- Review: Ember & Iridscent
- Series: Ember
- Author: Carol Oates
- No of Pages: 237
- Release Date: July 19th 2011 by Omnific Publishing
When Candra Ember wakes up in hospital after a dangerous encounter with a red-haired woman, she is shocked to discover that seeing a winged boy wasn’t her imagination. Candra is exposed to a world of rivalry and sacrifice she never knew existed, and the aftermath of a war to save humanity thousands of years ago. Soon she finds herself relentlessly stalked by Sebastian, a beautiful and arrogant Watcher Angel and romantically pursued by his darkly seductive rival, Draven. Ultimately, dubious about her own goodness, Candra’s very existence compromises a tentative peace in the city of Acheron.
Candra Ember used to dream of saving the world one person at a time. She never expected to become an angelic weapon and the last hope in the battle against ultimate darkness.
Lies, manipulation, and corruption are twisting the lives of the citizens in Acheron. The Arch is missing from Heaven, and a demon is intent on claiming the city. At a time they should be growing closer, grief and paranoia is driving Candra and Sebastian apart.
If the price of restoring the Watchers to Heaven is a human soul, who deserves to be saved?
“He had tens of thousands of adoring angels and an eternity to be idolized. Still, humans came to pass. What was wrong with us? Why weren’t we enough?”
“Us?” Candra whispered the word absently, still focused on the figures perched on the rooftops. The great expanse of their outstretched wings looked black against the gray, cloud-filled sky. The months had worn on her, and it didn’t immediately strike her as odd that they seemed ready for flight…or attack.
“Us?” Candra turned, gripping the windowsill behind her.
The woman’s fingers worked deftly, re-braiding her hair, her head tilted to the side, and she peered up at Candra with a calculating smile. Her green eyes seemed flat, and in the darkness, it appeared the vibrant color had drained from them, leaving murky pools. Candra swallowed thickly as her mind raced to catch up with her thoughts and wrap around what her instincts were telling her.
A loud thump from above caught their attention, and Candra’s heart galloped—Sebastian. His arrival meant Brie and Gabe wouldn’t be far behind. Lofi would probably also stop by before returning to the brownstone they called home in the city. They were about to have a very full house.
Giveaway!!! 7 ecopies of IRIDESCENT (Ember, #2)
Carol Oates has never been one to remain still for long. After her mother’s mad dash to the hospital through the empty city streets of Dublin, Ireland, Carol made her debut into the world in the early hours of Christmas morning. Since then her pace has not slowed down in the least.
Carol was introduced to the world of supernatural books when, as a child, her family moved to a coastal suburb of north Dublin known as Clontarf; famous as the birthplace of Bram Stoker, the prolific author responsible for breathing life into the legendary story of “Dracula.” This stirred in Carol an early passion for reading about all things supernatural. When that passion was combined with a deep interest in the history and folklore of Ireland, as well as an active and vivid imagination, Carol Oates, the author, was born. Carol’s love of writing about anything not entirely “human” emerged.