Friday, December 11, 2015
He thought Alaina loved him, but now she’s found someone else. A tidal wave of loss and grief swept over Henry Gallant, leaving him undecided about what to do next, or how to move forward. Despite his sorrow, he goes on a dangerous mission to an invading aliens’ home world in the Gliese-581 star system. There he uses a neural interface to penetrate their communication network and steal a high ranking alien’s identity. Through this artifice he learns about their history and society, and discovers a way to hinder and possibly defeat them. A side-effect of linking into the alien network—which was created for autistic savants—is that Gallant’s mind was stimulated and enhanced to the point where he begins to experience superintelligence abilities. Upon returning from his mission, there is concern that Gallant might pose an even more serious threat than the aliens. While he struggles to fend off those who doubt his loyalty, he fights to win back Alaina. This is the fourth book of The Henry Gallant Saga, but it can be read as a standalone story.
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Eva doesn’t claim to be a good guardian angel, but she tries. After she loses two charges, the Powers That Be begin to doubt her abilities. To redeem herself, Eva sets out to rescue Elsie, granddaughter of the former king of the Fae. A demon has kidnapped Elsie to complete an ancient ritual that will allow him to slip through the veil between Earth and Hell during the Sturgeon moon.Thomas, an angel liaison, finally lands his first mission. But when he’s paired with the angel responsible for his uncle’s death, he has to put aside their differences to get the job done. With unlikely friends in tow, Eva and Thomas are in a race against time. Save Elsie, save the world—oh, and save Eva’s job.
My Thoughts: Caelum is a fast paced book full of supernatural beings. I loved that it stretched from angels to werewolves, vampires to gargoyles. I think this is actually the first book with gargoyles I've read. I loved all the action throughout this story. It pulled the story along nicely. I only wish there was a bit more going on to lead up and explain everything.
I loved the characters. Eva and Thomas were an interesting team and their struggle to get along is really great. I also enjoy how all the other characters interact with them. I liked Phenex a lot. I enjoyed the little glimpses into his back story and how things unfolded for him.
This story was full of tension and excitement. I'm looking forward to finding out what happens for the characters in the next book.
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