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The Hidden Ones (Legacy of the Watchers, #1)I was given a review copy of this novel but that did not affect my opinion in any way Nadia was kidnapped all of a sudden by three men Despite her constant begging of wanting to know the agenda of the kidnapping the kidnappers clearly stated that they ask the uestions and she answers This novel in a way reminded me of Dan Brown It felt like a Fantasy Historical Fiction just like most of Dan Brown s novels This one though felt lighter despite the topic it discussed This had three oint of views Nadia Helene and Lilith I m not going to discuss the To Him Who Sits on the Throne plot of the novel as that would spoil everyone of the experience I can t really say much without giving away a huge spoiler I d like to say though that Lilith is one of my favorite fictional characters so that made me like this novel even The characters were really good Interesting character development Like I said I can t even describe the characters without spoiling so I ll just leave it to the readers to find outMore of a 35 Somearts in the middle were uite tedious to read The overall lot was very enjoyable and the mystery was solved For fans of Dan Brown Historical Fiction and especially of the aranormal this is a novel you should read uite lengthy to be honest but it didn t bother me that much to give this a low rating Nadia Adeire has a Youth, Beautiful Youth perfect life among Manhattan s elite The CEO of a thriving nonprofit she seems to have it all Then one day she s abruptly kidnapped by three masked men and whisked off to Saudi Arabia where the men reveal that they areart of an ancient secret society bent on rotecting the world from an ancient danger the djinn They believe Nadia to be the notorious demon Lilith who is working with terrorist cells to lot a devastating attack on the worldNadia desperately tries to convince the men that she is in no way involved with Lilith However she recalls stories of the demon Fault Lines passed down from her deceased grandmother Helene and recounts them in an attempt to give the men what they want and help them find out what the djinn arelanning before it s too lateThe Hidden Ones is an imaginative urban fantasy that blends retellings of ancient tales with a modern day thriller It s essentially three stories Hunt for 901 packed into one novel Nadia s Helene s and Lilith s Like Scheherazade of One Thousand and One Arabian Nights Nadia serves as both arotagonist and a storyteller She tells the story about Helene s life in the mid twentieth century how she went from a 16 year old British schoolgirl to a Saudi man s second wife Along the way Helene encountered Lilith through her father s archeological Chasing After Infinity pursuits and Lilith s is a story within Helene s An arrogant andowerful woman in ancient Mesopotamia Lilith lived in a time when angels roamed the earth Madore uses Lilith s story to combine Judeo Christian mythology with Near Eastern tales explaining how the djinn of the Near East are related to the angels and demons of Hebrew legendMadore indicates which section we re in at the beginning of each series of chapter for instance Ancient Mesopotamia indicates that we ll be spending the next few chapters hearing about Lilith Although Nadia s is the main story the other two are at least as interesting Lilith s story shows the reader who the djinn threatening the modern world are how they lived what they did and how this all culminated in the war between angels and the Great Flood Helene s story serves as the bridge between Nadia s and Lilith s and tells us how the two are connectedThe Hidden Ones is very well Morir por un iPhone - Apple, Foxconn y las luchas de los trabajadores en China plotted and I m afraid my attempt above at explaining it doesn t do the novel justice Madore clearlyut a lot of attention and thought into building her world of angels and djinn that made their way into modern legend She cleverly weaves together various Captain China Volume 1 pre existing mythology and uses her own to explain how it came to be For instance Gilgamesh of the ancient Mesopotamian epic was the son of an angel from Judeo Christian mythology Lilith was not only a Judeo Christian demon but also a Near Eastern djinn etcAll three femalerotagonists are admirably strong albeit in different ways Lilith demonized in mythology is ortrayed as a warrior ueen a modern woman in ancient times vilified for refusing to bow to backward customs She s no saint she s arrogant self centered and often cruel but neither is she the being of ure evil she s often ortrayed as Helene s strength is of a uieter sort A Western woman forced to bow to a misogynistic foreign culture she chooses her battles carefully Nadia is the epitome of the self assured modern career woman who finds herself in an unthinkable situation when she s abruptly kidnapped Although initially frightened she refuses to take crap from anyone even the masked men who knocked her out and tied her upThe three kidnappers turn out not to be the frightening thugs Nadia initially took them to be Once they realize Nadia s trying to help them they develop sympathy for her although they can t let her go for security reasons They re not crazed cultists or thugs but rather guardians of the Earth rotecting the Private Elisha Stockwell, Jr., Sees The Civil War people from unseen dangers Gordon myersonal favorite thugs but rather guardians of the Earth Past Lives, Future Lives protecting theeople from unseen dangers Gordon my Love with Every Beat personal favorite the three and Clive lighten up the mood with their antics while Nadia finds herself increasingly intrigued by the enigmatic WillMadore knows her subject matter well and her assuredrofessional writing draws you into each scene There s so much going on in The Hidden Ones and there s never a dull moment It s uniue daring well written captivating I m running out of adjectives here A retelling of ancient myths and biblical tales the story of a British girl trapped in a foreign world modern day terrorists and secret societiesOh just read the damn thing An English woman died in Saudi Arabia some years ago In the CPA Australia - Advanced Taxation present day Manhattan another successful woman running a charity fund is kidnapped from her office and brought to a top secret facility in a Middle Eastern desert for interrogation regarding jinns Thus a tale of urban fantasy dealing with Bible s Old Testament ur an a big chunk of world mythology and modern fantasy begins The structure of the book is interesting and the one I last saw in The Arabian Nights Tales from a Thousand and One Nights tales The mostart of the book is a story about a erson telling. LEGACY OF THE WATCHERS the seriesA historical book is a story about a erson telling. LEGACY OF THE WATCHERS the seriesA about a Arcana Mundi person telling. LEGACY OF THE WATCHERS the seriesA science fiction adventureThousands of years ago something came out of the sky that changed the course of human history Testimonies abound of these ‘angels’ and their hybrid offspring the ‘Nephilim’ giants These mighty ‘gods’ uickly rose toower and the ancient world came alive with industry and culture People who lived for hundreds of thousands of years as hunters and gatherers suddenly began settling in one به سوی زبان شناسی شعر place cultivating the land and even governing themselves They invented irrigation the wheel and algebra Yet amidst all thisrogress an undercurrent of terror was spreading like wildfire carrying whispers of ‘djinn’ ‘dae. A story where another erson tells a story about yet another A Kiss of Shadows (Merry Gentry person telling a story it actually goes one level deeper at someoint This might sound confusing but it actually makes sense The first thing that struck me then I finished the book was author s ambition She tried to connect world s major religions with myths from around the world like the ones from ancient Greece to tell a well created story which sounds Six Days plausible enough in the framework of an urban fantasy book this is a very impressive goal which she almostull off There is some romance in there but it never detracts from development of the main Awareness plot lines this is how romance should be handles in fantasy in my opinionI also like the fact that the book can be considered a standalone meaning that almost all of thelot lines are resolved by the end with enough threads left for a seuel which feels appropriate and not like something forced just for the sake of writing another book All in all this is a four star book which easily deserves its rating just for its ambition if nothing else I need to mention that this happens to be a very well written book as well The Hidden Ones series has me hooked Hook line and sinker I should just go ahead and Cat Out of Hell pay Nancy Madore for the next two books in the series This story is so darn fascinating Imagine this you go back in time and meet up with these tall and intimidating heroes of old Before you run for cover one of them glances your way you stop in your tracks That s what this book does it seizes you and owns right up to that lastage Every now and then you stumble into a book that stands out above the rest For me that is a book that make me think The Hidden Ones is that kind of book It is interesting and flows effortlessly even though it literally takes you through three historical landmarks thousands of years apart It begins in the Chicken Soup for the Soul at Work present with a deadly attack about to happen any minute An innocent woman Nadia is the suspect She can t believe what is happening but once she accepts the situation she begins telling them stories about aaranormal experience her grandmother had back in 1948 At first she s just going along to save herself but eventually she starts believing And I was right there with her Madore cleverly combines real historic events with fiction so seamlessly that I could not tell which of the historical was real and what was made up Paranormal can sometimes make me want to toss the book out the window but Madore writes with such authority you can t help but take it seriously For example one of the chapters is a narration by the leader of the fallen angels I don t even believe in angels but it was so convincing it gave me chills By the end of the book Nadia can no longer tell which side is right and which is wrong I felt the same way All I can say is The Hidden Ones is a uniue reading experience you shouldn t miss I got a free kindle version on but I would like the hard copy The Nephilim were endowed with all the emotions of man both good and bad which they inherited fro their mothers Their enormous size and superior strength was a kind of mutation that occurred from the father s side due erhaps to the fact that the angels themselves were mutations For although the bodies they created appeared erfect they were only imitations Nancy Madore The Hidden OnesI enjoyed this book a lot It was very thrilling and fast The Late Romances paced following three main story lines The first is of Nadia who lives inresent day Manhattan Being alone in Manhattan truly alone the kind of alone where none of the senses were infringed upon by another human being can bri I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review In The Hidden Ones Nancy Madore deftly crafts a tale that encompasses resent day terrorism myths about the ancient world and mystical scrolls found in umran in The Late 1940s As late 1940s As story opens Nadia Adeire CEO of a charitable foundation is kidnapped by a cryptic group of men who believe she has knowledge of roaming djinn spirits of the dead who mean to unleash terror on the world The men who abduct Nadia are anxious to learn about her grandmother Helene In 1948 at the age of 16 Helene traveled to umran with her father to witness a ritual meant to raise Lilith an ancient warrior from the dead umranLilith tall beautiful headstrong cunning and cruel was the first of the female Nephilim the offspring of unions between male angels and human women After the umran ritual Helene was orphaned and forced to marry an Arab man a distressing event that completely changed her life Helene eventually became ill and died but she left her descendants a legacy of stories about Lilith These tales which stir debate among the characters about truth vs myth fascinate Nadia s kidnappers They fear the djinn left behind by Lilith and other Nephilim are currently lanning murderous attacks on humans DjinnThe story is told from three My Curvy Valentine (Perfect Fit, points of view Nadia in theresent Helene in the mid 1900s and Lilith in ancient times but the reader can easily follow the threads I found the stories about the ancient world engaging with massive Nephilim battling for control of cities and forests and benevolent angels at first helping mankind and then becoming harsh masters trying to evade the wrath of God Helene s life in a strict Muslim household was also absorbing and instructive Nadia s storyline was the least developed largely being a vehicle to talk about Helene and Lillith The book is described as artly science fiction but I didn t find much evidence of This Genre In The Story genre in the story than speculation that the angels may have been aliens Some of the characters such as Lilith ancient warriorking Asmodeus and immortality seeking Gilgamesh are captivating and memorable Others like Helene s father and his traveling companions are two dimensional and functional AsmodeusGilgameshThere s a bit of romance in the book some of it not uite credible in the context of the story I also felt that Nadia and her abductors got unrealistically chummy and that the ancients incongruously spoke in very modern lingo Overall though I enjoyed the book and look forward to reading the seuel I m curious to see what happens to the remaining characters and to learn how the conflict between humans and djinn Va’ and ‘demons’ The Watchers were supposed to do just that watch But humankind roved far too tempting and they ‘fell’ to earth taking wives and even Hatred in the belly producing children But their children grew into unruly giants whose souls didn’t ascend like human souls when they die but remained here on earth These errant souls haunt the earth to this day They are the ‘djinn’ the ‘hidden ones’ also known as ‘daeva’ and ‘demon’ They have oneurpose to live But to live they need bodies This chain of events has now reached the oint where the djinn need than just our bodies to survive They must take back control of the earth just as in the days when they ruled as gods The Hidden Ones book.

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Lays out I recommend the book to all readers especially fans of adventure legends and mythsYou can follow my reviews at I had received a free copy of this book from the author in return for an honest reviewI have always had an interest in angels after watching the Prophecy with Christoper Walken and Eric Stoltz great flick It was then that I learned that angles were not just halo clad ghosts laying the harp abd floating from cloud to cloud Turns out that some angels are warriors and some are revolutionaries who are cast from Heaven to form Hell And the battles they foughtbiblical in Encyclopedia of International Development proportion haThe Hidden One s blends biblical lore and history in a mysterythriler tale that takeslace in the current day as well as in the ancient Middle East I really enjoyed how the author took a real historical event and spun it in to her book some of her explanations of how and why some events transpired was a lot of fun to read I also really liked how djinn s were a big Gender Inequality in Our Changing World piece of the book As the author writesaraphrase the djinn was the first monster and all other monsters sprang from that legend The I think about this the if makes sense the djinn was the first monster how cool is thatGreat ending here tooI was surprised If I was watching this as a movie instead of reading the book I would have stood up in the theater and yelled OH NO YOU DIDN TFun read definitely recommend this is the first book in a series hooray and I will be reading the rest This was a book that I kept Rooming in the Masters House putting aside due to other book obligations Not once however did I consider not finishing it It was interesting enough toull me back in each time I Media, Home and Family picked it up and I am glad that I finished the story I did not know anything about the djinn when Iicked up this book and I still found it fascinating so if it is something you have an interest in you should definitely check it out Thank you to Nancy Madore for Multicultural Partnerships providing me with a copy to review Copyrovided by the author in exchange for an honest review Thousands of years ago something came out of the sky that changed the course of human history Testimonies abound of these angels and their hybrid offspring the Nephilim giants These mighty gods uickly rose to A Convent Tale power and the ancient world came alive with industry and culture Many consider thiseriod in history to be the dawn of our civilization People who lived as hunters and gatherers for hundreds of thousands of years suddenly began settling in one Contemporary Issues in California Archaeology place cultivating the land and even governing themselves They invented irrigation the wheelrotective armor and algebra They somehow acuired knowledge of our solar system that even modern technology wasn t able to confirm until the 1970s Most importantly they began to read and write Yet an undercurrent of terror was spreading like wildfire carrying whispers of djinn daeva and demons Back in Ethics for Police Translators and Interpreters present day Nadia Adeire CEO of BEACON a successful company based on charity for victims of natural disasters is kidnapped from her Manhattan office while working through her holidays She is taken by a mysterious group ofeople wearing strange masks to a desolate location in Saudi Arabia kept risoner and interrogated for days This book is the story of that interrogationThe kidnappers believe Nadia to be the newest incarnation of Lilith the notorious demoness from old Jewish legends They also suspect that she is heavily involved with an impending terrorist attack that will stun the entire world While faced with the relentless Of Her Interrogators Nadia of her interrogators Nadia the story of her grandmother Helene who recently assed away and who obsessed with the legends of LilithThe story of The Hidden Ones is told from three different Vilfredo Pareto points of view Nadia herself inresent day Lilith 5000 years ago and Helene as a young girl in 1948 Nadia s POV mostly just Incomplete Streets provides a frame for the rest of the story and the interrogation takeslace for the entire length of the book something that unfortunately makes Nadia s chapters uite boring at times The other two POV s are a lot interesting especially Helene Even those chapters occasionally struggled to keep my attention but all in all I felt that this method of storytelling with three different The Fin-de-Siècle World protagonists in three differenteriods of time was well executedBoth the story itself and the characters featured in it have both their God and the Multiverse positive and negative sides On theositive side the story is both innovative and uite fascinating English Warfare, 1511-1642 providing interesting explanations to mysteries of history religion and fairytales alike like the legends of Gilgamesh and his famous uest for eternal life the biblical Deluge and a lot of others In Lilith and Helene we also get two really interesting characters On the negative side none of the other characters are interesting to read about at all they re one dimensional and it doesn t feel like they add anything to the story Also despite a traumatising kidnapping and the threat of a terrorist attack it doesn t feel like much is happening to cause great excitement Somehow it feels like Nadia s story is completely detached from the threats to the worldossibly because she spends almost the entire book being interrogated by her kidnappersWhen it comes to the writing the word flawless is the first that comes to mind That doesn t mean I ll go around uoting from this book FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE the rest of my life that there was absolutely nothing wrong with the way this book was written and that everything seemed to be done in a completely Trauma and Cognitive Science professional mannerMy opinion about this book is certainly influenced by the fact that this is not the kind of book that I normally tend to read There is too much of thearanormal for my taste but that does in no way mean that the book was bad Only that I didn t like it as much as I could haveWould I recommend this book Yes I think I would Especially if you enjoy reading After World Religions paranormal books urban fantasy or even thrillers and crime fiction It is uite easy to see that both the series and the author have a lot ofotential here especially because the book seemed to be gradually improving all the way from the beginning until the end That certainly bodes well for the rest of the series and even this book was interesting enough that I will most likely continue reading the seuels as well. One As CEO of her own thriving company Nadia Adeire is flush with success but a secret society dating back to the Essenes believes her to be one of the ancient djinn the notorious demoness of Hebrew legend Lilith What’s they have reason to believe that she’s Hester plotting a catastrophic attack on the world Nadia is snatched from her ‘perfect’ life and caught in a maze between aresent day disaster and the ancient legends of the djinn The only way out is to retrace the steps of her deceased grandmother Helene The deeper Nadia delves into the ast the harder it will be for her to emerge unscathed But it’s the only way to stop this impending disaster that was set in motion five thousand years ago. ,