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Catharsis, Legend of the Lemurians (Earth Keepers 1) (English Edition) [Format Kindle]

Lada Ray

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Karma can be a beautiful maiden or a bitch...Lemurians...Atlanteans...Secret Origins of humanity...

Before recorded history, before Humanity, since times immemorial, the Earth Keepers have been watching over our planet. Marked at birth and endowed with supreme powers, the nine chosen ones are the Earth's record keepers and moderators, and when the time comes, the ultimate decision makers. This is the first of their chronicles.


The population of the red planet Catharsis, on the outskirts of the Andromeda Galaxy, is exceedingly beautiful. Women wear exquisite gowns and gorgeous hairdos, men look stately and dignified, and children are adorable angels. Even the old people are beautiful: nice grannies knitting scarves or baking delicious cakes and cheerful grandpas taking morning strolls to discuss the latest news at a nearby café.

But Catharsians harbor a terrible secret, which they are ashamed to admit even to themselves. The thing is, they have to share the planet with another race, which they call the Uglies, although the Uglies themselves prefer to be called Lemurians. Alas, no one on Catharsis cares what the Uglies prefer. Being ugly is considered a contagious disease, and because of that the Uglies are herded into a special reservation, called Camp Ugly, where they live out their drudgery behind an electric fence.
Yet the Uglies don't seem to fret as they work in the fields, raise children and sing their beautiful songs about Mother of All, the Goddess Mu. And so, both races co-exist without much interaction--one in their large and beautiful homes, the other in their tiny huts behind the electric fence, until the ultimate disaster strikes.

Morf is a seventeen-year-old Ugly who finds himself in the middle of it all.
He is thrust fatefully into the leadership position when no one else can fill its shoes.

Will the catastrophe bring to light everyone's true beauty and true ugliness?
Will planet Catharsis survive?
What destiny lies in store for the Uglies?

We are about to find out...

This is Book 1 of the Earth Keepers Chronicles, a new mini-series of visionary/metaphysical novelettes, created as companion to the visionary YA fantasy/thriller, THE EARTH SHIFTER.
Category: novelette, visionary/metaphysical, fantasy/scifi, inter-dimensional adventure
Includes excerpt: first 2 chapters from THE EARTH SHIFTER

Books by Lada Ray:
The Earth Shifter - top-rated prophetic thriller
Gold Train (Accidental Spy Russia Adventure)
Stepford USA (Accidental Spy Small Town Adventure)

FREE on Kindle! Green Desert (Accidental Spy Iraq Prequel)

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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 255 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 45 pages
  • Editeur : Ray House; Édition : 1 (13 septembre 2012)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B0099ZDQCG
  • Synthèse vocale : Activée
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En savoir plus sur l'auteur

Born in Russia, Lada Ray is a world traveler, nature lover, financial consultant, feng shui master and author of the Jade Snow International Adventure Series, including psychological mystery/thriller, Stepford USA, and GOLD TRAIN, gripping mystery/thriller set in Russia and based on true historic events. A new YA fantasy/thriller, THE EARTH SHIFTER, & mystery/thriller, DRAGON GATE (Jade Snow Asia Adventure), coming in 2012! Lada imagines her stories in the bustling New York City and serene Catskill Mountains, NY, where she lives with her family and beautiful calico cat Lily.

To learn more about Lada's books and new projects visit http://www.LadaRay.com.

Read Lada's Blog: http://LadaRay.wordpress.com/ Lots of great posts about Russia, China and the world around us, as well as feng shui, and Lada's predictions for 2012 and beyond!

Connect on Twitter @LadaTweets.
Connect on Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/LadaRay.

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5.0 étoiles sur 5 A wonderful blend of history and fantasy 31 mai 2013
Par Sherry Fundin - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
I love the cover. Gorgeous in its simplicity. Hop on board and lets go for a ride to Catharsis.

Earth Keepers have been watching our planet since time immemorial. The nine chosen ones were record keepers and decision makers, in charge of deciding Earth's fate.

This is the beginning. To have a beginning, must there be an end?

Catharsis is a beautiful red planet inhabited with beautiful people of all ages. They had beautiful faces, beautiful bodies, beautiful homes, beautiful yards, beautiful stores, beautiful...., well, you get the drift. They were surrounded by beauty.

They even went so far as to eliminate pets, then animals of all kinds, because they created messes and that was totally unacceptable.

What would one sacrifice for beauty?

Everyone and everything was beautiful, except.......

The Uglies like simple clothing, going barefoot and smiling. The Catharsian's saw the Uglies as diseased. Could ugly be contagious? All Uglies were locked up in Camp Ugly, surrounded by an electric fence and guarded 24/7.

They were allowed to marry, but only allowed to have one child. The Catharsian's thought if they kept lowering the population, eventually the Uglies would disappear.

The Uglies focal point was the Gathering Square. Their most valuable possession, the Lemurian Mother Crystal, was located in the Temple of Mu, in the Square.

Surviving took everything they had. There was no time to protest or worry about being pretty.

Once a month, the Uglies were allowed to leave their prison to gather supplies, clothes and medicines. A small group of Runners went out to gather whatever they could carry on their bodies. They were heroes. Not all runners returned healthy and some didn't return at all.

Catharsian beauty is on the outside. Uglies beauty is on the inside.

Then everything changed.

"The time of Karma is now."

5 STARS - Would Buy It For Them (lol)

Awesome. Stretches my imagination to a point I could not get to on my own.

I love the cover. Beautiful and simple. The title fits the book. This is a short story, a history lesson, the beginning of the Earth Keeper Chronicles.

I love how Lada Ray takes historical events and twists them into a fantasy world.

One child. Sound familiar? Isn't that going on today in China?

Surviving took everything the Uglies had. To me that rings true for the poor and middle class of today. We are kept so busy trying to survive, we don't have time or are too afraid to protest. We might lose what we have.

"No Uglies Allowed" hung in stores and pharmacies. Sound familiar? Made me think of slavery. Not only were they not allowed in the stores, if people helped the Uglies, they would be penalized. Made me think of slavery.

To gather and be happy, singing from our souls under such terrible conditions, is what makes us human. We try to make the best of whatever we have.

The Runners going though trash and finding, perfectly good clothes and food made me think of the homeless on the streets today. Our trash is often their treasure.

So you see what I mean about Lada Ray's ability to take history and twist it into a story that takes as into the fantasy world. It is only limited by her imagination.

Be sure to read about the author. She is as fascinating as her books.

I picked this book up on a recent Amazon free day. Thank you Lada Ray.

Catharsis, Legend of the Lemurians (Earth Keepers Chronicle 1)
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Lovely Short Story! 30 mai 2013
Par Rohan Healy - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle
A lovely short story with very strong ethical overtones relating to bullying and comeuppance. I very much liked the fact that the Lemurians, the underprivileged race of second class citizens on the planet Catharsis, never rose to the taunting and cruelty of their tormentors, the self proclaimed superior race, the Catharsians.

The message is a strong "Two wrongs do not make a right" and how it's important to keep your own dignity even as those who torment you choose to sacrifice theirs.

The other cool thing is that the end of the story very much sets up the events to come in the later books in the Lemurians series, with a nice twist that I will not spoil here ;)

Well worth a read, especially given that it's free! It certainly made me want more, and I'll definitely be reading Lada's The Earth Shifter next.

Good story, likable characters, excellent value, 5 stars ;)

Rohan Healy
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Original & intriguing! A true spell binder of a story! 24 novembre 2012
Par Mardi - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
Lada Ray just gets better and better. I absolutely loved this first book or prequel of the Earth Shifter series.
The red planet of Catharsis is inhabited by extraordinarily `beautiful' people. But the Catharsians harbor a secret - they share the planet with the Lemurians - an ugly people who have been herded into Camp Ugly to live in drudgery under harsh conditions. They do not complain and are very gentle and compassionate in nature. We are quickly reminded that beauty lies not in looks but in the heart and soul.
Through Morf, one of the chosen runners who must make the dangerous trip amongst the Catharsians to get supplies, we learn of a disastrous fate about to befall the planet of Catharsis, and watch as the Lemurians are forced to take control and make the most difficult decision of their lives.
This is a most original story and it captured my imagination immediately. It is a wonderful mix of magic, science and morality and has so much value I cannot recommend it more highly. The author has an intriguing mind and you cannot help but be swept into her worlds filled with wonderful imagery and interesting characters. At moments it reminded me of the Hunger Games but with a more scifi feel.
Pass this book on to children and adults alike. It's suitable for all ages.
I simply can't wait for The Earth Shifter so that I can find out about what happens between the Lemurians and Atlanteans. Fascinating stuff! Don't miss it.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Ancient! 8 octobre 2012
Par M.C. O'Neill - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
Holy Snappers!

There are seven billion people, or rather, souls, on this planet right now. Statistically speaking, everyone has a doppelganger. A person who shares so many qualities with you, that there exists striking similarities.

I write a series of books about life before humanity on our Big, Blue World. So does author Lada Ray. The synchronicity is astounding!

"Catharsis" is a novelette tackling this same quandary. And why not? Right now, doomsayers are screaming eschatological epithets for humanity. Transhumanists are telling us with gigantic presentations at T.E.D. that we no longer matter and Mayan shamans say time's up.

This gets one to think: How did we begin? What made us the warlike entities that build, love, create and destroy?

Ray has no fear, as do I, to tackle this question and you really need to read "Catharsis" to get some insight into the point.

Don't get me wrong, the book isn't some diadem like "The Silmarillion" or some faux-history tome like "The Twelfth Planet". Don't expect an essay on what life was like in ancient Atlantis down to the statistical output of beans and corn. Be prepared to engage in a wonderful adventure, or rather, preamble, featuring drama and action for a people unlike us - but soon to be.

"Catharsis" is a planetary romance blended with dystopian drama that is like reading John Carter-cum-"The Time Machine". It's THAT good. But she only penned it in thirty-plus pages. More to come.

Seriously, I care not that I have a contender to my genre of pre-human romance. I want more than just me and Zechariah Sitchin trying to figure this terrible topic out.

God may not "love" you as you had thought. Your humanity may have awfully mundane beginnings and you may not like knowing them. Deal with it. Love each other and have hope for your species. We all share this Earth with each other just as I do with Lada Ray.

Five Stars.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 This prequel will appeal to lovers of Star Trek, The Chronicles of Narnia, and Star Wars, all rolled into an exciting new series 20 septembre 2012
Par J.J.Collins - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle
I read all the author's previous books and loved them all. "Catharsis - Legend of the Lemurians", the author's first book of the Earth Keepers Chronicles. It is the prequel to the soon to be released - The Earth Shifter novel.

The population of the red planet Catharsis, on the outskirts of the Andromeda Galaxy, is exceedingly beautiful. Women wear exquisite gowns and gorgeous hairdos, men look stately and dignified, and children are adorable angels. Even the old people are beautiful.

The author has an exceptional talent to blend amazing creative writing, brilliant imagination and current topical issues in her writing. This prequel will appeal to lovers of Star Trek, The Chronicles of Narnia, and Star Wars, all rolled into an exciting new series of fantasy chronicles.
Catharsis has everything, science, astrology, mythology, biblical prophecy, and current affairs, all intertwined in a magical tour de force. You can tell the author puts a little bit of her soul into everything she writes, this pays off exceptionally well, as the reader will always find it difficult to remove oneself from the journey presented.

The author provides an escape into another world with "The Legend of the Lemurians," enabling the reader to visit far off lands and explore them with their imagination, while delving into the deep rooted divisions of the vanity and socially elite orientated "Catharsians," and the humble, but generous Lemurians.

The two races are characterized by opposite extremes in every need morally, socially, in attire and character. This prequel transcends all age groups, Every character has a significance and every page a twist. It contains plots consistent with any YA readers' life experience, it contain strong themes of interest and main characters who are young adults.

There is a uniquely moralistic under current throughout the prequel, and in the manner that the author writes the story. It contains strong values, fosters loyalty and respect, and provides for the type of leadership qualities that we all seek, but rarely find in our own modern day world.
The promise for the future and the sense of the unknown for the main characters is as relevant, and as important to the main characters, as it is to any reader of this wonderful piece.

I encourage any reader or fan of YA to explore this new, exciting and engaging story.
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