The Fireborn Chronicles: Revelations by Mary Andrews
Publisher: MuseItUp Publishing
Genre: Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, YA
Length: Full Length (170 Pages)
Age Recommendation: 16+
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Reviewed by Cyclamen
PSIONIC SCI FI
The inevitable fusion of Man, Machine, and the Paranormal
After Earth’s destruction, humans have scattered and spread across the universe. The peace is kept by a universal government. Four rogue talents unite to become an invincible Government Dark Ops team—the Nemesis Team.
But an unknown planet has turned up; a planet ruled by Oracles whose agents may be usurping The Government and suddenly, nothing is what it seems.
Follow the Nemesis Team and their uneasy allies as they race to unravel a reality not of their making before the strange world is annihilated by an asteroid.
After the Earth was destroyed by an asteroid, humans scattered all over the universe, and a universal government was set up to keep the peace. The Dark Ops team called the Nemesis Team composed of four rogue talents is sent throughout the universe to solve problems. The latest dilemma involves an unknown planet which has suddenly appeared, a planet ruled by Oracles whose agents may be trying to usurp the authority of the universal government. It is up to the Nemesis team and their allies to try to unravel the mystery before this strange planet is destroyed by an asteroid.
This novel is the third in the Fireborn Chronicles and once again we have Ira, an empath, along with Tristen, the Oracles’ Chosen One, working to save a planet. They are aided by the rest of the team and along the way, they make contact with the Roma people. I was very impressed with Mary Andrews’ knowledge and treatment of the Roma culture. In this setting, the Roma live in space caravans, but their traditions date back to a time before the Earth was destroyed. They are a very proud and private people who find themselves in a situation where they need to interact with the Nemesis Team. The first meeting between these two very different groups is stressful, to say the least, but they eventually find that they have enough in common to work together to try to save the unknown planet from destruction.
The story line in this novel is intricate and the action moves at a very fast pace. I really enjoyed a number of the characters, and I was intrigued with the Roma’s question, “What if the Earth itself is actually an accumulation of intelligence from the time of its conception. What if we, like skin cells, are an integral but non-connected part of something much, much larger.” The idea of connectivity plays a large role in this novel, and it was amazing to see how Andrews weaves the various pieces of the story into a complete and well-structured whole.
Readers of fantasy are sure to enjoy Revelations. I would encourage those who are interested to begin with the first volume in the series, Fireborn Found, followed by Resonances, and then Revelations for the deepest enjoyment of this amazing world. Each of the three novels does stand alone and each one has its own complete and distinct plot. But Andrews has done a fabulous job with the development of her characters, so I believe that reading the three novels in order provides the richest experience.