Nancy Madore ”The Hidden Ones” (Legacy of the Watchers book 1)

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Grāmatas apraksts no Goodreads:

LEGACY OF THE WATCHERS (the series)

A historical, speculative, science fiction adventure

Thousands of years ago, something came out of the sky that changed the course of human history. Testimonies abound of these ‘angels’ and their hybrid offspring, the ‘Nephilim’ giants. These mighty ‘gods’ quickly rose to power, and the ancient world came alive with industry and culture. Many consider this period in history to be the ‘dawn’ of our civilization. People who lived as hunters and gatherers for hundreds of thousands of years suddenly began settling in one place, cultivating the land and even governing themselves. They invented irrigation, the wheel, protective armor and algebra. They somehow acquired knowledge of our solar system that even modern technology wasn’t able to confirm until the 1970s. Most importantly, they began to read and write. Yet an undercurrent of terror was spreading like wildfire, carrying whispers of ‘djinn,’ ‘daeva’ and ‘demons.’

The Watchers were supposed to do just that: watch. But humankind proved far too tempting and they ‘fell’ to earth, taking wives for themselves and even having children. But their children grew into unruly giants whose souls didn’t ascend like human souls, but remained here, on this earth. These errant Nephilim souls haunt the earth to this day. They are the ‘djinn,’ the ‘hidden ones,’ also known as ‘daeva’ and ‘demon.’ They have one purpose—to live. But to live they need bodies.

This chain of events has now reached the point where the djinn need more than just our bodies to survive. They must take back control of the earth, just as in the days when they ruled as gods.

THE HIDDEN ONES (book one)

As CEO of her own thriving company, Nadia Adeire is flush with success, but a secret society dating back to the Essenes believes her to be one of the ancient djinn—the notorious demoness of Hebrew legend, Lilith. What’s more, they have reason to believe that she’s plotting a catastrophic attack on the world.

Nadia is snatched from her ‘perfect’ life and trapped in a maze between a present day disaster and the ancient legends of the djinn. The only way out is to retrace the steps of her deceased grandmother, Helene. The deeper Nadia goes into the past, the harder it will be for her return unscathed. But it is the only way to stop the impending disaster that was set in motion five thousand years ago.

Kāpēc lasīju/izvēlējos šo grāmatu?

E-grāmatas kopija no autores par brīvu apmaiņā pret atsauksmi.

Kas grāmatā patika:

  • Trīs laika līnijas, un tas, kā visas bija savstarpēji vienotas.
  • Versija par to, kas bija par iemeslu cilvēku progresam un civilizāciju attīstībai pagātnē.

Kas grāmatā nepatika:

  • Nadja visai ātri aprada ar saviem nolaupītājiem un pat sadraudzējās + romantiskas jūtas pret Vilu (Will)
  • Lilitas (Lilith) tēla un rakstura izmainīšanās grāmatas gaitā.

Citi aspekti:

  • Šī grāmata šķita kā ievads nākamajai.

Tēli, kuri patika visvairāk: Nadja (Nadia) un Helēna (Helene)

Tēli, kuri patika vismazāk: Abids (Aabid) un Klaivs (Clive)

Vērtējums: 4/5

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