Sunday, 6 October 2013


ISBN: 978-1939865786
Series: Crossroads Saga
Publisher: World Castle Publishing
Pages/File Size: 312pages/516KB
Formats Available: Paperback, E-Book

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Having happily ever after is never easy when evil lurks nearby. Now that Claudia has her memories back and her life seems to have settled down, the fallen have come out of hiding with the news about Aliah’s and his demons’ death. The fallen coming out of hiding is not a concern; there are those who want to be left alone. However, one particular fallen, Dantanian, is hungry for revenge. Being one of God’s first fallen angels, he is the evilest of his kind, known as an angel of many faces. He will do anything to get his way, even if it means forcing others to join him. And he will stop at nothing to get Michael on his side.

Dantanian will torture, kill for pleasure, and concoct evil schemes to get Michael’s attention; and once in his hands, he will try to destroy all the happiness Michael fought so hard to gain. Having no support from the Twelve, and with Claudia temporarily losing her powers, the venators and the alkins must work together once again to save their friends. As death draws near to those captured by Dantanian, will the gang reach them in time? Or will Michael return to the dark angel he once was and destroy everyone he loves?

I decided on adding this "Initial thought's feature to share my thoughts as I was reading the book with you. Here are the three status updates I did whilst reading Eternity.
"Oh wow I'm drawn straight back into this book and am totally in love with the characters all over again, already!" "No, no NO, it's danger again for Michael & Claudia again will they ever get a happy ending?" "Totally in love with this series"

I received an e-copy of this book directly from World Castle Publishing & Mary Ting in exchange for my honest review.
I really like the cover of this book, it's a view of Crossroads or somewhere in Beyond. I love the fact Mary has incorporated the white wings into every cover of her book series. I love the wings.
Would the cover make me pick the book up in a bookstore? Definitely.
So this book starts with Michael and Claudia contented and blissfully happy in their home that Michael built. Everything is going really well and then one day Claudia faints. Michael immediately panics and takes her from their home in Beyond to see Anne in Halo City. Anne uses her powers to examine Claudia and the surprising result is that Claudia is pregnant. this kind of puts Claudia and Michael in an awkward position as pregnancy is forbidden. Some of the Twelve will no doubt frown upon them again, as they did when thier relationship was made public too.  Finally they get to tell their friends too, Davin, Vivan and Caleb who are thrilled at the idea of being "aunties and uncles". The down side of the pregnancy is that it kind of smothers her special powers, which means in a fight she would be fighting only as a human. But that's ok because everything is quiet isn't it? 
Well that's the problem trouble is brewing, Dantanian and Berneal are gathering the fallen for a war. there is no choice involved in joining them in their fight. You join them or die. So when Dantanian requests that Raven get involved in tricking Michael's friends she has little to no choice. Michael has to face the horrific things he did in the past when he was one of the fallen. Claudia goes though many changes throughout this book due to her pregancy and her powers. There is also a special rather miraculous thing that happens near the second half of the book too.
Hmm now it's difficult as I do not want to give up anymore of the story . . . . so I'll need to leave things there.
Through reading this series I have really grown to love and care about all the characters within it. You like Davin for his corny jokes that rub off onto the others. Then theirs Vivian who helps Michael when he wants to buy gifts of clothes for Claudia. Then there's Caleb who is always there to help. They'd all risk, and give their lives for Claudia and Michael, and it may well come to that in this book. 
I also love how Mary Ting describes things so well you can literally see them in your own head! The book has action, adventure, danger,and evil as well as featuring love and friendship too. I think Mary really puts her heart and soul into her books. I don't think anyone could read this book and not sigh, sniffle, tear up, tense up, be at the edge of your seat. You go through many emotions during this book series. I think everyone would think "Where's my Michael?"whilst reading this book too.
I can honestly say I have enjoyed every book in this series and definitely come to love the series. I could really go on and on about this book and the series too, I can't say enough good things about it!
So did I enjoy the book? I really loved this book even though I was sad as it is the final book in the series we are saying goodbye to all the brilliant characters I have grown to love over this fantastic series.  Would I recommend the book? I recommend the whole series! Would I read other books by Mary Ting? I'm in the process of reading From Gods by Mary Ting now!

I can't believe its the end . . . . but with perhaps a next generation maybe I should say never say never? There could be a novella or three? I have totally loved this series from the first word to the last. Totally in love with the Crossroads Saga!


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