Hello everybody, in today’s post, we are fangirling about Surrender by G. R. Thomas. 😀 It’s the second book in the A’vean Chronicles.
Title: Surrender (The A’vean Chronicles : Volume 2)
Author: G.R. Thomas
Summary from Amazon.com: Sophia Woodville’s life is anything but ordinary. You can’t be ordinary when you’ve discovered you’re an Earth-born Angel. Alone and suddenly powerless in the stinking heat of the Daimon realm, Sophia has been betrayed by the one personshe trusted most. She must find a way to escape and continue her quest to unravel the clues left for her eyes only, fighting the Zombie-like Rogues to preserve the prophecies of Enoch. Only then can the Fallen Angels return to their homeland and humanity be released from the grip of Yeqon and his evil horde.
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Prologue – Syracuse 212 BCThe stench of the narrow, dusty streets made Lucius wish for the battlefields more than ever. The smell of human waste rolled his sotmach until the acid of bile lapped at the back of his throat. Itmercilessly gnawed at him more than seeing the entrails of a dead soldier. His protracted reposting under General Marcellus was nothing short of mind-numbing. Running meaningless errands for that tyrant not only left his body lacking its former battle strength, but had driven him to the evils of too much wine and women for the lack of adventure. He grimaced with disgust at himself ashe wiped strands of amber hair and sweat a third time from his brow with the back of his battle-scarred hand. Hesmoothed down his well-kept tunic after a wind gust and re-adjusted his beloved sword across his waist. A gift for bravery, his thumb rolled across the top of the hilt as he made the last turn into the small cobbled street, barely two soldiers wide. The effortof dragging up his right leg with any semblance of dignity slowed him down considerably. The damn injury that saw his last battle a career-ending one. He resented this lameness and ground his teeth inan almonst permanent scowl. Barely twenty-five with a young family back on the outskirts of Rome, who were barely sustained on his paltry wage, the pressure to provide well for them was immense. He could envisage the look of shame in his late father’s face when he stared into a looking glass during his morning ablutions. This extra job though, brining in the old rogue, Archimedes, would see an extra one hundred Denari in his eager hands. Yet to lay eyes upon his two-yeard-old daughter, the monetary reward was all that pushed him toaccept such menial tasks so far beneath a centurion of his standing. He growled to himself, but pushed on towards his destination. Lucius found the ramshackle frontage, stopping to rub his temples before he announced himself. Frusterated, he kicked out a stray dog, sniffing for a scrap of food. Headaches had plagued him oflate. None of the poultices had worked, not even an entire night’s worth of drinking could calm it. He’d resorted to Vitriola recently, using far too much of his precious wage to acquire the addictive painkiller. It did work somewhat, but left him with nightmares of hellish proportions.
Let’s no forget about the first book in the series too.
here’s the cover :
SOME PEOPLE AREN’T DESTINED TOBE ORDINARY. With a special gift held close to her heart, it was always going tobe hard for Sophia Woodville tolive an ordinary life. As a 20 year old nursing grad, she thought she had her future all sorted. However, destiny was about to intervene. Her secret was not so secret. The gift she possessed was just a hint of something far beyond her wildest imagination. Sophia will be pulled, kicking and screaming, into an unseen, ancient world that challenges all that she thought tobe true of herself, her family and the origins of humanity. Original sin, forbidden love and her life in constant danger. Will Sophia survive this dark twist of fate?
Will the devil be her saviour? Will an Angel be her downfall?
Annnnnnnnnnnd if you are interested to check out the other blogs part of the tour, here’s the full schedule.
Wilmarilys & Melisa (https://bookalmighty.wordpress.com/)