time Would I let my kids read it? Yes, most definitely! Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 stars I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.
  • Agent with a History on Oct. 25, 2014

    Agent with a History It’s been one long day for Lisa and her headache is living proof of it. Most of it she blamed on the full moon outside. Things always got crazy this time of the month, but this month was exceptional. She needed sleep bad and only hoped the nightmares that haunted her would leave her alone for at least one night. They don’t. She wakes up as usual screaming only to find out that her nightmare has just begun, because she’s not alone in her room. Agent with a History was interesting and fast-paced. It was a quick read, and kept me on the edge of my seat. Characters The characters were well done. They had believable back stories that motivated their actions. The protagonists were lovable, yet still flawed, and the antagonists were purely evil, but I still pitied them. Plot The plot was mildly predictable, but I was still interested in seeing the story play out. It was a wonderful idea, but there were several plot points from the beginning that were never resolved. They were just there to get the character from point A to point B. I thought they could have been tied into the rest of the story better, or just left out. Other than that, I liked it. Overall thoughts There were some really neat and original elements to the book, such as 'The Queen's Dance' that Solomon composed for the Queen of Sheba. I thoroughly enjoyed the book, especially the elements of history woven through it. Would I recommend it? Yes, to ages 15+ Would I let my kids read it? Yes, but there is some mildly mature material that I don't think young children should read Would I read the other books in the series? Yes, I'm excited to find out more about the characters! Overall Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.
  • Carpe Tempus on Feb. 19, 2015

    Carpe Tempus is a great short story about using time wisely. Even in so few pages, Adorno does a masterful job of realistically portraying the characters. You get to know them and you feel for them. I highly recommend this book! 5 out of 5 stars