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The Hidden Ones (Legacy of the Watchers Book 1) Kindle Edition

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"With gripping, tangible characters, excellent writing and a story that pulls together from through not just generations, but seemingly even different worlds, Nancy Madore uses well-researched history, mythology and theology to create an amazing story of historical fiction that leaves you craving more."
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"This intricate story weaves through the lives of three very strong women over a 5,000 years span. Author Nancy Madore hooks you in the first few pages by dropping clues and hints that leave you wanting to keep reading until you literally can't read another word. She masterfully creates characters that you want to root for and hope fail at the same time, creating a compelling story that doesn't just push you forward but propels you to the end."
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"Everything about it was top of the line and I would have to say it is one of the best books I have read this year.  I highly recommend it. Great job, Ms. Madore, keep them coming."
Shirley Priscilla Johnson/Senior Reviewer
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"A fantastic read! A roller coaster ride of mythological and historical events! Intellectually stimulating! Nancy Madore's "The Hidden Ones" is a must read!"
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From the Author

Though the Legacy of the Watchers series is fiction, the historical content within the series is based on actual historical records from the ancient world. It is interesting to note how the events of ancient Mesopotamia remain with us today. Our religions, our wars, even our worst fears are irrevocably tied to that period in history. Perhaps the past holds keys to the present, buried among the many artifacts and writings like hidden treasures just waiting to be discovered. 

I hope you enjoy reading the series as much as I'm enjoying writing it!

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  • File Size: 3380 KB
  • Print Length: 434 pages
  • Publication Date: October 14, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009R4CJB8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #221,731 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Nancy Madore achieved enormous critical acclaim with her "ENCHANTED" erotic series by Harlequin, which includes ENCHANTED, ENCHANTED AGAIN and ENCHANTED DREAMS.

Madore is currently writing a historical / speculative fiction / mystery series entitled "LEGACY OF THE WATCHERS," which was inspired by her life-long interest in ancient history and mythology. So far, there are three installments in the series: THE HIDDEN ONES, POWER OF GODS and MASQUERADE. The fourth book in the series, entitled THE FOURTH TRUMPET, will be released in late 2015.

THE ETHICS OF JUDGE NADEAU represents a diversion for Madore that was brought about by true life events. In her first work of non-fiction, Nancy Madore teams up with Lynnann Frydrych to relate a drama far stranger than any fiction she could have dreamed up. This true life account of sex and betrayal within the legal system is sure to shock, provoke and amuse.

You can read more about Nancy Madore and her books by visiting her website at www.nmadore.com.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mary Fan on April 5, 2013
Format: Paperback
Nadia Adeire has a perfect life among Manhattan's elite. The CEO of a thriving nonprofit, she seems to have it all. Then one day, she's abruptly kidnapped by three masked men and whisked off to Saudi Arabia, where the men reveal that they are part of an ancient secret society bent on protecting the world from an ancient danger: the djinn. They believe Nadia to be the notorious demon Lilith, who is working with terrorist cells to plot a devastating attack on the world.

Nadia desperately tries to convince the men that she is in no way involved with Lilith. However, she recalls stories of the demon passed down from her deceased grandmother, Helene, and recounts them in an attempt to give the men what they want and help them find out what the djinn are planning before it's too late.

The Hidden Ones is an imaginative urban fantasy that blends retellings of ancient tales with a modern day thriller. It's essentially three stories packed into one novel: Nadia's, Helene's, and Lilith's. Like Scheherazade of One Thousand and One Arabian Nights, Nadia serves as both a protagonist and a storyteller. She tells the story about Helene's life in the mid twentieth century--how she went from a 16-year-old British schoolgirl to a Saudi man's second wife. Along the way, Helene encountered Lilith through her father's archeological pursuits, and Lilith's is a story within Helene's. An arrogant and powerful woman in ancient Mesopotamia, Lilith lived in a time when angels roamed the earth. Madore uses Lilith's story to combine Judeo-Christian mythology with Near Eastern tales, explaining how the djinn of the Near East are related to the angels and demons of Hebrew legend.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Succotash on March 23, 2013
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Based on the idea that the Bible is literal interpretation, Nancy Madore has woven together a perfect thriller involving religion, mythology, and historical events. I loved Madore's telling the story of strong women, both good and evil, throughout time.

The Hidden Ones starts out with the kidnapping of CEO Nadia Adeire because a secret group believe her to be djinn, specifically the seductive demon Lilith of Hebrew legend. The descendant Nephilim souls from long ago are looking for a way to both save themselves and save humanity, even if it means destroying humans in the process. The secret society is rounding up all the djinn to prevent suspected worldwide disaster, and Nadia plays an integral part of their race to capture the demons.

The storyline was very intriguing. Madore goes back and forth throughout history and the well-written tale makes it easy to follow. It is one of a trilogy. Suspenseful with a little romance and a lot of action, this book has something for everyone. The characters were memorable and even the evil ones I took a liking to. I look forward to reading all the books in this series.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Todd on November 23, 2013
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I have a 100 Page Rule with books I was forced to adopt when I reached forty (understanding there is an infinite number of books but a very finite number of years given to each of us). The Rule is simple - if I don't care about any of the characters in a novel by page 100, life is too short to give the book any more time. The Hidden Ones was a book that danced right up to page ninety-something before introducing the character who would sustain and breathe life into the narrative. But, breathe life Nancy Madore did! How she did it, you'll have to discover for yourself as there will be no spoilers here. Suffice it to say that the plot and characters were ultimately engaging and believable. I'm looking forward to Book Two.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Bob on September 18, 2014
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I received this book free to read and review.
I have all three books in the series but have only read this one so far and it works well as a stand alone but with plenty left over to carry on with the rest of the series.
From the start it seemed as though it was going to be a straight kidnap for ransom type of story (the prologue does take a bit of catching up in the story) however it does change direction and was made up of a number of threads which spanned centuries. I liked the way that all of the characters developed from the enigmatic Will to the main character Nadia.
This is a book that is so difficult to review without giving some plot details. (actually the publishers blurb gives away much of the plot) Initially the book is told exclusively from Nadia's point of view with little details being given about the kidnappers or their motives. Nadia has to recount stories that her been passed down to her from her grandmother to the kidnappers, this sounds strange but it works very well. After this the book takes a very different direction. It is a very descriptive book and I can visualise every detail. The author has undertaken considerable research as the story merges with ancient texts and the Bible.
An excellent if very different book I look forward to reading the next in the series.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lynelle on October 20, 2014
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I received the book from the author for an honest review.

First word: WOW...The plot, the manner the book was written in, the realistic and interesting characters, the structure, and the different layers of the book had me glued to this story from the moment I started to read it. It simply was more than an enjoyable read, and I cannot wait to read the follow up in this series: Power of Gods. I had no idea when Ms Madore asked me to do a review that I would enjoy the book so much. She is a very talented author that seems to capture the readers interest from the word get go. Writing effortlessly, as she explored the world of Ancient Biblical times dating back as far as the history before the flood to bring you a very modern story with biological warfare as the main plot. The way she brought it all together was just fantastic. She definitely has a new fan.

With all that said, I really liked every character that was portrait in this book. But the two who stood out the most was Helene's and Asmodeus's characters. Both stories were touching, each in an unique way, although years and centuries apart. Both doing what they had to do to safe their loved ones, even if it meant they had to pay the ultimate price. Helene was thrust into a world she had no idea about and when she finally was married off, without her knowledge, to a Muslim man by a trusted friend her whole life changed. Suddenly she had to adapt to a whole different life: where Allah's word is law and a woman is nothing. My heart really went out to this young woman, who remained strong through out never giving up her own believes.

The story begins with Nadia who was abducted from her office.
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