Dark Stranger The Dream

Rating: 1.5 out of 5.

Book Review: Dark Stranger: The Dream
(The Children of the Gods #1)

I noticed in KU that I.T. Lucas released her 49th book, “Dark Haven,” and it looked interesting, so I figure it would be best to start from the beginning. Dark Stranger The Dream” is the launch of the Children of the Gods series.

In this first installment, Lucas spends considerable time crafting a fantastic world of “near-immortals” based on ancient Sumerian religion. The best thing in this story was the extensive world-building that set the stage in this series’s first installment.

Overall, flat characters, no sexual tension, no proper ending, a slow-paced story with not enough editing. The two main characters don’t meet until well into the book. However, all that being said, I’m hoping the writing improves in the next two books.

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Title : Dark Stranger, The Dream ASIN : B0101EUY1O
Publication date : July 2, 2015
Publisher : Independent Language : English
File size : 2918 KB
Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
Text-to-Speech : Enabled
Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
X-Ray : Enabled
Word Wise : Enabled
Print length : 356 pages
Lending : Enabled

Publisher’s Blurb:

Since the dawn of human civilization, two warring factions of near-immortals – the descendants of the gods of old – have been secretly shaping its destiny. Kian’s small clan championing progress, freedom and peace; their powerful enemy propagating ignorance, hate, and war.
Leading the clandestine battle from his luxurious L.A. high-rise, Kian is surrounded by family, yet he feels alone. Descending from a single goddess – the only one to survive the ancient cataclysm that wiped out the gods and most of their immortal offspring – clan members are forbidden to each other. And as the only other known immortals are their hated enemies, Kian and his kin have been long resigned to a lonely existence of fleeting trysts with human partners.
That is, until Kian’s sister Amanda – a researcher of paranormal abilities – makes a game changing discovery; a mortal seeress who she believes is a dormant carrier of their genes. Ever the realist, Kian is skeptical and refuses his sister’s plea to attempt the Dormant’s activation. But when his enemies learn of the highly coveted soothsayer’s existence and attempt to grab her, he rushes her to the safety of his keep. Inexorably drawn to Syssi’s shy beauty, Kian is startled by feelings he had sworn off long ago. Tormented by past mistakes, he wrestles with his conscience as he is tempted to explore her budding interest in the spicy passions he favors.
When Syssi’s paranormal foresight lands her a job at Dr. Amanda Dokani’s neuroscience lab, it fails to predict, not only that her boss is an immortal who would drag her into a secret, millennia-old battle over humanity’s future, but the professor’s imposing brother who would alter her own.

I.T. Lucas, the author of the Children of The Gods series, lives in Southern California with her five favorite guys. Ever since meeting the love of her life at a high-school party, she and her hubby have been doing everything together; from majoring in business and then starting and running their own, to raising four wonderful boys.
A voracious reader, her interests run the gamut from fantasy, sci-fi, and paranormal romance, to forays into the mythologies and histories of ancient civilizations, philosophy, the nature of the universe – physical and metaphysical, and more.
Still, if not for her sons’ insistence, she would’ve never thought of incorporating this fascinating trove of information into fiction. Of course, what they had in mind were not the smart yet steamy paranormal-romance novels she ended up writing… which they can’t read… Their dad, naturally, reads everything, offers suggestions, and with the right incentives, proofreads.

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