30 September 2008

The Dark: Guardians of Time

Ethan...Isabel..Lorian and Arkarian are back in this action packed sequel to The Named.

This time our two narrators are Isabel and Arkarian and a new warrior has joined the named as one of the final players in the prophecy. With Marduke's death the Goddess has become more and more relentless in her pursuit of power. She has lost Rochelle to the Guard and her soul mate (Marduke) is lost in the world between worlds. Lorian and the Guard are hard pressed from all sides. Veridian and Angel Falls need to be protected from the Goddess's ire and the Guard has to make sure Neriah is well protected also.

Arkarian- He is the most trusted and elevated member of the guard, the one who devised the plan to kill Marduke. The Goddess does not forget- she kidnaps Arkarian and we finally find out where the place is where "It is midnight every day and black flowers bloom under a bleeding moon"

Ethan- Back again, Ethan has a new apprentice- Matt. He is still pairing with Isabel on missions and fighting with Carter- oh what a surprise! When his mothers life is shown to be threatened and Arkarian is kidnapped his world spins out of controll, as always though Ethan will risk everything for a friend, even an Immortals displeasure and not just couldy skies but black skies- the future of this mission does not appear bright.

Matt- He is the leader mentioned in the prophecy. His powers have yet to show and he is as depressed and protective as ever! But when Ethan and Isabel plot a daring rescue attempt to save Arkarians life, Matt defies everyone- Isabel, Ethan and even Lorian to go with them.

Isabel- Our lovely and smart and capable heroine is at it again. She has learned to mask all of those embarassing thoughts that seem to pop up in the truthseers presence. She has yet to learn how to guard her heart though. When Arkarian is kidnapped will she risk life itself to save him? Or will she watch from afar while Arkarians life bleeds slowly out?

In this book everything has grown- love, treachery- betrayal, the world has expanded with the cast. The Order is raising in power and one of Ethan's closest friends will be found to be a member of the Order of Chaos- will the Past be protected? Or will Chaos reign supreme and the Future be changed- to find out- read The Dark.

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The Named: Where Fantasy and Reality Intwine and Worlds Collide

The Named (The Guardians of Time Trilogy)

What if you could protect the Future...by traveling into the Past

The Named- where the Gaurdians of Time travel into history to protect life as we know from the Goddess of Chaos, a rampaging Immortal intent on taking over the world.

Ethan- a member of "The Named", part of a prophecy made years ago fortelling the end of the battle that rages between Lorian and the Goddess, and the main character of the book. He has been promoted to "Trainer" and his apprentice is - his ex-best friend' sister- which doesn't set well with Matt (the ex-friend) who is overprotective as well as the jumping-to-conclusion's type. With his fragile peace with Matt verging on all out war, and his standing with the Tribunal in jeopardy this is an interesting time to spend with him.

Isabel- Matt's sister and Ethan's apprentice she is a huge part of this story. With her gift- healing- revealing itself the Guardians recrute her and Ethan has only two weeks to get her ready for her first mission- to save King Richard the II of England.

In this book of ambiguity and beautiful ideas. Everything is not what it seems. Mysterious and mesmeric this is a very, very enjoyable read. Fantasy and reality intwine in this lovely book where worlds and deminsions collide.

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25 September 2008

Ms. Meyer: A Plea

Ms. Meyer, the worldwide acclaimed author of Twilight, announced that she would not be finishing her book, Midnight Sun, as someone had stolen, and published on the Internet, some of the chapters. I am sure that this made her very mad but I wish that she would not punish all of her readers for one persons sin. We love her books and would very much like her, no scratch that, need her to finish them. They are addictive stories and it will make me very, very sad, anguished even if one of them, one of those beautiful novels remains unwritten because some idiot had to go and steal her story. That was not smart. Please, please Ms. Meyer reconsider. I would buy it in a heartbeat.

The Little Mermaid (a retelling of the classic fairy tale)

Midnight Pearls- By Debbie Viguié

This is on of the "Once Upon a Time" books. A series of books that are "retellings" of classic fairy tales. One of the best in that series, this watery wonderland book is well worth the hour it takes to read it.

Main Character- Pearl
Little Mermaid- Faye
Prince- James
Prince- Kale

As you can see the "little mermaid" is actually not the main character. This is a retelling so the main elements- the sea witch, the seven to three days (there are variations) and the mermaid falling in love with a Prince from the land- are still there but with a more intricate plot, a fresh and new outlook of the story.

A betrayal...a lover from the sea...and a kidnapping, these are the new twists which Ms Viguié has added which make this delightful tale all the more enjoyable. A ethereal, misty masterpiece under whose surface lies deception and darkness. This is a wonderful fantsy novel whose story is as reckless and changable as the sea.