I had the privilege of meeting Genese Davis at 2018’s LA Comic Con. She is insightful, classy, and also very creative. I just had to pick up a copy of her novel The Holder’s Dominion. Needless to say, I was not disappointed.
According to the summary on Amazon:
After her father’s death on a mountain rescue mission, Kaylie Ames watched her family shatter. She fled Tacoma for college in faraway Austin, figuring that even the worst campus drama would be a relief. But when her old friend Elliott turns up on his knees in the grocery store aisle, raving about something called a morphis, Kaylie feels compelled to enter Elliott’s unfamiliar world.
Guided by Elliott and his friends, Kaylie signs on to the massively popular online game Edannair. There she discovers a world of beautiful vistas and magical creatures, where people from all over the globe step into the roles of warriors on fantastical quests. But a real-world evil threatens the players: the mysterious Holder, leader of the elite team known as Sarkmarr, is coercing his followers into traumatic offline dares known as “morphis assignments.” To save her friends, Kaylie must infiltrate Sarkmarr and survive the Holder’s tests.
Will she find the courage there to hold her real-world family together?
I really enjoyed this novel. Now, I am a comic book nerd, not a gamer, but from my experience with my gaming friends, Davis nails all of the different folks you meet in the community. The good, the bad, the weird, the hardcore, and the casual players.
I also enjoyed the first person perspective from Kaylie. It makes the story feel personal as you go on the journey with her in this fantastical world makes it way more interesting. I honestly cannot wait until her next book.
You can find out more about Genese Davis on her website.
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