The Last King - Book 1, Part 1

Emmy as a young girl didn't understand anything about skin color until a girl one day points out that she has very dark skin. From that day, Emmy becomes very self conscious about her looks. As ordinary as she finds herself she doesn't expect the roller coaster ride life has in store for her.

Emmy was a very interesting character. The only thing I did not like about the story was the viewpoint of the writing. It made the story seem a little choppy to me. Instead of describing the setting and place it would just drop the reader in the story with a quick notation. Otherwise, this was a good read.


Book Blurb for The Last King - Book 1, Part 1

Twenty-eight year Emmy Hughes has never quite fit in---she's six feet tall, dark-skinned, and daydreams of being Galadriel from Lord of the Rings. But when she is badly injured in a car accident that kills her mother, Emmy does not dream of fantastical worlds anymore---she just wants her shattered life to be normal again.

Unfortunately, normalcy is the last thing in store for her once she meets Lake George's newest arrival, Dr. Gilead Knightly. Granted immortality from a line of people whose Great Ancestor marched into the Garden of Eden and ate from the Tree of Life, Gilead has been alive for centuries and has met everyone from Nubian kings to Napoleon.

But Gilead and his eccentric family are also hunted beings because God considers the Edenites' possession of immortality to be theft. And for thousands of years He has dealt with their transgression by sending each of them a "Glitch" ---an unsuspecting human meant to retrieve this stolen "property" of immortality and kill them off.

When Emmy discovers that she is Gilead's Glitch, she is not only thrown into a world of immortals who eat bone marrow, panthers who read minds, and a family whose blood is made of pulsing gold, but she finds herself the target of Gilead's vengeance: he must get rid of her before she gets rid of him.

Easier said than done. Because Glitches are not only an Edenite's greatest threat---they're also their greatest love.


Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2014 3.50