Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The Soul of the Sun by Genevieve Crownson

The Soul of the Sun (The Argos Dynasty)Book Description:
“The hands of time turn on the face of the sun. Only you can move them. If the Watcher controls the hands of the clock he can go anywhere, past or future-- and destroy our planet.” 
Since the days of ancient Greece, the Argos dynasty has kept a secret, a mystery passed down through their descendants from generation to generation, in the hopes that the forces of good can stop the evil destruction of planet Earth. 
Margaret Ingall is harboring that secret. Time is running out for the descendants of the Argos. They know a great healer and time traveler will be born of their blood. But the only person that knows whom they will call “the soul of the sun” is Margaret’s sister, Abigail. Before she can reveal the healer’s identity, disaster strikes… 
Evil stalks them, watching and waiting to find out which member of her family has the ultimate power. Is it Margaret’s own child? Or her beloved granddaughter? Or even herself? Their only clue is a powerful protective amulet that will lead them all in a cat-and-mouse game to discover secrets as ancient as time. 
If the Watcher discovers the truth before they do, all will be lost. 
Fate, time and love weave together in their struggle to fulfill their destiny. Will Margaret’s fears sabotage her family’s protection? Can the healer accept her gifts in time? And once the soul of the sun is finally revealed, will it be too late? 
Her power is incredible. The sacrifices required of her are immense. 
Will it be enough to stop the Watcher? 

My Thoughts:
This is a good first book in a new series.  For generation upon generation, the descendants of the Argos have held a secret.  They are waiting for a great healer to be born and only Abigail knows who it will be.  She isn't able to tell and Margaret (her sister) and the family are left with only an amulet to lead them as evil lurks about them.
I liked Margaret.  She was a strong character who overcame a lot!  I thought the switching time periods would throw me but the author does a great job with this, making it flow seamlessly.  The Watcher is creepy and I love the way this character is written.  There is  a wonderful blend of laying the plot of a new series and keeping you interested in the current story.  The way this book ended, I can't wait for the next in the series!
This was a 4/5.  Good start to a new series.

Thank you to the author/publisher for the review copy of this book (via PUYB).  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


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