Young Adult - Fantasy - General
320 Pages
Reviewed on 11/20/2014
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Author Biography

J. W. Lolite is an author from Alabama. Lolite has received multiple accolades for the books of the Circumstellar series.

Math and science were my favorite subjects in school, but I couldn't deny my fondness for fantasy and science fiction novels. More than that, I often found my mind preferred drifting into the clouds and new worlds of my own creation. One of those worlds finally got to breathe life. When I first started putting Circumstellar on paper, it was a whole new experience for me. It was a struggle brushing up on all of the grammar and punctuation, but it was also a fascinating learning experience. All of the research into ancient Sumerian culture really taught me some interesting myths and legends. Writing Circumstellar has certainly been an exciting journey.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Deepak Menon for Readers' Favorite

Circumstellar Heliocentric by J.W. Lolite is a powerful fantasy story narrated by Ingrid Fairheit, apparently an ordinary teenager. The action is rapid as she narrates a horrific experience in an encounter with some 'Ankida', an ancient race of alien hybrids who have human form. Thousands of years ago, the Ankida, living in darkness, declared war on humans in order to take the land and cities. Ingrid's father, an Ankida, married a human and so Ingrid was half Ankida with strange powers slowly disclosed as the narrative continues. The Ankida would be able to conquer the human race if they found the 'Keys' to some magical locks and opened up the four 'realms' of darkness. Ingrid is one of the 'Lock Keepers' and has to keep the keys of the locks to the realms safe. But where are the Keys?

J.W. Lolite weaves an exhilarating story. Many characters emerge, each with special powers verging on the supernatural. A running battle of great intensity takes place across the continent. Many a time Ingrid is either defeated or on the verge of disaster, but will the champions who emerge one after the other be able to salvage the situation? The development of the story is excellent, each chapter fluidly flowing into the next. Descriptions of both the protagonists, as well as events and historical background, are measured and revolve around a thread of action and tension which remains throughout the book. Heliocentric is targeted for the YA audience and succeeds admirably in this fantasy fiction thriller.