This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite
The Rising: Awakening by D. Ann Hall is 'A Gothic Paranormal Horror' story. Samuel Clayton is an Egyptologist and when he receives his inheritance – a gold talisman with strange markings – he needs to work out what they mean and trace the origin of the artifact. Why does touching it bring back memories from his past? Plagued by nightmares, he pushes forward to his destiny but finds himself face-to-face with Kesha, a vampire with strong ties to his past. The threat of the Rising has pulled her from her Scottish sanctuary and now she has a job to do – stop the Rising and eliminate who started it. Kesha and Samuel team up to discover an ancient secret that has the power to change the world. Can they stop the Rising and keep the status quo intact?
The Rising by D. Ann Hall is a mixture of genres and is quite violent in places. There is some strong language but nothing out of keeping with the narrative. This is a well-written book. The story flows smoothly and the characters are well-developed – you get to know them and understand where they come from. It’s a long and rather involved plot and requires your full attention or you’ll lose track. It begins with our main protagonist as a child, giving us some helpful background, and then progresses through his journey to discover the secrets. There’s plenty of family drama, and lots of twists and turns, providing us with a combination of the paranormal and sci-fi all rolled into one. An unusual tale, the action takes place across Egypt and at the British Museum, before coming to a natural conclusion. Recommended for those who enjoy paranormal stories and want something different to read.