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Series: Maelstrom Chronicles, #1
Author: Jody Wallace
Publisher: Entangled Ignite, Entangled Publishing
Date of Publication: January 27th, 2014
After reading the second book in this series it made me really want to read the first one, too! After publishing my review of ‘Traitor’ I was offered the opportunity to read and review the first book in the Maelstrom Chronicles series – and I jumped at the chance!
From the very start, this is an action packed apocalyptical scenario where demons are threatening life on earth as we know it and only with the help of the humanoid aliens posing as angels is there any chance of saving humanity. The blurb makes the plot seem straightforward but don’t be misled, it is anything book. This is a well constructed series, with characters that grow and develop as you become more familiar with them and their roles. Adelita has decided to thwart authorities endeavouring to move the population and try to visit all the places on her ‘bucket list’ before she dies. She’s feisty, rebellious, determined and independent – a brilliant character! Then she meets Gregori, the leader of the aliens who are endeavouring to save humanity, guided by ‘Ship’, the computer on their space craft who seems more than a little sentient -there’s a sub plot regarding Ship, too.
This is a well crafted science fiction romance with complex characters, interwoven, intriguing plot and a ‘shouldn’t be happening’ romance. It was a real page turner and filled in many of the gaps I hadn’t realised existed when I read the next book in the series before this. Now I understand so much more that I didn’t realise I can’t wait to read the third book in the series! I have no hesitation in highly recommending this series but do recommend you read them in the correct sequence! I’m going to re-read ‘Traitor’ again before reading the third novel, ‘Prodigal’ . . . . I’m posting my review for that on September 9th, 2016!
I was gifted a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.
He’s no angel…
Gregori’s last mission is to save Earth from the demons threatening to take control. He doesn’t care if he survives as long as he does his best to save a world he believes is worth rescuing despite his superiors’ conventional wisdom to the contrary—until, that is, he meets Adelita, a human refugee, whose spirit and determination give him a renewed reason to fight. And live. He’s falling for her, despite the fact he’s told her nothing but lies and there can’t possibly be a future for them.
Adelita can hardly believe the archangel Gregori, sent to save mankind, has lost his faith and his edge. After he saves her from a demon attack, she vows to help him recover both, by any means necessary. But can she keep her own faith when she learns the truth about who and what Gregori really is?
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