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- Publication Date: November 2, 2015
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It has some very interesting twists and turns between book one, book six, and again in book seven.. The violence is not bad, but since there is conflict, of course there is some.. Sexual content is more like young love... Hint there is something like parental disapproval in the story.. I loved that twist, or maybe that was just my personal take on associations in the story.
please try the first one? and of course if you like the series, you will want to buy the rest... best times to read for me, rainy days, tired at night and just want some light reading that has an adventure type theme, with magical mystery... weekends,,, 40 below and i don't want to go out, a blizzard,, something to fall asleep with and no nightmares, or so darn hot out you can fry eggs on sidewalk.. oh, and just because, i can't wait to see what happens next!!!!
The maniacal way in which Rebecca attacks Nicole after realising her lies have been revealed, sheds any possible chance that her family cares for what will become of her should Rebecca succeed. It also depicts more accurately just how much Rebecca has become unhinged over time. If spending so long being unnaturally kept alived by the symbiosis with the mostly dead tree near Nicole's prior apartment hadn't suggested such a possibility, the latest actions do. The way she screams and attacks, yelling that she'd bought and owned Nicole's body as her own, proving without even the smallest doubt that both Rebecca and Tiffany never cared for the soul inhabiting what they strictly saw as only Rebecca's avatar, and nothing more. Excluding two of her three brothers who might side with her, but will more likely sit the coming conflict out, its lucky she's cultivated significantly strong bonds with her close knit friends and the few adults she's helped through her magic; otherwise I'd imagine she'd be feeling very alone in her world. In some ways the treatment she received whilst growing up prepared her for the inevitable cutting of ties once and for all. Not to suggest though, that said outcomes don't affect her in any way.
As the two sides continue preparing for the upcoming war, the Tarians start recruiting all manner of beasts from other dimensions to be included in their arsenal, including among others, demons. Given their lack of contacts in alternate dimensions and their reduced technological weaponry, the Aretes are continuing to be outgunned and outnumbered. Through Austin's bargain with Elizabeth they are rallying troops on both sides of the veil between life and death. But once again, the device making human breeding difficult, means that the number of fourths has always been insignificant. The incorporeal spirits of deceased Aretes have as much to lose if the magic they still have partial access to, and which allows them to interact in limited ways with the world they once lived in, were to be lost. Thus, they have no choice but to either move on to the next plane of existence, or enlist in the combined Arete forces to stop the Tarians from winning. On this front Elizabeth has been crucial in her abilities to help.
The blockers employed to keep both Rebecca's and The Great Ones' attention elsewhere now only offer some protection from Rebecca. In a moment of indulgence, one to break the drought on each other's affection and their mounting longing, Nicole and Austin miscalculate; bringing the full brunt of The Great Ones attentions on her. The young lovebirds are now back to square one and the combined efforts of the Arete alliance is put in jeopardy because two of their more powerful combatants are no longer able to be in proximity to each other, without Nicole becoming severely ill. The outrage of Coolidge adds to the depressed emotions they each feel. After the dramatic and prolonged sickness, headaches and hallucinations this brings, Nicole admits to herself the doubt she now has over whether she'll ever be able to look at Austin the same way again, further exacerbating the toll the conflict is taking on her.
As the clock counts down to the sped up timeframe that came about from reactions by the Tarians and The Great Ones to their summation that Nicole's body might not be ready for Rebecca, the Aretes begin amassing their own people and strategies. The realisation among the general population and their governments that war is coming spurs some to slip from their fence-sitting positions into either camps. Organisations where the Tarian's abilities to infiltrate have always been resisted begin to now side with Aretes. News releases by the Tarians threatening humans protecting or siding with Aretes admittedly causes many who originally planned to sit the conflict out to turn their backs on Aretes. The Aretes now have a list of cities where the greatest conflicts are likely to take place. The extremist attitudes and tge fundamentalist worshipping of beings from another dimension works, in many cases, as a strike against what the Tarians hope to achieve.
The introduction of so many more Aretes really creates a more fantastical component of the story. Inter-dimensional travel becomes another mainstay, thus keeping up the science fiction theme. Action is aplenty and the pace is faster as the countdown to potential Armageddon rolls on. The peacekeeping and protection by Aretes around the world helps to sway a number of society's instruments and mechanisms toward those same Aretes. Its ironic how the current circumstances came about by the hunger of certain Aretes for power that isn't theirs. That the Tarians fundamentally have an enormous hatred toward those with magic whilst seeking those with greater magic, and those 'monsters' also created with magic is the oxymoron of their whole argument. This serves the Aretes in the long run as it doesn't take a scholar to see through to the truth of what they wish to bring about.
The everyday struggles that find their way into the books help to ground the events as a whole. Nicole continues to be the blooming flower whilst shedding light on the good nature of Austin's soul. With certain obstacles navigated one can only hope that the two young lovers will get to move on to the next phases of the relationship. Lizzie has mostly been the background character associated with the journeys through her connection to Nicole; its not hard to imagine however that there's a scope for her to play a bigger role. With the introduction of the remaining members of Austin's family it seems the ordeal his family went through could be a good place to add in a prequel of sorts. Book five feels as though you've hit some pivotal place in the storyline. There's grounds for a continuation but with the events that have now taken place its hard to imagine that they'll continue the same path as before.
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