The Protected


Fiction - Fantasy - General
314 Pages
Reviewed on 07/09/2010
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Author Biography

Before losing her vision to Retinitis Pigmentosa, Rowena Portch wrote and edited for Microsoft and Osborne/McGraw-Hill. Having been forced to retire from the technical field, she and her husband, Gregg, opened a wellness center where they could share their combined passion for the powerful medicine of herbs and helping people heal. In her spare time, she enjoys promoting health, backpacking, and appreciating nature. She may be blind but she certainly does not lack vision.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Anne Boiling for Readers' Favorite

The Protected is a fantasy story of good versus evil. The story centered around Skye Taylor a blind massage therapist. Since her husband’s death she and her service dog have lived a quiet life. She is legally blind but still drove a car. She came to in a hospital after an accident. Her leg was severely injured. A strange man with a blue mist around him visited her. She wasn’t sure if she was dead, dreaming or having delusions. After his visit she has the gift of healing and removing pain. Her gift leads to a struggle between the Spirian race, a cross between human and spiritual beings (they have super natural powers) and the Shadows (who have no powers.) The clan tried to teach Skye how to control her powers in order to protect her from the Shadows. Their future lies the children she will produce. The fate of the human race rests upon her choices.

I quickly became involved in the life of Skye. The secondary characters add dimension to the story. The plot is interesting and entertaining. This is a fast read. The Protected is a mixture of romance, mystery and humor. This is book one of the Spirian Series. I look forward to the next installment.

EVELYN GHAN

I WAS VERY INTO THIS BOOK, AND COULDN'T HARDLY PUT IT DOWN, AND WHEN I GOT TO CHAPTER 13 I STAYED UP THE NIGHT TO FINISH THE BOOK AND I CAN'T WAIT FOR BOOK TWO. KNOWING THE AUTHOR, THIS STORY BASICALLY OF HER LIFE WAS VERY EXCITING.

Vonnie Faroqui

This is more than just a good read, Portch has brought something special to the genre. This book is thought provoking and well written. The author draws you in and makes you want be part of her world. Great characters, intriguing plot and an exciting romance. I loved it.