- Title: Fall of Eden: Book 2 (The Healing Crystal Series)
- Author: Michele Poague
- Paperback: 456 pages
- Publisher: iUniverse Publishing (July 11, 2011)
- Genre: YA- Fantasy/Sci-Fi
- ISBN-10: 1462013066
- ISBN-13: 978-1462013067
- FTC FYI: I was generously given review e-copies
- of these books from the author in exchange for an
- honest review.
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This is why I love to read, because you can use your imagination and make it the way you want to see it.
This series is another one, I highly suggest to readers, that love great characters, lots of action and a world built on mysteries and possibilities.
Kairma would rather go spelunking with her brother and his best friend than study ancient medicine and religious laws, but the discovery of a tomb containing ancient artifacts leads Kairma to question her religion and the true nature of the Crystal. To further complicate Kairma's ascent, a childhood illness has left her resembling a nearby race of men both hated and feared by the people of Survin. Because of this, Kairma's younger sister Kinter, who is in love with Naturi, believes she is the rightful heir.
Disease and infertility have decimated Survin, but bigotry and religious laws forbid the introduction of new members so things heat up when a traveling archeologist stumbles upon the reclusive colony and introduces a powerful new weapon. Forced into a larger world, the Survinees discover they hold an object of unimaginable power, a power other men covet, a power that might save or forever damn the human race.
Thoughts From the Author:"The Healing Crystal, came to me one morning and I knew what it was, and what the story was going to be about. Suddenly, I pictured this young woman with long white hair and I knew where she lived. While researching the area, I understood why she lived there, and how the Crystal came to mean what it did. It was almost like picking up a book and having the story unfold. About 90%. The story has its roots in hard science. The only thing really fantastical about The Healing Crystal is when it takes place."
When freedom fighter Rand Solis allies himself with young Kairma, the Heir to the Crystal, they discover in order to heal the world, both must sacrifice friends, religious beliefs, and political philosophies. Together they learn that every political philosophy is perfect in a given moment, but moments are fleeting.
As winter turns to spring in the high mountains, the small band of Survin refugees is violently divided. While faith crumbles for one, another’s is renewed, but the gulf between them threatens to become impossible to bridge. Kinter, lost in the shadow of her sister, Kairma, maneuvers to seize the Crystal and displace Kairma as Vice Miral.
Collin learns he will be forever barred from Kairma by the evil carried in her blood unless the power of the Crystal can be realized, and although Ris would like to be cured of his disease, he, too, fears the untapped power of the crystal.
Bearing the weight of the most powerful object known to mankind, Kairma must choose between returning to Survin, and ignorance, or trusting powerful strangers. At seventeen, will Kairma make the right choice?
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