Author: Dianna Hardy
5 out of 5 Stars
Two thousand and eleven years after the birth of the Failed One, the Witching Pen will be made manifest on Earth by the Great Shanka Witch of the Old Scrolls. By her hand, the Earth will rumble and shatter, and all dimensions will bleed into one. The true purpose of the Witching Pen has been revealed, and it must be destroyed before an apocalyptic prophecy comes true. There's just one problem –the Pen is indestructible. As everyone searches for much needed answers, Elena lays down plans for a radical mission to save her mother from the Shanka's shadow world. Meanwhile, Mary has finally discovered who she really is, and what that means for the human race. What Mary doesn't know, is that Gwain has been searching for her for over ten thousand years, and had lost all hope of finding her. Now that he has her, he's faced with an impossible choice: does he save the woman who altered his very existence, or does he sacrifice her to save mankind?
Ok, for this review I have decided not to go into detail about anything that happens in this story. If I were to give you one little detail it would completely ruin the experience you get from reading the book. So instead I will explain my experience and feelings about this fantastic, heart stopping, tear dropping story.
I was so sad when I finished this book, I just wasn't ready for it to end. Dianna gets you completely enthralled with her story of Mary and Gwain and you just want more and more. They are my two favorite characters in the novellas, maybe its their intensity or just the way they are so driven to save the other so they can have a future together or the fact that despite time, they are each others destiny. This story is not only about Mary and Gwain but Amy, Pueblo, Elena and Karl. They certainly have their journeys ahead of them. In this book you almost need to read what's going on with them to bring you down from the intensity of Mary and Gwain. Not only is the love they have for each other enough to knock your socks off but their journey has non stop action from start to finish. Be prepared to have questions answered, jaw dropping news, fist pumping scenes and tearful goodbyes...just have a box of tissues ready. This was definitely the best of the three hands down. When Dianna continues the story of these unforgettable characters, I will be the first in line for it.