The Fate

The Fate

by Stephanie Erickson

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ISBN-13: 9780990929383
Publisher: Pickles Press
Publication date: 11/05/2015
Pages: 182
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.42(d)

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The Fate 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
NPNowlin More than 1 year ago
This book was unexpected. I'm not sure if I went in with it in my head that I was to read a fairly straight forward heavenly romance or what, but it is not at all simple. There are a lot of complexities to this book and plenty of emotional tugs. The characters are interesting and developed, but the jarring shocks to the storyline are what make it unique. Worth a read; I hope I get the chance to review the second one.
The-Read-Report More than 1 year ago
***** 5 Stars well deserved. I found myself unable to walk away from this intriguing tale until I knew what happened next. Well written, easy to read with twists I didn't see coming, The Fate is a refreshing twist on old mythology. Fast paced character building, this is a great start to the series. Penn, the Spinner of the Fates, fell in love with a life he created. Kismet, is perfect. Penn made sure of that. He even made her the perfect match. But as the story unravels, Penn gets to team up with friends he thought he lost forever. Very excited about digging into The Reaper.
RayBear More than 1 year ago
Penn is the first male Fate, the spinner of lives, a creator of life according to instructions from G-. Penn is the best spinner, one of three fates who create life and decide how long a life will be and how death will come. Penn has been spinning for decades until he creates the shiniest thread of them all, Kismet, and his entire world and everything he knows comes to a halt. He cannot create like he used to when all his thoughts are distracted by Kismet. She is everything. When Penn makes a mistake, he is banished to earth forever. Is this a true punishment when he can finally meet the real Kismet, or is there something more at work that Penn doesn’t yet know? The Fate was a fun story told from an interesting perspective, that of only male spinner and molder of life, a Fate. Even though this story is told from “Heaven” and there are glimpses of God, the Fate is not a religious story. The Fate is a love story. Penn’s story is a simple story that is complicated by a love he cannot have, a love he shouldn’t have. Penn is a Fate and Kismet is a human. He is immortal and she is not. On top of this, Penn has spun the perfect soul mate for Kismet. Penn could never be and will never be Kismet’s other half, but as fate would have it, he gets to meet her. He chooses to spend his banishment as close to Kismet as he can. There are twists in this story that I did not like. They created an unsatisfying ending. Even though this is book one of a series, it did not tie up loose threads like a book should. Much like Erickson’s book, The Dead Room, the ending falls short of expectations. The ending notwithstanding, I very much enjoyed this book and the way it was told.
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CyrMath5 More than 1 year ago
I have received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. I haven't read many books by Stephanie Erickson but after reading The Fate, that is going to change. This book was such a good read. It wasn't predictable and the main character was just such a nice guy that you were constantly rooting for him no matter what he was up to. It had lots of twists and turns, and it had some romance, but not too much. I think if you're looking for a really good story, this is it. Stephanie also ended the book in such a way that you're just dying for her to release the next one. I highly recommend this book.
lveteto More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. While I might not have chosen this book to read based on the description (fates and that story line haven't really interested me in the past ), I am most glad I did read it. It was a little slow getting into it, and I contribute that to my hesitancy on the belief in the fates. However, once I got to reading, I found it to be a very well written story. One that I did not want to end, and with that cliffhanger, you'll be equally glad it is the first in the series! Can't wait to read more of the story!
Belinda_reads More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of this book free in exchange for an honest review. That being said... I really enjoyed this book. For me, it was a little slow getting started and it kind of left me hanging at the end (which I HATE!!! *lol*) But - when I remembered it's just the first book in a series, I calmed down. I'm not normally interested in books whose characters are angels or denizens of heaven, but Penn's story pulls you in. He is very human in that he feels conflicted, he feels love, and pain. Along with pride, fear and anger. I think the characters are very well developed. The environment doesn't play as heavily into the story line, so its not as well built as the people. A *very* brief summary - Penn, the main character, is a Fate. The Spinner, in fact. He creates a Human life so special, he is consumed by this life and it detracts from his work, causing him to make a mistake. As punishment for his mistake, he is banished to Earth, to live as an immortal among the Humans. In the course of his punishment, he realizes there is a problem. People who aren't supposed to be, are dying. He teams up with a Weaver, a Reaper and his fellow Fates to try to solve the mystery. I sincerely recommend this book. Take a sick day, snuggle on the sofa with a blankie, your favorite pet and some snacks and just enjoy!
Kats_Meow More than 1 year ago
Great story! I can't wait for the next in the series. I have quickly become an avid Stephanie Erickson fan. More! More!
grandmareads102 More than 1 year ago
Penn is a spinner. He is one of the Fates who create the lives of the people on earth. He is infatuated by one of his creations. As a result he makes a horrible mistake and is banished from Heaven. Can he survive on earth? He adapts to his new life and is happy. He meets people who help and care for him. Best of all he approaches Kismet, the woman he made and fell in love with and they become close friends. In fact he introduces her to her soul mate. Suddenly the world is turned upside down. Both Kismet and her fiancée are taken before their time. Who has changed their life's timeline? Penn is determined to find out who has done this. I loved this story. It has genuine characters that I liked and cared about. The story is well-crafted and cleverly plotted. It's an emotional and suspenseful story that pulled me in and I couldn't stop reading. I can't wait for the next release. Just be aware that this story end with unresolved questions. Luckily the next book will be coming soon. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest and unscripted review.
AvidReader200 More than 1 year ago
I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. I found this to be a wonderful and unique story! For some reason it didn't grab me at first like her Unseen Trilogy, but I hung in there and I'm left screaming regarding the cliffhanger like everyone else. Can't wait for the second book to see what Penn and his friends in Heaven are up to to solve the mystery of who has tampered with the Tapestry of Life. Ms. Erickson skillfully introduces you to Penn, one of The Fates - The Spinner. You learn enough about Penn that you feel his heartache when he is banished to Earth. But he soon learns that Earth isn't as bad as he thought it would be when he runs into the greatest soul he ever spun and can't leave her. Will Penn change her timeline or anyone else's by being there? I guess you will have to read the book to find out. The book will leave you wanting more and hoping beyond hope that things will work out for this unlikely hero.
Erani_Kole More than 1 year ago
*received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review* Whoa. That's all I can think to say right now over the wailing of my soul after finishing that doozy of a cliffhanger. I loved Penn's struggles with his newfound emotions and seeing him learn the right things to do. It was terribly easy to be so enamored with him and everyone else, especially Kismet and Andrew. Fia. Cody and his family. The characters were so sweet and kind, but not overtly so that it'd make me question the realm of reality. The way the story was told with his voice was great, blending a narrative feel with a surreal version of one of Fate's fallen. The whole time I was reading it, I got suckered in, loving the story, crying, loving it again with a little bittersweet kisses, CRYING AGAIN, until eventually- gaaah. This just gave me all the feels, and I'll definitely be reading the second book. I recommend this story. It's got an interesting take on the Fates who work under God with all the other angels, spinning tales of fate and love and that everyone- even Fate himself -falls under greater power.
Dolphin74 More than 1 year ago
I received this book as a ARC for a honest review. What a cliffhanger by the way wow, is all I can say. This book had my emotions bouncing first I was mad then sad then happy then really just balling my eyes out to wanting more. This is a series I'm diffently going to be getting all of them to read I read this book in one day that's how amazing this book is. Ever wonder what heavens really like? I hope that it's similar to what I just read. Do you ever wonder how life is decided and put on its path? And who is gods workers could it be Archangels, Keepers, Reapers, Spinners,Weavers,Watchers this story has it all. The characters were written so well that they became very real to me and I cared about them. As, one of the three fates it's easy for Penn a Spinner to know the plans for the lives of the humans, but it all started to get out of control when Penn had spun Kismets his focus shifted to only her and one thing led to another and a mistake was made that Penn would be banished to live on earth forever as a immortal. Adjusting to life as a human for Penn has its ups and downs he doesn't want to lie to Anyone and loves the taste of food. Finding Kismet was very great except he had mixed feelings on the situation, now people he cares for are dieing before they should and he knows because he's made them he must find the answers of what's going on. So if he can get back to heaven maybe he can stop it before it's to late. To find out what happens you must read it and enjoy ***WARNING YOU MIGHT CRY***