Author: Nely Cab
Release Date: 2/3/14
Prelude – Creatura 0.5
It’s not easy creating life, but that’s what Deus was meant to do. And as amazing as his new creations may be, Deus finds that there’s nothing wonderful about being the only person in existence. Using his power, he molds a companion to keep him company; only, something goes awry and Starr soon proves to be as wild as the animals he’s crafted.
What do you do when the only other person in the universe hates you? You fall in love, of course…because that’s how forever begins.
A few weeks ago, before coming to Terra, I noticed that Starr began to look older, more mature…and fuller. I believe I’m different, also. I’m not the person I was at the beginning, and no longer am I a boy. My body has grown, and Starr’s body has definitely grown in some places. I know I stare at her too much, but now, it’s not because I’m wondering what she’s thinking; it’s because I’m awfully aware of what she looks like.
The things we’ve learned by visiting the future together have made us both mature. The more we see, the more we age. When we visit future Earth I show Starr both wonderful things and not so wonderful things, like wars and famine. But unlike before, when she didn’t take notice of anything, now she cries when she sees the unpleasant times the future holds, and I feel horrible for showing her. But the voice of reason says it’s the only way to educate ourselves, and I let it be.
For a while I was worried, but contrary to my initial belief, Starr is very bright. She’s learned to use her hands to craft things and to sew extremely well. She makes her own dresses now, and I provide her with the fabric, needles and thread. For days she’s been trying her hand at spinning wool with a small contraption called a spindle that we saw on one of our visits to the future. She asked me to create it for her here, but instead of making the object appear out of thin air, I made it for her using wood from one of the fallen forest trees. Maybe someday she’ll make a garment for me using the strings she spins, but I’d be happier and a lot relieved if first, she’d make herself a bra.
I have loved Creatura ever since Ms. Cab introduced to us a wondrous, mystical, and magical story back in 2011, when I won my very first print copy.
As I sit here typing this review, I have so many thoughts in my head about this compelling story that I just finished reading, and of course, I don’t want to talk too much for fear I will give something important away. Though, I do have to tell you that Prelude has once again captured my heart and made me love this author’s writing style even more. I was so addicted to this story that I actually read it in an hour.
I really enjoyed the characters in this story. I did feel sorry for Deus and his feelings throughout this story along with Starr’s feelings as well. The details were so vivid that I had a movie in my head from beginning to end. I actually had tears in my eyes for most of the story. There is so much love, joy, happiness, sadness, and an unforgettable and fabulous ending.
This is a phenomenal story that will suck you in heart and soul and may even keep a piece of it in the story when you finish reading it. This is a recommended MUST read!!
Nely Cab was born on December 9, 1974, in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. She has lived and resided in a small, quiet South Texas town most of her life. Putting her Computer Accounting skills to use, Cab worked in banking for several years. In 2001, the author relocated to Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, where she dedicated time to the study of culinary arts and the art of oil painting. After her return to the U.S., Nely resumed her employment in banking and later transitioned to the field of Social Work.
Today, Nely Cab writes from the comfort of her home, where she lives with her husband and son. Her life goal is to check-off Bucket List Item No. 95,623,351: To Conquer the World. While she aspires world domination, Nely continues to work on her debut series Creatura.
Thank you, Nely Cab, for another peek into your world!!
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