Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Falling Light by Thea Harrison review (and Happy Birthday to my best friend!)
Falling Light by Thea Harrison is part of the ‘Game of Shadows’ series and is the exciting sequel to Rising Darkness. Michael has finally reunited with Mary after waiting centuries for her to be reborn in a form who can remember their bond and access her powers. Their struggle against the Deceiver continues as they try to join forces with the remaining being who accompanied them and guides their fight, the elderly Astra who has been known by so many names since she came from another world to defend humanity. Mary is appalled by the violence surrounding them and sorely conflicted by the need to act contrary to her instincts as a healer. The three of them have fought for so long against their ruthless enemy and are reaching the end of their strength but they have made their own allies to help them combat the many minions of evil who attack them and those they care for. The question is whether it will be enough.
This rousing paranormal story combines a life and death struggle between good and evil with wonderfully creative elements that give a nice twist to the story. The poignant tragedies that accompany the fight against the inimical forces continue but it was wonderful to watch Mary recover some of her equilibrium and grow into her powers and touching to see how her bond with Michael continued to deepen as their shared memories continue to surface. It was interesting to see the typical adjustment in male versus female reactions to events which were somewhat complicated by their powers and their alien background. I was particularly intrigued by the contributions of Lake Michigan even as I cringed at some of the continued developments surrounding the charismatic Nicholas’ family. I was a little startled to realize that this was the conclusion to the series but enjoyed some of the revelations and I hope that there will be a way to visit this world again sometime.
© Night Owl Reviews
I received a copy of this title in return for an honest review.
First in the series is Rising Darkness
My Night Owl Review of this title is at this link.
And...a very Happy Birthday (feliz cumpleaños a ti) to the poor woman who has known me since high school and is still willing to admit it!
de la velas las luces
ellos quieren decir
que tu tengas mi amiga