Goodreads: The Emissary (One Great Year #1)
Published: 9th October 2018 (Waterside Press)
Source: Copy from Author
Rating: 4/5 (Really liked it)
Official Summary: “When the world collapses from a Golden Age into one of chaos and strife, mankind’s salvation lies in the hands of eternal Emissaries― guardians chosen to protect the secrets of a sacred, ancient civilization and to guide humanity back to enlightenment even as its darkest hour approaches.
A timeless tale of love reborn through the ages.
Marcus and Theron are two lovers bound by an eternal and unshakable bond. As a series of catastrophic events nearly destroys their world, the two along with a chosen few become Emissaries destined, over the course of 13,000 years and through many reincarnations, to lead humanity into an era of peace and prosperity as foretold by the Elders of their race. But the forces of evil have taken possession of one man, Helghul, who relentlessly pursues Marcus and Theron through time, determined to destroy them and ruin all hope for salvation. The Emissary tracks Marcus’s epic adventure across centuries of human civilization to present day, where envoys of darkness gather threatening to bury the life-giving secrets of Atitala forever.
Good and evil come to blows and the future of mankind hangs in the balance. ” – Goodreads
Review: The start I did feel dragged a bit, but once it got going, boy did it get going. The start was a lot of build up, details of the world being built and who the main characters used to be as children. You needed to know that, just something about it was a little boring to me. The rest of the book rewards you though. Really loved how you got to see past lives and how the Authors turned and twisted things. Seeing Marcus (male soul) in a female body was just great. It just threw a new layer into the world. I classed it as romance even though it is not listed as that on Goodreads. The main story is Marcus trying to find Theron again, so to me it comes across as a romance.
There is a rape scene, so just be aware of that.
(Disclaimer: I received a free copy from the Authors. Does not affect my review)