Title: Three Seeds
Author: Gabriel Madison
Publisher: eTreasures Publishing
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Length – 282p
Other: Minor Sex, M/F, Orgy
Card Rating: 3
Reviewed by: Jes L’Heureux
About The Book: (Author’s Blurb)
An unnatural cold front grows each day, bewildering world leaders and scientists, while leaving people across the world in a state of panic. All of North America is covered in snow, as Earth slowly reverts into a frozen oasis, causing religious groups to scream of the end of days, while others believe it’s the beginning of a new and foretold era.
Rosemary Anderson finds herself working as a receptionist, living on an old southern plantation and wishing for excitement. David, the man claiming to have rescued her from a car wreck three years earlier, has maneuvered himself into her life, but only shows up occasionally to ask Rose strange and cryptic questions about a past she no longer remembers.
Rose’s desire for adventure comes true, when strange men arrive at her plantation, and suddenly assaults her. Rose narrowly escapes with the help of her mysterious friend, David.
David flees to Atlanta as he leads Rose through a hidden and treacherous world filled with death, power, secrets and passion. While trying to protect her from immortals shrouded by shadows, a secret society and ancient beings from a forgotten time determine to either capture, or kill her.
Available as e-Book in PDF or Mobipocket Reader format
“Three Seeds” is the debut novel from Mr. Gabriel Madison, and centers on a young girl, Rose, and several individuals and groups who either want her for her power or want her dead. The story jumps around a bit between different factions throughout the world that has been presented, with always the main focus being Rose and her Guardian David. Here he has created an interwoven world of magic and intrigue that the reader is carried on from start to finish. Rose, a 23 year old, wakes up in a hospital three years prior with no memory of who she is or why she is there. All she knows is what she has been told; that she was brought in by a man named David after surviving an accident, and that her name is Rosemary Anderson. For three years she lives a quiet life, working at the hospital where she awoke, enjoying small town life and the infrequent visits from the mysterious David. She wishes for something to happen to pull her from her boring life, but doesn’t realize that her wishes can come true, as she is pulled into a twisting plot of blood and chaos and into a world of secret societies, magic and conspiracies. Through the course of the novel Rose learns that she is a part of something more and is highly coveted and feared with certain sects. She is the reason for the cold front that has overtaken North America, cold enough for snow in the most sweltering of states.
Now overall this novel was a fast read, with much happening and jumping around from the different groups of individuals. All with cryptic text and dialogue that was at times irritating as the reader was kept in the dark throughout the novel.
I found that the novel started off a little slow, and the first few chapters rather hard to get into, and to fall in love with the characters and their story.
It did pick up with fast, high action packed scenes. There seemed to be so much that needed to be said that it felt rushed at times while others were more rounded and fleshed out.
Overall the novel was a good read and is a great way for someone who is new to fantasy to ease their way into the genre. There is some light sex mentioned and shown in the novel, but nothing that would put off the reader. With the mysticism and the story lines of the surviving cast, Mr. Madison has much to work with and as his series grows so will his writing, and I do look forward to seeing how he evolves the work and overall series.
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