Rating details. More filters. Sort order. However a mysterious formula on his computer and a one-way ticket to Alaska indicate that Asmodeus had been planning to go there. Nadia Adeire and her Raphaelian colleagues think there might be a connection between Alaska's military research installations and Asmodeus' prediction. C "Power of Gods" opens soon after the final events of the first book in the series, " The Hidden Ones.
Certainly something is happening in Alaska. Meanwhile, Gordon has secretly obtained the ring that captured and contains Ornias, a djinn who worked alongside Asmodeus to help construct the ancient Temple of Solomon. As before the story is told from several perspectives: Nadia and her associates want to locate and stop whatever may be about to cause Armageddon; Ornias tells tales about the ancient world, his somewhat disreputable past, and his relationship with Asmodeus; and Amanda is hounded by the djinn Lilith.
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They come to suspect that djinn control a number of people involved with potentially dangerous military research and hope that Ornias' information will help them locate these individuals. Meanwhile Amanda is possessed by Lilith and is forced to behave strangely and do unspeakable things. The description of Amanda's being possessed - especially the manner in which her 'soul' experiences it - was credible and eerie.
Nadia and her crew eventually discover what kind of research is being done in Alaska and the potential hazards of this work, a scenario that's not unrealistic in today's world. There's some lively personal interaction among the characters: Nadia and Will continue their love affair and verbal sparring; Amanda obsessively chases after her sexy co-worker Tommy Gerard; and severe friction develops among the Raphaelians when Gordon refuses to follow rules.
The story kept me reading as I tried to figure out who was being controlled by djinn, what terrible event might be planned, and whether Nadia and the Raphaelians would be able to stop it. On the negative side, the motivation for some of the Raphaelian's illicit and potentially disastrous actions - to help Nadia learn more about Asmodeus - seems implausible and Ornias' story isn't as compelling as that of Asmodeus and LIlith.
All in all it's a good story and I'm looking forward to following the saga in the third book of the series. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I like the continuing story. I still love the idea of the djinn and who they could be.
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I think I just wasn't as excited with this one as I was with the first book. Most probably because I wasn't being newly introduced to the concept. I now want more Lilith!! Actually, I want more of all the djinn, and I want to know who they are in our history books! I received this book from the author with the request for a review.
To be honest, when I started reading I didn't expect much. My experience with books that cover religious history isn't too god, so you could say I was prejudiced. Now that I have read both books I freely admit that I was positively surprised. The author just uses all the religious folklore and ties it into a bundle with some hints I received this book from the author with the request for a review. The author just uses all the religious folklore and ties it into a bundle with some hints at a deeper sci-fi background. All in all the result is quite entertaining. But let's move on to Power of Gods.
And please note that I am not going into any details, in order to avoid spoilers. The second book in the Watchers series is more entertaining than the first one. Like in The Hidden Ones we follow three narrative strings, with Nadia and the Raphaelites being the central one that ties it all together. This time only one narrative is in the past, the other two happen in parallel. The third one is again the origin story of a djinn. The fact that we don't have another Helene alone makes this book better than the first one.
I really didn't care for that story. The dynamic between the main characters was also better, especially towards the end. I like how the relationship between Nadia and Will developed. I am not a huge fan of the main characters, as it is difficult for me to identify with any of them.
I hope they gain some more depth in the next book. The story felt better developed and paced. In The Hidden Ones everything just happens suddenly at the end. In this book the danger is more or less clear from the beginning. The ending surprised me and I hope we get some insights into the ramifications of what happened. Overall I enjoyed this book.
Power of Gods
Nancy Madore's first sequel in her watchers series is not quite as powerful and all engrossing as her first; it doesn't quite pull you in at the first page, but if you're patient and persevering then you will be heartilly rewarded with all of the action and intrigue that filled the first one. The story picks up almost immediately where The Hidden Ones left off, and you're following Nadia through her emotional conflicts about what she's done. You lose two great viewpoints in Helene and Lilith, wh Nancy Madore's first sequel in her watchers series is not quite as powerful and all engrossing as her first; it doesn't quite pull you in at the first page, but if you're patient and persevering then you will be heartilly rewarded with all of the action and intrigue that filled the first one.
You lose two great viewpoints in Helene and Lilith, which I personally think detracts from the storytelling in favor of a working woman in Alaska Amanda and another Djinn Ornias. Of course their viewpoints are necessary to propel the narrative, and they do become intriguing about halfway into the novel, particularly Amanda's but the fervor that was once there no longer exists. I received the book from the author for an honest review. The story just gets better and better. The way that the author brings it all together, as the plot unfolds, keeps you turning the pages as quick as possible.
It seems with each book we learn more about the inner workings of the dijnn, the way they work and their ruthless way of going for what they want. In their eyes they are the perfect race to rule the earth, but their oppressors: The Others, don't share in their beliefs. Right in the mi I received the book from the author for an honest review. Right in the middle of it all, we find Nadia and the three men we met in the first book: The Hidden Ones. While Nadia struggled with her father's deception and the brutality of his end; Will, Clive and Gordon tried to figure out the next move of Asmodeous and Lilith in their quest to be reunited but also to rule the earth; In the process they try to stop Armageddon.
In book 2 we get to know the trio better. Will, was the leader of this Top Secret Agency and did everything by the book. He was determined to learn more without putting anyone in danger, and to protect Nadia - yes, there are some romance in this one Clive, was full of jokes, remaining cool under pressure while trying to get to the heart to it. But his cheap shots and sarcasm created a unique friendship between him and Nadia as well.
Gordon, was the impulsive one; his actions created a few tense moments for the small group, but yet he was the one that really connected with Nadia; understanding her questions and doubts the best. We have seen this relationship growing between them from the moment she was kidnapped in Book 1. Nadia herself, was a bit more at the background, but still valuable and growing as she tries to figured it all out.
Coming to terms with who her father was, his reasons and how it affected her; trying to find closure in the midst of all the doom. We meet a new character, a dijnn, Ornias. He takes us back to Solomon during the build of the Temple, and Canaan; seeing the biblical events from his perspective; which I find very interesting. It was interesting to note how the author brought in this time in history in an unique way into her plot, making her book very original. His character was intriguing and very helpful, and we got to know about their way of thinking.
Through him the group had a bigger understanding of what they were up against and what to expect from Asmodeous.
1-6180339887.userengage.io/manual-de-servicio-crf150r-2008.php Amanda's character is also note worthy, since we met her under strange circumstances. This very demanding and self-obsessed person got stalked by a "demon". As the story builds you could see the affects it had on her life and the unique perspective we got while this thing possessed her. As you can gather from my review, it would be best to read book 1 first within this series.
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