Saturday, January 24, 2009

Any Given Doomsday

Any Given Doomsday by Lori Handeland (Phoenix Chronicles)

What was this book about?

Elizabeth Phoenix was a forgotten orphan who went from home to home until she found Ruthie. Ruthie was spectacular with her and the other kids. And Ruthie didn’t even seem to care that Elizabeth was different. She has always had visions and hunches about what was going to happen, what had happened and the last one doomed her police partner. She is now trying to live with the guilt when Ruthie is murdered.

Back into Elizabeth’s life walks Jimmy – a childhood friend and love – and another orphan under Ruthie’s care. Jimmy has to break it to Elizabeth that there is more out there then she ever knew. She is now going to be a part of the battle between good and evil. She is a seer and the leader for the next generation of demon killers.

Elizabeth isn’t sure she wants to embrace this new power that she has. But she also can’t continue to see the damage that the evil has wrought. Can she face up to it all and not get burned?

What did you think about the book?

I didn’t know what to expect from this book. I wasn’t sure if it was more of a detective mystery with a paranormal twist or a romance or what. And while I had guesses during much of the book the best I could think of to categorize it with is the Laurell K. Hamilton vampire books. There are many more sorts of supernatural creatures in this book – and there is a different theme in terms of the end of the world – but the idea that a woman achieves power through sex seems to relate to that.

I found the intricacies of the story refreshing. It takes an old tale – God throwing out the angels – and makes a new twist on the epic battle between good and evil. Throw in a few supernatural’s that I have never heard of (that seem to have an Indian heritage) and you can’t help but be entertained.

I definitely will pick up the next book in this series.

What genre would you consider this?



Question for You!
If you could be any sort of supernatural creature – what would you pick and why?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have this on on my shelf. Sounds pretty good!