Promise, a talented young vocalist with a terminal illness, is counting on fame to keep her memory alive after she dies. Porta is an aging witch and art collector in search of the goddess who will grant her immortality.
When Promise inexplicably survives a series of freak accidents, Porta believes that Promise is the one she seeks. But Chase, an autistic artist who falls in love with Promise and opposes Porta, comes between the women with his mysterious visions and drawings, and plunges everyone into a flesh-and-blood confrontation over the true meaning of eternal life.
Oh, this book. There are so many things to say about it. Unexpected. Gripping. Moving. Spectacular.
The premise first intrigued me and author Erin Healy doesn’t disappoint. Glimpses of the occult, the search for immortality, the meaning of love and sacrifice…There were so many dimensions to this book, so many boundaries pushed and explored.
From the first page, the author draws you into each character – the tragic young singer, the autistic artist, the art dealer searching for eternal life and beauty. With so many twists and turns, it is a book you should devote an entire day to. Close the blinds, lock the door and turn off the radio.
Healy’s depth of research in so many areas truly brings her characters to life. Each one of them is flawed in such a touching and realistic way.
This is one I’m certainly passing on to good friends. It leaves you thinking, wondering…even smiling.
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