Hybrid by K.A. Wilson

After being suddenly pulled into the world of Dianthia, Nina just wants to get home. Unfortunatly she is limited to two choices, fight, or die.

Nina's depressed. Her boyfriend Taylor went missing a year ago today, and coming to the place they held so dear hasn't done anything to improve her mood. Little does she realise that by coming here her life will change forever.

Pulled into the world of Dianthia, Nina finds herself in the Kingdom of the Elves. She's just relieved a familiar face from the past is here with her and that everybody's so kind.

Things don't stay peachy for long though. First the person she trusts the most betrays her, and then she finds out the elves are about to get into one hell of a war.

They're under the impression that Nina has the potential to become the most powerful Mage their world has ever seen. If that wasn't crazy enough, these elves think she alone has the power to bring down the opposistion!

It's a world where everything you thought was myth and folklore exists. Getting here was easy, it's surviving thats going to be the tricky part.......

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  • First submitted May 6, 2010
  • Last updated Aug. 15, 2014
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  • Paul Toth's avatar
    Paul Toth wrote 1 year, 4 months ago
    I think you definitely have some interesting things going on here. The notion of having being from folklore intersect with the lives of college students has a lot of potential from both comedic and dramatic points of view. I also really like the combination of tension and playful cameraderie between Nina and Taylor. Some suggestions: Prologue - Use of "aphrodisiac" doesn't seems like a good fit, because it's paired with childhood memories, which strikes me as incongruous, since aphrodisiac generally ...
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  • Scott Toney's avatar
    Scott Toney wrote 2 years, 9 months ago

    Very cool artwork on your cover!

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  • D.J.Milne's avatar
    D.J.Milne wrote 3 years ago


    Hi K A
    I have just read the first 4 chapters and liked the character of Nina and her move from her depressed state after Taylor's death to going with him into a land of myth and legend. You are a very descriptive writer with a lovely eye for detail. It will be interesting to follow Nina's rise to become a great warrior leader when you add more.
    Good Luck
    D.J.
    the Ghost Shirt

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  • DesiS.'s avatar
    DesiS. wrote 4 years, 4 months ago
    Initially the story got off to a slow start but as I kept reading the story pulled me in and I loved it. I also think your cover art is really cool! I would love nothing more than to be able to read some more of this story. Some suggestions: Chapter one- "Much better than you sat (sitting?) in this room alone drinking nasty cider till you pass out." Chapter two- "For Gods sake I just watched to (you?) appear ...
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  • Strayer's avatar
    Strayer wrote 4 years, 10 months ago

    You cobbled together an unusual combination of genres and did it well. This reads easily. It was a lot of fun to read and sci fi readers will love it.

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    Francene Stanley [Retired] wrote 4 years, 10 months ago
    This is lovely. I really feel as if I'm inside the mind of a young woman. The conversation is excellent, and I like the way she describes herself when she gets out of the shower. I love her for her admiration of her friend. It shows a generous spirit. I'll back your book, knowing that you're willing to learn. You've created a good story and, at the end of chapter 1, the reader will want to find out what the ...
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  • drachat's avatar
    drachat wrote 4 years, 10 months ago

    Great beginning and incredible imagery. Your writing is clear and concise and polished. Not much else to add to other people's assessments.

    Worthy of my backing
    Denise

    Would you mind taking a peek at "Road to Redemption: From Cop's Daughter to Convicted Felon?"

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  • A Knight's avatar
    A Knight wrote 5 years ago

    Wonderfully visual writing is present throughout this piece, giving the reader a real sense of both the scene and the characters. You've done a brilliant job of polishing this, and Nina's an intriguing and engaging character to follow.

    Backed with pleasure.
    Abi xxx

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  • Lockjaw Lipssealed's avatar
    Lockjaw Lipssealed wrote 5 years ago

    This is simply good writing!

    Lockjaw

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    lynn clayton [Retired] wrote 5 years ago
    You've created an extremely visual effect, even describing the gold peacock feathers on the duvet. The opening, which in fact turns out to be a dream, is beautifully described. It's very eerie, though. The shower coming on by itself, the water of the stream, they're delicate touches but all the more creepy for that. The grief for Taylor and the friendship for Keli are convincing. (At one point you spell her name 'Kelly' - 'between my bed and Kelly's...' ) ...
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    Andrew Burans wrote 5 years ago

    I like the way in which you open with a dream sequence and then build from there. I also like your use of the first person narrative - it let's you explore a wide range of thoughts, feelings and emotions. Your use of short paragraphs, this keeps the pace of your story flowing well, and your descriptive writing makes your fantasy a pleasure to read. Backed.

    Andrew Burans
    The Reluctant Warrior: The Beginning

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  • scorselo's avatar
    scorselo wrote 5 years ago

    Nice world you've created,

    Backed

    Scorselo

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  • Jim Darcy's avatar
    Jim Darcy wrote 5 years ago

    This has the makings of a very interesting read. The opening dream sequence you may have to be careful of, some agents don't like them. Also, your typeface seems to change every now and then!
    Other than a few typos this is an involving story with a lot going for it.
    Jim Darcy
    The Firelord's Crown

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  • Colin Normanshaw's avatar
    Colin Normanshaw wrote 5 years, 2 months ago

    This is not my genre, but is nicely written. Backed. Colin

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  • klouholmes's avatar
    klouholmes wrote 5 years, 2 months ago
    Hi K. A., The detail is very colorful and they melt into the scene. I liked how Nina is afraid she’s going crazy. Her vivid “episodes” turning into the entrance at the meadow had that jagged dream feeling. The sentence “Oh what a relief. I’m not crazy!” had such an acceptance of the change that I had to wonder if she didn’t already know of that world? Taylor’s having disappeared there was quite a draw in! Shelved – Katherine (The ...
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  • mongoose's avatar
    mongoose wrote 5 years, 2 months ago
    I'm short on time today so have only read your first chapter. For a first novel, it's pretty damn good, IMHO. I love the set-up, the premise and your MC feels very real. I detected a real Sookie feel about her and then, ta-da, looked at your profile and the Charlaine Harris books are there amongst your faves. There are a few places where your sentence structure is clunky and that makes for an uneasy read. For eg, the line, ...
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  • zan's avatar
    zan wrote 5 years, 2 months ago

    Hybrid
    K.A. Wilson

    I like how you portray the depressed Nina with her need to acquire survival skills in this alternative world alive with elves, every possible myth and folklore (in your long pitch you spell folklore as "folklaw" - intentional? - not sure.) This is powerful stuff and it potentially has the makings of one of those enduringly popular novels. Very happy to have backed this, no doubt.

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    missyfleming_22 [Retired] wrote 5 years, 2 months ago

    What a brilliant imagination you have! I'm very impressed by this, the descriptions and the writing are top notch. You've created a very believable world and it held my attention. I think you've got a great main character in Nina, she's interesting and engaging. I was invested in her journey. Great job with this.

    Missy
    Mark of Eternity

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  • Abigail Parish's avatar
    Abigail Parish wrote 5 years, 2 months ago

    Very promising first chapter.

    You have a very descriptive but easy to follow style of writing. The dialogue is very good too.
    I personally would delete the words, ‘The sad thing was’ because the rest of the paragraph is far more evocative without them.
    Good luck.
    Abigail Parish
    Out In The Open

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  • Elizabeth Wolfe's avatar
    Elizabeth Wolfe wrote 5 years, 2 months ago

    Strong theme - which world will Nina belong? BACKED -Elizabeth Wolfe (Memories of Glory)

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