Life in the Palace (Book 1 - The Palace Saga)

Life in the Palace (Book 1 - The Palace Saga)

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by Catherine Green
     
 

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“We need to talk,” Tal said. Then I knew it was going to go badly. ‘We need to talk’ is the conversational equivalent of walking into your basement without turning on the light, on a dark and stormy night, when a known psychopath is on the loose. You might as well cut to the chase and slit your own throat.

Chloe Diaz assumed three

Overview

“We need to talk,” Tal said. Then I knew it was going to go badly. ‘We need to talk’ is the conversational equivalent of walking into your basement without turning on the light, on a dark and stormy night, when a known psychopath is on the loose. You might as well cut to the chase and slit your own throat.

Chloe Diaz assumed three things: that when Tal said that she was one of The People sent from heaven to maintain the cosmic balance, it was code for ‘I’m a pamphlet distributing, incense burning, religious weirdo;’ that the gorgeous Seth Wilks would never be her soul mate and that she’d never have to choose between them. Chloe was wrong.

Now the future of the world is in her hands, but what if price is too great to pay?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940045706193
Publisher:
Catherine Green
Publication date:
02/18/2014
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
445,102
File size:
871 KB

Meet the Author

Catherine Green writes fantasy books featuring religious characters in a brazen attempt to make the people in faith communities seem less weird. She lives with her husband, children and three marginally neglected goldfish. When she's not writing, or pretending to be one of her characters on Facebook, she has been known to cook dinner.

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Life in the Palace 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is very well written.  While this is a work of fiction the premise of "God" can not be ignored.  To the casual reader this is just a great read.  I enjoyed the subtler hints of religion and the overall themes of Acceptance, True Love, Faith, Honor and Belief. 
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l_manning More than 1 year ago
Chloe Diaz is starting a new life in Montreal. She's discovering a whole new world, one that includes her classmate Tal and the very handsome Seth. Seth and Chloe are immediately drawn to each other, but Chloe also begins to find interest in Tal's background. Tal belongs to a group of believers known as "The People," and Chloe begins to learn more about them. The People are caught in an eternal battle on an entirely different spiritual plane, and they create ammunition and strength for the battle by being of service in the physical realm. Unfortunately for Chloe, the worlds of Tal's beliefs and her relationship with Seth become intertwined in ways Chloe could have never imagined, and things will never be the same. So I found the concept of this book to be really interesting. However, I'm not sure the execution lived up to the idea. The relationship of Chloe and Seth was very quick, and while I don't particularly enjoy that kind of thing it made sense within the context of the book. The plot kind of stalled out after that though. Some of that was due to some of the necessary exposition with Tal and The People, and then setting up their relationship with Chloe and Seth. Things kind of drug from there though until very close to the end. When things really began to wrap up together, things got very exciting again. Maybe this is just due to my general dislike of schmaltzy romance? There is a lot of that in this book. Think Twilight levels of sudden soulmate-ness. I know a lot of people dig that though, so they may not feel like it drags as much as I did. I did like Chloe though. She was a girl who did things her own way and for her own reasons. Even while being caught up in this sudden romance, she was very capable of making her own decisions that were best for her life. Seth is very much a dream guy who tons of girls will want to see more of. Tal and her group were even more interesting to me. I wanted even more explanation of what they did and why and how it all worked. I did think that Tal and friends did not come off looking very good with the way they handled the Chloe situation, but then no one really comes off looking the hero in all this. In the end, I'm not sure how I feel about this book. The ending felt very unsatisfying for me, but it certainly left me hanging. However this is a creative book with interesting concepts. I think people who enjoy romance and adventure will find things to like in this book.  Book provided for review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a great read the end had me crying you start feel for the characters. Can't wait for the next book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fun, engaging and intelligent novel. The characters were believable and their struggles made me want to keep reading to find out what happened next. A wonderful book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book introduces you to a whole host of characters that you want to meet in real life. Set in college in Canada, Chloe finds love in the rather dishy Seth and a whole parallel existence, the palace, through friends which she originally assumed were crazed religious weirdos. The action keeps you reading, while the budding love between Seth and Chloe makes you breathless. A great read, life in the palace will take you on an exciting journey to where life is not what it seems to be.