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Posted December 31, 2012
Posted June 18, 2012
What a lovely book this was. A concept that differentiate from the rest. An intriguing plot & concept. It will blow your mind.
First, I must say the cover of the book is breathtaking. Second, the story line of being reincarnated is brilliant and I never read a book regarding to it.
Diana, the main character of the book. She is reborn again & again. Fighting demons to protect the humans and meeting her nemesis Alex, who kills her time after time. Except that one day, when present Diana visits Rome with her friends, along, with the Light warriors. Everything change in that day.
I actually enjoy this book. The thought of having second chances to live or I must say, having nine lives, even more, is only a wishful thinking in reality. In a book, that is some adventure. Which, this book is all about, a non stop journey, full of different scene every time. Also, I love that the author input flash backs or back story regarding of Diana from her past lives. It is a great way to understand her and get to know her, of what kind of person she was then and now. The things she went through in her experience. I felt that she involves her readers with the protagonist & antagonist story line.
In conclusion, I like this book and anticipating to read the second book because of a huge cliff hanger in the end.
Posted March 26, 2012
At first, I thought this book was going to be obviously written by an adult trying to be a teenager; the opening scenes that take place at the high school have dialogue that sounds very superficial - like an adult trying to talk like a teen. BUT, as the book went on, that started to make sense - it becomes very clear that Diana is an old soul and that being a teenager is kind of weird for her. Once the story takes off, the sense of teenagerdom completely disappears. The storyline between Alex and Diana is interesting, but I'm interested in learning more about it. There are a lot of doors that get opened but we never really get to see what's behind them. Like the priest, for example. I anxiously await the sequel! Definitely recommend, maybe more for late teens to adults because the writing appeals more to that demographic, I think. But I read adult books as a kid, so you never know!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 27, 2012
Reviewed by Brenda C. for Readers Favorite
All I could think once I started reading this book was WOW! It's Diana's last days as a high school junior, and she is looking forward to becoming a senior and perhaps being voted president of their book club. The thing is that she has always been plagued with haunting dreams, and often the dreams are of people being killed. While the dreams seemed very real, she had always thought they were just that, dreams. When she sees a video on YouTube of a priest from the Vatican asking for warriors to join his crusade in trying to rid the catacombs of the demons that are living there, she is surprised to realize that she actually recognizes this priest from her dreams, and in her dreams she had saved him! When she calls him, she is shocked to find out that he knows her and that he wants her help. She decides to take the trip and invites two of her best friends from high school to go along. The journey she embarks upon not only helps her understand her past and her destiny, but it also allows her to meet with a man whom she has been tied to for centuries! Will Diana and her friends survive the journey, and what about the man she meets, just who is he and how does he play into this story?
To say I loved this book would be an understatement! The author weaves a fantastic tale of past lives and present time together so smoothly that it was easy to see Diana not only as a high school teen, but also to get a real look at her past lives and her fate in each one. The dreams that Diana had, especially at the beginning of the story, were really amazing. I could easily imagine the events happening as the author described them, especially the one that involved Alexander! As we learn of Diana's past lives we see the skills she has at fighting demons, and while ultimately I knew what her fate would be, I was heartened in knowing that she would eventually be reborn. I really enjoyed that I was able to feel the normalcy of Diana's high school life, but also easily felt what her true destiny was as a demon fighter. The twist provided at the end of the story leaves me anxious to know where the author plans on taking this story. I certainly couldn't wait to find out!
While this story is geared toward teens, I would easily recommend it to anyone who enjoys a great story filled with a paranormal flavor, that not only takes place in the present but the past as well. There is also the mystery and intrigue along with the bits of romance sprinkled in that will allow this book to appeal to many.
Posted February 3, 2012
A convincing fast-paced breathless voice characterizes the first narrator of Caron Rider’s paranormal, modern, historical, genre-bending young adult novel, Silver Knight. And all those genres really work! There are hints of deep dark mystery in the prologue, haunting nightmares and daytime high school book clubs. Computer dating and viral videos maintain just the right level of believability. Then Diana recognizes the you-tube priest from her dreams, and the reader’s taken into first-person visions of history from David and Goliath to the origins of Coca Cola and much more.
Diana looks around rooms and really sees and experiences them, making this a pleasing teen novel that engages all the senses, including common sense. A reading list, including Twilight and the Hobbit, heralds very natural discussion of Lee Child, Terry Brooks and more, and school breaks up for summer. Then the world breaks up too.
Diana’s dreams (and the priest) turn out to be real, as do demons, past lives and curious myths. Somehow the urge to say “Don’t do it” is stayed by fast-paced action, curious certainty and enjoyably convenient timing. Neat story-telling pulls the reader along, despite occasionally awkward sentences, till Hindu reincarnation leads to Vatican catacomb. A well-drawn mythology is built over well-researched history, and the whole is a truly enjoyable tale with hints of various faiths united behind those mystical demon-killing powers. I’m looking forward to more of this series.
Disclosure: I received a free ecopy of this novel from Lightning Book Promotions is exchange for an honest review.
Posted January 28, 2012
Do you believe in reincarnation? I don't, but I admit it can make for an interesting story. Silver Knight was a fun present day story that took you back to the past several times for a lot of nice historic tidbits as we get a glimpse of each warrior of the lights past lives.
Diana, has lived with nightmares of herself being killed over and over in horrible ways. She never understood why she had these dreams until she recognizes a priest on YouTube that she has seen in one of her dreams. Now she is convinced that she has lived out a life more than once and that killing demons is her job. Compelled to go to New York before heading to Rome, her and her two friends meet up with a few other warriors. Each of these warriors have had some very historical backgrounds.
Alex is a demon from Diana's past, we learn from her dreams that he kills Diana over and over in some horrible ways. He is absolutely ruthless, but he is also in love with Diana. Talk about some big romantic problems. When Diana meets Alex this time he swears he doesn't want to kill her anymore, but she just is not sure he can be trusted.
Even though Diana and Alex are the main characters the other warriors have a lot to do with what is happening, and the author gives them each a chapter so we can get to know them a little bit, there is Helen, David, Sol, and Jarret. Each I am sure we will learn more about as the series grows.
This first book I can tell is the builder for what is to come and because of this at times it feels like I didn't get to know Diana and Alex like I would have liked. Alex, doesn't come into the picture till later in the book, but from the little bit of a cliffhanger ending I know he will be a big piece of the next book.
There was a few things that I didn't really like, and I can't really say what it is without giving away some fun historical tidbits, but I will say it has to do with biblical references. I don't like my bible stories messed with much, but other than that and a few times I got confused with the shifting from present to past life, I enjoyed this book.
I can't wait to read Silver Demon and find out what will happen with Diana and her friends! I would recommend this book to anyone who likes your history mixed with a bit of fantasy.
Posted October 15, 2012
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