Archive for March, 2013

the callingMaya and friends are on a helicopter being evacuated from a forest fire.   They realise they are being kidnapped just before the helicopter crashes.   The group are forced to trek through the woods to safety, using their various abilities to help them survive.  But someone is after them….

Pursued by a mysterious people and a man claiming to be Maya’s birth father, the group of friends are hunted and picked off one by one.  Maya is a skin-walker, able to change into a cougar, an ability that has been bred into her by the manipulation of genes.  The others in the group have supernatural abilities too, that are the result of genetic manipulation.

This was fast paced, exciting, with a lot of action.  I had to go back and read the first in the trilogy, The Gathering, after reading this.  These books should be read in order to allow a slow build-up of action and answers, but enough background is given to jump straight in. It took me a third of the book before I twigged to who was chasing them and the other Kelley Armstrong series they are from.  Once I figured it out, a lot of things made sense.    I’m looking forward to the next book in the Darkness Rising trilogy.  This is a fun series I’d recommend for teenagers and adults.

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Reviewed by Jan