***Ms. Ting seamlessly blends classic mythology with contemporary college-life, and heightens the stakes against seemingly impossible odds. Without a doubt, this author rocks at world building! - InD'tale Magazine
A mysterious stranger enters Skylar's inner circle, destroying her precarious peace. She begins college amid new secrets, emerging powers, fresh dangers, and a potential stepfather.
In New Olympus, a hidden dwelling place for descendants of the gods, she finally gets answers. But can she trust them? Skylar and the Grand family must work together with these descendants to discover the key to their rescue from the evolving, evil vultures of Hades.
As the threat increases, Skylar must learn to control her newfound powers and decide who to trust before it's too late.
About the Author
International Bestselling, Award-Winning Author Mary Ting writes soulful, spellbinding stories that excite the imagination and captivate readers all over the world. Her books run a wide range of genres and her storytelling talents have won her a devoted legion of fans and garnered critical praise.
Becoming an author happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she had in high school. After realizing she wanted to become a full-time author, Mary retired from teaching after twenty years. She also had the privilege of touring with the Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children’s chapter book: No Bullies Allowed.
Mary resides in Southern California with her husband, two children, and two little dogs, Mochi and Mocha. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry.
ISAN-International Sensory Assassin Network
*2018 Winner-American Fiction Awards in Science Fiction: Post-Apocalyptic
*2018 Winner-International Book Awards in Science Fiction
*2018 Winner-Readers’ Favorite International Book Award YA Action
*2018 Hollywood Book Festival First Runner Up in Science Fiction
Crossroads Saga, Crossroads
*Reader’s Favorite Gold Award Winner for Young Adult 2012
Descendant Prophecies, From Gods
*RONE Award finalist for InD’Tale Magazine for Young Adult
The Secret Knights Series, The Chosen Knights
*YA fantasy-Readers’ Favorite International Book Silver Award
Jaclyn and the Beanstalk
*2018 Hollywood Book Festival First Runner up in Unpublished Manuscript.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
My rating is actually 4.5 stars Note: This review contains NO spoilers And the adventure continues... As stated in the synopsis, more secrets are revealed!! The intensity and suspense keeps rising as Skylar and her friends continue on their quest to find answers and save loved ones. Mary continues to "wow" me with her incredible character development and world-building. Even with the introduction of new characters throughout the story, each character maintains their own individuality and distinct personalities. As for the world-building, Mary has created a setting that is vivid and believable...even in a world of mythology and fantasy. I loved how the story flowed as secrets were revealed, which led them closer to the center of the mystery. And, boy, what revelations and twists were divulged which let me stunned. However, I did find that it wasn't as fast-paced as compared to From Gods. But, it definitely does not detract from the story as a whole. I am totally loving the romance between Skylar and Mason. Despite all the obstacles that lay in front of them, their relationship just keeps getting stronger. To top it all off, Skylar finds out the truth about her accumulating powers. I'm getting the feeling there's a lot more to the mystery than what was revealed. And, sure enough, there is! Oh, those twists and turns in this mystery action, adventure has definitely got me addicted! Time to read From Origins, so I can find out if Skylar, Mason, and all the other descendants succeed in this adventure.
My heart has been bursting at the seams to come back to Skylar and Mason. The way we left them was almost too much to bear. I loved coming back and being immersed into this magical world of the descendants of the Greek gods. It felt as if I never left, and I was eager to find out how Skylar, Mason, and the rest of his family were doing. Remembering what all Skylar had to go through in learning that she has the blood of the gods running in her veins and how Mason finally let her into his heart left me in tortured pieces when the first part of their journey ended. I couldn’t wait to dive right in and see what shocking surprises were in store for us! Skylar now understands that she is far from normal. She is a descendant of the Greek gods of Olympus. What a mind-blowing revelation that is, and it is only the beginning of what she is about to find out! She has no clue as to what awaits her in the days ahead, and that has her living her life in a constant state of hyper awareness. She can’t afford to let her guard down, or it could result in her death or the death of her friends. Thankfully, she has Mason to stand by her side and bring balance into her life. Without him, she would be utterly lost and her heart would be a hollow shell. He pours peace and guidance into her just as she breaths life and love into him. They are a perfect match, and it’s such a shame that they can’t ever seem to catch a break. I adored Mason even more in this book. He was so wonderful in his tender loving care of Skylar. He guarded her and loved her as if she was his heart walking outside of his body which in truth she was. She broke down the walls around his heart and showed him that it was worth the risk of feeling to know just how much she cared for him. Skylar saved him from a life of darkness and oblivion, and he took every opportunity he could to thank her for awakening his heart and shining her gift of light upon him. If he could have built an indestructible fortress around her to keep her safe, happy, and worry-free he would have done it in a heartbeat, but since that wasn’t possible he watched over her and kept her as safe as he could. Under Mason’s loving and attentive care, Skylar was able to spread her wings confidently and stand bravely on her own two feet. The transformation that is taking place inside Skylar is amazing and is only the beginning. During this time of trial and hardship she needs all the help, encouragement, and love that she can get and Mason is just the man who can provide those things and much more. Mary Ting captured my heart in From Gods when she introduced me to the world of the descendants of the gods, and in this book she has solidified my love of this story and its incredible characters. I fell in love even more with Skylar, Mason, and the rest of the Grand family. Their amazing resilience and unconditional love for each other is truly touching and beyond words. I look forward with bated breath to the next part of this enchanting journey. To say that I am excited to find out what Skylar discovers about herself and those around her next would be an understatement. This is one author that creates mind-bending story plots and fills them in with stunning characters that will make their unique mark on your heart long after you have finished reading. You don’t want to miss out on any of her wonderful stories!
Lightning strikes again in this sequel to Mary Ting's, From Gods. Skylar has a lot on her plate with college, her feelings for Mason and learning to deal with her new found powers. Who can she trust? I like that you get to learn more about Mason and his family's backgrounds. I do love the blending of romance with mythology. There is never a dull moment so be prepared for another roller coaster ride. I can't wait for the next book to find out what happens next. So "seal the deal" and get your copy today, you'll love it "hearts honor."