Title: Stasis (2nd Edition)
Series: Ennek Trilogy # 1
Author: Kim Fielding
Length: Novel (204 pages)
Publisher: DSP Publications (May 17, 2015)
Heat Level: Low – Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: Praesidium is the most prosperous city-state in the world, due not only to its location at the mouth of a great bay but also to its strict laws, stringently enforced. Ordinary criminals become bond-slaves, but the worst punishment—to be suspended in a dreamless frozen state known as Stasis—is doled out by the wizard and reserved for only the most serious of traitors.
Ennek is the youngest son of Praesidium’s strict Chief. Though now a successful portmaster, Ennek grew up without much of a purpose, unable to fulfill his true desires and always skating on the edge of the law. But he is also haunted by the plight of one man, Miner, a prisoner for whom Stasis appears to be a truly horrible fate. If Ennek is to save Miner, he must explore Praesidium’s deepest secrets as well as his own.
First Edition published by CreateSpace, 2009.
Review: Strange, yet interesting book. Stasis is where criminals are put to sleep until enough time has gone by then they are woken up and forced to become slaves. I had a huge problem with this myself. The prisoners are being punished by being put into stasis so I did not understand why when they were woken up they were forced to become slaves. I do not approve of slavery in any way, shape or form.
Ennek does not agree with the way things are, yet at the same time he really is not in a position to change anything. He becomes interested in a prisoner in stasis and wants to help him.
I must say I was appalled by Miner’s reason for being a prisoner but at the same time thought it was poetic justice that the chief’s son was the one he saw when he was woken up. Some of the laws in this story horrified me. I couldn’t believe someone could be sentenced to stasis for one thousand years simply for falling in love.
I truly loved this wonderful story. It called to me on a level I was not expecting. I loved the way the story played out bit by bit. Great read.