Today I am doing a review of The Return by Carter Vance.
The Return is a story of the modern day fulfillment of the Grail prophecy.
The time has come for the prophesied return of Christ. Long thought extinct, the secret Order of Knights Templar battle the Dark Forces that fear His return.
At the center of this battle of good and evil is Sarah Davidson, an expectant mother, who has a unique heritage, and Peter Christos, her shipping magnate husband. The couple, who were married in the presence of the Ark of the Covenant, is confronted with a series of surreptitious schemes and attacks causing them to flee and seek a secure birthplace for their son.
They are aided in this endeavor by the Knights Templar, a clandestine organization that has, over the centuries, amassed enormous wealth and power and the organization to deliver it in anticipation of this day.
Ultimately, they engage in a grand battle for the prophesied birth.
My Review: This is an interesting book about the prophecy of the return or Christ. It delves into a lot of little known prophecy of the Holy Grail and the ark and the signs of the second coming. The author builds around the new Holy mother giving birth and the Knights of Templar(a group long thought to be extinct)protecting her and the babe from the forces of dark. It is a fast moving story maybe a little too fast. I would have liked to have the people developed a little more so I cared more deeply for them. There are quite a few editing errors, missing words and such. Most of them I could read through without too much distress. For anyone who likes things like searches for the Holy Grail and prophecy this a good read. There was a lot of research that went into this I think to include all kinds of predicting. I give this book 4 stars.
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Blog Tour stop #9
Book: White Swans: A Regency Era
Author: annamaria Bazzi
Hello, Audra, and thank you so much for hosting the ninth stop of the blog tour. It’s been fun, especially when I take along a few of the characters with me. White Swans: A Regency Era is a young adult short story series designed for teens who believe novels are just too long to read. A new book will be coming out every month, so look for book II the first week of April.
Today, accompanying me are Kendíka, Saphora, Charles and the footman Wordsworth.
Saphora: I’m not sure why you would bring that scoundrel along.
Annamaria: Excuse me, but why did you call Wordsworth a scoundrel?
Saphora: You still don’t know much about this character, who keeps silent in every scene he appears in, but let me assure you, he’s a worthless, scheming S@#@
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New Author Publishing
When I start nearing the end of a book, I clutch my chest and start bracing for the palpitations: do I have another story in me? I recall always having some story lined up, always having something to write, but since I started seriously writing it seems the brilliant award winning ideas have derailed into the vastness of my endless thoughts.
Do I have another story? This plagues me into insomnia. What if I never have another creative thought in my life? What if there is nothing beyond this? What if all i’ll ever be is a nurse who wrote a few things? Ugh, hello 3 a.m. and hopeless thoughts of being a has-been writer.
Alas, the clouds break and the rain goes away and smack dab near the end of writing this current book a new set of voices break through. Bad timing, I tell them . …
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To day I am doing a review of Glimpse(The Dwellers book 1) by Sara Daniell.
Blurb: Orion Draper is not your typical Dweller. She is a non-conformist with an insatiable appetite for adventure. And trouble. So it is no surprise when she finds herself eavesdropping on a Constable meeting. One word that makes no sense, “Earth”, sends Orion on a quest for answers.
What is this “Earth”? And why has it never been mentioned before? Her search is soon over, but not without a heavy price to pay. Forced to leave behind the only home she has ever known, Orion fights for the chance to return. Every corner holds a new danger, and every shadow hides a secret. No one can be trusted, and no town is permanent.
Will Orion ever return to Dandux? Or is she forever condemned to repeat this hell she now knows?
My Review: I loved the concept of this book. A world within a world. Orion and her best friend Sage live in a sphere that is on Earth but not of it. The people of her sphere know nothing about Earth and Earth knows nothing about the spheres of her world. Orion is very rebellious. Something not tolerated well in her world. She accidentally ends up being transported to Earth when she travels outside of the safe zone in her world. This is when it gets a little shaky. We do not know exactly how she ends up on Earth. Or why she ends up in the middle of a street in Iowa when the portal to her sphere seems to be outside of a town in Thailand. The story skips ahead several years instead of going into how the learns to adapt to this new world. They are constantly on the run from hunters from their sphere, who they are always killing then running without ever being hunted by the police of Earth, even though with blue hair and lots of tattoos they could be traced easily. That is just a few of the holes in the book. It needs a serious edit. It does have plenty of action. With a little more work it could be a good series. I give this book 3 stars.
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Yesterday I posted about Chelsea Falin’s new release, today she comes to the blog as a guest to speak about an element from her new book, Personal Growth.
A Lesson In Choctaw
My main character in the ‘Growing Roots’ series, Willie, begins to learn her native language as a way to further embrace her culture, so I thought I would give everyone reading a brief lesson in Choctaw. While I do not speak the language fluently, I myself have endeavored to learn it, as it is also one of my own two native languages- the other being Tsalagi, the Cherokee language.
Choctaw is actually quite a complex language, despite the fact that it uses the Latin alphabet (with some variation, of course). The grammar and such involved takes years and years to learn, so we won’t really delve into that today. I will teach you…
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It has occurred to me that I can not finish my next book while at home. The endless noise, questions, stares, and distractions make this a near impossibility. But, Tania, you wrote 95% of the book at home, so what’s your problem, you ask?
Answer: Although the beginning and middle are all great, I think the end deserves a special kind of finesse and must be done with tact. It is hard for me to wrap my head around this concept with so much going on around me all the time. Did I mention before that my home was a hostile? Okay, not really. I love my family, but it’s time for the big escape to finish this book without any distractions.
My plan: The mission I have accepted is to spend four days in beautiful Las Vegas at a wonderful resort courtesy of my expiring timeshare. Each day I…
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