A Lovely Addition to the Weeia Series
In the Garden of Weeia by Elle Boca is a novella length story centered around Ernie, a secondary character in the previous Weeia Series (Unelmoija).
When the last book of the Weeia Series ended, I was sad that the series was complete and still hungry for more. Thankfully, Ms. Boca delivered with this wonderful offering that makes a lovely addition to the Weeia Series.
I do miss Amy and the rest of the Weeia from the previous books. However, I found myself getting very engrossed in this new story which focuses on Ernie after he is dropped off when Amy, Kat and several other Weeia go back in time in the last book of the series, Unelmoija: Paradox.
As the story opens, Ernie gets blamed for a crime that his friends committed. He had only agreed to do some technical work for his cohorts, but humans and other Weeia were harmed and the council decided that Ernie must be punished with something similar to community service. The Marshal Academy is akin to military service and Ernie is tasked with doing all manner of grunt work for cadets, professors and anyone senior to him. He tries to keep his nose clean, but trouble always seems to find him.
During this time, Ernie becomes smitten with Amanda, a girl studying at the Academy. This adds another dimension to the story and Ernie becomes not just a technical geek, but a young man in love as well.
This novella would not be complete without a crisis for Ernie to get involved with and where his technical expertise might just save the day. Although many new questions arise than answers by the end of the book,fans of the original series will not be disappointed in this latest chapter in the Weeia saga.
I was a beta reader for this novella and was given an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.
S.A. Molteni, author of several award-winning short stories including Fade to Gray, Her Name Was Half Calf and I.T. Geek to Farm Girl Freak: Leaving High Tech for Greener Pastures. Find her at http://samolteni.blogspot.com/