EPHAIDRIA
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There are many souls, very far away . . . in grave danger.

They dwell in the triple star system known as EPHAIDRIA, its four living worlds inhabited by eight thriving civilizations.

Among them, an abducted race of humans face genocide.

Astral entities have invaded, infiltrating their victim's nightmares and consuming the dark energy created by their fear.

Ephaidria's only hope?

Four young Earthlings from the Milky Way, each in possession of a unique paranormal power.

Clairaudience - The ability to perceive other's thoughts.
Claircognizance - The capacity to sense an imminent moment.
Clairvoyance - The gift to glimpse the near and distant future.
And the most significant . . . the power of healing.

Following the onset of identical dreams, Tahani, Nicole, Josh, and Suki are drawn together by a series of serendipitous events.

With the help of earthly spirits, they are guided to a mystical archway of light, summoning them to depart on an epic adventure.

To their amazement, they are drawn out of ordinary reality and into multiple worlds of extraterrestrial beauty, fabled history, and life-and-death stakes.

If you're a lover of sci-fi fantasy, then prepare to be transported . . . EPHAIDRIA awaits.


-Praise for Jim Grieco and EPHAIDRIA-

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“From the very start, the novel is packed with mystery, rich descriptions and an unpredictable plot line that stretches the boundaries of readers’ imaginations. With this much action and originality, the novel will win the author many fans.”
-Self-Publishing Review
 

“EPHAIDRIA is a suspenseful, out-of-this-world adventure with breathtaking world-building and fun, lovable characters. There are several major science fiction and fantasy elements that play in, from ghosts to supernatural powers. This is a story with emotional depth.”
-Foreword Clarion Reviews
 

“Grieco invests his tale with an impressive amount of detail and imagination. The worlds of Ephaidria are populated with a vast array of intriguing and engaging characters, and the novel's four heroes are instantly compelling. His debut novel boasts the heft, complexity and scope of any notable epic fantasy work.”
-Blueink Review

“A strong and smartly constructed example of the space based good vs. evil theme. The concepts are presented well and colorfully shaded in with vivid personalities. The characters shine, the magic takes off and human extinction is on the horizon. The memorable conclusion is a testament to Grieco’s nuance.”
-IndieReader


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THE FOUR HEROS

TAHANI JAKANDE
19 - 5' 11" - South African

TAHANI JAKANDE
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Now that Tahani Jakande's freshman year at the Massachusetts Conservatory of Astrophysics has come to an end, he's spending his summer break volunteering at the nearby NEO Cosmological Observatory.

Cambridge, Massachusetts is a far cry from Margate, South Africa, where his unprecedented perfect scores on his national senior certificate exams made him a local celebrity. Unfortunately for Tahani, his African heritage has shackled him to a somewhat isolated existence amongst the intellectual community he now calls home. Regardless of this frustrating fact, he can't shake the sensation that bigger things are just beyond the horizon.
 

NICOLE RAUVEUR
18 - 5' 8" - French/Venezuelan

NICOLE RAUVEUR
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Eighteen-year old Nicole Rauveur's musical aptitude is unparalleled. She's about to put that aptitude to the test, facing down her senior-year audition for the NYS Musical Youth Concert Series. If she makes the cut, she'll be considered the best high school violinist in New York.

Aside from her melodious mind, her physical presence is mesmerizing. Although her external beauty is undeniable, her enrapturing aura transcends the shallow surface of carnal attraction, leaving an indelible mark on all who happen to make her acquaintance. Little do they know the clairvoyant power lurking just beyond her captivating blue eyes.
 

JOSHUA JAYLEE
16 - 5' 6" - American

JOSHUA JAYLEE
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Josh Jaylee is an incredible gamer. An eternity of hours battling digital enemies has honed his hand-eye coordination to a flawless balance of speed and agility. At sixteen years old, he's captured first place at the Kansacon Gamer Fest for the third consecutive year. His supremacy at computer-generated combat has decimated his envious competitors, leaving them to ponder the means of his unchallenged dominance.
 

SUKI ODAYAKA
15 - 5' 0" - Japanese/American

SUKI ODAYAKA
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At the US National Gymnastics Championships, fifteen-year old Japanese-American gymnast, Suki Odayaka has achieved near perfection. If she aces her final event, she'll have the proud honor of becoming the United States All-Around National Champion.

Her unmatched athletic talent consistently dominates her awestruck opponents. Unknown to them, her paranormal aptitude far exceeds the physical limitations of the material world.
 

Character Illustrations by "PEARL"


THE FOUR LIVING WORLDS

Mylaya

Mylaya

PARENT STAR: Candidus - Type A - White MS
PLANETARY DIAMETER: 23,565 kilometers
MOONS: Anulla, Pythos, Eljian
ATMOSPHERE: 82% Nitrogen - 17% Oxygen
TOPOGRAPHY: 73% Oceanic - 27% Terrestrial
GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY: 16.7 million species
SENTIENT CIVILIZATIONS:
The Namuhni – Advanced Humanoid
Technology: Holographic/Telekinetic
Population: 14.8 Billion
The Secticiles – Advanced Arthropoda
Technology: Pre-Industrial/Bronze based
Population: 28.2 Billion

Enos

Enos

PARENT STAR: Esspius - Type G - Yellow Dwarf
BINARY COMPANION: Eethros
PLANETARY DIAMETER: 12,817 kilometers
MOON: Cypra
ATMOSPHERE: 77% Nitrogen  22% Oxygen 
TOPOGRAPHY:  64% Oceanic 36% Terrestrial
GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY:  9.2 million species
SENTIENT CIVILIZATIONS:
The Raylings – Standard Humanoid 
Technology: Pre-Industrial/Iron based
Population: 342 million
The Mariquin - Advanced Amphibian 
Technology: Pre-Industrial/Iron based
Population: 637 million



 

Eethros

Eethros


PARENT STAR: Esspius – Type G - Yellow Dwarf
BINARY COMPANION: Enos
PLANETARY DIAMETER: 14,619 kilometers
MOON: Cypra
ATMOSPHERE: 66% Nitrogen  33% Oxygen 
TOPOGRAPHY:  82% Oceanic 18% Terrestrial
GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY:  11.4 million species
SENTIENT CIVILIZATIONS:
The Quel – Advanced Avian 
Technology: Pre-Industrial/Bronze based
Population: 14.6 million
The Golgoran – Primordial Humanoid 
Technology: Pre-Industrial/Stone based
Population: 9.2 million

Visbris

Visbris

PARENT STAR: Sainhue - Type M - Red Dwarf
PLANETARY DIAMETER: 5,927 kilometers
MOON: None
ATMOSPHERE: 77% N  14% O  6% CH4  2% S
TOPOGRAPHY:  54% Ice  14% Rock  32% Magma
GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY:  327,000 species
SENTIENT CIVILIZATIONS:
The Sadrin – Advanced Feline 
Technology: Pre-Industrial/Iron based
Population: 17 million
The Diablis – Advanced Beelzanoid 
Technology: Pre-Industrial/Copper based
Population: 12 million





 

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