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Paradox - Progeny Of Innocence Paperback – December 3, 2011
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This book had such a captivating story woven intricately between the pages that this reader could not put down the story until its completion. I enjoyed the richness of the characters and all the facades of their personalities. The characters come alive and you can picture each and every one of them with the descriptions the author gives. S.G. Lee
This series never fails to awe me with it's creativity, originality & vividness. Roberts has a way with words - it left me breathless. I've read many kinds of books, many kinds of mythical creatures & nail biting scenes, but this book left me with such a deep impression - the writing was detailed & sophisticated. Natalie
I was scrolling down the pages faster than I could remember when it comes to an adrenaline junkie scene. The description was so graphical & such a rush! Progeny of Innocence exceeded my expectations, & the cliffhanger made me ache for the t3rd book. I can't wait to see what Patti has in store! Natasha Anne
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Top Customer Reviews
The novel begins with a brief account of the background story and is narrated by Juliette. Juliette is an old soul reborn in the body of a young girl, Grace. In the first book, Grace was just a girl, now she's a 16-year-old teenager who's plagued by visions she doesn't understand even though she desperately tries to put the pieces of the puzzle together in order to find out who Juliette really was and what exactly happened to her world. Grace never really got over her father's death, so when she meets the new boy in town, Damon, he takes on a very important role in her life as her love interest and the one that makes her loss more bearable, along with Wade. But soon things start to get strange and it's obvious there's a killer on the loose, though it's doubtable that he's human. I could feel the spark between Grace and Damon, though I'm not yet sure whether he's good or bad.
I liked Grace in the first book, but in this one she was even more likeable and had me rooting for her when the fallen angels (called Grigorians) came closer to finding her. I thought she came across as honest and responsible, just the way someone with her importance in the fate of heaven and earth should be. I liked that she's become an adult now and that she understands the importance of what's going on around her.
One of my favorite characters was Keyla, who is a secondary character and the bearer of magic of the ancient race, Bakhna Rakhna.Read more ›
I thought `The Angels Are Here' was good, but not quite fully cooked. With Progeny of Innocence Patti Roberts is just showing off. This book delivers on so many levels.
There is so much emotion in this story, so many human traits - the good (love, friendship, bravery and boldness) and the shameful (lust, egotism, self-indulgence, viciousness) all thrown together. But you can never misinterpret the true colour of a person. That weaker characterisation I saw in Book 1 here and there has gone completely. Patti Roberts has grown up. Her writing skills rival some of the very big names out there and I would be surprised if awareness of her talent doesn't sky-rocket within a few short months.
`The Angles Are Here' was a sweet little introduction to a fantasy world that might or might not be real. With `Progeny Of Innocence' we have no choice but to believe. It's not a fantasy anymore, it is a certainty. `It is a shame,' Patti says, `that real life events very rarely portray the grandiose victories personified in fiction'. Because we know, we feel that undercurrent to all of our lives. We've always suspected there is more to this inconsequential human existence and Patti Roberts makes it easy to imagine what this might be.
The WAFEs slowly awake and remember, and the guardians pull together. Sparks are flying and you find yourself gnawing on your nails with increased anxiety. The good and the evil dance around each other in ever-decreasing circles until you shiver with the imminence of the epic battle you can see will be unleashed in the very near future.
There is a YA tinge to most of the second half of the novel, but it is nicely done and the adult world weaves through it skilfully.Read more ›
These books are written by an Australian so there was a bit of a learning curve to reading them. That said this book was even better than the first one :) It picks up some years after the first book ends when Grace is a teenager. I was really happy with that as I found it easier to relate to her at the older age. If I had had to read about her whole childhood I would probably have gotten bored eventually.
There really is no series to compare this one to. All aspects of it are incredibly origional. In essence the Earth is plagued by demons (Gregorians) and angels but they are all aliens. There are elements of scifi mixed in with the fantasy along with horror, suspense, comedy, tragedy, action, adventure and a dash of romance. You really never know what will happen next! It is fast paced and moves swiftly from the very beginning.
I really love this series and cannot wait to read more :) Paradox - Bound By Blood is the next book. I believe this series would appeal to a wide range of readers especially paranormal enthusiasts and modern fantasy lovers. There's a little bit for everyone in this series :)
***This series is suitable for adult readers only
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not my usual genre. Very good YA read. Steady development keeps you reading.Published 5 months ago by Rich
It keeps getting better!!! I seriously didn't think book 1 could be topped but book 2 did exactly that!!! The storyline gets a lot deeper and Damon........ Read morePublished 6 months ago by Alicia Huxtable
Paradoxically in book 2, only days have passed in Altair, but on earth, Grace is now a girl of sixteen. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Angela Lockwood
I enjoy the free book and wanted to know what happen to Grease so I gat all the books the were out. I would recommened this books to all friends. Read morePublished 7 months ago by maria l martinez
I absolutely adored this book, I loved book one and this one just got better with its unique plot and vivid details, the author continues combining the ancient world with the new,... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Tracy
Evidently this author never heard of spellchecker/grammar checker, as she has no concept of the correct spelling for the words she's using. Passed for past, vein for vain, etc. Read morePublished 12 months ago by boogee
If you had a hard time with the first book like I did, then you found yourself asking many questions only to feel many of them were left unanswered. Read morePublished 22 months ago by christina sharp