About the Book
Book: The Seer
Author: Erin R Howard
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: February 27, 2018
Viktor has one order to follow:
Kill the girl before her eyes are opened.
Kill the girl before her eyes are opened.
For thousands of years, his job has been to torment and kill seers: humans that have the gift of seeing the spiritual realm. So it was no surprise when his brother Matthias was once again sent to stop him and protect the girl.
Now the last of the seers’ bloodline hangs in the balance, as the estranged demon and angel brothers are forced to work together to save a girl’s life and escape to the sanctuary city of Bethesda.
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What if you had the ability to see in the spiritual realm? Would you be able to fight off the attacks with confidence, or hide hoping they will go away. This book takes us into a world that some pastors never speak about. The spiritual realm is something that some avoid discussing. It is not an easy subject, but the author has done a good job of letting us see past the natural into a place where good vs evil exist. Everyday there are battles being fought for us. We don’t see it, but it is there.
The introduction of Thea was quite intriguing . She has a special gift that some will want to destroy while others are there to protect her. I kept thinking what it would be like to see an angel and a demon fighting against each other. The details the author gives as the encounter takes place is a little graphic so if this would bother you be warned. I found it to be exactly as I thought it would be. The enemy doesn’t fight fair and his desire to destroy anyone who dares to challenge him are in for a battle.
I liked getting to know Matthias and how he was determined to get Thea to safety. His encouragement to help her allow her gift to be used was well worth reading about. Thea at first isn’t quite sure who to trust and I could sense her doubt. I would be too if some creature came to me with this story that I was a Seer. Thea seems to take things in stride and her willingness to learn her gift reminds me of the faith we need to trust God.
I’m not sure why I liked Viktor because he is a demon. Two brothers on different sides yet Viktor seemed to have a slight remorse for the way he decided to turn against God. The story is fast paced at times and I liked how the author in subtle ways shows us what it is like when demons and angels face off. Be warned that the story ends with a cliffhanger. The author has given readers a foundation with this book and I’m anxious to read what happens next.
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.
About the Author
Erin R. Howard is a Developmental Editor, YA Urban Fantasy Author of The Kalila Chronicles, and has earned a Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing/English from Southern New Hampshire University. When she’s not writing, Erin enjoys spending time with her family, fueling her craft addictions, and teaching writing workshops. Erin is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and the KenTen Writers Group. She resides in Western Kentucky with her husband and three children.
More from Erin
If I’ve learned anything these past few months, it’s that I’m still not a fan of change. It’s always been hard for me to transition from what I know, to the unknown, and then find a new normal. Let’s be honest. Stepping out of our comfort zone isn’t supposed to be easy. It’s supposed to challenge and stretch our faith. And as a result of stepping out, we hope that we will learn and grow.
I love messy characters, because life is messy, and it doesn’t always work out the way we expect. It’s full of changes and situations. The characters in my series, The Kalila Chronicles, are no different. Each character has unique challenges. For some, they didn’t ask for change, and for others, they are stepping out on their own.
Here’s a little bit more about The Seer. The first book in The Kalila Chronicles:
For thousands of years, Viktor has carried out his orders from Lucifer faithfully. But after a recent demotion in rank, he has grown weary of the bloodshed. His latest order is to kill Thea, a seventeen-year-old Seer before her gift manifests, and she can see into the spiritual realm. However, his estranged angel brother, Matthias, intervenes on his plans. Seeing this as his way out, Viktor proposes that in exchange for leaving Thea alive, Matthias must escort him to the sanctuary city of Bethesda. Although, getting through the portal isn’t as easy as Viktor thought, and now he has to work with Matthias to protect the very girl he was ordered to kill.
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