Book Description – Eternity
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?
My Review of Eternity
Eternity by Mary Ting completes the Crossroads Saga and like the other books in the series it is truly one of my all time favorites. Having defeated Aden and driven the Fallen into hiding we find Claudia & Michael blissfully enjoying their new life together. For them and the Alkins it is a time of celebration but also a sense of foreboding unrest. A long forgotten threat emerges to shatter all that Claudia and Michael hold dear to their hearts. Can Claudia save the day once more or will she lose Michael to the darkness that once held him in its grasp?
There were many parts of this book that I loved and was glad the author included in this final installment especially the first glimpses into Michael’s world with the Fallen. He was ruthless to say the least and it really goes to show you how much he has changed and developed as a character throughout the series. I like to think of Michael as a strong, sexy, sensitive alpha male – a protector. But this is the first time that we see a real fear within him – a fear that he could lose everything in an instant – his family, his friends and himself. The author captured that perfectly!! Again, a well written, fast-paced, enjoyable and heartfelt story.
For me it is bittersweet to read, Eternity, the final & most heartfelt book in the Crossroads Saga. Truly a mesmerizing world created by a wonderful and talented author. Claudia & Michael’s love story will live on in word’s amongst a book’s pages and in our hearts now and forever.
Book Description – Halo City
When a massive group of angels known as nephilim—half human, half angel—had been found by the Royal Council, they were taken to Halo City. Instead of cleansing the Earth with a flood, which had been done before, the Royal Council created a place just for this group of angels. While they were being taken, one of the Twelve, Aden, rebelled and convinced many of the new alkins to join his cause—to live freely among the humans and take over Crossroads.
After the fall of Aden and his followers, Michael was taken to Halo City to heal. Not only did Michael have a difficult time settling into his new environment, he had conflicting issues regarding his past. Upon meeting the alkins, one in particular, Davin, refused to give up on helping him deal with his struggles. Together, they discovered a strange being that would appear at the Crossroads at unexpected times. Souls wandering there was nothing new, but this one aged as time passed. Mystified, they both searched for answers while refraining from telling the Twelve about her. Who was this being that had enraptured Michael’s attention? And will Michael finally forgive himself and find the happiness that he yearned to have?
My Review – Halo City
Halo City by Mary Ting is a novella told by Michael’s POV. Albeit short, it really delves into Michael’s personality and character as a man and not just his responsibilities as an angel & leader. The novella tells the story of his feelings shortly after his arrival in Halo City and after the great battle as one of the Fallen. It really shows his vulnerability and uneasiness with what is happening and his changing feelings in regards to who he thought was his family. I love that the author chose to tell the story of Michael & Davin’s relationship and how it all began. Michael fought his feelings and what started out as a love/hate relationship in the beginning quickly turned into a lasting friendship in which Michael would lay down his life for Davin and the rest of the Alkins.
The story also goes deeper into Michael’s initial feelings towards Claudia when he sees her for the first time in the Crossroads. That initial curiosity, confusion and desire. This was a perfect morsel to really tie all of the books together and I was glad that the author chose Michael.
About the Author:
Mary Ting resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl.
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