Rebecca Newton and the Sacred Flame a review

rebnewIn the beginning, the ancient Gods created not just the earth. The also created three other worlds: the Elysian Fields, a paradise where they themselves live; tartarus, the dark world of demons and titans, ruled over by the ancient deity Cronus; and finally the Land of the White Sun, where all the heroes and creatures of myth dwell – Centaurs and Minotaurs, Cyclopes and Gorgons, Amazons and flying horses! In this land the Creator planted the Sacred Flame, the Cosmic Source that keeps the universe in balance and must be protected from the dark monsters and Evil Gods who desire to seize it, in order to destroy all the worlds.
Hearing that Rebecca is charismatic, Turgoth, ruler of the kingdom of Beast, arranges for her abduction. When the two of them come face to face, they realise that there is a strange bond between them and their destinies become entwined forever. But although they start to share deep feelings for each other, they are doomed to fight on opposite sides…

Rebecca Newton and the Sacred Flame is a tale of love, duty, loss and duty. Rebecca is an Orizon, a human being of immense power and this is her story. A young woman born into an ancient bloodline and a duty to defend herself and the flame that lights creation from the forces of darkness and evil.

The story is flows from tender moments between lovers and friends to scenes of bloody battle. It is told in the present day but also delves into the pasts of the main characters via flashbacks, giving the reader insight into the motivations of the heroes and villains – what drives them and where they come from.

Like the ancient myths it is based on, it is a story of super-humans with immense power and responsibility but all the weaknesses that regular beings fall prey to.At its heart I feel the book is is a story of love and of choices that have to be made through emotions and not logic as well as being a reflection on the nature of good and evil and the choices people make.

Ultimately as epic as it is, Rebecca Newton and the Sacred Flame is only the opening act of a much larger tale that will be continued in further volumes that in my opinion cannot come fast enough!

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