The Kalis Experiments by R.A. Fisher is a heart-stopping adventure that is like no other I’ve ever read. The way the author brings this book to life is fascinating and keeps you guessing throughout the whole novel.
- Title: The Kalis Experiments (Tides Book 1)
- Author: R.A. Fisher
- Publisher: Next Chapter on August 26, 2019
- Genre: Fantasy
- Pages: 336
- Format: e-ARC
- Rating: 4/5
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Syrina is a Kalis: a master of disguise, assassin, and spy. Her kind has served the High Merchants’ Syndicate for a thousand generations.
When Syrina receives a surprising gift from her lord, she realizes something is not right. The High Merchants don’t do anything without a reason. After a seemingly regular spying mission goes awry, the trail leads her to the city of Fom. There, she learns of a secret that could end civilization a second time.
An ancient power awakening in her, Syrina needs to decide whether to save the world, or seek revenge.
My Review of The Kalis Experiments:
This fantasy is a great read. Fisher introduces us to Kalis Syrina, who is a whirlwind of significant proportions. At first, I didn’t like her that much. I had a hard time staying awake trying to get through the first quarter of the book, but let me tell you, it wasn’t much after I left those pages and fell in love with Syrina and couldn’t wait to learn her story.
This novel is the first book in the Tides series, and it is the perfect introduction to the world of Eris. I am having a difficult time classifying this tome. I don’t know whether it is sci-fi or fantasy, or a mixture of every genre known to man. Not that it matters, though. This novel is full of everything you could ever want to read. It’s not a superhero book, but a lot of the characters are more than human. Some are easy to detest, others warm up to you after a little bit, and still, others are loveable from the beginning.
The setting is phenomenal. Eris is somewhat like earth in that there are different climates throughout the world, but that is about where the similarities end. The book is very descriptive, and even somewhat too descriptive at times, which makes it drag in some places. I found this to be true even after I fell in love with the book.
For this reason, I award The Kalis Experiments 4 out of 5 stars. It is recommended to anyone who loves an epic fantasy series. I can’t wait for the next book, so I can try to figure some of this stuff out. I physically need to know more about Syrina!
Thank you to the author for sharing The Kalis Experiments with me in exchange for an honest review.