Friday, December 20, 2019

Heart of a Warrior Angel: From Darkness to Light by Lali A Love

Heart of a Warrior Angel: From Darkness to Light by Lali A Love
Synopsis:
Lali A. Love provides a supernatural thriller of metaphysical and visionary fantasy with her own revolutionary philosophy and unique narrative skills to produce this emotionally invoking, heart-wrenching and gripping tale of a family’s rise from poverty, oppression and abuse.
Lilac Noble must face the traumatic experiences of her childhood before she can conquer the dark entities that have wreaked havoc on her family. On this epic journey, Lilac undergoes the destructive process of spiritual enlightenment in order to lift the veil of darkness and shame that has obscured her youth. As Lilac unlocks painful memories of abuse, suppressed in her subconscious from years of fear-based conditioning, she uncovers menacing secrets feeding the evil within her generational bloodline. In an attempt to vanquish the sinister energies, Lilac finds the courage to discover her inner truth, vulnerability, and authenticity, as she awakens her divine light and overcomes her debilitating fears of the past. Lilac’s unconditional love for her family guides her through her process of healing and transformation, fueling her instinct for survival and her burning desire to illuminate the world.
Spanning two continents and three generations, this inspirational novel portrays the best and worst of humanity and shows how the “tiniest spark of light can overcome the darkness of any magnitude,” through forgiveness, compassion, and the most powerful force in the universe – Love.
Heart of a Warrior Angel by Lali A. Love is a haunting, emotionally-gripping story and I’ve not cried so much since reading Flowers in the Attic.  This is a tale on two dimensions: the first being the memoir of Lilac Nobel, and the second an introduction into enlightenment – the power by which humans understand the universe and improve their own condition.
I pondered whilst reading on why the author would choose to write a narrative with an absence of dialogue, after all most would contend that only short stories can carry off the lack of speech without boring the reader.  I feel now that I have finished and had time to reflect, that speech would have made it harrowing by making the people within the story even more real.  I was heartbroken by the first half of Lilac’s life and was only able to continue reading because of Lali A. Love’s clever and sensitive story-telling style, and I can assure you I was far from bored.  I was in fact gripped, fascinated, moved and unable to put the book down.
Although, we travel this novel through the eyes of Lilac, it isn’t only about her, but all the people she loves, especially her sisters.  The need to protect her mother and sisters from her father, even when that meant pain for herself, was so touching.  Love is the main message (I feel) behind this story, sacrificial love that puts others before self, but also the understanding of how important it is to love one’s self.
Lali A. Love has artfully crafted a mystical story that starts in Georgia in the 1950s and ends in Canada in the present day.  There is violence in this story, but it is neither graphic nor glorified, it is simply stated as what happened.  I think the title is very apt and also the lovely book cover clearly shows what type of book this is and will instantly attract people who love stories about the paranormal.
Lastly, Heart of a Warrior Angel is a must read for anyone with a traumatic past.  I am convinced that knowing we are not alone in our sorrows, understanding that there is a light at the end of the tunnel and that we only have to move towards it, and learning about our own inner strength are all things that will inspire us to love without limits and to forgive when it hurts. Heart of a Warrior by Lali A. Love is a moving, thought-provoking read, and comes highly recommended by Chick Lit Café Book Reviews.
Reviewed by T N Traynor for Chick Lit Café.
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Thursday, December 19, 2019

The Veil (The Redemption Series) by Torstein Beck

The Veil (The Redemption Series) by Torstein Beck
Synopsis:
We thought we’d be at the top of the food chain forever. We were wrong.
Aaro Emmerson knows what lies beyond the walls.
It’s why he vowed never to go out there again.
But his city is dying, and the chance at a better life is hanging in the balance.
He must journey a thousand kilometers into the wild unknown, into their territory, and retrieve a nuclear core that has the power to save one of the last refuges of man.
The plan is suicidal. But it’s better to die on your feet than on your knees.
For fourteen years, he’s been seeking a chance for redemption. And now he has one.
They’ve got protection, they’ve got guns, but what they don’t realize, is that just maybe the worst monster of all is already inside…
The Veil is the first book in the Redemption Series.
Praise for The Veil:
“Terrifying. Brutal. Powerful. This really is a new breed of Dystopia.”
“The Veil is a book that’s about as bloody as it is good.”
“Horrifically great….I’ve never read anything quite like this.”
In Torstein Beck’s dystopian science-fiction novel, The Veil, a young man struggles to survive after losing everything to the creation of the vicious attempt of a science project. This is an amazing, chilling and suspense filled story that readers will love and revel in.
Set one hundred years from now, The Veil features leading scientist Florian Gertlinger who spearheads an ambitious project that goes horribly wrong. The Varas, which are powerful savage predators, become the result of the team’s vision. Meanwhile, after having their beautiful baby Lila, Emilie and Aaro Emmerson are more than happy and content. What Aaro would never have foreseen, however, is a break-in by a murderous monster that kills and devours his wife and child. Aaro is left with nothing to live for. Years pass and Oslo’s streets become even more dilapidated and its residents more desperate to survive. When Aaro is presented with an opportunity to change his life and save his people, he takes it even though he knows he is about to come face to face with death.
The novel focuses on the main characters Aaro and Gertlinger, showing the creation and the result of the project. Aaro struggles to survive through everything. During his mission to Murmansk, Russia to collect a nuclear reactor that could possibly save the people, he faces imminent danger at every turn. Several aspects of the novel make it stand out. First, it does not aim to create a grandiose end, rather, death in the story becomes a form of escape from an undefeatable predator. It also focuses on ethical and policy issues in science. Government and political systems do not play a central role in the plot. Descriptions are graphic and shocking, painting a vivid image of the monsters while the characters are few and each plays an important role throughout the story. The plot does not follow a chronological order but shifts from the future to current times which creates penetrating suspense in the novel.
Horrifying yet thrilling, The Veil, is concisely written. It is driven by the incidents of each scene rather than a culmination of events at the end. Fast paced, excellent characters and a plot to die for, Torstein Beck has written a surprising and believable story that will have readers on the edge of their seats, filled with various intense emotions from start to finish. Highly recommended by Chick Lit Café. – Reviewed by Edith Emunah for Chick Lit Café.
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