The ability to be in two places at once or to jump places
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Order of The Seers
(Order of The Seers #1)
Cerece Rennie Murphy
Genre: YA Paranormal Fantasy
Release Date: August 30, 2012
Publisher: Lionsky Publishing
Goodreads Rating: 3.88
Order of the Seersbegins with the journey of Liam and Lilith Knight, a brother and sister who are hunted by The Guild, a ruthless world organization that seeks to capture and exploit Lilith s unique ability as a Seer to envision the future. Soon after they are forced to leave their home, Lilith and Liam discover that she is not alone. Other Seers like Lilith are routinely kidnapped and enslaved by the Guild for the purpose of consolidating wealth and power around the world…
But from within the organization, Marcus Akida, a captured Seer with powerful visioning capabilities, quietly plots his daring escape with the help of a beautiful and tortured Seer named Alessandra. When the escaped Seers are drawn to the same remote commune in Iowa as Liam and Lilith, they each find a place where they can rebuild their lives and rediscover their passion for life and love. As the Guild’s efforts to find them intensifies, the Seers ban together with outlaws from the commune to fight back against the organization that threatens their lives – setting off a chain of events that will unleash the full power of the Seers and change everything we know about the true potential that lies dormant in each of us.
The Quest to Control the Power of the Seers Continues…
After successfully destroying the Guild’s Purification Center in Chicago, The Lost Seers, led by Joel Akida and Lilli Knight, embark upon a world-wide mission to save their kind from the tyranny of the Guild and unveil their greatest weapon – The Restoration Project. Developed in secret, The Restoration Project has the potential to awaken the supernatural ability within every man, woman, and child on earth and bring down the very foundation of the Guild’s power and authority.
But the Guild has other plans. Driven by the necessity for control, Crane Le Dieu creates The Red Order, a new league of clairvoyants whose sole purpose is to hunt down and annihilate the Lost Seers. Without the Guild’s mind-controlling drugs, The Red Order is able to develop its gifts far beyond the capacity to
see the future, honing their skills to become the ultimate threat against the Lost Seers. But the question remains – will the power of The Red Order be enough to defeat them?
The Red Order continues the epic battle for freedom which began in Order of the Seers, revealing the secret motives behind an organization that exists to exploit and a renegade movement that seeks to usher in the next phase in human evolution.
Reading this book was a refreshing change on the supernatural world and characters with some sort of magical ability. I loved the connection between all the characters. The author wove a web so pristine it was easy to connect each character together, good or bad.
It was an epic tale of dominance, oppression and magic, with sizzling romance and deep rooted family ties. How can you go wrong with a combination of all those things? I loved how bad the bad guys were, author Cerece Murphy didn’t hold any punches there, the villains were disgustingly bad and perfect in their roles as oppressors, and I loved how good the heroes were. It was easy to tell who was who. My only complaint on this book would be the POV jumps. While enjoy reading and being in the mind of my favorite characters, it was frustrating in the beginning of the story because they happen so abruptly, sometimes mid chapter with little to no warning. I had a bit of trouble getting my bearings.
But back to what I loved about this book and why it scored so well on my rating scale. I loved the author’s ability to forge an emotional connection between us the readers and her characters. But mostly I was just so drawn in with the sibling bond between Liam and Lilli and the family connection between ‘The Lost Seers’. It was so intoxicating that I found myself turning the page regardless of the POV jumps.
Truthfully, the book was so well done that I almost forgot to take pen to paper a jot down my notes and review before rushing to read book 2. A lot of missed sleep on my part due to this story and it’s sequel. Great job Cerece Murphy, I for one am hooked on this series.
Review on Book 2: The Red Order
Once again, Ms. Murphy has done the unthinkable. What you thought you knew about the seers and their oppressors, is brought into question. With the passing of old characters you are introduced to new ones that burrow their way into your heart with their bravery.
I’ve always believed that the talent. The measure of a great author is the ability to make readers care about each character and this author did just that. I’m wracking my brain and trying to silence it, there are so many possibilities and I am anxious to get my hand one the next book in this series.
This time my only complaints come from the lack of Lilli and Joel. Last book you got everything and then some regarding Liam and Alessandra and you get a glimpse at the connection between Lilli and Joel but this time with the exceptions of a few scenes at the end, there really isn’t any development on their part. As for the POV jumps that confused and irked me in the last book, this one is a considerable cake walk. Once you get your mind wrapped around the writing style of this author, its easy to fall into the rhythm. But my next complaint it more to do with the title. It’s a bit misleading as there is not much written about ‘The Red Order’. They appear as a group only a handful of times and individually. I was expecting more interaction between them and ‘The Lost Seers’ but sadly there was not.
I would recommend this series whole heartedly. I can’t really compare it to anything else on my shelves because it’s entirely unique. It was a fully engrossing and enjoyable read with tons of emphasis on family, a load of mystery. With every answer you’re given, a new question pops up. With Christmas just around the corner I know what I want to be waiting for me under my Christmas tree.
Order of the Seers ~ The Lost Letters
(Never-Before-Seen NEW content from the author of Order of the Seers)
Cerece Rennie Murphy lives and writes just outside of her hometown of Washington, DC. In addition to completing the Order of the Seers trilogy, Ms. Murphy is also developing a children’s book series titled Enchanted: 5 Tales of Magic in the Everyday, and a 2-part science fiction series set in outer space.