Title: A Time To Rise
Author: Tal Bauer
Publisher: NineStar Press
Release Date: May 2, 2016
Genre(s): Paranormal Romance
Page Count: 319
Reviewed by: Parvathy
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
History says the Knights Templar were destroyed in 1307.
History is wrong.
Vampires haunt the sewers beneath Rome, revenants desecrate graveyards, ghouls devour helpless passersby, and incubi stalk dark alleys and seedy nightclubs in Italy’s capital. Deep in the Vatican, a brotherhood exists, sworn protectors of the earth, and they stand firm against monsters from the dark depths. Operating in secret and silence, they protect our world from the sinister, the etheric, and the evils that exist beyond the Veil.
But it’s a lonely life, and Alain Autenberg knows that more than most. His lover was ripped from him years ago, and he vowed never to get close to another soul again. Even when the loneliness presses down on him, and his empty heart cries out for something more.
Something more comes in Cristoph Hasse, a new soldier arriving in Rome to serve in the Pontifical Swiss Guard. Young, brash, and fitting in at right angles everywhere he goes, Cris struggles in the murky, deceptive labyrinth of the Vatican. Propelled forward by a past he can’t understand, Cris collides with Alain, and both men crash headfirst into the darkest secret of the Vatican…and of the world.
A Time to Rise contains adult content suitable for mature readers only.
A Time To Rise is a book where paranormal elements,action,suspense,history and romance has been weaved together to create an exceptional story which will enthrall you right from the first page. The book is a masterpiece which has been crafted with excellence paying close attention to detail in order to make the narrative extremely captivating. This book is really different from all the other paranormal romances out there and is guaranteed to leave you breathless after reading the story.
The story is set in Vatican and revolves around Swiss Guards and Knights of Templar. If I say more about the plot, that would be giving too much away as the book needs to be read in order to fully experience the sheer magnificence of it. The author has successfully crafted a story which seamlessly weaves together paranormal elements, action, suspense,history and romance. The book is having a balance of all the elements in the respect that none overshadows the other, rather all of them work together to make the story a spectacular one. I love action and suspense and this book had copious amounts of it, that it pushed all my right buttons. The characters in this story are well developed and many facets of them are revealed only as the story progresses. What I loved the most is that almost every single element in this story is really important and play a bigger picture and contributes to the overall story in someway or other. The author’s narrative makes us feel that we are smack-dab in the middle of the book and it truly enhances the reading experience. I also loved the chemistry between the characters and the way it had been explored. I loved everything about this book and it took me on a ride which left me breathless wanting for more.
Okay…So let me summarize whatever I said above..!! I FUCKING LOVED THIS BOOK AND THE BOOK IS FUCKING EPIC. Nothing more to say other than READ IT cause you will be MIND-BLOWN..!!!