Imryll's Torment

Fiction - Short Story/Novela
23 Pages
Reviewed on 05/17/2023
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Author Biography

Marc R. Micciola lives in Ontario, Canada with his two dogs Rielly and Ace. He has a great passion for hockey, movies, and books. He possesses a book collection consisting of a multitude of fantasy stories. Many of these novels are from his favorite authors: Christopher Paolini, Mark Lawrence, George R. R. Martin, Tom Lloyd, and J. R. R. Tolkien. His prize possessions are his two replica swords from the Lord of the Rings films and his growing number of fountain pens. When Marc isn’t writing, he’s spending time with his dogs, his family, and his friends. Photography and wood art are other things that Marc enjoys doing. Marc’s goal when writing any book is to put together a story that is enjoyable, emotional, and intriguing. If the words on the page make you feel something, then this author feels he’s done his job.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Doreen Chombu for Readers' Favorite

Imryll's Torment by Marc R. Micciola is an epic fantasy novel about overcoming inner demons. In a world full of spirits and elves, it is said the Mother Goddess, Naralanis, bestowed upon the elves a gift that protects newborns from the spirits. However, the impossible happened when Imryll was born. A spirit from the forest latched onto her and tormented her day and night. Her father sent her to the Church of Naralanis and put her in the care of the priestess, but this did not stop the spirit that possessed Imryll. Instead, it grew stronger and gained the name, Stepmother. Stepmother disguised her intentions when Imryll was young, but when she got older, Imryll realized the spirit was evil and had to be expelled. And at the age of eighteen, Imryll embarks on a journey to find a way to get rid of Stepmother.

Imryll's Torment is a tale that took me on an emotional roller coaster. Imryll is a remarkable character many will fall in love with and root for. Her will to live and be free was the best part of the story. I loved Marc R. Micciola's writing style. First, he introduces us to this new world of elves and spirits, then dives into Imryll’s story. It helped me understand the situation and why Imryll’s birth was abnormal. The ending was beautifully done and presented another storyline I hope to read soon. Imryll’s story has just begun, and I cannot wait to discover more about this intriguing character.