Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Fall of Eden Blog Tour: Review

About the Book

Title: Fall of Eden
Author: Michele Poague
Release Date: July 2011
Publisher: iUniverse.com
Genre: Fantasy
Series: Book #2 of The Healing Crystal trilogy
Received from author for review.
Myths are but shadows of a greater truth.

What is the Healing Crystal and who is the rightful heir? Is it a religious object or a powerful weapon? Does it belong to a fallen line of kings or to the colonists of Survin? Should its fate be left in the hands of the young and inexperienced Kairma or to Narvin, the last descendent of a line of kings?

Kairma holds the Crystal and believes she will become the next leader of Survin, while her younger sister Kinter, believes she, not Kairma, is the rightful heir. Narvin believes the Healing Crystal is the Star of Genesis, a powerful relic his ancestors have been seeking for centuries.

Determined to possess the object that will return him to his glory, Narvin is unwavering in his quest to possess it, and Kairma is caught in a fierce race across barren deserts and rugged mountains to a shattering finish where the winner must decide the fate of the world.

The Healing Crystal trilogy definitely surprised and impressed beyond my expectations. Not only is it original and amazingly creative, it is an epic saga focused on character growth and development.

Fall of Eden, the second installment in this trilogy, picks up right where Heir to Power left off. The people of Survin have discovered the world outside of their community (or rather the people from outside have discovered them!) Distrust and tension are high and when Narvin, a leader from Pierhson Landing, leads an attack against Survin, everything changes. Kairma and a small group of her friends and family are forced to make a run for their lives. And in the process they finally uncover the shocking secrets to their past.

I love the way little clues spread throughout the books slowly uncover the mystery surrounding Survin's origins. It was so interesting to see all the puzzle pieces coming together to create such a unique and entertaining story about the future of humanity.

I also love the focus on the characters. In Heir to Power, we watched Kairma's develop into a leader. In Fall of Eden, Kairma continues her growth by facing trials and making difficult decisions. Her mistakes make her relatable and human while her triumphs make her a character worth admiring.

And Kairma is not the only one whose character develops. Collin, Naturi, Kinter, Zedic, Toric, and Trep's characters are all changed by their experiences. Some show their true colors while others discover who they are and what they are capable of.

Though Fall of Eden is a sequel, it definitely does not suffer from "second book syndrome". In fact, its fast pace adventure and shocking revelations make it even more exciting and entertaining than the first one!

I highly recommend this series to anyone who loves fantasy, dystopia, sci-fi, or just an entertaining and original book.

The Healing Crystal Trilogy
by Michele Poague


                               About the Author
Born Michele Rae Jeffryes in Newman Grove, Nebraska, Michele Poague has spent most of her life in Colorado, South Dakota and Nevada, and has lived in Denver, Colorado, since 1984. When she is not writing novels, researching a story, traveling, or working at her full time job as a nightclub manager, Michele volunteers her time as an advocate for the Libertarian Party.
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1 comment:

  1. Love the books and love the review. I found Kinter to be a real pain of a younger sister but her reasons for fearing the loss of the pearls made her seem much less selfish. Typical of a girl transforming into a young woman, she still had that 'It's all about me" attitude most of the time but with breaks of thinking about things outside herself. She is showing signs of growing up!