Batu - A Tale of Ellusia - Book One

Batu - A Tale of Ellusia - Book One

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Jay Stonesmith By JayStonesmith Updated 4 days ago

Battling crippling OCD, unjustly exiled from his village and separated from his sister, Batu seeks his fortune in the fantasy world of Ellusia. Will he fulfill the promise he made to his family and secure their freedom from cruel Thane Gantula? Or will he be defeated by his condition and overcome by the challenges that stand in his way?

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Goodness, it is so nice to see such a relevant issue in this type of book. Your description of Batu's OCD is very clear and does not romanticize or try to make it "cute" as sometimes things like this are represented. Good job!
I'm really looking forward to part 3. I'm interested in how the character of Batu is going to develop and manage his OCD now
DennisRoyer DennisRoyer Jun 11
Interesting how Batu's perceived lack of  balance manifests in imagined doom toward his loved ones rather than harm to himself.
Brilliant. I love how you've built up the tension and explained Batu's need to keep himself balanced and the sensations he experiences if he doesn't.
squirrelg squirrelg Jun 06
I think I was able to get a better sense of the setting in this chapter. Great, as usual, with Batu's characterisation. His setbacks in the community because of his OCD keeps me intrigued!
MichaelShivaSurya MichaelShivaSurya 6 days ago
Lovely description! Using smell breaks the barrier between the story and the readers and this was so smooth that I could actually smell it too 👍✨👏