Firstly, nothing like Elder Races - this is a cleverly written but dark alien story about 7 cosmic beings coming to Earth after one of their evil crim..Show More »inals named The Deceiver, escaped and it is their jobs to catch him. They each had to take a potion to allow their bodies to go through Earth's atmosphere but unfortunately, there was a terrible side effect - once they landed and were reincarnated into a family/culture none of them remembered each other or their mission. However, they are each constantly bombarded with thoughts and memories of past lives spanning thousands of years which tortures their minds and souls and sometimes they meet but it was always too late - until now.
This is the story of Mary and Michael who were soul-mates on their planet and have found each other again but The Deceiver, who sucks souls and possesses bodies together with all his soulless minions, his magic and all his memories from thousands of years on Earth still intact (he didn't take the potion), is hot on world domination and is therefore on their trail with disastrous consequences.
It was hard going to begin with as there was a lot of well written but 'wordy' character and world building to be done and, to be honest, it kinda lost me in parts and I ended up not caring much. However by part 2 things got more straightforward and once they found each other the pair had to rebuild trust, run, fight and there were a few emotional scenes along with a few sexual encounters but these were mildly described.
Worth a credit? This is a hard one because I am sure there will be plenty of you out there loving the sound of this and will thoroughly enjoy it - but unfortunately, for me, I probably won't follow the series as I found it centred too much on the evil deeds, depressing, dark side of PNR.
This was the second book in the series and you had to listen to or read the first one to follow along. I thought the narration was great and love Soph..Show More »ie Eastlake so it was easy to listen to. The characters were strong and good, the interaction between them was amazing. The story grabs you and keeps you looking for more.