Born a goddess. Controlled by the Fates. Can Macy’s love for her soul mate survive the bonds of time… and death?
17-year old Macy Lockhart is as far from normal as any one girl can be. The problem is, she doesn’t know it yet.
After a bloodstone pendant is mysteriously left on her door, Macy’s life begins to change in ways she’d never dreamed. And while she will eventually come to realize that nothing is ever what it seems, that her life is a tangled web of lies and the Fates themselves pull the strings, for now she is left with only the explanations that they offer her.
Macy is led to believe that if she doesn’t return to a previous doomed life, one in which she served as Queen Cleopatra ‘s handmaiden, the fate of the entire world will be threatened in a way that would destroy history as we know it. She learns that she has lived thousands of lives, each one ending tragically…but none as tragic as this one.
After returning to ancient Egypt, she is faced with heart-wrenching decisions. Unless she interferes with Fate’s plan, the very thing she was born to protect, her soul mate will die leading Marc Antony’s forces against Rome. Can she really stand aside and watch the love of her life die all over again?
In this fascinating novel-length prequel to The Bloodstone Saga, Courtney Cole sets the stage for an epic journey that will have readers holding their breath until the very last page of the very last book has been turned.
What would you do if you held Fate in your hands?
Macy is a 17-year-old girl dealing with a cheating boyfriend. Normally, she’s this laid back girl who takes everything in stride. This, however, is not something she’s keen on and his things take the brunt of it. On the day she delivers his worse-for-wear stuff back to him, she gets bloodstone necklace on her doorstep.
This necklace begins her adventure.
She’s Macy in modern times, Charmain in ancient Egyptian times. Best friend to Cleopatra herself. Only Charmain knows what’s going to happen to everyone, and it’s her job to make sure that it happens that way. She can’t deviate from the plans of the fates. This even means knowing how her soulmate dies and not raising a finger to save his life.
We have a whole host of characters in this story, from modern days of Macy, Jen and Jessa (the Gray twins), Derek the cheater and his woman Tara, Jade, and Gavin. And from ancient times, Marc Antony, Cleopatra, Iras, Annen, Ahmose, Tehran, Pothinus, Hasani, and Charmain. Many of these characters are repeats of others, from one life to the next, but I’ll let you discover who’s who.
This is an interesting book. I found myself trying to compare it to Nocte and Verum. I will readily tell you that it doesn’t have that punch at all. And if I were to compare the two this would come up lacking. But these are such vastly different stories and their narrative is so unique onto themselves that there are no parallels that can be made. So, if you were introduced to Ms. Cole by her Nocte Series, please take into account that these are wildly different and do not hold this book to that book for comparison. That does this book and story a grave injustice.
Ms. Cole writes a tale that touches on the modern time, but the back story given seems to set the stage for the rest of the series. I haven’t read them yet, but they are definitely on my TBR list. I’m really curious about several facts we’ve been teased with, knowing that they are only partial facts and not complete truths. I dare say Ms. Cole is quite proficient at the hook. And if this series delivers like her Nocte Series (of which I have no doubts!), she’s just as proficient at the delivery as well. So would I recommend this book? Yes I would! I would remind those that have read her Nocte Series to forget them when they read these because it might colour their judgement like it started to do mine.
Courtney Cole is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling novelist who would rather write than eat chocolate. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business, but no amount of working in the corporate world could quell her urge to write.
Courtney was born and raised in Kansas, home of incredibly friendly people and the most horrendous weather on the planet. Because summer days were so hot, she grew up reading stacks of books… and when she didn’t like the ending, she wrote her own.
Courtney has relocated to Florida where she writes beneath palm trees. To learn more about her, please visit her website, http://www.courtneycolewrites.com To sign up for her newsletter and receive exclusive sneak peeks and super-fan perks, go here: http://smarturl.it/CourtneyColeEmail