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A Fantasy Utopian Romance
Neglected Merge Book One
by Eve Koguce
Published 13 April 2021
Genre: Utopian Fantasy Romance
Page Count: 271
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“Neglected Merge” is an inspirational thought-provoking futuristic fantasy romance novel. The story of fated lovers developed against a backdrop of a new post-apocalyptic world painted in bright tones. A fortuitous meeting of Tauria, an independent woman living in one utopian-style world, and Doron from high society of the other world, is destined to be the new beginning for both worlds.
Tauria, aged 32, lives in the society that seems to believe that happiness is a universal concept. People, who had survived the near apocalyptic experience, have built a whole new world full of pleasure and easiness. It is designed to make everyone feel happy every minute of their lives. Work brings satisfaction, hobbies are encouraged, relationships are supposed to bring out only positive emotions. Does it matter that things that don’t fit into the general happy pattern get discarded and disappear? Things like friendship and commitment. Things like true love. It is supposed to be enough with lightness and never-ending joy.
But there are two worlds now. They are forced to exist side by side. Can they find a way to live together?
The Chinese proverb says: “When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills.” What will the people of two worlds, so utterly different and at the same time so similar, choose?
“I just don’t want to have useless hopes. It hurts.”
It sounded pathetic, and it was exactly what made her feel that life in their perfect new world was empty and void of colour, but she was born and raised with these beliefs and it was not a one year’s – and three days with a Winged One – task to change her completely.
“I know. I understand. But life full of love and emotions inevitably hurts. I’m telling you this with the whole authority with a soon-to-be certified historian. Others in my course see it as a disadvantage, which was successfully eliminated after the Merge. They think that it’s wiser to live our lives like a straight line without fluctuations. And they’re satisfied that the mankind that had survived had done everything to make life a straight line. We don’t have poverty, we don’t have crime, if only occasional, insignificant, we don’t have to fight for our land and even for love. Mankind has learned its lessons. But human nature is more complicated than we imagine. And the fact that after the Merge we found that we are not alone in our world is the best proof for that.”
Tauria listened to his declaration and admired the depth of thought and the simplicity of complicated things put into words. She felt exactly the same way and she knew that he was right. Could it ease all her fears? No, it couldn’t. But it eased her panic and stopped the denial that she had started to feel about her whole plan to see Doron again.
“There is no other explanation available for us now than this one: Doron was doing everything that was in his power to get back to you. Legitimately, this time. And the fact that he is the king’s son only makes this theory more trustworthy. He actually has such power. Which means, Tauria, and don’t start again with your melodrama, that he is more capable to find a way for you two to be together than if he was a Winged One carpenter.”
“You know that in case something goes wrong I’ll be crying on your shoulder, Byrne, don’t you? For the rest of our miserable melodrama free lives.”
“Oh, my good old Tauria and her lost sense of humour are back. Now I can leave you to your reading task for tomorrow without any worries for your sanity.”
“Thank you, you’re a real friend. I promise, I won’t jump out of the window.”
“Please, make sure of it.”
“I will, now, go.”
Byrne left, and Tauria was quite ready to dive into the most fascinating part of the history of mankind.
Eve Koguce has been in love with books for as long as she remembers herself. The typewriter her first attempts at writing had been made at still sits proudly on its shelf in the basement. After fifteen years spent trying to fit into the office work pattern, Eve Koguce had decided to pursue her dreams and turned to writing.
Eve Koguce lives on the coast of the Baltic Sea with her husband, her son, and their exceedingly charming ginger cat. She loves nature, history, and literature. Her hobby – and a childhood dream that came true – is horse riding.
The release of this second edition of “Neglected Merge” is a tribute to all those readers, who read the first edition and connected with the story and the characters.
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