“Lucent Sylph” by R.J. Conte chronicles a defining period in the life of Lucas Thissel, a twenty-fourth century teenage boy. Lucas becomes the unintentional champion of Nissa, an alien glass fairy that survives on love. But the bond between humans and Lucent Sylphs is delicate. Too much love or too little kindness from Lucas and Nissa will die.
The interesting premise and engaging characters of Lucas and Nissa lured me in. I enjoyed learning about the Lucent Sylphs and seeing Lucas’s and Nissa’s bond grow. And the ending... well, I’ll leave that for you to discover.
If your looking for a short read that offers an intriguing look at love and loss, check out “Lucent Slyph”.
Story BlurbLucas Thissel has something he fears: an alien species of palm-sized glass fairies called Lucent Sylphs. They came through a portal from a metaphysical dimension, and they indenture themselves as slaves to human beings. Too much neglect or unkindness, and they will cloud over and disintegrate. Too much love and their hearts are overcome and burst.
And one has attached herself to him.
That does sound like an interesting read! Being able to explore ideas, like amount of love, is on the strengths of fantasy and science fiction.ReplyDelete
What a unique premise! I don't think I've come across a story like that. Thanks for sharing, K.A.!ReplyDelete
Ooh, I've heard great things about RJ Conte, and this sounds really fascinating! I may need to check it out :)ReplyDelete
You're so sweet! :-DDelete
Thank you so much, K.A. Cummins! I appreciate this!ReplyDelete
You’re most welcome! I enjoyed reading Lucent Sylph. :)ReplyDelete