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Monday, 16 January 2012

MG Monday: Review: The Serpents Coil by Christy Raedeke

Series: Prophecy of Days #2
Publisher: Flux
Publication Date: 8 July 2011

Synopsis from Goodreads

Can Caity Mac Fireland end the devastating global reign of the Fraternitas and TRANSFORM THE WORLD (again)?

After discovering that Uncle Li betrayed her and that the Fraternitas Regni Occulti burned down her family's house, Caity Mac Fireland hides away at a boarding school that allows her to travel around the globe. With the murderous Fraternitas hot on her heels, Caity continues to mobilize the planet's young people as she attempts to fulfill the Mayan prophecy. Helping—and sometimes hindering—Caity in her quest are her best friend Justine, boyfriend Alex, and new classmate Jules D'Aubigne, an intriguing French boy.

If Caity and her friends succeed, they will usher in a new era of change. But if they fail, the evil Fraternitas will have total dominion over a doomed world.


Please bear in mind that this is book 2 and may therefore contain spoilers for the first book.

The story picks up a few months after the ending of Prophecy of Days with Caity back in the castle in Scotland ready to tackle the next part of the prophecy and find a way to stop the evil Fraternitas. In order to do this Caity has to travel to some remote places in order to crack the code which is all tied up in the 3 Hares/Flower of Life symbol.

Although I love the basic story-line of these books and the way it ties in ancient prophecies with conspiracy theories just blows me away. I have to say what really stood out for me was the amazing amount of research and knowledge Christy has. Mythology, history, quantum physics and astrology all tie together in the most profound way. To have a book make you think about the evolution of the planet and how a simple thing can affect just about everything was simply breath taking. I do not feel I am doing this book justice. The most complex of subject matter is delivered with flair and comprehension making it easy to follow. It made me think that this was the way forward, looking at ancient civilizations may provide the necessary tools to evolve and create a better planet. It also showed how far-reaching an effect the smallest thing can have.

Aside from these elements woven into the plot, the book contains action, adventure and romance. The characterizations are intriguing, not everyone is what they seem and individuals cannot be taken at face value. Interactions are often surprising adding to the dynamics of the book.  Plus the origami folding monkey, Mr Papers, how can I not mention him.

I find myself wanting to go into the intricacies of the plot so I think I need to stop writing. However, I urge you to read this series, you won't regret it and then we can solve all the worlds problems together. Go read it NOW.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a great series! Lovely review - I love it when books teach you something unexpected, or make you want to know more about an area you wouldn't have been interested in otherwise.


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