Wednesday, September 28, 2011

FORGOTTEN SEA by Virginia Kantra

The Children of the Sea novels
Publisher: Berkley
Published: June 2011
ISBN: 978 042524183 7
Mass Market Paperback
Paranormal Romance
Reviewed by Pam
Obtained via Publisher

Lara Rho is a fallen angel who has become a Seeker, meaning she tries to rescue others who have become lost. Drawn to Justin Miller who has become a sailor with a lost pass, she soon finds he’s no angel. What Justin is takes Lara on a new pathway, one hard to discern.

Justin is a drifter, a child of the sea and remembers nothing of his past, since waking, tied to a mast in a stormy sea. Now he’s on the run with Lara, helping her break out of Rockhaven—a place almost like a prison but also a sanctuary for the fallen. Pursued by her former friends, they discover Justin has powers too which may become useful if they are attacked.

This is an interesting tale with many twists and turns, as Lara and Justin flee their pursuers. The characters are varied and as the tale proceeds, some became a little hard to imagine for me. The hero was interesting and I felt I could relate to him, as he was naive in some scenes but knew what he wanted. The heroine was a little dithery and had, what I found very funny was a sex scene which didn’t go too well.

There are many changes of scenery, demons attacking, seekers after Lara and a bridge over a river burning, while others similar to them are met along the way. The story is fascinating, emotional in many ways and has conflict, magic and passion on many levels. Some parts seem tongue in cheek, but there is a great sense of humor and sexual tension. The book is good entertainment and different on many levels, making it stand out from the many paranormal tales offered recently.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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