About the Book
Author: Michele Poague
Release Date: July 2011
Series: Book #2 of The Healing Crystal trilogy
Received from author for review.
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