On Tour with Prism Book Tours
The Genesis of Seven
(The Empyrean Trilogy, #1)
By Sara M. Schaller
YA Fantasy, Paranormal
Hardcover, Paperback & ebook, 348 Pages
July 7, 2020 by Designs by Seraphim
Eighteen-year-old Jordan Conway has always wanted to help people, but helping seven archangels to achieve their divine duty was never quite what he had in mind…
When Jordan is entrusted by the head nun of his orphanage to deliver a mysterious backpack to a New York City address, he comes unexpectedly face-to-face with Archangel Gabriel. Their acquaintance fast uncovers a labyrinth of secrets that connect Jordan’s once-normal life to an ancient heavenly prophecy. Now, he must help Gabriel to reunite the archangels before evil forces grow too strong.
Soon, Jordan and Gabriel find themselves on a divine quest across the globe, while deep in the pits of Hell, Satan plots his return to earth. To gain control, however, Satan needs the powerful prophetic objects locked safe inside Jordan’s backpack—and the devil will stop at nothing to get what he wants.
With that notion threatening his only family and the safety of his newfound friends, Jordan must do whatever it takes to protect the ones he loves and help the archangels succeed. If that means sacrificing all he thought he knew to go to war with the devil himself? Bring it on.
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I have really enjoyed this new to me author so much that I'm eagerly awaiting the other books that are coming out! I hope that Prism Tours will host these books as well!
Such a fantabulous book that kept my interest from page one until the end.
I really like how this story is told in multiple voices. At first it confused me but then I caught on as to whose voice the story was told in. Very well done!
I liked Jordan immediately. His adventure became mine in an instant! The mystery that was woven in made a perfect sit on the edge of your seat holding your breath kind of deal.
This young adult novel was just wow! I know I know I keep saying that but this story just took my breath away! Oh my!
I can tell you that I've certainly learned a lot from reading this book. Some of the paragraphs were very descriptive but I like that. It's how you learn things. I liked the detailed scenes in this book.
The author does such an excellent job that she had made my imagination run wild! I mean, I can just picture all that was happening in Heaven.
I think the character I most admired was Jordan. He was so very brave and took his mission very seriously and was determined to see it through. I didn't like how Sister Helen threw him into it but she had her reasons.
I also enjoyed reading about Gabriel. He was indeed a fascinating character!
I know that there are angels all around us. I love that God has placed them to guard and sometimes even protect us. They are God's messengers as well. I was always told that God couldn't be everywhere at once so He sends His angels to help us. I think I like that idea very much.
My thanks to Prism Tours for a copy of this book. I was NOT required to write a positive review and all opinions are my own.
I strongly recommend. This book would also be perfect for the church libraries and maybe some Bible studies.
I highly recommend this book.
About the Author
SARA M SCHALLER is a paralibrarian, publishing professional, and young adult author. She lives in Colorado with her mom, dad, brother, and four furry canine siblings. Sara loves the world of pop culture and the performing arts, so when she is not reading or writing, she is either watching movies and shows, attending conventions, or going out to see live performances. She likes to write stories for all ages in the fantasy genre, and her writing usually contains elements of speculative fiction and features a large cast of characters. Sara has a Bachelor’s degree in English, Art History, and Religious Studies from the University of Denver, and a Master’s degree in Publishing from Pace University. For five years, Sara worked as a graphic designer, and her creativity in design carries over into other areas of her life like writing. You can visit her online at www.saramschaller.com.
One winner will receive the following: a backpack to match the main character's, a necklace to match the main character's, a signed hardcover, a bookmark, a set of pins with a pen, and a passport with a sticker sheet featuring locations in the book.
Ends September 29, 2020