I am Patty van Delft, writer of Dutch Fantasy novels and English Dark Poetry. Born and raised in Holland, I chase my dreams and live my life with passion. What is the best thing that I love about my work? I love the freedom to do what I like best and setting my own goals […]
Stuck in a Loop
Don’t try to
In my mind
You will get
It’s a twisted
Of random trivialities
All stuck in a
A rough sea
There’s no beginning
Stuck in a
Don’t try to
It’s too dark
A desert of
An illogical puzzle
That can’t be
A mysterious labyrinth
Stuck in a
Don’t try to
All that’s left
Is an echo
You will only
get stuck in a
Every once in a while I read a book that changes my perspective on a genre.
The Fall of Netherea (the first novel in The Shaedon Resurgence trilogy), for example, made me like Sci-Fi for the first time.
(you can find my review on it right HERE)
And so, when the second book in this series came out in December, I had to read it!
Here is my review of The Zar’aranos Deception by Jeffrey Debris. (note: these books are in English)
The Zar’aranos Deception, the second book in the The Shaedon Resurgence trilogy, takes place four years after the events in the first novel.
The Intergalactic Alliance has worked on stabilizing the Xoron home world’s molten core but they have only managed to marginally improve the planet’s dire conditions.
Meanwhile, the threat of an invasion from the Zar’aranos Empire looms. The increase of ships along the border with Alliance space is a grim indication that a conflict is not far off.
A covert mission is launched to gauge how deeply the Shaedon have infiltrated the Empire.
After The Fall of Netherea, I could not wait to read the second book in this series.
How would the story continue? What will happen with my beloved characters? Would part two be just as good?
My worries were unnecessary, The Zar’aranos Deception is even better than the first novel!
The three main storylines are great to follow and you will learn more about the individual characters as well as some of their relationships with each other.
I loved reading more about the background and morals of some races like the Kevar. (definitly one of my favorites!)
In the meantime, the tension grows as the war evolves and the story accelerates towards the inevitable clash between good and evil.
The Zar’aranos Deception reads just as pleasant as the first book. The characters all have their very own personality which makes you love or hate them. (sometimes even both)
The universe, the planets and the ships you visit throughout the story are animated and vivid, like they could be real without a doubt.
The story has developed itself in a way that you just know there will be a great finale with a very uncertain outcome…
I am still not a fan of Sci-fi, but this universe certainly has stolen my heart.
Needless to say that I am now impatiently waiting for the final book!
Check out Dev, he’s a really talented poet! ❤
Red, yellow, and blue
fading light makes me wish
I never knew
about the pink walls
and the missed call
The golden soccer ball
captured his reflection
and the boy you loved
captured by your affection
was your death knell
I didn’t hear your cry
I wish I could turn back time
I didn’t hear the banging
and chains clanking
Every sunrise I see
is another bullet through your chest
and every starlight
is another thug cleaning up the mess
If I could do it differently
I really would
I wanted to take a moment to share my highlights of 2016 with you 🙂
I had a pretty awesome year!
Sure, there were some bumps on the road, but an awesome year for sure. 🙂
I know that I have not been around much because I’ve been so busy, so I want to thank you all for sticking around ❤
First of all, my third fantasy book and the last one in the Drägan Duma trilogy got published in June!
I had a great book presentation and am pretty proud of myself and my hubby for making this possible 🙂
It’s such a great feeling to finish a trilogy!
The love of my life ❤ I owe him a lot!
I have been to many events to promote and sign my books
Had a lot of fun with Team Celtica and met a lot of new people 🙂
We went to Curacao because our friends got married there! ❤
The day I saw my uncle on stage at Parkpop (a large festival in Holland) is one of the happiest days of my life. Not only did our uncle survive a terrible accident, he even managed to perform life on stage again within the year!
And my nephew Justin released his first CD, I am a very proud aunt!
I don’t like to be around a lot of people, I don’t like to be the center of attention and I am always wanting to stay where it’s “safe”.
But this year I did a lot of things that are way out of my comfort zone!
I am so glad that I did this, it was awesome! (thanks to Jeffrey, who has been such a great friend to me.)
We took a leap of faith with each other and I am so glad we did. I can’t even explain what this guy means to me! ❤
You guys know he’s a writer too, right? Check out his blog at www.jeffreydebris.com 🙂
And last but not least, we’ve sold 1000 books of Zij Die Hoort, the first book in the series! 🙂
(in Holland, that’s a lot lol!)
I can’t help but thinking back at the times I thought that my life would never get better. The times I felt like I was living in a nightmare.
But it did get better. Way better!
So, for everyone who is still having a hard time; hold on, keep fighting. It will be worth it some day ❤
Wishing you all an awesome, magical and loving 2017!
Lots of love,