An alternative world, a quest fraught with danger, and a race against time to prevent a ruthless tyrant getting his hands on a deadly weapon, what more could any reader ask for? This brilliant first novel in the "Hand Of Destiny" series certainly does not disappoint. The many twists and turns throughout the plot, and the author's easy-to-read style are guaranteed to keep you turning the pages till the very end.
Yet, "The Appointed" is far more than a fast pace action novel. It is the story of four remarkable teenagers: headstrong Fiona who refuses to go down without a fight; Fiona's best friend James, whose loyalty to her never wavers; Katie, surprisingly unmarred by her unhappy childhood, and Christophe who it seems will stop at nothing to fulfil his duty.
Follow the characters as they meet and embark on a perilous journey, struggling to put aside their differences and work together to overcome the many obstacles in their path. Share in their triumphs and tribulations, their heartache and betrayal. Love them or loathe them, these characters will take you on an emotional roller coaster you will never forget.
For me, this novel really does have it all: strong, believable characters, a compelling story line, and an equal measure of laughter and tears. Bring on the sequel!