The Seer's Daughter

Beyond The Grave Series, Book 1

Romance - Suspense
291 Pages
Reviewed on 11/30/2015
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Author Biography

Athena Daniels is the award-winning author of the Beyond the Grave paranormal romance series and the romantic thriller Desperate. In 2016,

Athena was nominated for Author of the Year and Best New Author in AusRom Today’s Reader’s Choice Awards.
Her novel The Seer’s Daughter was the solo Medalist Winner in the Suspense/Thriller category of the 2016 New Apple Annual Book Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing.

The Seer’s Daughter was a finalist in the 2016 Readers’ Favorite® International Book Awards. The Seer’s Daughter was also nominated for 2016 Book of the Year and 2016 Cover of the Year in AusRom Today’s Reader’s Choice Awards.

The Seer’s Daughter was a Top Pick at The Romance Reviews and was featured in AusRom Today’s January 2016 top-twenty list of “Lust-Have Sci-Fi, Paranormal, and Fantasy Novelists.”

Athena has a natural curiosity about the “more” there is in life, and holds several qualifications in metaphysics and natural therapies. She is a neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) practitioner, life coach, and feng shui specialist.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

The Seer's Daughter: Beyond The Grave Series, Book 1 is a romantic paranormal thriller written by Athena Daniels. Sage has returned to her hometown of Cryton, South Australia to attend her grandmother's funeral. Nan was the most special person in her life. She had raised her since Sage was a small child after her mother died. Nan had encouraged her to leave the small town and go to work in Adelaide a few years ago. While she's enjoyed the relatively carefree existence she has in the big city, she couldn't help but wonder if Nan would still be alive if she hadn't left her on her own. Nan's friends were all at the funeral, and their conversation about something she should or shouldn't know was puzzling, to say the least. After the funeral, she attempted to keep herself busy by straightening out Nan's store and starting to pack her grandmother's belongings away, but she soon realized that something was very wrong.

Athena Daniels' romantic paranormal thriller The Seer's Daughter is fast-paced and exciting. It's also one of the spookiest paranormal stories I've read in some time and that's saying quite a lot considering I grew up reading Poe, Lovecraft and Machen. Daniels also weaves a police procedural, a government cover-up, a town with a deadly history and a sizzling hot romance into her remarkably scary story of ghosts, demons and other things that go bump in the night. I had a grand time reading The Seer's Daughter. Sage is a credible character whose intrepid nature makes her a perfect foil for the alpha male police officer, Detective Sergeant Ethan Blade, whose rugged looks and charm are just impossible for her to resist. The Seer's Daughter: Beyond Grave Series, Book One is highly recommended. I'll be watching for book two.

Faridah Nassozi

When Sage Matthews returned home for her grandmother's funeral, she had no idea of what she coming home to. Although the police had assured her that her grandmother's death was as a result of a robbery gone wrong, there were signs to indicate otherwise. Her suspicions grew as strange events started happening around her, to the extent of making her question her own sanity. Soon Sage found herself in a dangerous game of hide and seek with an invisible enemy. Meanwhile Detective Sergeant Ethan Blade arrived in Cryton, determined to use all his skills to catch a serial killer whose latest victim was Celeste Matthews. He had never once been distracted by anything while working a case; that is until he met Sage Matthews - granddaughter and only surviving relative of the victim. Ethan eventually discovers the nauseating details that his boss had left out when assigning him the case, while Sage struggles to come to terms with some shocking information about her lineage and her vital role in the battle between good and evil. Each working on their own terms, they are determined to get to the bottom of the case in a desperate attempt to prevent the horrific fate that had befallen the small Australian town 100 years ago. Ethan's beliefs and logic will be tested beyond the limits as will be Sage's sanity.

The Seer's Daughter (Beyond The Grave Series Book 1) by Athena Daniels is a truly compelling story about the mighty battle between darkness and light; a battle in which the main players were chosen by fate a long time ago. The suspense-filled story right away draws you into the gripping plot set in the South Australian town of Cryton and the feeling of apprehension is kept alive to the very end. The Seer's Daughter is a perfect blend of paranormal fiction and romantic suspense that had me completely captivated to the very last page. In The Seer's Daughter, Athena Daniels flawlessly delivered an extraordinary stale. I am beyond eager and excited for the next part of the Beyond The Grave series to see where her amazing writing skills take us next in this gripping journey of light versus darkness.

Chris Fischer

In an excellent entry into the romance genre, with a hefty helping of suspense and mystery included, The Seer's Daughter: Book 1 in the Beyond the Grave Series by author Athena Daniels, readers will find a book that hooks them from the first page and will keep them reading right through to the end. Follow the story of the beautiful Sage Matthews as she returns to her childhood home for her grandmother's funeral. Strange and creepy things start happening to her, and she first tries to put them aside, thinking that she is just stressed out from her grandmother's passing and might be making things up. Detective Sergeant Ethan Blade has been assigned to find Sage's grandmother's murderer, a suspected serial killer. When he and Sage meet, sparks fly. And when Ethan realizes that Sage might be the serial killer's next target, he'll do anything he can to keep her safe.

I very much enjoyed The Seer's Daughter. Author Athena Daniels has done a great job in creating characters that her readers will be able to connect with and relate to, as well as a storyline that is engaging and intriguing. If that isn't a hallmark of an great author, I'm not sure what is. Readers who enjoy an exciting, thrilling romance, one filled with interesting and sexy characters should absolutely read The Seer's Daughter. I recommend this book and will be looking out for the next installment in this very promising new series as soon as it is available.