Series: The Lilith Scroll #1
Published by Chart House Press on January 27th 2015
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Paranormal, Romance
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What if you discovered there was “time” before time began? What if everything you thought was true, was not? What if there was a beginning before “In the beginning”; another story unfolding within our time, steeped in loss, love, betrayal, and secrets.
Welcome to Eden where magic was born, trees are gateways to other realms and angels aren’t what you think they are. Meet Lilith. A young girl with an incredible story. One she isn’t supposed to know much less tell. Meet Sagan. A man without past and powers who rival Lilith’s. Will he be able to help her find out her past and discover his own in the process?
Go back in time. Back to the garden. Experience the magic of the creation, the wonder of nature and the betrayal that destroyed it all.
What a fantastic concept! I was really excited to get into this story, which seemed to be pure mythology. The core of this story was a romance over 6,000 years old. Unfortunately, everything takes way too long. If you want to be buried in details skirting back and forth through time making 10 mins of convo last over 4 chapters, then this book is for you!
Lilith is the only daughter of Yahweh. She and Sameal are each others “split-a-part”. Created as one and split apart to be come two, joined again forever by their souls. Lilith was stolen from a ceremony by Abbaddon. Soul mates are different and right away in the book Abbaddon thinks he sees Lilith to be his.
There was so much I disliked about this book I am going to skip over the what I liked portion to focus on what really sucked about this book. Lilith starts off in a coffee shop and in giving her back story, she stays there for two whole chapters. Lilith is studying at university, she was raised and protected by dragons, she immortal and has lived for over 6000 years. This book doesn’t explain what she has been doing, or why she would need an advanced degree at this stage in her timeline, but let’s just overlook that. While Lilith is sitting in the cafe, we go through two whole chapters. She isn’t even talking to anyone, she is just thinking. The author takes great care to describe that she is protected by a whole lot of spells, and that she is the most powerful person on the planet.
There was a lot of back and forth through time in this book after she leaves the coffee shop, which creates confusion. One chapter we are Lilith’s head and then the next chapter we are in Sam’s head and then the next chapter we are witnessing something taking place thousands of years ago with neither Lilith or Sam present. All the while the story does not move forward much. Some chapters are just the thoughts of one character.
There was a lot of magic spells being cast, inside their heads. Basically these spells just keep people from finding Lilith, and work to keep people from reading minds. Lilith and Sameal spent a lot of time casting spells back and forth trying to find a weakness in each other. There is no action in the casting of spells, just the author telling us they were cast. This makes for boring magic, nothing blows up, no flames are thrown, nothing moves at all, just thoughts on the page.
In this book, the immortals can touch a tree and be transported somewhere else, so they do that a lot. There is no reasoning I can figure on why they move from place to place, but it happens anyways. Lilith is suppose to be the most powerful person on Eartz (the planet), but she still needs this whole army of dragons to protect her? The knight of the dragons is Alaric, he is Lilith’s uncle. Wouldn’t that make him Yahweh’s brother? I don’t get it. How could that be if he is all powerful. Unless maybe Uncle is an honorary title, in which why doesn’t Yahweh just explain to Lilith how to protect herself with all that power he gave her? This part does not make sense. The thing that really, really did it in for me and liking this book, was the description of dreams. Lilith’s dreams took over whole sections of this book. We meet new characters, new deceptions, and nothing is really resolved.
The writing isn’t very eloquent. The best part of this book was suppose to be a romance that spanned over thousands of years. Then the characters spoke and I wanted to throw my kindle across the room.
“He winked at her, his eyes twinkling in recognition. Lilith laughed. Holy hotness, Batman!”
That is an actual quote from Lilith meeting Sameal. This doesn’t really scream undying love to me. Lilith and Samael’s actual conversation doesn’t have any depth, just a lot of feelings. I didn’t buy the “great love story” that this book was suppose to be. These characters are ridiculous in their verbal exchanges, and the love story was overplayed in my opinion.
There is too much emotion, spell casting, travel through time, switching of character POVs, too few words spoken and no enough things actually happening in this story, I just couldn’t get into this book. I struggled through to the cliffhanger, and I am glad it is over now. I would not recommend this book.
About the Author
When she is not writing or teaching, she spends her days hanging out with five of the coolest boys on the planet and at night can be found doing completely ridiculous things like reading and watching the same 3 movies on TV or inventing new histories of age old characters.