"Xuemei has written a very original plotthat dances on many story lines of ancient myths, and givens them the mostenchanting and invigorating twist ... It isrefreshing to read a YA that still has magic in its binding, but are free ofVampires, Zombies, Witches and Werewolves. For this purpose alone, this bookwould stand out among the rest, but her adept story telling even furthers thatagenda." - OnlineBook Club
"There's such an original plot that many fantasy and sci-fi book lovers will appreciate." - Young Adult Hollywood
"A fascinating maze of mysteries." - Ramblings on Readings
From the Author
As humankind increased in numbers and became a new kind of predator, our conflict with the angels could no longer be settled. Human spirits could not accept the role of "inferior race." Our ancestors chose to die free than live on their knees, and so they devised a weapon and drove the angels into the space. The cost was deadly--numerous brave men and women perished, and by turning back time, destroyed all technology and every advanced civilization.
Now millions of years have passed.
Humans stand hesitantly at the threshold of a quantum evolution, but the race we exiled has found a way to wage a new war against us. They've upgraded their magical powers and technology beyond our perception. They're coming to take back Earth.
Unfortunately, the weapon our ancestors deployed has been lost to us. We don't know anything about ancient warfare or our secret history. We don't have the slightest idea that we're facing extinction.
Our only hope rests with Lucienne Lam, the last and most powerful of the Sirens, who leads her Sphinxes nation in the fight against the returning angels. She will stand with the last of us to save our planet.