A blessing and a curse…
Seven years ago, a single moment changed the course of Nicholaus Bock's life forever—the moment his preternatural Gift to heal awakened in him. A gift that made him an invaluable commodity to the known galaxy. Now his mentor's intriguing and secretive new student goes out of her way to challenge his loyalty to everything he values.
A dark secret…
After facing death and destruction during the Anferthian invasion, Sakura Yamata revels in her new-found Gift to heal. Helping Earth's survivors keeps her mind off the loss of her family, and the memory of the terrible choices she made. Nick could penetrate her defenses and discover what she's hiding. She must not let the handsome healer close enough for that to happen.
A race facing annihilation…
When a mysterious disease strikes the hidden sanctuary of the Anferthian dissenters, Nick and Sakura are called in to help. But someone is going to great lengths to ensure the dissenters don't survive. Nick and Sakura must set aside their differences and work together to save them before the fragile peace between three worlds is shattered.
Suggested chronological reading order of the Prophecy Series:
* Blue Christmas
* All of Me
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I cannot wait to read more about Nick and Sakura. Salvation is another smash hit from the Prophecy Series by Lea Kirk. This book has it all; mystery, humor, romance, a great storyline, and wonderful characters who you hate to say goodbye to. But luckily the story will continue. This is a book you could read as a standalone, but do yourself a favor and read the series from the beginning; you won’t be disappointed, and you won’t be able to put them down. The Terrian (Earth) characters and the alien characters and worlds are well crafted. Please keep writing and please keep the stories coming!
The series just gets better and better. I look forward to the next installment and will be preordering as soon as it appears for preorder.
What I liked: The two MCs are adorable! This is a play on the enemies to lovers trope (one of my favourites) though not quite the kill on sight variety. While ... might first come across as a grade a jerk, I understood his frustration and his rejection of an iunwanted gift and position rced upon him. But he swiftly rose to the challenge, and his sensitive handling of the heroine later in the book will melt the frostiest heart hardened against his preceding jerk-ish behaviour. The heroine is quite justified in her initial assessment of him but I felt a touch too much jealousy over his position and talent coloured her behaviour. However, as we learn how broken she is, I admired her strength and resolve, supported by the hero, as she fought to find her own path. Those nervous of the SciFi tag should be reassured - other than being on an alien planet and some simple (and in places humorous) detail on alien anatomy and customs, this is light on the SF element and much more character driven romance and adventure that any romance reader should enjoy, more like ER/CSI set off world. What I didn't like: The opening sex scene, while certainly hot and well written, made me wince a couple of times. Haesi is clearly a masochist but it might leave some readers flinching. Please trust me that this is a very small proportion of the book and later sex scenes are far more sensual! I would also have preferred more SF elements, but then I'm an addict for my scifi. In conclusion: While this wasn't the same 'tear out your heart and stomp on it' rollercoaster of book one (or maybe I was just better prepared) it is a worthy successor in this series. You will need to have read book one to follow this as I don't think it would stand well alone even if it focuses on different main characters. A heartwarming sexy romance between two characters struggling to overcome troubled pasts and really be the saviours of the title for an alien race depending on them. Both make a journey of discovery and find ways to heal themselves as well as their alien allies. Recommended for those who like medical/adventure romances in exotic locations as it may be a little light on the SciFi elements for the SFR fans.
I'm a real big fan of Lea Kirk. She has a unique style in her writing. Her story line is unlike anything I have read. I can't wait for the next book. Nikki Mann
We will do all we can to save them. 5 CHERRY BLOSSOMS Are you ready to embark on a journey like no other? Well strap yourself into your seat because this interplanetary transport ship is going to take you on one exciting, shocking, amazing, heart-wrenching, heart-warming, emotional, out of this world TREMATIRANDOUS adventure to find friendship, love, healing, faith in yourself, your gift, and Salvation! WOW!! This is one BOCKTACULAR story that focuses on Sakura Yamata & Nicholaus. I ABSO-NULKING-LUTELY love, Love, LOVE this book!! I love the characters, the updates on everyone, just EVERYTHING!!! Well except the sad parts, but by now we all know that those lows make the highs that much sweeter! Like cherry blossom sweeter! I was excited to see what Nick was up to and why he did what he did, chose a different path, and just get to know him. Lea did not disappoint in the slightest! In fact, I actually fell for Nick *almost* as quickly as I did with Alex! And Sakura? She was an enigma that I was determined to understand and discover her secrets, because there is no doubt that she harbors something big that she doesn’t want ANYONE to know about! For the record, I DO love this story as much as Prophecy and I do love Nick & Saku!! I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the very same “aliens” that we briefly met in book 1, that helped our heroes escape and survive. And to be able to live with them on another planet?!? WHOOOT! Then there is that moment when Saku & Nick joined minds! It was so beautiful, so precious, so perfectly PERFECT it brought tears to MY eyes! But then again, it is a Lea Kirk book! The way she tells a story goes way beyond, much deeper, than “just reading a book”. It truly is a full-fledged, all around all sensory experience! Lea doesn’t just have you read the book. She transports you into the story, so that you not only live the story with the characters, you BECOME the characters! You experience everything with them, for them and AS THEM, and REALLY see - feel - inside their hearts & minds, giving you a gift that is too precious for mere words! I honestly cannot think of adequate words that share my love and excitement for this series, especially without leaking some spoilers!!!! Trust me! This is definitely a series you should – NEED to – read! I was so completely absorbed into the story that I couldn't tell where the book left off and I started! Or where I left off and the book started! I laughed, cried, cringed, worried, relaxed, held my breath, gasped and every other reaction right along with - as - Nick, Saku, Dante and even for her brief appearance, with & as Alex! In fact I was so absorbed into the story I apparently didn't even hear the voices OUTSIDE of my head!! oops! Sorry Mom! Lea's Gift comes across to me like warm, soft, fuzzy, cuddles. Just like when I get all comfy in my pjs & settled in to read a SPACETACULAR Lea Kirk book!! Lea is without a doubt, hands down, a Master of the highest level with her Gift - the Gift to create SCI-FINOMENAL stories!! The very kind of stories that transport me to another time and place where "aliens" are not only real, but close friends, family, even mates! If you are looking for a series that will take you hostage, that will take you on an epic adventure like no other, then THIS IS THE SERIES FOR YOU! to see my full review please visit my fb pg