The Descendants: Rise of the Reaper Army
by Nikki Lee Taylor
Pub Date 01 Jan 2019
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When the apex predators of the forest begin acting strange, former Army Captain Gabriel Stone knows something is wrong. Change is all around. He can sense it in the earth and feel it in on the wind. Something is coming.
After being attacked by a vampire, Gabriel thinks his 'life' is over. Alone, confused and with no choice other than to hide out, alone in an old forest cabin, Gabriel has sworn to find and kill the creature that changed him. But when the hunt leads him to an old farmhouse and he encounters the fiery, beautiful and headstrong Aurora, Gabriel's world is turned upside down as he quickly realises not everything is as it seems.
Aurora is a Descendant, the daughter of a vampire father and Amazon warrior mother. She is strong, beautiful and has a special connection to the earth and its creatures. After spending a lifetime hunting the monsters that killed her parents, Aurora has all but given up - until she meets Gabriel, who is tortured, angry and out for revenge. But despite his flaws, Aurora knows he is the key to everything she has been searching for - if they don't kill each other first.
With a story that highlights the beauty and importance of preserving of our natural world, The Descendants - Rise of the Reaper Army tells the age old story of good versus evil, while highlighting the frightening impacts our modern society is having on the planet, as Gabriel and Aurora fight to save our world from becoming Hell on Earth.
Taylor has absolutely created a masterpiece! In her novel, The Descendants, she includes vampires, but this should no way limit the span of her work. This novel is completely original, with a truly inspiring plot, and characters so real you will feel like you've known them forever. This is an action-packed adventure, so well written and flawless, that it will be hard for anyone to put it down until the heart-stopping end. Taylor has beautifully crafted a story laced with a higher purpose. Throughout, there are overarching themes of unconditional love, forgiveness, and redemption that will speak to the heart of even the most cynical critics. The main characters, Aurora and Gabriel, are flawed heroes, desperately trying to live out their full potential and purpose. As you travel though peaks and valleys with them, you will find yourself cheering them on as they take on a foe that would make the strongest among us quake. Stephanie Meyers may have started the vampire genre, but Taylor if forging her own path, and I for one hope she keeps going. --Amazon reviewer