From Gillian Anderson, star of The X-Files, and New York Times best-selling coauthor Jeff Rovin comes the second book in the thrilling paranormal series Earthend Saga that began with A Vision of Fire, which Marie Claire called "addictive!"
After uncovering a mystical link to the ancient civilization of Galderkhaan, child psychologist Caitlin O'Hara is left with strange new powers. Suddenly she can heal her young patients with her mind and see things from other places and other times. But as she learns more about her powers, she also realizes that someone is watching her, perhaps hunting her - and using her son to do it.
Meanwhile Mikel Jasso, a field agent for a mysterious research organization, is searching for Galderkhaani ruins in Antarctica. After falling down a crevasse, he discovers the entire city has been preserved under ice and that the mysterious stone artifacts he's been collecting are not as primitive as he thought. As Mikel and Caitlin work to uncover the mysteries of the Galderkhaani, they realize that the person hunting Caitlin and the stones may be connected in ways they never knew possible.
©2015 Gillian Anderson and Jeff Rovin (P)2015 Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Not quite as easy to follow as the 1st book, & not to give out any spoilers - I do wonder about the ending... what really happened.
The numerous names of the characters I think made it all the more confusing. "Modern" characters in the last book, with odd names, were easier to follow... but this book had far too many Ancient & Moderns with too many odd names... so I feel like I needed to write it all down to follow. That's really the only thing that was a downside, except for the uncertainty of the lead character in the Epilogue. I think it was done on purpose to allow the listener to write their own ending, which I indeed will.
Overall, a good listen. I wonder what the author plans to do next... oh, wait.. yup, she'll be returning to the small screen, yay :)
So enjoyed listening to Gillian Anderson as narrator. I will read this book again and continue to read the complete series.
Gillian's pacing and vocalizations create a moving script that comes alive visually. I could not put it down. The final saga cannot come soon enough.
I have always turned my nose up at audiobooks and ebooks when they first came out. I love the comfort of a book and flipping the pages. I go through phases where I read a lot or not at all. I preordered this book and got a few chapters in and couldn't get into it. I put it aside for a while and wanted to try it again. I think her first book was the best so far in the trilogy.
I got the audiobook it hopes to get more into this story and hearing it in Gillian's voice makes it a different experience and made me really like the idea of audiobooks now.
The story was... ok... but really the mystery aspect seen in the first novel was gone, and basically you just have to wait for the story to unfold without much to keep you interested. It's not bad, but it ends abruptly (I know, it's a trilogy, but as a book I didn't really feel an ending).
Also, the narration was not very good - Gillian Anderson sounded like she was getting over a cold, which distracted at times and seemed to restrain her from expressing the energy of the story at other times.
I was hoping for more from the story for sure, but it's ok for passing the time.
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