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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Book Review with Kindle Giveaway Link: Maelstrom (The Samsara Chronicles Book 6)

This series continues to be engaging. There is quite a bit of danger, exhaustion and meeting new friends packed into this small story.

by Diana Kemp and Gabriella Bradley

  • File Size: 157 KB
  • Print Length: 73 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: eXtasy Books (May 25, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0086FQOHO
Genre: Science Fiction
My Rating: 4.25 of 5.0

Book Description
Publication Date: May 25, 2012
Relentlessly pursued by the military and forced to cross the mountains on foot, Aislinn and Dylan discover an ally in the form of a white wolf that guides them to safety.

Forced to abandon their vehicle, Aislinn and Dylan must cross the treacherous mountains on foot. Close behind is the military, whose corrupt leader must honor his pledge to the Eletarii to capture them. But as more guides appear to help Aislinn and Dylan, they are brought to the sanctuary of Emerald Lake.

This book 6 continues the flight of Aislinn and Dylan away from the enemies towards the mysterious portal.
Aislinn and Dylan awaken to discover that a battle took place while they slept but they were protected. The Antiquitas voices instruct Aislinn to use the tiny gold trumpet talisman as a weapon against the enemy. They proceed on their journey realizing that the life they knew is forever changed.

Their path is directed first by the eagle then later by a pack of silver wolves, led by a particular white wolf that is familiar to Aislinn. They are forced to abandon the jeep and proceed through the mountains on foot. Their “guides” are joined by a grizzly bear, an elk and other animals, several of which appear to be serving as guards as the journey continues. As their energy threatens to give way they come upon another ally on a dog sled who battles an enemy force to help them toward their destination.  Their journey finally brings them to Emerald Lake where they uncover another talisman. They proceed to a crystalline cavern that contains strange inscriptions and an altar that appears to be where the talismans will be inserted. But there is still one talisman to find.

As ‘the chosen ones’ flee, the dark shadows of evil are expanding. Several human foes are more developed in their backgrounds and motives, and lines of allegiance are blurred as spies and allies are revealed. Agent Woolley struggles to appear as one of the enemy while waiting for a chance to help Aislinn and Dylan. Aislinn and Dylan face horrible insectoid creatures who are shown as The Eletarii who want to take over earth.

I really enjoyed the authors’ use of the animals to guide and protect Aislinn and Dylan. There is a warmth to the companionship that is exciting and soothing. The suspense and tension are building in several areas of the story.  I am anxious now to see what happens with Woolley and I am anticipating the portal being opened.
Phraseology that I liked:
“You know, Dylan, as we’re driving it’s almost as if I can hear the whisper of time skipping by with the wind.” Location 159
Thank you to the authors and Pump Up Your Book for the book to review and for the - Kindle Giveaway.


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