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Reviewed by Golder Hazelton for Readers' Favorite
Septan Phase by Hisho Gaited is a rare kind of marvelous literary hallucinogenic mandala, designed to provoke acute flights of imagination while stimulating the full diapason of the senses; in short, it offers a reading experience like no other. The premise in itself is unique and compelling: protagonist Lucas Dionigi, after discovering a hidden natural law, bends it and his reality to suit his every desire. Imagine such a life! Along the way, however, his Elysian alter-reality begins to unravel, leading Lucas to an inevitable pivot point on the life-death continuum. Septan Phase offers the reader a wide and varied menu of flavors to delight and inspire – supernatural occurrences, blistering erotic vignettes, mysterious and eclectic characters, and seemingly infinite plot twists, scattered across several planes and narrated from ever-shifting first-, second-, and third-person points of view, resulting in a universal, otherworldly, and yet completely accessible and oddly familiar tale that touches the heart as it expands the mind. Lucas is a kind of modern-day Everyman, trying to cope with mortality as best he can and searching for strength in myriad places along a wildly unpredictable and absolutely enthralling journey.
Lucas has eminently human frailties: at one point, he is struggling to juggle two women in his life with limited success; at another, he (foolishly?) decides to make all decisions in his life via coin flip but he always triumphs in unforeseeable ways and acquires wisdom in the process. He learns and grows, which makes him eminently worthy of being cared about and paid attention to. The fact that he has discovered a cosmic loophole and found a way to use it to cheat the system has a kind of Faustian appeal, and readers will no doubt become consumed by curiosity, which will keep the pages turning until the breathtaking surprise ending. Septan Phase by Hisho Gaited is a unique and magical literary delight for any reader willing to take the plunge and go on a mind-expanding journey.