The new book “reVision: Lore of the Corners Trilogy, Book 1” (published by iUniverse) by Samhu L. Iyyam defines its own genre, incorporating charming characters, lyrical writing and vivid imagery into an intricate, exciting and romantic epic adventure addressing the blessings and burdens of humanity.
“The title, ‘reVision,’ is a double-entendre,” Iyyam says. “It refers, literally, to editorial changes – which figure in the plot in unexpected ways. But the word also means, at its origins, ‘seeing again,’ or ‘other ways of seeing.’ The theme of ‘reVision’ is about those other ways of seeing – about the different perspectives of men and women, us and them.”
“reVision" draws two neighboring worlds and their inadvertent heroes into inescapable conflict, with implications for the fate of the universe. Atypically, the reader sees the plot unfold through eyes on both sides.
“The book shows that conflict does not require evil; that there need be no ‘bad guy,’” Iyyam says. “It is a whole new way to view conflict, with sympathy and understanding cultivated for both sides."
In a Kirkus review, Iyyam’s work was compared to that of Tolkien (“Lord of the Rings”), C.S. Lewis (“Chronicles of Narnia”) and Frank Herbert (“Dune”).
Rich in veiled meanings, and exploring philosophies and concepts spanning science, sex, religion and politics, “reVision” offers the diverting fun of epic and romance to the casual reader, with much more at its depths for literary scholars and academics.