Red Sand

The Creations Series

Fiction - Fantasy - General
370 Pages
Reviewed on 10/28/2019
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Author Biography

I’ve always been passionate about storytelling and impressed by the influence it has on people and the decisions they make in life. I love engaging with the projects I work on, diving headfirst into the research, investigation, and production of stories I feel are worth writing about.
My research leads me to believe our universe holds magic that we have yet to comprehend, and wield this power of thought in my writing. Not only do my philosophical views weave themselves into my stories, but my life, as well. I continue to find happiness with my family and animal companions in Alaska, a place that still displays the natural beauty that is the Earth, and a home that allows me to spend time with those I love. I am proof that sometimes the simplest of lives can be the most fulfilling.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite

"Yes, I understood the natural world despite their horrific dispositions. I respected that they had only instincts to guide them. A simple purpose to fulfill: survive. But wasn’t knowing that fact what kept us from living in such a way? The fact that we knew the difference? The fact that we could be better? People were content acting like wild beasts, it seemed. That saddened me. They could have been so much more. Perhaps they still could." In Red Sand (The Creations Series, Book 1) by Anne MacReynold, the immortal Lilith constantly finds that existing on Earth has its wonders but also terrors; love and hate, trust and betrayal, life and death. Can she find her true purpose and guide humanity to its highest potential?

The combination of Jewish folklore, The Alphabet of Ben Sira, and the Greek mythology of Troy as the foundation of the plot is deftly done. I’m more familiar with the fictionalized versions of Lilith where she’s often envisioned as an unsympathetic, dangerous being. MacReynold's Lilith in Red Sand is undoubtedly fascinating and much more complex. This is a different and interesting take on Lilith’s tale including how Eve and Adam came to be. The different views of Lucifer and Lilith regarding life are intriguing, and how she handles and feels about immortality are at times poignant to read. Her genuine hope to lead humans to the right path is admirable. Simply put, this is a great start for The Creations Series and I look forward to the continuation of Lilith’s journey.

Yvaine

Wonderful story. I cried my way through it and I still want more. Anne MacReynold’s characters go through so much heartache but still find the will to go on. I look forward to the next book and the new journey that awaits us.