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This story is deeply philosophical and explores worlds and concepts of life and death, good versus evil and transcendence in an original and clever way.
Although this first in the series it holds great significance to what it means to be human and the forces that surround us and that the next book will only delve deeper.
It too explores the 'reality' of society and its encompassing sadness and hardships - the very journeys in which make Terra's role so important.
Extremely well done.
Than Terry gets a new 'charge': Liam. There is an immediate connection between the two, and a deep bond between them develops. But Terra knows that Liam's calling is to go to earth as a mortal, and she has to prepare him. But Terra fears for him, as there is nasty existence on earth called The Scrouge which effects mortals in a bad way. The One provides Terra with two options to send him to earth: either as a child born to a prostitute or as a child of a woman who is in a permanent coma. But that's not the only choice Terra will have to make.
The book expanded my horizon and you have to be prepared to let your common perceptions of 'matter' and 'life as we know it' wander and think 'outside the box' i.e. planet earth and what else is there. It taps into the eternal question "Where do we come from?" "Why does this and that happen to me? and not to others?" Other reviewers have said that they found Terra a bit too distant/difficult to connect to, but I think we have to remember that she is not meant to be human and her feelings (or whatever to call it) will be different. I think the author executed this brilliantly, i.e. show us that we are dealing with a different entity who is confronting her own battles. The only thing I did struggle with were the 'fighting scenes' which is not fighting in the traditional sense (like punching etc.) I think you will have to get your head around it and use your imagination.
One thing which I like to mention are the descriptions of Liam's experiences of foster care (and I don't think that by revealing he went through the care system on planet earth I will give too much of the plot away). There was a deep sadness about it and I just wanted to give him a hug! It is actually a rather minor part in the book, but even so, it kind of touched me.
The book is the start of new series and I can see that after finishing the book, there is a lot of possibility for further adventures in The Tweens and with their charges on earth. I think it is well worth giving this genre a try with this book, even if you don't normally read paranormal.
The story line setup has enormous potential and I feel this series of book might grow and grow. Many of the ideas tie in with New Age philosophy but it does make a brilliant story.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and found I couldn't put it down. I want to know what happens next. Terra is a character that I feel people either will connect with or simply won't understand, but for those that get her they will love her.
It wouldn't necessarily be the kind of book I would pick up, naturally being drawn to historical fiction, but I will now be looking out for similar books in the future.
The story is one of soul mates and the lengths one woman, Terra, will go to protect the soul she loves. A guide in a realm called The Tweens, she places `souls' on Earth and guides them to reach their potential and destiny. Not wanting to give the plot away, I will only say that there is an earthly fight for souls with the `scourge' who threaten to destroy the one she loves.
The plot is well thought out and paced and I found it difficult to put it down. This book was a joy to read and has stayed with me long after I finished the last page.
This is the first book in a trilogy and the ending leaves the book perfectly poised for book two. It has enormous potential to be a big hit. Sara's imagination is phenomenal and I can't wait to see where it takes us next.
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Like Romeo and Juliet and other doomed literary lovers, the attraction between mismatched entities: Terra (a soul guide) and Liam (her newest charge) was sweet and instantaneous, but against normal protocol in their otherworldly existence.
The author has taken many different ideas such as soul mates, reincarnation, free will, and a supreme creator and reimagined a world where guides look down upon the earth and help souls reach their purpose of common good for The One.
As the story progressed, I found myself reminded of Lucifer falling to earth and infecting humanity with evil because of the huge struggle going on between good and evil souls. Intent on protecting the love of her life from this scourge of evil, Terra follows Liam to earth when he is born and finds herself in danger as well. Terra may be the only entity with the knowledge to stop the scourge from infecting every living human. Will she be able to keep Liam safe so they can be together for eternity or will he be sacrificed as part of the bigger plan? I suggest you read The Corporeal Pull and find out!
One little thing: I wish there had been a kindle navigable table of contents for easy jumping back to review this or that scene. (That's where I miss having a paperback instead of a digital copy. You can't dog-ear e-pages quite the same way.)
Whether you believe in a higher authority or the existence of good and evil, this story will tug at your heart. Two souls linked by love must survive against desperate odds and find each other in a dangerous world. Terra is courageous and able to learn how to fight evil although she occupies a weak child’s body. Her determination and heart make us want to see her succeed, but the dangers might be too much for one heavenly entity as she navigates the underbelly of real life to save her soul mate.
This is a clean read without explicit sex or bloody violence, which is remarkable since there are battle scenes again evil entities. The author supplied a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review, and I happily recommend it to any reader, young or old.
The story in itself is very well written. There wasn’t a moment when the story dragged and while I don’t care for abrupt endings the end of this story caught be by surprise because I wasn’t ready for it to end. I see that there is a part 2 to this book and I think once I get some of the others cleared away I will sit down and give that one a read.