Sunday, 15 August 2010
Book Review - The Eternal Ones by Kirsten Miller
Haven Moore has always known she's different: there are the talents that can't be explained; the knowledge of places she's never been; and, then there are the visions that overwhelm her - terrifying visions of a life that ended tragically two decades earlier and more than a thousand miles away in New York City. The citizens of Haven's rural, highly religious community, believe that she's been possessed by a demon. But this is no demon: it's reincarnation. Haven journeys all the way to Manhattan in search of clues about her past life and a decades-old murder. One wrong move could lead her into the clutches of the sinister villain at the center of a conspiracy much larger than she could have ever imagined. But if she makes the right choices, Haven will find the answers she's been seeking her entire life. This is an epic and thrilling romance set in the snake-handling churches of Appalachia, the dusty ruins of ancient Rome, and the grand mansions of Manhattan. "The Eternal Ones" tells the story of the first battle in a war between undying love and eternal evil.
The Eternal Ones had me drugged, I got swept into a glorious world of love, lust and yadda yadda ramblings of a grumpy grandma and if that wasn't enough to keep me turning the pages the the hunt was. If there was one thing that strikes me was how easily I flowed through this novel, I moved from page to page with a floating ease and before I knew it The Eternal Ones came to and end and a very good one at that.
The Characters where superbly written and I loved the descriptions for them, yes Haven is a little Naive but I think that goes so well with her character, I didn't expect any less from her. Ian is a intriguing man that left much for Haven to throw judgments on but I still trusted him throughout even through the lies and the accusations my bonds where tied with him from the start and I never doubted him. I don't think there was a character I didn't like, don't ask me how that's not possible as there are good and bad but I loved the bad too the only thing I hated was the past life name of Haven, maybe because I feel that it is slightly overused I don't know but it didn't waver how I felt.
Kirsten Miller's Debut novel The Eternal Ones is a 'butter me up until I'm nice and coated' kind of read. You find that you get so wrapped up into this brilliant and well written love that if you find you have to put the novel down your dying to get back to it......I was so smothered in butter by 1/3 of the way in that the rest of the novel came in a great slippery ease....slipping from one page to the next. The Novel has a great ending and I would have been content if it was a stand alone novel but I know better and I know there will be a sequel to come out nest year, this knowledge has left me tingling to find out what will be in store for Haven and Ian next.