What if you could edit memories with a single touch?
The world-that-was is gone, lost to everything except living memory . . . but remembering comes at a terrible price. Sixty-two years after the apocalypse, a new society has emerged from the ashes of the old world where highly valued memories are traded and nostalgia is worth dying—and even killing—for.
Enslaved by a cruel master, Sephone Winter is forced to use her rare ability to manipulate memories to numb the darkest secrets of the ruling aristocracy.
Then Lord Adamo appears, speaking of a powerful relic capable of permanently erasing memories and recovering Sephone’s own lost childhood. But not everything about the young lord is as it seems, and soon Sephone must choose between helping Lord Adamo forget his past or journeying deep into the land of Lethe, where the truth about who she really is might finally be revealed . . . and a long-desired future restored.
Book 1 of The Nightingale Trilogy.
Review of Calor
The world has ended, leaving only memories from past ages. These memories can be shared, edited, or suppressed by Alters like Sephone Winter. Her skill brings joy to many people, but has only brought her pain. Meanwhile, Lord Adamo desperately wants to forget memories of his murdered wife and child, and becomes sure Sephone’s power is the key. Both of them seek for a long-lost relic they’re certain can help them conquer their memories. J. J. Fischer’s novel Calor explores the value of hope and love in this expansive fallen world, where complex cultures and emotional backstories sing haunting refrains.
Best for: Fans of “nobledark” fantasy, Greek mythology, and super-gifted heroes.
Discern: Grim themes with references to violence and allusions to painful memories.
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