Shadow of the Sun
by Laura Kreitzer
Published: February 26th, 2010
by Revolution Publishing
Book Source: Amazon.com
Book Description (Amazon.com): Gabriella’s past is a mystery, but that never stopped her from achieving her goals. As a Supernatural Specialist, and far more intelligent than anyone her age, she was always ignored by her peers. Because of the isolation she always felt, she put her life and soul into her job. Being a Supernatural Specialist hasn’t given her the divine intervention she always longed for, until one day a shipment arrives from Italy containing three dead bodies with an uncanny ability to regenerate. Gabriella is frightened and intrigued, but not as scared as she becomes when a dark creature attacks her.
As the bodies come back to life, the plot takes an unexpected twist that you won’t see coming. The supernatural world only begins to unfold before her as angels appear, her dreams start to haunt her, and the very past she has forgotten comes back with startling clarity. Romance blooms, escape plans are made, an assassin is out to kill her, and death is only around the corner. But what is more terrifying than all of this is the fact she is the chosen one, the Illuminator, the one who will save them all.
Danielle's Review: Gabby has a fascinating job researching the paranormal, but when three dead bodies arrive in her lab, her life is changed forever. She finds herself surrounded by supernatural beings with information that puts her in immediate danger. Discovering her divine birth and amazing abilities, Gabby must find a way to stay alive and save those she loves before the Ladies of Light destroy mankind.
This is a unique, well-crafted story that gives the Angel genre a fresh, new angle. Gabby plays the role of the strong, witty heroine well, but she isn't above emotional pain or expression. I was drawn into her internal struggles and found the fantastic storyline to be believable and exciting.
Shadow of the Sun moves at quite a fast pace. I appreciated that, but must admit it sometimes felt as though it rushed forward without clear reason, and there were point of view switches that threw me off. I did find myself setting the book down frequently due to information overload, but this YA novel is a clever start to a series with great potential.
Ms. Kreitzer has done a remarkable job sharing a new world with details and a history that will engage readers of all ages. Her voice is strong and her writing determined. This adventure would thrill any paranormal reader, and the next story promises to be just as curious.
Content: mildly sensuous
Shadow of the Sun is the first book in the Timeless Series of books about a young woman, Gabriella, who is a doctor in charge of paranormal investigations at an influential government lab. A sudden delivery to her lab reveals the possibility that Angels actually exist and she must use her skills in both science and discernment to decide if the previously thought of science fiction is a reality.
The main character is similar to the author in many ways, the least of which is her incredible intelligence. Both Gabriella and Laura are both strong women who let very little stand in their way.
Becoming a published author is a harrowing, and often disheartening, experience. Laura bravely decided to pursue the path of self-publishing. The editing experience was an exercise in patience as version after version were carefully picked apart for proper grammar, spelling, formatting, and appropriate storyline continuity. After several months of Shadow of the Sun being available for purchase, she was offered a job and an offer to publish her first novel at Obsidian Mountain Publishing, which she accepted.
Although the storyline of Shadow of the Sun poured from her fingertips onto her computer screen, the process itself of bringing the book to life has been one of hard work and dedication and Laura has also decided to use this website not only to promote her book, but also for author support to encourage other writers to publish their work and become authors in the eyes of the rest of the world.
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