Echo Prophecy by Lindsey Fairleigh

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Echo Prophecy by Lindsey Fairleigh
Book #1 of Echo Trilogy
Publisher: L2 Books
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Full Length (386 pages)
Heat Level: Sensual
Rating: Best Book
Reviewed by Gardenia

Discover what’s hidden–a powerful, mythic race, an ancient Egyptian prophecy, and a love strong enough to shatter the boundaries of time.

Alexandra Larson isn’t human…but she doesn’t know that. As far as Lex is concerned, she’s simply an ambitious and independent archaeology grad student with a knack for deciphering ancient languages, especially the various forms of Egyptian. When she’s recruited to work on her dream excavation, her translating skills uncover the secret entrance to an underground Egyptian temple concealed within Djeser-Djeseru–the famous mortuary temple of Queen Hatchepsut. Lex is beyond thrilled by her discovery…as is the enigmatic and alluring excavation director, Marcus Bahur.

As the relationship between Lex and Marcus heats up, a series of shocking revelations leave the young archaeologist reeling. Once Lex discovers the truth of her ancient Egyptian roots–the truth of her more-than-human nature–the people she trusts most make one final, terrifying revelation: Lex is the central figure of a four-thousand-year-old prophecy. She is the only thing standing between the power to alter the very fabric of time and an evil megalomaniac…who also happens to be her father. As events set in motion over four millennia ago lead Lex and Marcus from Seattle to the heart of Egypt, the fate of mankind depends on one thing: the strength of Lex’s love.

I feel like I just took a trip to Egypt. One of my dreams as a child was to become an archaeologist, so I could explore the Pyramids. Anything that dealt with Ancient Egypt excited and delighted me. If a reader is passionate about Ancient Egypt with a twist, there’s a good chance this book is going to please.

This story is set in contemporary times with a twist. The ability to explore the past, the present, and the future as an out of body experience is not something we humans can experience. The book’s characters are only partly human, therefore able to develop unique abilities. This is not what we might call time travel. Their ability is one that allows them to view but not participate. Only special ones can actually manipulate, mask, and smell, etc. during these exposures. I loved the ability they possess. They are able to help humanity avoid catastrophes. Although due to an evil faction masking of the Hitler era prevented them from foreseeing the impact would have on humanity, their purpose now is to prevent this ability from being taken away from them. This is a real threat as the evil faction lead by Set (Lexi’s biological father) attempts to usurp unknown power and control time to the detriment of humanity.

The developing love affair between Marcus and Alexandra (Lex) is a “slow simmer” coming to a boil that will embrace you in pure fire. Theirs is a love that has been in the making for centuries. Unbeknownst to Lex, she is the ultimate partner for Marcus. It takes her a while to accept her ancestors, parentage and her place in the hierarchy of this new race, including her purpose as a leader.

The historical facts the author uses in developing this story are accurate and factual, as we know them today. She just takes them and gives them a fantasy/sci-fi twist. She has creatively taken a spin that is both believable and engrossing. I was not able to put this book down once I started reading it.

I am eagerly awaiting book #2. I hope Ms. Fairleigh provides us with this book early in 2014!

Comments

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  2. The book sounds very compelling.

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  3. Tamika Spruill says:

    I love history and anything Egyptian! So your book sounds perfect! Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Eva Millien says:

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts and the giveaway. Sounds like a great book. evamillien at gmail dot com.

  5. Chelsea B. says:

    Thanks for sharing a great review!

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  6. Thank you so much for the wonderful review of Echo Prophecy! I’m glad you enjoyed it!!!

  7. Karen H in NC says:

    Thanks for your review.

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  8. Sounds like a great read!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
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