Through the Psyche of Ambrosia Part I by Byron Fortin
Ambrosia is leaving home for the first time. The twenty-two year old has been raised by his Mother’s four in a secluded forest home and now, with the help of Mona, is off to see the world. Mona takes Ambrosia to her home in Hartland and helps him get settled. Follow along as Ambrosia meets new people, experiences new things and tries to find his way in the world, both physical and magical.
Explicit Content Warning: There is sexual content in this book. If you do not like sex with your stories then don’t read it. There is also heavy alcohol consumption in much of the book so be warned if that is something you are sensitive to.
This story jumps right in, starting with Ambrosia passed out drunk in the back of a car. It is told from his point of view and it provides an additional layer of interest to what is going on. I will say, there are sections that are really long winded with confusing language that make it easy to lose focus. These sections kind of play in with who Ambrosia is as a character but at the same time, they pulled me out of the story.
I was fortunate enough to receive Part 2 at the same time as Part 1 and read them both. They are description and detail heavy with a lot of emphasis on certain things. For example, a lot of focus is put on Ambrosia’s dreams, potential drunken hallucinations, and his dual love interests of twin sisters Summer and Star. The abundance of details combined with the long winded bits can make the story feel like it is progressing slowly through the two books but it also feels worth it. The moments that are given focus and lots of detail do pull you into the story and make you feel like you’re inside Ambrosia’s head. It’s an interesting effect.
I’m not sure who I would recommend Through the Psyche of Ambrosia Part I by Byron Fortin to since it is a somewhat abstract novel. It has elements of spirituality, romance, fantasy and more. I don’t see it being everyone’s cup of tea but if this magical and wild discovery of the world sounds interesting to you, then give it a read.
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