Spotlight On: The Purest Form of Chaos by Eliza Robinson
"The Purest Form of Chaos" is based on the myth of Persephone and Hades, set in a dystopian version of Russia in the 22nd century, and is ultimately a story of the power of intense and passionate platonic friendship between two women. It explores the theme of what it means to be human, and the rights we have to autonomy over our own bodies and minds. Below is a brief synopsis: "Halfway through the 22nd century, much of the world has been destroyed by war and natural disasters. In the countries of Western Russia and Eastern Russia, a corrupt monarchy reigns. Beneath the fragile veneer of civility, the Tsar’s twisted obsession bubbles towards boiling point. Phoenix Kashnikova is kidnapped from her prison-like home, rescued by a mysterious benefactor.
A year later, Persephone is freed from her own captivity by the same man. The two young women meet in a palace in Moscow, and their lives are changed forever. The friendship formed within the palace walls is threatened by forces beyond the girls’ control, and the agenda of their kidnapper disrupts the quiet life they have created. Phoenix and Persephone struggle for autonomy against an all-powerful oppressor, on a journey that takes them across national and mental borders. Phoenix seeks to outrun the demons of her past, but for Persephone this is a fight for both her body and her mind. The Purest Form of Chaos asks: what does it mean to love, what does it mean to be human, where do we draw the line between good and evil, and who—if anyone—is deserving of redemption?"
"The Purest Form of Chaos" was published on the 12th of December 2019. The ISBN is 978-1527254473. 400 pages paperback, 382 eBook. “The Purest Form of Chaos” is the first book in a series.
“Eliza S Robinson is the author of The Purest Form of Chaos. She writes novels, blogs, poetry, and the occasional poorly-worded author bio. When Eliza isn’t writing your future favourite novel, live-tweeting her romantic mishaps, or stress-watching Grey’s Anatomy, she is a Film & Television student at the University of Glasgow. Eliza’s passions include: astrology, feminism, wearing as much purple as humanly possible, and running away to the Baltic States the moment life gets boring.”
Connect with Eliza Robinson via: Twitter @elizasrobinson, Facebook @ Eliza S Robinson, and Instagram @elizasrobinsonwrites.