I’m excited to be reviewing Children of Sinai II: The Sixth Fire by Shelley Clarke & Terri Nixon. If you’d like to check out my review for book one, click here.
Award winning Children of Sinai is a mystery-thriller-adventure tale of archaeological discoveries, and religious conspiracies, with splashes of fantasy and sci-fi. Children of Sinai is based on the Abrahamic religions; the sequel, The Sixth Fire, incorporates Native American beliefs. Together they form a single, unique story that seamlessly blends fiction with non-fiction.
Hope Meadows is now a thriving community of survivors, following the world-changing revelations made by The Fathers. They live and work together to follow the guidelines set down for a kinder, more tolerant future, and their number is growing every day.
A Ute medicine woman inherits the double-edged gift of visions of her own, and, following their confusing messages, she leads her diminished group to Hope Meadows. It becomes clear that an ancestor’s prophecy, and those of the old tribes, is to become a reality… but they come with one final warning for mankind. Their ancestors, and those of the Hope Meadows founders, are inextricably linked, and their communities must now work together to preserve the world for which they have fought.
But old enemies are gradually building their plans against them, and all too soon they realize that the solution could prove as deadly as the threat.
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Children of Sinai has been on my mind since I read it in 2019. I absolutely loved the story and the writing. So, when I was offered book two to review, I was so excited. Book one was in my favorite reads of 2019, and now, book two is in my favorites for 2021. The writing is magical and I felt transported into the book. I love reading because it’s an escape for me, and I was able to escape right into this world and follow the characters along for their journey.
Once again, I love the factual information blended into this fictional story. The realism is what draws me to this series. I learn so much while following an incredibly entertaining and compelling mystery/thriller. What more could you ask for from a book?
The characters are deep and real. This is a character-driven novel which makes the story flow so well. The pacing is on point. There wasn’t a moment where I felt it was going too slow, I was engaged the entire time I was reading.
If you couldn’t tell, this is a five-star read for me. I highly recommend checking this series out. I think reading them in order would be beneficial, and you’ll be able to appreciate this unique read, even more. Don’t miss out!
Thank you to the authors for providing a free review copy. My opinions are my own and unbiased.
Clarke Nixon is author duo Shelley Clarke and Terri Nixon, who first met while working together in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Plymouth. They quickly became friends, and when Shelley had an idea for a story, Terri, already an established author, helped her to shape it into a novel and get it into print. Not only were they compatible colleagues, but they discovered they were a great writing team too.
Shelley Clarke was born into a naval family in Kent in 1958, and consequently moved house a lot as a child. She had ambitions to follow in her father’s footsteps and join the Royal Navy, and to become a carpenter, but these were not female occupations at that time. So she learned to type… which has come in jolly handy for putting her stories first onto paper, and now onto screen.
Shelley is a keen painter, poet, and karaoke enthusiast; she loves mad family get-togethers, hates olives, ironing and gardening, and currently lives in Devon with her husband Kev, and their two Tibetan Terriers Nena and Pepi, who make them smile every day.
Shelley often forgets she is a grown-up.
Terri Nixon was born in Devon, but grew up on the edge of Bodmin Moor, Cornwall, where she discovered a love of writing that has stayed with her ever since.
She also discovered apple-scrumping, and how to jump out of a hayloft without breaking any bones, but no-one’s ever offered to pay her for doing those.
Terri writes family sagas for Little, Brown, and thrillers for Hobeck Books, under R.D. Nixon. She has also written horror, as T Nixon, and contributed to several multi-author anthologies using a number of variations on her name/s. She might be forgiven for not knowing who she is on any given day.
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