Possessed villains. Intriguing guardians. Multiple worlds.
Ava Davenport is in the midst of her wedding preparations when her world is thrown upside down by a night visitor. He has a mind-blowing message and Ava can’t keep her mind off it and... off him.
When she can no longer tell the difference between dreams and reality, she visits a shrink and a shaman. But when neither of them truly understand her, Ava gets closer to her visitor who explains why she is the most sought-after person in all the worlds.
She is the descendant.
Ava is not a regular human. She possesses abilities no other being in any world can imagine. She is the key to the evil Xemlix plan of enslaving Earth.
After being almost captured by the cruel villains, she is rescued by Meldrick Richglow, her night visitor, and she crosses the portal to the Lapo civilization, the land of milk and honey, where she is safe, but not for long.
The evil Xemlix are terrorizing Earth and can only be defeated with Ava’s supernatural abilities, which haven’t yet awakened.
The Descendant is the first YA sci-fi/fantasy romance novel in the Guardians of the Worlds series. It features fast-paced action, side-splitting comedy and out-of-this-world romance!
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Ally Capraro is the pen name of a children's book author who is branching out into another genre. Billed as YA, perhaps looking towards the kids she entertained earlier, “The Descendant: Guardians of the Worlds” tells of the inhabitants of different dimensions – one of which wants to dominate the earth and instill fear among its inhabitants, the other of which wishes to protect humanity. (I question the “YA” label. Normally, I expect more younger characters, especially protagonists, in a YA novel. However, based on the presence of romance over physical attraction, the presence of at least one teen with an important role to play, and the presence of cute animals, I won't disagree with the categorization.) I found the plot to be engaging and the characters to be likeable – two very important points when trying to draw readers into a book. However … there was something missing, I fear. There was that little nagging feeling that something was missing, the feeling when you know you're reading an indie book that is lacking a little polish. This is not meant to discourage the author – I've heard from several indie authors who look back on their earlier works from only a couple of years prior and realize just how much they've grown as a writer. (They then have to make the tough call – move forward, or go back to their earlier works and re-write – what I'll call the “Spielberg / Lucas” dilemma.) Perfect? No. A worthwhile use of time? Yes, definitely. Looking forward to the sequel? Also, a resounding Yes. RATING: 3 1/2 stars, rounded down to 3 stars. DISCLOSURE: I was provided a free copy of this book in return for an honest & prompt review. I have to wonder if the author would have preferred a little less honesty … I DID try to be polite about my areas of disagreement.