Monday, October 20, 2014

Book Review and Giveaway: Legacy of the Watchers: Vol 1: The Hidden Ones by Nancy Madore



BLURB:
AN ANCIENT LEGEND – A FORGOTTEN PEOPLE – A PLOT FOR MASS MURDER
As CEO of her own thriving company, Nadia Adeire is flush with success, but a secret society dating back to the Essenes believes her to be one of the ancient djinn—the notorious demoness of Hebrew legend: Lilith. What’s more, they have reason to believe that she’s plotting a catastrophic attack on the world.
Nadia is snatched from her ‘perfect’ life and caught in a maze between a present day disaster and the ancient legends of the djinn. Her only way out is to retrace the steps of her deceased grandmother, Helene. The deeper Nadia delves into the past, the harder it will be for her to emerge unscathed. But it’s the only way to stop the impending disaster that was set in motion five thousand years ago.

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About this author


Nancy Madore achieved enormous critical acclaim with her ENCHANTED series, which includes ENCHANTED, ENCHANTED AGAIN and ENCHANTED DREAMS.

Now, following her life-long interest in ancient history and mythology, Nancy Madore is launching a new series in the historical and science/speculative fiction genres, called LEGACY OF THE WATCHERS. So far, the series includes THE HIDDEN ONES and POWER OF GODS. Madore is currently working on the third book in the series.

You can read more about Nancy Madore's LEGACY OF THE WATCHERS series by visiting her website at www.nmadore.com.


5 Star Review

I received the book from the author for an honest review. 

First word: WOW...The plot, the manner the book was written in, the realistic and interesting characters, the structure, and the different layers of the book had me glued to this story from the moment I started to read it.  It simply was more than an enjoyable read, and I cannot wait to read the follow up in this series: Power of Gods. I had no idea when Ms Madore asked me to do a review that I would enjoy the book so much. She is a very talented author that seems to capture the readers interest from the word get go. Writing effortlessly, as she explored the world of Ancient Biblical times dating back as far as the history before the flood to bring you a very modern story with biological warfare as the main plot. The way she brought it all together was just fantastic. She definitely has a new fan. 

With all that said, I really liked every character that was portrait in this book. But the two who stood out the most was Helene's and Asmodeus's characters. Both stories were touching, each in an unique way, although years and centuries apart. Both doing what they had to do to safe their loved ones, even if it meant they had to pay the ultimate price. Helene was thrust into a world she had no idea about and when she finally was married off, without her knowledge, to a Muslim man by a trusted friend her whole life changed. Suddenly she had to adapt to a whole different life: where Allah's word is law and a woman is nothing. My heart really went out to this young woman, who remained strong through out never giving up her own believes.

The story begins with Nadia who was abducted from her office. Her abductors thinking that she was the dijnn they were looking for, but through her stories you learn more about the ancient times and the people who lived there, and were equally mystified as the plot became known through her telling. 
You are taken back into history where we learn more about Helene and the Qumram caves, the discovery of the tablets, and the encountering with Lilith for the first time: an ancient Nephilim. This woman was very independent for her time: dating back 5000 years ago. A time when angels and giants ruled the earth. Women had to know their place,  but this woman did everything opposite. She became a well known warrior, and Goddess, and people perceived her to be a demon: an evil deity. She fell in love with another Nephilim, Asmodeus. Warrior, king and god. The two ruled and reigned during their time together, with a passion that fueled their love even more.
At the end the conclusion in the book would startle you and you couldn't help but feel sorry for the two dijnns wondering if they ever would come together.       

 In their quest to find this dijnn, Nadia's abductors listened to her stories, finding answers to question they had, and soon we see that a friendship blossomed between her and them. Unraveling the mystery and finding the terrorist cells that wanted to destroy the West. Reprimanding herself, Nadia didn't want to be the next Patty Hearst, but you see the empathy and friendship grows despite the awkward situation. 

Really a great book filled with mystery that kept you guessing till the end, with strong and believable characters that enhanced the plot even better.  

Thanks for this wonderful opportunity Ms. Madore.



Giveaway 


Over the next three weeks you will have the chance to enter this wonderful competition hosted by the author. 
20 Oct - 07 Nov, 2014 
 Winners will be announced on November 7, 2014



1. One set of hardcopies to anyone within Amazon's shipping range.
2. 3 Runners ups, who can win the set of three books in ebooks. 

What to do?
1. Name one book from the author's Enchanted Series by following the link to her website, and then come back and leave a comment with your email address here. 

2. Become a registered member on her site. 
3. Tweet about the Giveaway and leave the link to the tweet in the comments with your email address.

Tweet:  Legacy of the Watchers Nancy 

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greater your chances. 




3 comments:

  1. Thank you for this lovely post Lynelle!!!

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  2. I am glad to see you loved this book so much! It strikes me as something people who loved City of Bones might enjoy as well, so I will check it out :)

    Check out my review and giveaway: http://olivia-savannah.blogspot.nl/2014/10/sedich-review-giveaway.html

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