Trey has come to end of his time as a Strider and all he wants to do is reclaim Sage from where she has been sent to wait for him - the Cradle of Displaced Souls. After that, Trey would like to find a way to free Russ from B'Hoth - where his soul was sentenced to the torments resulting from committing suicide.
There is a problem with these plans, however. Diadra - Trey's nemesis - has stolen Sage from her lullaby tank and refuses to reveal where she hid Sage.
Sage, meanwhile, has almost no memory except for a wooden door, a purple light, and a woman's voice that has inhibited her thinking, feeling, and movement abilities. Sage has found a way to work this to her advantage and works her way through the past lives she has lived. She knows who she is and has been. She knows who Trey is, but doesn't entirely want to know what he hopes to accomplish. She also sees a man she considers her husband - but he is a distant man and they lack an intimacy.
One thing happens over these many lifetimes that Trey did not envision: Sage, Russ and Trey form a Trinity. Because of this, Trey must find a way to reunite all three of them in a normal, earthbound timeline. Is this an impossible tilting at windmills? Or will it fulfill a destiny no one thought to imagine.
I admit to being a touch skeptical going into reading this novella, although I did like the premise. I found myself pleasantly surprised. I liked the way the author worked the storyline and how it ended. One thing that did not work as well for me (and this might be more of a reader's preference than anything wrong with the writing style) is the switching of not only POV, but point-of-place as well, especially Sage - where she was hidden by Diadra and the different timelines. Outside of that, Trinity was a very good read for me.
Please note: This book is a companion to book one, "Wicked Temptation" by Liane Gentry Skye. A copy of this first book is also attached here for your convenience.
Length: 114 pages
Genre: menage, M/M, erotic paranormal romance
At the end of his long travails, Trey can finally go home to Elethereum to reclaim Sage from the Cradle of Displaced Souls, where she has been sentenced to await him. Trey’s plan, after being reunited with Sage, is to find some way to free Russ from the torments of a suicide’s hell. Even though Russ’s body has been destroyed, his soul lives on, and Trey can’t stand the thought of Russ’s suffering. How can he and Sage live and love while knowing that Russ is an anguished soul? They can’t. It’s simply impossible.
But Trey encounters a problem when he returns to Elethereum. His nemesis Diadra, in league with the forces of evil, has managed to steal Sage from her lullaby tank in the Cradle. And Diadra won’t reveal where Sage has been hidden.
Sage doesn’t know where she is. She has almost no memory of anything other than a wooden door, a purple light, and a woman who whispered a new lullaby into Sage’s ear. Part mantra, part hypnotic instruction, the lullaby controls Sage’s ability to think, to feel, even to move. But she knows she must fight the effects of the lullaby, even if she can’t remember why.
Sage finds a way to work her lullaby’s instructions to her advantage, and as a result, she regresses through her many past lives. In each of these lives, she sees a man she thinks of as her husband -- Russ, always hiding from her, always fighting against their intimacy. And she also sees Trey and knows him for who he is, even if she shies away from understanding what he hopes to accomplish.
As Trey fights to find her, Sage relives each of their past lives together. This past life regression changes everything. Where in the past, she had always been destined to bond with her husband, now Trey is a part of their love and life cycle. Over and over, Trey repairs the preordained pair-bond by inserting himself into it. The two have become three. The Couple is now a Trinity.
Trey did not know that this would be the effect of his efforts. He knows a Trinity is the most stable form in nature and the most sacred form in heaven. A Trinity can never be diminished. But this means he can no longer simply rescue Sage and try to find some measure of comfort for Russ’s soul. He must find a way to reunite all three of them, body and soul, in the human timeline on earth. Is this an impossible task? Or is it the fulfillment of the Creator’s most mysterious prophecy?
Love is human.
Love is divine.
Love alone can transcend time.
To My Reader: Have you ever wondered who you might have been in a past life? Sage never did, not until the moment she began her past life regression. Now she’s learning page by page just who she used to be -- and how that changes who she’s destined to become! Enjoy!