Gemini Rising

Gemini Rising

by Louann Carroll

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Gemini Rising 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
ToManyBooksNotEnoughTime More than 1 year ago
Gemini Rising - Louann Carroll A fascinating take on one possible future, and past, for Earth and her inhabitants. This story explains the reason(s) for the repeated demise of cultures that seemed to be at the pinnacle, only to suddenly be snuffed out, for no known reason. Some were explained by the different Ice Ages, but couldn't explain what caused such radical atmospheric shifts as to create an Ice Age. The story follows three main characters. A mother, Kate, and her 13 year old son Ryan, and finally Noah. Initially they meet Noah as a semi colleague of Kate's husband, Jason. Unbeknownst to one another, Kate & Noah experience overwhelmingly intense physical attraction to the other each time they so much as brush up against the other. A simple hand shake is mind-altering - and while Noah is confused he appreciates it. Kate feels intense guilt, seeing as she is a married woman. Kate's reaction gives the reader some insight into her character, as most adults don't experience overwhelming guilt over even strong sexual attraction to someone other than their spouse - unless they intend to act on it. And Kate has no such intentions. However her response demonstrates just how poorly her marriage to Jason is doing. To avoid spoiling the book for others this will be a very vague review in many ways. Something happens that impacts the entire world, and it just so happens that Kate, Ryan, and Noah are in the thick of the action. Each responds differently to the experiences they undergo, and learn from those experiences and the responses of those closest to them. Even the character with the most knowledge of what is to come, what does come, and what is supposed to happen after 'the event' has much to learn. And surprisingly to them, they learn a great deal of it from those they came to assist. Rules are broken, factions formed, plans altered without going through necessary channels, and much hardship is endured by all. Yet it almost seems that the breaking of the rules was part of a higher plan. The ending of the book is disappointing if this is not the first in a series. Too many questions go unanswered and are just left dangling, which would be tolerable if a sequel is planned - but if there is no sequel then the book ends to abruptly, almost like the author had an assignment to write a story of a specific length and upon reaching that magical number they simply stopped writing and called it the end.
ReneeRearden More than 1 year ago
Kathryn Kelly must learn to face her fear of being ridiculed and rejected in order to survive. She has been chosen to record a monumental event: The world is changing, and Earth will never be the same.
paranormalromancereader More than 1 year ago
This is not a typical romance novel, by any means, but a wonderful read. I enjoyed the detailed world that Ms. Carroll weaves, with a rogue planet in Earth's orbit, causing mass destruction and upending the world of the heroine, hero and her family. As each of the characters learn from each other and more about themselves, you'll find yourself asking what if. Relax, enjoy and get ready for a rousing read.
wicked-romance More than 1 year ago
This is a fabulous book. Ms. Carroll's story takes place in one of the most beautiful areas of Arizona - Sedona. I have had the opportunity to visit Sedona, and reading Ms. Carroll's book brought me right back to that experience. She is hands down one of the best sensorial writers. I felt like I was there with the characters experiencing the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the desert and the beautiful world that surrounds us, but don't get too attached, because the world as we know it is about to end when a planet enters earth's orbit and turns it on its axis. Her heroine, Kate, must survive earth's end of days and forge a new beginning for humanity. I experienced the heroine's pain of loss, love for Noah and her son, and the hope of what is to come. A truly moving theme for serious readers who want a deep and powerful story.
Lusee More than 1 year ago
Packed with prophesy, pain and passion; with love, devastation and renewal, Gemini Rising is the memorable introduction to what promises to be an epic intergalactic/interdimensional series that will rock sci-fi readers to the core. This first book is set in the near future in the United Socialist States. America is plagued with many of the consequences that today's conservatives believe we will face if our government continues down its current liberal path. Yet, as frightening as this future world becomes, it didn't once occur to me to put this book down. Simply put, it's one of the most amazing, yet unsettling books I've ever read. For Ms. Carroll, it's a crowning achievement, so masterfully written it can do nothing but win every award for which it's certain to be nominated.