The Holder's Dominion (Paperback)

By Genese Davis

Bookhouse Fulfillment, 9781592985807, 382pp.

Publication Date: February 15, 2013

List Price: 14.95*
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After her father's death on a mountain rescue mission, Kaylie Ames watched her family shatter. So when Kaylie fled Tacoma for college in faraway Austin, she figured 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 keep her own family.

Praise For The Holder's Dominion

"The Holder's Dominion is a heartfelt, fast-paced thrill ride that will appeal to gamers and non-gamers alike." —Micky Neilson, New York Times bestselling author

"A complex and inventive tale, The Holder’s Dominion reveals the world of online gaming through revolutionary characters. Gaming has never looked more intriguing . . . or inviting. —Kristian Nairn

"With its climatic chapters, I can't remember the last time a book kept me in such suspense like The Holder’s Dominion." —Sarah Cypher

"The Holder's Dominion was a very good read. The intensity and intricacies of the dynamics facing a family struggling to cope with loss, and the echos and reverberation of loss were expressed very well. I personally found The Holder's Dominion to be very eye opening." —Timothy Mitchell

"Genese Davis is an author to watch." —James Waugh

"The Holder’s Dominion is a captivating adventure, a struggle through personal pain paralleled by the challenge to take on a mysterious leader entirely real and yet curiously mystical. Each scene builds towards the next and Davis draws in the reader with human emotions and relatable characters, enhanced by a vivid fantasy realm." —Jacob Horning