Aislinn Lenear lost her anthropologist father high in the Bolivian Andes. Her mother, crazy with grief that muted her magic, was marched into a radioactive vortex by dark creatures and killed. Three years later, stripped of every illusion that ever comforted her, twenty-two year old Aislinn is one resilient, kickass woman with a take no prisoners attitude. In a world turned upside down, where virtually nothing familiar is left, she’s conscripted to fight the dark gods responsible for her father’s death. Battling evil on her own terms, Aislinn walls herself off from anything that might make her feel again in this compelling dystopian urban fantasy.
Fionn MacCumhaill, Celtic god of wisdom, protection, and divination has been laying low since the dark gods stormed Earth. He and his fellow Celts decided to wait them out. After all, three years is nothing compared to their long lives. On a clear winter day, Aislinn walks into his life and suddenly all bets are off. Awed by her courage, he stakes his claim to her and to an Earth he's willing to fight for.
Aislinn’s not so easily convinced. Fionn’s one gorgeous man, but she has a world to save. Emotional entanglements will only get in her way. Letting a wolf into her life was hard. Letting love in may well prove impossible.
In a post-apocalyptic world where most people have been slaughtered, the Celtic gods and a few humans with magic are all that stand between survival and Earth falling into chaos. The combination of dark sorcery leveraged by the enemy is daunting. Destruction is all but certain if the small enclaves of humans who are left can’t get past their distrust of the Celts.
Captured by the enemy, Aislinn Lenear wonders if she’ll ever see her bond wolf or Fionn, a Celtic god, again. She’s had nothing but her wits to rely on for years. They haven’t failed her yet, but escape from her current predicament seems remote.
An enticing blend of dystopian urban fantasy and romance, this second volume of the Earth Reclaimed Series provides fertile ground for Aislinn and Fionn’s relationship to deepen. Headstrong and independent, the pair run up against each other’s demands time and time again. Fireworks spark. In the end, they learn to savor every moment in a bittersweet world where each day may well be the last.
Our rating: Five Stars!
How can you go wrong with gorgeous Celtic Gods? Throw in some magic, dragons, love, friendship and demonic aliens taking over the world and you have yourself one awesome Urban Fantasy with a little dash of Paranormal and Dystopian. Perfect mixture in my opinion!
Earth’s Requiem starts with our heroine, Aislinn, who loses both her mother and father to the Lemurian’s (Old Ones) who only want the humans with magic. She has to choose to side with them or follow in her parent’s footsteps. She decides to do their bidding and follows her Lemurian Magelords directions. That is where her journey starts and she discovers she isn’t only a Mage and Seeker, she has a lot more powers than she thinks. She learns she is a Hunter after stumbling across Rune, a wolf who chooses her as his bondmate thus focusing in on her Hunter abilities. The two then meet a fellow hunter and his bondmate, Fionn and his temperamental Raven, Bella. This sexy Irishmen has a special secret that is very unexpected but may shed light on how they can send the Dark One’s back to where they belong.
This novel has so many twist and turns as well as unexpected surprises that keep you guessing. Excellent world building and has the ability to transport you to this new world. The heroine is perfect, she’s tough and a survivor and when she cares about someone, she will do anything to keep them safe, even if it means risking her life. It is very fast paced and Ms. Gimpel has quite the imagination. I can’t wait to get started on the second book!
This deserves the full five stars and more! If you like Urban Fantasy and something that will keep you interested page after page, then this is the series for you!
Look out for the review of Earth's Blood, Book two coming soon!
About the AuthorAnn Gimpel is a clinical psychologist, with a Jungian bent. Avocations include mountaineering, skiing, wilderness photography and, of course, writing. A lifelong aficionado of the unusual, she began writing speculative fiction a few years ago. Since then her short fiction has appeared in a number of webzines and anthologies. Several paranormal romance novellas are available in e-format. Four novels, Psyche’s Prophecy, Psyche’s Search, Psyche's Promise, and Fortune's Scion are small press publications available in e-format and paperback. Look for three more urban fantasy novels coming this fall and winter: To Love a Highland Dragon, Earth’s Requiem, and Earth's Blood. A husband, grown children, grandchildren and three wolf hybrids round out her family.
Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/anngimpel.author
Earth's Requiem: http://www.amazon.com/Earths-Requiem-Earth-Reclaimed-Book-ebook/dp/B00U4BDTKS/ref=pd_sim_sbs_kstore_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=0XEQBAWNHQ2TB5N2DK8D
Earth's Blood: http://www.amazon.com/Earths-Blood-Earth-Reclaimed-Book-ebook/dp/B00U4BDZT8/ref=pd_sim_sbs_kstore_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=082RYD7XS3HF8SKNKCF3