Imagine a world before Earth’s creation – imagine a world where there is nothing but spirits dividing themselves into clans and bonding together under..Show More » the watchful eyes of the Eternals. Imagine being given the choice of being a human and choosing to make a difference or not; taking the easy road or not; choosing to follow the First (Christ) or the Second (Lucifer).
All these decisions to make while also learning how to deal with various “gifts” such as the power of calming, discernment, reading auroras, mind reading, clairvoyance, wisdom, etc. Being a young spirit, Tess seeks her soul mate as well as finding her reason for being. She knows she’s different from everyone but she has no clue just how different or why one of the Second’s followers has it in for her specifically.
Tess has a mission and it is dangerous but in order to be a powerful angel she must overcome her fears, doubts and accept her training. Tess has one thing in her mind and that is finding her soul mate and hoping to find him yet again on earth should they choose to be born. Doubts are Tess’s worst enemy. Can Tess be strong enough to complete the mission before her? Make the right decisions? Be all that she needs to be for herself and her friends?
S.B. Niccum put a new spin on the fears, desires and doubts that face young adults. She has the story take place in a unique location and builds the world slowly but in great detail drawing the listener in deeply. She expresses the fears and doubts teenagers and young adults are faced with daily and brings them together significantly to prove that we’re not perfect, we all have doubts and fears.
I was impressed with Andrea Emmes, narrator. She moved through this book effortlessly owning each and every character she gave voice to. Her voice resonates with emotion and excitement as the story moves forward. She never missed a beat and spoke clearly and with passion. I loved listening to her.
The story itself was slow at first but then picked up momentum capturing the listener’s attention fully. Niccum is a masterful storyteller and creator of worlds. I enjoyed this story and look forward to hearing more in the series.
There were no issues with the production quality of this audiobook.
Audiobook was provided for review by the author.
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