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Naermyth never were they myth in the first placeThe world ended It was not because of a comet, prophecy, natural disaster or whatever garbage foretold on the internet, but because every myth ever written turned out to be an account of historical fact These monsters we ve read about as children waged a war that lead to the human race s downfall And the unlucky who survived are hunted down or, worse, tortured.In these dark times, people could only turn to the Shepherd for help I am one such Shepherd and I thought my only task was to protect the few humans who still thrived on this desolate world But when I rescued Dorian from Dwende captivity, I discovered that not only is he the most dangerous thing to have around, but he could be our one hope for redemption I now find myself protecting a born killer, but in doing so, I m turning my back on everything human.

10 thoughts on “Naermyth

  1. Kwesi 章英狮 Kwesi 章英狮 says:

    When I was young my yaya have the power to create mythical creatures into real moving creatures by sharing stories and giving a week of nightmares I lived in a place where mountains, rivers and forests were not fully discovered with thick bushes and spirits roaming around the grounds Some said, those places were used to be houses for creatures that are hiding for

  2. K.D. Absolutely K.D. Absolutely says:

    This is a well crafted piece of work Karen Francisco wrote this book probably based on what she thought would be saleable, as in uso but I think she was also trying to positively influence the taste of the reading public Not to the extent of going doing it ala Syjuco, i.e., making the story hard to read so that it will be seen as a cerebral work, but Francisco did i

  3. Tina Tina says:

    Original post at One More PageI spotted Naermyth by Karen Francisco in Fully Booked by sheer accident I was supposed to get The Giver by Lois Lowry when I felt like ambling over to the Filipiniana section of the store and then I saw the black and orange spine of the book I thought it was just a new local comics or something but when I read the blurb, I was sold Could it be

  4. Diane Diane says:

    Why is this book still not a runaway hit Can t you see how much of a genius Karen Francisco is Well she is Post apocalypse, the Philippines and the rest of the world is under attack by no less than the creatures we branded as Mythical As something that only our yayas and lolas would know about Well, we underestimated them because the Naermyths or the never myths have come out o

  5. Kristel Kristel says:

    Originally posted on my blog It s a little weird, writing this post months after having read the book and having given my copy away, but my personal need to chronicle my reading life is compelling me, so here we go Naermyth by Karen Francisco is a take on post apocalyptic YA that combines the tropes of the genre with uniquely Filipino references In this world, the creatures of myt

  6. Joyzi Joyzi says:

    My Book Review as Promise that might Suck because I m watching somethingSo okay I ll just use pros and consPros 1 Some parts are original or rather I first know from it like the Rumpelstiltskin Anomaly etc.2 Okay the filipino lore was cool like the Kapre, dwende, aswang, diwata etc.3 She actually writes decent action scenes which reminds me of how Cassandra Clare would write it.4 The end

  7. Aljohn Laid Aljohn Laid says:

    This is the first novel written in English by a Filipino author that I read from start to finish as far as I could remember I picked the book because of my love for apocalyptic literature and Philippine folklore, but it took me too long to finish it this book is not an easy speedy read This is a promising debut from Karen Francisco I should say because it is rather uncommon among Filipino wri

  8. LailaBC LailaBC says:

    It was an awesome read It was refreshing for me, since the lore used by the author in this urban fantasy was distinctively of Philippine myths I immediately got hooked on the main heroine of the story Aegis or Athena her real name She kind of reminded me of Katniss in Hunger Games She is badass and can kick ass of many many Naermyths She is ruthless as a shepherd, and even lacking emotion sometime

  9. RE de Leon RE de Leon says:

    I originally gave this book only two stars, but decided the reader of this review, if used to the usual scale of ambition among Filipino novels, might misunderstand me.You see, I m convinced this book is a milestone for Philippine books, earning it a place in the history of Philippine storytelling And when I give it 2 stars, I do so on a scale that has Orson Scott Card and Ursula leGuin at the 5 star m

  10. The Silver King The Silver King says:

    First of, the premise was really a catch Instead of the usual foreign zombies and vampires, a finally read a book about our local creatures Imagining them in a post apocalyptic Philippines is really a treat, and I found that old hermit to be quite a laugh My problem though, is with the plot twist It was very predictable I was not surprised with it at all And as for the problem in the ending, there s a lot o

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