Paradoxon: Invitation of the Dying Love (Paperback)

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“Paradoxon: Invitation of the Dying Love” is the story of Rae, a girl born in the stratified city of Onze. A city ready to destroy itself. When she receives a cryptic invitation, Rae is united in a rocky companionship with four strangers. But only the mysterious paradox of a “dying love” can help them stay together and save the city they love. (417 pages)

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"Are you sure this is the journey you want to take?"

Rae fled from the edge of the city. She was late. Already the rumble of the nightly riot had begun. But as she ran, she had no idea it would be for the last time…

"Paradoxon: Invitation of the Dying Love" is the story of Rae who was born in the stratified city of Onze.  Thrown into a rocky companionship with four perfect strangers united only by a common fear of the city’s growing conflicts and by a cryptic invitation promising answers, she discovers that only the mysterious paradox of a “dying love” can save the city they’ve always known. That is, if each one can find the strength to embrace it… and by it to embrace one another…"

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Weight 1.25 lbs
Dimensions 5.25 × 8 × .9375 in


11 reviews for Paradoxon: Invitation of the Dying Love (Paperback)

  1. Jared (verified owner)

    Paradoxon is an adventure/fantasy light novel that really fills that need for quality stories that are uplifting (yet authentic), rewarding (but not burdensome), and interesting (without being more focused on “look at me!” writing skills than the characters and story at hand). This book amazes you when you least expect it. The most profound lessons are between the lines, but still right there at the surface.

    My experience with the story (without getting into the plot) is that it’s poetic without being poetry. Paradoxon is intelligent art that doesn’t spoon feed lessons, and it stretches your perspective without esoteric high-mindedness. I would have preferred something like this in high school for analyzing deep literature, in that there’s more value to sift beneath the surface, but everything is approachable in today’s language. Often you have to back a century or more to find literature that illuminates human nature, because modern art either holds human nature too small, or hides its insights in too many other untruths. So old literature is great, but for readers today, Janice’s novel is real art, but it goes down like butter.

  2. Charlene Giiles

    I loved how unpredictable this book is! I never knew what would happen next. Also, the characters were multidimensional, rather than the extremes of “good guys” and “bad guys.” I wish I could meet each of them in person!

  3. Trish Martin

    I loved this book!!! Lots of plot twists and turns as five strangers on their own personal quests try to overcome their own particular struggles and work together to save the world they live in. Extremely well written, thought-provoking and very captivating. This is a very hard book to put down!!! It keeps you on the edge of your seat waiting to find out what happens next. I am anxiously waiting for Part 2!!

    This is one of the best books I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading! For a first-time author, Janice has gone above and beyond with this compelling read. I highly recommend it!

  4. Patricia Broome (verified owner)

    I absolutely loved reading Paradoxon: Invitation of the Dying Love. The way the characters and story-line were woven together reminded me of single threads in a fine piece of tapestry. For Janice to be a first-time author, I was extremely impressed with how much her writing style reminded me of George MacDonald, one of my favorites. There were definite surprises throughout the journey, and I am eagerly anticipating Part 2 of this very well written piece of literary art.

  5. Maggie Elrod

    This book was fantastic! Grabs you right off the bat, fast-paced, surprising twists and turns, well developed characters – like I said, a fantastic book! Can’t wait for the next in the series.

  6. Debbie (verified owner)

    When a book invites you into itself and you find yourself taking each step with every character and looking around every corner with them, it does what it is supposed to do. It hooks you. I’m ready for book two.

  7. Deanna Karyn

    I was honored to be a friend who read the original first 30 pages when Janice started this project back in college, and it was a fascinating journey, years later, to read the completed 1st half. There were a number of times I had to stop and re-read a sentence or paragraph because God would point it out and say “this is important.” There is so much truth in this book that is incredibly relevant and vital for the times we live in, and I cannot wait to read the second half!

  8. Cheri Foster

    This book is really, REALLY good- I can’t wait to order the next.
    It’s like Screwtape Letters meets Pilgrims Progress. Delightful.

  9. Joy Crabtree

    Loved it! The story develops quickly to engage the reader. Then pulls you into the characters – identifying with or distrusting one character then another, only to change your mind back and forth as the story develops. The author keeps you off balance with the twists and revelations of depth of character and plot.

    And best of all, before you realize it, you find the characters’ ‘training’ becomes your own.

    My only regret – not having already purchased the sequel before finishing the first.

  10. Danielle Baker (verified owner)

    Loved loved loved your book. It is a must read for all. It brings our walk with Christ into perspective as well as the people who walk in and out of our lives throughout our lifetime.

  11. Abigail Wendt

    What an amazing story! The characters are so complex and so like us. The hope of something beyond and the change process is so compelling. Unraveling real truths through story this book rivals writings of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R Tolkien.

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