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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
on November 5, 2012
Ms. Colvin does it again! From start to finish, I was moved by the emotionally charged story that unfolds. As book 2 of a trilogy, the author did an artistic job of taking you deeper into the world of the immortals where I found myself falling more in love with Alex and Valeria as well as cheering on new character who unseemingly vies for the reader's affection. Throughout the book, Ms. Colvin planted well-placed seeds of intrigue keeping me curious to find answers/explanations in book 3 without detracting from the beautiful story of book 2. This book doesn't stand alone like book 1 does, but by this point, the release of book 3 is eagerly anticipated by oracle fans who want to see love conquer and the rearing head of jealousy, greed, and evil beheaded with justice.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on September 6, 2013
If you read book one of Delia's The Sibylline Trilogy, The Sibylline Oracle, and loved it, you will not be disappointed with The Symbolon. It's hard, because I hate when reviewers spoil it for readers and give the main plot away, but there are just some things that must be mentioned. And The Symbolon is all about finally *trying* to get these two soul mates (Alex & Valeria), the symbolons, together -- this time, forever. And they are so close. The only thing that stands in their way is approval from a council of immortals for an immortal marriage, and a pesky former marriage of Alex's, which proves to be more of a nuisance than he could ever have imagined. The roller coaster adventure that takes off after an explosive and heart-wrenching council meeting sets the tone for the book - which is unfulfilled love, frustration, hope, and life-endangering plotting. These two lovers still yearn for their other half and will do ANYTHING to have a chance to come together, forever, once and for all. In this second novel, we become better acquainted with new characters and more answers are revealed about Alex's history, immortals, oracles, and as always, with the flair of Greek Mythology plus modern day romance. I love how well Delia can build out a scene and really make you feel like you are right there, holding your breath, waiting for the outcome. These are characters you will get emotionally attached to and will yearn to read their conclusion in her upcoming debut of The Last oracle. An excellent trilogy that is so unique and for the die hard romantic at heart.

*Disclaimer: I am Delia's copy editor, however, I am first and foremost a reader. I am not paid by Delia to review her books, my job does not depend on it, and nor has she ever asked me to review one of her books. I am reviewing this book as a reader ONLY and these opinions are my own. Thank you kindly for understanding!*
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on September 12, 2013
I couldn't wait to start book 2 of the trilogy. You do think to yourself just how will the author continue the story from the first book......oh boy she does a great job!!

The book started with a bit of a shock, especially knowing about Alex's undying love for Cassandra, it did surprise me but then you learn it was in the past.

So the moment has finally come for the soul mates Alex and Cassandra to marry but before they do they have to meet in front of the council of immortals for permission. This means they have to prove that Cassandra is now immortal which thankfully they do but things do not go plan, evil selfish forces are against their marriage.

What will happen? Who can they trust? Not everything is as it seems......

I'm not going to give any more away, you will have to enjoy reading the twists and turns throughout the story yourself just like I did and it will keep you hooked. When you think that they have finally reached the light at the end of the desperate tunnel the author weaves her magic again and your left holding your breath for the next installment!!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on January 29, 2013
Ms. Delia has displayed great talent in writing the first two of her trilogy! She's kept me engaged and wanting to read more! So much so that I got through it even as a busy mama of a 1 year old and an almost 4 year old! Though not my typical genre to read, I'm happy to have ventured out of my norm into a story line that's captivating and got to know characters to cheer for! I can't wait for the third one to be available! Thanks for writing Ms. Delia!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on February 11, 2014
Where the first book, the Sibylline, started off painfully slow, it ended wanting me to eagerly read the next book, The Symbolon. The Symbolon did not disappoint!! All three books are lovely written with very believable characters. Well done, Ms. Colvin!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on March 15, 2014
Well written love story with enough mystery, intrigue, surprising twists to keep you on your toes while reading. Hard to put down once started.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on December 10, 2013
A Review of The Symbolon
Reviewed by Wennie Conedy
3 Stars

The Symbolon is the second book in The Sibylline Trilogy, and not having the pleasure of reading the first book, I had a difficult time getting into the story of Alex and Valeria.

The first five chapters had a number of references to what I am assuming are incidents or situations established in the first book which, unfortunately, left me with a lot of unanswered questions. It was at this point that I almost gave up.

The story finally took off towards the end of Chapter 5. Expecting a smooth event, requesting for two immortals to marry, ended in an edict that delayed the marriage – for hundreds of years, and an order for the two lovers to stay apart. Alex made a drastic mistake. Alex let his emotions rule his actions. His one soft spot is his love for Valeria. He would do anything to protect her and be by her side. His one soft led him to make decisions that affected their forever-after, and he now has to live with it, or find the solution to mend it. Little does he know that there are other factors in play.

I loved the setting of the story, and references to Greek lore, which I find to be mystical and mysterious.

The continuity of the story left much to be desired. There were some characters, like Meege, who seemed to pop up and disappear from the story without any explanation. Meege's main contribution to the story is to facilitate Alex's meeting her ex-husband Paolo. Her character was a convenient tool to budge the story forward.

I also felt that the resolution of the character's situation was incomplete. The author failed to address how the solution would affect the characters in the long term. What is their standing with the council? Will they be hunted for the rest of their life? How will this affect the rest of their family? The biggest question for me was - why Paolo suddenly changed his stance and did a complete one-eighty on his petition. There are so many unanswered questions.

Unnecessary detail bogged the story down. Details such as the style of her dress, or how she styled her hair, or the frolic by the beach did nothing to contribute to the story. There were a few scenes in the book that, if edited out, would improve the pacing of the story. The overuse of exclamation points and the writing style did not lend to the sophistication of the story line. There was also a bit too much of narrative, and very little dialogue or action. I felt that the story would have been more fully developed if told from the character’s actions and words. The frequent use of exclamation points to stress the character’s thoughts was distracting.

The premise of the story is intriguing. Unfortunately, lack of knowledge of what happened in Book 1 hampered my understanding of the story. For example, I wondered why Caleb could not be touched by anyone except Valeria. To understand this story, and these two star-crossed lovers, I strongly encourage reading the first book before delving into the second. Be prepared to have some questions unresolved. I suspect that the author intends to address those in the third book.

I commend the author for her effort in bringing her story to light. Writing, getting published and receiving critique is not easy. I appreciate the opportunity to review.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on April 4, 2014
Enjoyed it. Plan to read the first installment for the back story. Would recommend it to romance fans who like fantasy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on January 29, 2013
I saw this book advertised on my Book Bub daily email and thought "why not.... I'll give it a shot", and I am so glad I did! Once I started reading I could not put it down. I quickly realized that I was reading the second book in the series (I know, read the title!). Typically I would stop reading and go to the first book in the series, but i just could not do it this time. I just could not tear myself away from Alex and Valeria. Ms. Colvin does a beautiful job in keeping the reader engaged. If you are looking for romance, drama, mystery, and action.....this is certainly that right book for you.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on February 24, 2013
BEAUTIFUL!! So thankful that she put to paper to write this this enchanting story.
Her writing is refreshingly delicate and pure. You will not be dissapointed! I have read many books (series) recently and Delia Colvin's books are absolutley in a class above the other "popular fanatasy" books of today. It has all of the romance, mystery, suspense and desire that you will love and refuse to put down. I look so forward to her next release. I implore you to read her tomes; they are rapturous, a wonderful read; again and again!
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