November 11, 2015
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Of Delicate Pieces by A. Lynden Rolland
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Settling into her second year of death, Alex is ready to explore her limitless mind in an afterworld that changes each day, but she still isn’t resting in peace.
The ‘gifted’ are humans who see spirits and have the same extraordinary mental powers, though they aren’t considered equals. Centuries ago, Alex’s family led the movement to keep the living and dead separated, but the gifted believe Alex is a reincarnation of their slain civil leader. When they begin to break down the barriers that protect the city, the afterworld becomes dangerous and vulnerable to exposure. The living and dead both want to use Alex for their own gain, but what they don’t realize is that neither side will want her when they find out who she really is.
In the afterworld, nothing stays buried for long.
OF DELICATE PIECES is the follow-up to A. Lynden Rolland's OF BREAKABLE THINGS.
Thank you for having me! I tried to find a variety of excerpts that would explain the afterworld from Of Breakable Things and introduce the new characters and new ideas in Of Delicate Pieces.
Of Delicate Pieces explains some of the more specific powers that spirits can learn. Meditation is one of them. Since spirits exist as projections and memories, they can focus their minds and move themselves to another location – even halfway across the world. Alex and Chase use this to travel home to Parrish.
The haziness of the world drifted in and out of focus like a watercolor painting behind the breath of life. The colors bled. Chase held her hand, and even that didn’t feel real. His touch felt like water.
“This feels like a fever,” he said. “I don’t know if we’re imagining this or if it’s real.”
“I think it’s real because it’s like what I saw when you would visit me before I died.”
“Like you’re drugged?”
Actually, it felt exactly like that. The distortion and uncertainty increased with each step. Waterlogged voices emerged from the Frank house. The first sounded like Liv speaking from the bottom of a well.
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When Chase dies tragically, Alex embraces her own mortality. What she didn’t expect was that she’d have to make a choice: forget the years of pain and suffering once and for all, or linger as a spirit and get another chance at life and love.
Alex doesn’t hesitate to choose; she’d follow Chase anywhere. But the spirit world is nothing like she expected, and Alex finds she’s forced to fight for her life once more. For even in a world where secrets are buried much deeper than six feet under, a legacy can continue to haunt you—and in a place this dangerous, no one is resting in peace.
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