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A fascinating paranormal story, first in a series.
on 28 October 2012
This is the opening story of Leah. Initial impressions were of a young woman with little confidence or self esteem, meets young handsome Ben, member of the band, Liberation and both about to start at university, maybe a romance? It then becomes apparent that she is the victim of control and even physical abuse by a father, she still loves. Past incomplete events appear in nightmares, horrors soon turn into paranormal creatures, Harbingers. The description of which may become visitations of your own nightmares, but I hope not. An accident forces Leah on a journey of fear, mystery, romance and ultimately truth, of the knowledge and acceptance of other life forms for good and opposing evil. She starts to learn that she has an important purpose and a value to these opposing factions of good and evil.
This is an intriguing and mysterious story. At the end of this novel the reader is just coming to terms with an unusual, original and fascinating paranormal idea. I felt an initial disquiet at a few loose threads, to me important ones. However, the writer Andrea Baker takes pity on her readers and leaves an introductory chapter of the next episode in what I believe will become a fascinating series. The loose threads start to be dealt with....
The story is aimed toward younger audiences but I think it has appeal for YA and a much broader age range of readers.
I've considered this for 4 or 5 stars, personally I feel it is a good four star, and if the first chapter of the next book is anything to go on I think that 5 stars will soon follow. I've enjoyed it and have no hesitation recommending it to those who enjoy paranormal elements in their reading choices.