“"Jean felt sick to her stomach. She was also beginning to fear that she was failing the human race , as they were failing each other. This was, she dreaded, the beginning of the saddest time in the history of humanity.” The Lightbearers, by Nora Garcia
The plot for this story is intensely deep, hitting on many different subject and issues, such as social development of children, political atmospheres, the overall maturity level of the human race, as well as several others. Set in a not-too-distant future, this story follows the reincarnated ancient Egyptian King Akhenaton and Queen Nefertiti as they face the modern world. The couple live their many lives, fulfilling the duties and mission of "The Lightbearers." While the underlying themes of this story are deep, they are mixed with a lighthearted, passionate love between the ancient rulers, and a somewhat whimsical romance between them, in their current life together.
As with any book that touches on deep subjects and fundamental beliefs, there will be those who agree, those who disagree, and those who are in the middle. The beliefs held by The Lightbearers are ones I have personal issues with, which made it difficult to stay unbiased. While I don't agree with the fundamental ideas presented in this book, several do touch on realistic problems our world is facing at the moment. Because of that, I can applaud this book, and it's author, for the message presented. Which is, in it's simplicity, to live simple, not rely on technology, and remember to be human.
The writing was, in all honesty, very very good. I was very impressed by Nora Garcia's smooth mix of realistic issues, with a unique love story, all tied into a wonderful adventure. Overall, I enjoyed the story itself, and my personal beliefs aside, I would recommend this book to fans of paranormal romance, adventure, and mythology.
*I was given an eCopy of this book, from the author, to read in exchange for an honest review. ”