Bonds of Fate

Bonds of Fate

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ISBN-13: 9781943212002
Publisher: Epitome Press
Publication date: 04/30/2015
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.88(d)

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Bonds of Fate 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Carol Coetzee for Readers' Favorite Bonds of Fate is the second book in the Samuel Buckland Chronicles. Sam is the Keeper of the Keys of Solomon on Earth, and this gives him control over demons and other earthly creatures. Sam spends a lot of time doing God's work and is mentally exhausted. His secretary encourages him to take a vacation, and he decides to take a trip to Jerusalem, along with Sara, his adopted daughter. On the plane, Sam sees angels suddenly begin to burn and fall from the skies, crashing down to Earth. It is now up to Sam, and a few unlikely allies, to help save Heaven from destruction. This novel by Jason P. Crawford combines all the elements for an exciting and unpredictable read! Bonds of Fate by Jason P. Crawford is an intriguing novel. It contains a combination of religion, myths, mystery, adventure, and so much more! It is an excellent read and hard to put down once you have started. The characters are interesting, well developed and have human failings, which makes them easy to relate to. You find yourself carried along on the tidal wave of action in the fight to discover the mystery of what is happening in heaven. A strange occurrence has caused Earth to be shut off from heaven, and the quest to discover why and return things to normal is a breathtaking journey, woven through richly with mythology, strange creatures, and interesting powers that Sam possesses as Keeper of the Keys. Jason P. Crawford has written a beautifully woven tale of religion, mythology and heroism in a wonderful read. I eagerly await the next installment in this scintillating series!
BlueEyeBooks More than 1 year ago
Thank you to the author, Jason Crawford, for gifting me with a copy of Bonds of Fate in exchange for an honest review! I really, really enjoyed this installment of the Sam Buckland series! It was really nice to come back and see how Sam was doing with his powers and saving people and all that. I was also curious at the end of the last book to see how Sam would use his power in the real world and how to subtly help the people that he could help. I loved that he became a therapist/psychiatrist. I don't know... it just fit for me. One thing I'm dying to talk about is the ending. Like WHAT THE HECK?? It was a really unexpected solution but totally makes sense when you think about it. I won't say too much but I will say that it will blow your mind. I also really liked the introduction of the different pantheons and dieties. I really liked how the author addressed that yes, there are different belief systems out there and maybe more than one actually do coexist. It reminded me kind of The Butterfly Crest by Eva Vanrell (my review for that book will be up shortly) except way less violent. They have an agreement and for the most part try to stick to it. And I did say for the most part. Hmm.... what else did I want to talk about... You see the problem with this is that I read the book for the first time a little while ago and I didn't write down my thoughts right away (which was a totally stupid move by the way) so now I'm rereading it but you know a book isn't the same once you've read it once. It's my solid opinion that the book is never the same once read once. I also wanted to talk about Sam's adopted daughter. I actually loved how she was kind of bratty at first and acting like a child. It was actually so true no matter how much we wish it wasn't. She got all defensive when new and crazy things started happening and that is remarkably realistic. I'd go crazy too! So in that sense, the book was very relatable. The Final Verdict: A very nicely written sequel to an excellent opener. This is such a great extension to the previous book's plot line before branching off in another, more complicated direction. I absolutely loved the ending and especially Sarah. Satan learning to be human was amusing to watch! The sarcasm in this book was beautiful! That's my kind of humor! 4 stars Quotes: "'There was someone else in that woman, possessing her.' He leaned in. 'I...I don't think it was a demon. It doesn't look like any demon I've seen.' 'And, of course, you've seen them all.' Vassago coughed, then wiped its hand on its sleeve. 'So you're an expert.'"
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
Sam Buckland has overcome his reluctance to assume his role on earth for the Creator. He has mastered the magic he has been given and assumed a more mature and confident attitude. Bonds of Fate by Jason P. Crawford takes us on a journey through the heavens and hell as something has happened that could spell disaster for the world, for the faithful, and for the very angels themselves, not a tough enough thing to deal with?? His young, foul-mouthed and opinionated daughter is witness to some of the bizarre and terrifying events that are taking place and Satan, trapped in a mortal body, when she was spelled by evil, is along for this possibly apocalyptic ride. Angels are falling from the skies. The creator and his archangels seem to be incommunicado. Have they been destroyed or has the creator given up on mankind? As Sam searches blindly for answers, he must use his powers to command other magical beings, and it’s a duty they cannot refuse. Have the minions of hell finally won the battle of good versus evil? Have the gods of myth and legend returned to reclaim their own thrones? When times get tough, unlikely allies arise.Why won’t the creator answer? Not your typical read about spirituality or personal beliefs, Bonds of Fate and Jason P. Crawford take a slightly different look at the interactions between demons, angels, ancient gods, Yahweh, the creator and the minions of evil. Mr. Crawford has created a tale of fantasy where angels are approachable, a teen and her father swear like sailors and deciding who is good and who is evil is like watching the pieces on a chess board being moved about. Definitely entertaining, full of twists and unexpected turns, open your mind to the tale being told and stop looking around for lightning bolts to strike! I read it, I’m here! Another trip riding the envelope of creativity for Mr. Crawford.