Today I finished a book written by a good friend. This is one book I should have finished sooner. The book, The Tripartite Soul, is best categorized as a fantasy romance. Now, I haven't read a lot of books in this genre, but good storytelling is good storytelling.
In The Tripartite Soul we meet a servant girl--Eviona, a soldier--Dyre, and a dragon--Zefforah, three beings that have a unique connection. They can see, feel, taste, touch the things each other sees, feels, tastes, and touches. They also have an ability to stop this connection, which is a good thing (the thought of sharing every sense with others can be a little unsettling...). The story is told through the voice of Eviona, a servant girl who experiences the trials and joys of her first love, love lost, and love renewed. Eviona has special skills--among other things, she can bake and she's good with a sword.
Nicholson creates a fantastical world where you never know what's going to happen. Eviona's search for not only love, but understanding in a reality that's not solely her own. I've never read a book like this and I loved thinking about all the possibilities these characters could experience.
The Tripartite Soul is a romance, is a fantasy, is even a philosophical study on how we make choices, and more importantly perhaps, why we make those choices. If you'd like to read it, click: HERE to access Nicholson's Amazon page. This book is unlike anything I've read before. Chances are, if you read it, you'll feel the same way, too.