Published: 19th December 2016
Author: Kenechi Udogu
The dust appears to have settled after the brief descent of the Progressive Empaths on Sandes. But, if there is any truth to Anthony’s story, Gemma and her friends know they might soon have to face the mysterious Keepers. Myth or real threat, one thing is certain; running is no longer an option, for any of them. Can Gemma protect the ones she loves without forming an unlikely alliance?
Our band of misfits are preparing for the final showdown. Russ, Gemma, her dad Paul, Laura and Peter. It seems Anthony and his Empath army isn’t the only thing they need to worry about now though as the Keepers are coming to play their part. Are they friend or foe? Only time will tell.
Eamon is the head of a Keepers group, a group who happens to contact/kidnap Gemma. They can’t understand why Anthony wants her so much but something else that intrigues them is that she has an Orb – one that turns orange. After an accident from a school trip Gemma wakes up finding herself tied to a chair, not one to panic now as this isn’t her first time she tries to figure out a way to escape. She gets a shock when she meets the ones who took her, none more so than meeting Eamon. He has a striking resemblance to someone and soon reasons for the battle brewing slip into place. They keep saying she is safe with them but the fact they won’t let her leave is ringing warning bells to me. She shouldn’t worry too much though as the rest of the gang are on there way.
They are stronger together, none so more than Russ and Gemma being Sentient Twins. Everyone from all sides think Gemma is something special, powers stronger than most. A danger to some if not trained properly so I think lessons might be on the cards further down the line. They may get away but it seems too easy, like they have played a part in a bigger game they don’t know the rules of yet. Seems they are done hiding and waiting for an attack. Its time to act first rather than waiting if they ever want to live a normal life – well as normal as they can get anyway. Its when they go on a road trip that they add someone new to the group. Jose, a fellow Keeper, who at times was a voice of reason and at others had people wanting to smack him for being closed minded. He, along with his fellow group, know change is coming but need to find a better way to make it so. Anthony and his Empath army still seem to be a few steps ahead, along with the Keepers, and its all our guys can do to keep up. The path they are on could go two ways. One causing a cull and the other stopping it, at least until someone else tries to cause trouble that is.
Nirmayi, a member of Anthony’s army, can see visions of the future, always two outcomes so lets see if the one she wants is the one that should come to pass. What she shares can be subjective. She sees more but only divulges enough to get the outcome she really hopes for. Seems Gemma has more to her than anyone knew. She along with Russ could be used as a weapon, they just don’t know for which side. Which one is the lesser of two evils, only time will tell? The journey they are on slowly builds until you get one hell of a showdown. You get to see what others are really capable of and the true reasons behind other peoples’ motives. Some aversions might come true no matter how much Gemma might have tried to stop them. Make no mistake the battle will see danger coming their way, lets just hope they can come out the other side.
Now Erin is one Empath the Keepers should keep a closer eye on as her anger could cause more problems down the line. I did think Peter was going to play a bit more of a part but was good when he stepped up to help at the start. Great group of characters though that worked well together throughout. Jose was a fun addition to the group when off on their road trip. These Keepers though are sneaky and it seems the real game – though calmer for the time being – has only just begun. Lets hope our two lovebirds can handle it and nothing else tries tearing them apart.
4 out of 5 stars
I received a copy of this book from the author for my honest review.