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Jamie Magee has always believed that each of us have a defining gift that sets us apart from the rest of the world, she has always envied those who have known from their first breath what their gift was. Not knowing hers, she began a career in the fast paced world of business. Raising a young family, and competing to rise higher in that field would drive some to the point of insanity, but she always found a moment of escape in a passing daydream. Her imagination would take her to places she'd never been, introduce her to people she's never known. Insight, her debuting novel, is a result of that powerful imagination. Today, she is grateful that not knowing what defined her, led her on a path of discovery that would always be a part of her.
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Book Blurb:
There is an ominous darkness, one that that is so dense and mind numbing that you can feel the chills race across your skin as the energy of the hatred behind it hovers near you. They thought that it was over…that he was dead….they never imagined that he was more powerful dead than he ever was alive.

A war is on the brink of erupting in the dark dimension of Esterious, the victory Willow had a few days ago was nothing less than vague memory. With each thought she has she fights the images of Drake’s dark eyes, his words… his promises. Doubt seeps into her soul as she stares forward and what could only be the hardest battle she has faced thus far.

Venus is meant to be the planet of love and peace….but when it falls into retrograde its influence changes. Matters of past relationships will surface; choices will be made with the mind and not the heart. Gateways to an evil that cannot be fathomed will open. Willow and Landen’s only defense is to hide their family away, and lock themselves in the palace that was once ruled by Donalt. The energy is heavy and dark within these walls…there is a presence that lingers and strikes at will. Cruel illusions are placed before Willow, but that is not even the hardest part…what is hard is standing in a room with Drake and Landen and listening to others tell you of lives that you cannot recall…for them to tell when and how you are going to die.

by Jamie Magee

Alright, this book was a great next step in the series.  My biggest beef with the book was that it felt a bit anti-climatic.  The tension and drama were building and then released with one hundred pages still to go.  What followed after that was rather lame.  I kept wondering what big thing was going to happen that would finish the book.  Other than that I really liked that the author continued to add more depth to some of the characters.  I find it interesting that Jamie can keep thinking up more layers to add after the previous conflict is over.   With each book we keep finding that what seemed to be such a big deal before is really not the picture at all.  I liked that we got to explore Drake more in this book.  There really are two sides to every story and it was nice to find out that his story isn't black and white.  I don't know how I feel about the last development in the book.  It just seems that Dane wasn't acting himself there at the end.  I gather that is the material point that we will explore in the next book.  So, I am wondering if there are going to be nine books or are some of the trials going to be combined in future books?  It just seems that it would be hard to keep the interest of your readers and a consistency in the story.  I guess time will tell.