REDEMPTION (Children of the Gods #3)
Lead Council member, Christoph, is dead by Elyse’s hand, and Descendants have begun to emerge, exposing their secret to the world. Some see this as the prophecy come to fruition, but the prophecy caries a heavy consequence. It was never meant to be as peaceful as most had hoped.
Humans and Descendants struggle to live together in a world that isn’t ready for such a change. America is divided. Those who glorify the supernatural race believe Descendants truly are the gods they claim relation to. Others see them as a threat.
When Elyse gives birth to the next generation oracle, she sees one final vision—war. The destruction of the country’s major cities, and the end of America as we know it.
After her daughter is born, Elyse finds herself without the ability she needs to predict the future. Desperate to save the world from such conflict, she puts her faith in the hope that Descendants are the key to survival. After all, they have the power to supply a broken society with the means to survive.
Only from the ashes can a new world be born.
OUR SECRET WAS OUT. As I lay awake beside William the night after my escape, it was the first time I allowed that thought to sink in. Of the hundreds of Descendants who sought refuge in these caves months earlier, only my friends and family had waited for me to return. The rest were out there, and the world was watching.
A part of me felt relief. It was out of my hands. Those who’d trusted and followed me were free, and in a differ-ent way, so was I. No more prophecy weighing me down. Still, as the twinkling lights that lit the cave at night dimmed and withdrew into darkness, I couldn’t find peace enough to sleep.
After all I’d been through, the fighting, the death, the seclusion, I’d survived. We’d won. But I still felt like I’d lost the one thing I’d always counted on—William. I stared through the pitch black to where he slept next to me, warm and real. He was alive. He was mine. For that I was grate-ful, but my heart felt empty. He didn’t remember.
He’d always told me he’d lose me to this war. I never imagined I’d be the one to lose him.
The moment I killed Christoph, the Council shifted generations. Dr. Nickel’s power fell to his daughter, Edith. Now she was the one who could mimic the ability of any Descendant she came into contact with. The cave’s stars belonged to her tonight. At first I was hopeful she could give her brother his memories back, but at her young age, she hadn’t been in contact with many abilities, mind-wipers included.
A piece of me had been convinced I’d get William back, the man I married, the man who loved me before I knew him. Now our love was one-sided.
I stared at him through the darkness. He used to know me intimately. Knew my fears. My secrets. Now all of our wordless moments were lost. I wondered if he’d ever get any of it back, the tangled legs and warm skin of so many nights together.
OPPRESSION (Book #1)
UPRISING (Book #2)
REDEMPTION (Book #3)
The Children of the Gods Series
The Descendants have waited long enough for freedom…
About The Author
JESSICA THERRIEN spent most of her life in the small town of Chilcoot, California, high up in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. In this town of nearly 100 residents, with no streetlights or grocery stores, there was little to do but find ways to be creative. Her mother, the local English teacher, inspired her to do all things artistic, and ultimately instilled in her a love for language. Jessica currently lives in Southern California with her husband and their two children.
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