Personally, I would not be sure exactly how I would react if I found out that I was being “watched for my own safety” for the majority of my life.
In this story, you have a young woman, Kris, who was saved by her “dark angel” but her mother (or the only mother she knew) was violent murdered. This young child refuses to believe that she made up the man who saved her, and she holds on to that for years. Being rescued by him more than she actually knows, but only remember a few times.
Letting the harshness of her life pile down on her, Kris becomes an alcoholic. Using it as an escape from her life … pretty much every single night.
On the anniversary of her mother’s death, Kris wakes to find herself in an apartment with some man she decided to smoke pot with. Even though the 1st time she did, she had a horrid reaction … guess alcohol can cause your brain to shut down. When she stumbles into the alley, the same one her mother died in, Kris completely looses it. She wants to know why she was saved … because from her view point, there was not reason. During this ranting and raving, Kris decides to prove to herself once & for all that her “dark angel” is not something she made up.
Derrick is the “dark angel.” But he has to abide by the laws of his kind. They are to stay invisible to the world. Not be the heroes they once where because now with the technology mankind has, it would be far to easy for the government to locate them & well, who really knows from there.
There is a lot of cleaning up & fixing each other in this tale. Ridding Kris of the need for alcohol. Having her accepted into the family. Hunting down the rogue Creatus, who savagely kills humans to prove they are beneath Creatus.
Yes, the characters could have used some extra building. But they were not that bad. You are mainly following Derrick and his path to become the individual he needs to be to save his family from the destruction of the Rogue Creatus. But you cannot have a hero without a damsel in distress … this tale would have fallen flat on it’s face otherwise.
Ms. DeSousa creates a unique world where the heroes of the past are still with us. She gives you a young Creatus who must decide for himself what is important and what is not, plus how much he will risk for it. She provides humans to spice up the story, even if we do not agree with how they were in the beginning … we watch as they learn to change as well.
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Ever wonder where they get the legends of the mighty heroes that saved so many? Well, Ms. DeSousa has created a world & heroes, but they are not exactly who or what you would think they were. She gives them such personalities, that keeps you reading from one story to the next. (LOL I read 3 of the novels, and I am going to get the next ASAP.)
But when Ms. DeSousa created these Creatus’ she has to create human’s they might run across or know. Human’s that meant something to these Creatus’, whether it was negative or positive. She provides them with a large variety of personalities … some you want to bitch-slap & tell them to pull their heads out of the rear-ends & others you just want to hug or get to know.
Creatus have been on Earth for around 4,000 yrs. but have managed to stay pretty much hidden by becoming doctors or lawyers. But they have security, that will sweep in and move the Creatus or the Creatus family if they are discovered. But sadly with mankind becoming more advance … computers, video cameras, photography … the Creatus have pretty much found a way to “hide” themselves in communities & schools that go above & beyond to protect the young. Plus they usually “hide” the birth for years before creating a birth certificate.
This story tells of a “young” Creatus, who meets a young woman in medical school. There is a connection with this woman, but it is not the connections that will cause him to be forever bound to her.
See, when Creatus’ fall in love, there is a connection that will keep them bound to the other party for life. They are usually the ones who you read about when couples die within days of each other, the connection is that strong.
This woman, Derrick (Creatus) feels the need to protect. He will not know why until years down the road. But the overwhelming desire to keep her safe makes Derrick “watch” from the roof tops each & every night she is out. Something that the older generations of Creatus would do … until it was too risky being caught on any type of camera. Or worse because someone would use the internet to discover that this amazing hero who could leap most tall buildings was helping keep the city safe.
This is the beginning tale of a great series. It draws you in & once it has you … you want to keep reading. It does not create just one hero, like you would find in Superman, but she has created a societies of them.
Filed under Ability, adventure, aliens, Alliance, body guard, Chick LIt, Commitment, Creatus, Earth, human, non-humaniods, science fiction, series
I enjoyed reading this novel. I like the fact that I didn’t have to read the other books that Sabin was involved in. Ms. Hargrove provided back stories for Sabin & all the other characters in this story. I sincerely hope she continues to write about The Seven, because each character that she involves in this story was interesting & makes you want to know their stories as well.
Ms. Hargrove provides you with a vivid worlds. She provides you with interesting ways of transportation, and how another world works.
Serena is a SCUBA diver, as well as attending school to become getting her Ph.D. in marine biology. During a dive, she discovers a necklace. One that she decides to keep, but she allows her friends to borrow the necklace.
Sabin & his team, called the Seven, are searching for the necklace, Judgment Day, that Serena has found. This necklace is not a simple item, it is part of a device (Paradox) that might destroy a universe. The Seven are suppose to guard the individual with the necklace to prevent “Mastermind” from getting the item.
I enjoyed this book. The characters are strong & develop into interesting individuals. Each one has a pull that makes you want to keep discovering how they will act in the story & how they act with each other.
You will, also, find that want to know more about this world Ms. Hargrove has created.
I believe that Ms. Hargrove’s talent as a writer is impressive. If her other story are as well written as Sabin, they will be great reads too.
Filed under Ability, adventure, Agent, aliens, Alliance, Armageddon, Book Reviews, Chick LIt, Earth, Guardian, hominid, Judgment Day, Mastermind, murder, Net Galley, non-humaniods, otherworldly, Paradox, science fiction, Shaurok, The Seven