Blurb (from Goodreads):
If techno-shaman Olivia Lawson thinks a trip to the Hopi mesas is the escape she needs, she is gravely mistaken. Abducted from her tour, Livvy quickly discovers that all is not as it seems in the quiet villages.
Formidable shamans draw her into a bitter and centuries-old conflict. While Livvy struggles to do what's right, she can't help but pursue an unexpected chance to be with the man she loves.
But as prophecies turn deadly, even the gods of the multiverse play their part and Livvy must choose--between this world and a new one, between action and acceptance, between duty and desire. With all existence hanging in the balance, Livvy finds that, where choice begins, innocence ends.
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book as a gift from the author. Thank you M. Terry Green!)
This is the third book in the ‘Olivia Lawson Techno Shaman’ Series, and kicks off a short time after the end of book 2 ‘Shaman, Friend, Enemy’.
**Warning – some unavoidable spoilers for books 1 and 2**
Olivia has left SK after the revelation at the end of book 2, and now finds herself in the middle of the Hopi Mesas, although as usual, trouble seems to be following her.
This time someone is trying to bring about the end of the current world as we know it, to usher in the next – the fifth world. Livvy isn’t about to let that happen though, no matter how crippled she now is, or how many rules she has to break.
With her multi-coloured crystal in hand, her intercessor by her side, and her lightning spirit guide, Livvy is once again about to take on the gods, and try and win.
It’s a while since I read the second book in this series, but thankfully everything came rushing right back to me, and I quickly fell under the magic of Olivia Lawson Techno Shaman.
Livvy is a little more subdued at the beginning of this book, no doubt due to the bad news she received at the end of the last book, but as usual Livvy never seems to get any time to herself, and ends up working even when she is trying to get away. I actually felt quite sorry for Livvy to be honest; although she’s saved so many people’s lives, she just can’t seem to catch a break. Having found out that she can’t be with the man she loves, can’t have kids, and now can’t even walk properly following a particularly nasty lightning strike, Livvy can’t even get a few days off without someone following her or wanting her to do something for them!
We do see a return of SK in this book, and it was nice to see that Olivia and SK’s feelings for each other hadn’t changed, even though they knew they couldn’t be together. This pair make a slightly odd but sweet couple, and it would be nice if they could actually love each other without interference!
I liked the storyline in this book and there was a lot of action! Livvy is just a trouble magnet, and it’s just one thing after another for her. I did find it a little difficult at one point to keep up with who everyone was, but I think that was to be expected considering the fast pace of the story. The ending was also pretty action packed, and left us with the hope that maybe one day SK and Livvy will find a way to be together!
Overall; an action packed urban fantasy.
7 out of 10.