The Hallowed Bloodline: The Guardian

The Hallowed Bloodline Series

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The Guardian - M. Jay Williams - The Hallowed Bloodline
Part of the The Hallowed Bloodline series:
Editions:Paperback - first: $ 16.99
ISBN: 979-8618629676
Size: 6.00 x 9.00 in
Pages: 462

Twin witches Robbie and Rowan spend the bulk of their time conjuring up ways to get their hands on a magical chest which is closely guarded by their lifelong nemesis.  The twins and their longtime friend Colter devise a plan to conceal the chest in wulfenite to hide it away from Drew. To obtain the mineral they begin working at a mineral mine in Schickard, AZ. They quickly learn that things are not as they seem. They realize that some of the miners are disappearing. They discovered a coven of witches, a mysterious instructor, and an unknown force lurking about the mine.

Robbie, Rowan and their friends are propelled back in time to the year 1647. During an intense battle Robbie and Tillis, a nascent witch with Chrono-telekinetic abilities, are catapulted forward in time to the year 1918. Robbie meets his young grandfather in post-war Connecticut. Robbie finds he is tethered to Tillis, who is unaware of the connection. Robbie is forced to witness the secret relationship between his grandfather and Tillis. Robbie tries desperately to get back to Rowan. When he finally succeeds in getting back he has a disastrous encounter with a werewolf.

Upon returning to 1647 Robbie finds himself in another predicament this time Drew and his friends come to Robbie’s aid.  The two former rivals become friends forging a lifelong bond.  Robbie comes around to Drew’s way of thinking.   Robbie helps Drew fortify the chest to keep it out of Rowan’s hands, causing a rift between the twins.  Robbie will have to find a way to get Rowan and his clique to come together with Drew and his friends to fight a bigger battle that has the potential of becoming the next apocalypse.

 

Excerpt:

Aaron snuck a glance over at Robbie who sat as far away from him as possible. The boy sat sullen and he looked bereft Aaron suddenly felt nervous and guilty. He was afraid that Robbie might tell Professor Wells what he had done and he could lose the only job he ever had. “Hey, do you know the King of Arcadia?” Aaron said to break the silence.

Robbie grunted “No I don’t know him,” he continued to look out the window.

“He was a figure in Greek mythology,” Aaron told him.

“Oh,” Robbie uttered drably.

“You interested in Greek mythology?”

“Not really,” Robbie said flatly.

“I can dig that. I’ve only recently gotten into it myself. It was Professor Wells who turned me onto it, as well as Egyptian mythology.” Aaron said eagerly.

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“Greek mythology is better.” Robbie inhaled the savory scent of the pizza and began to tune into the conversation. “I can vaguely remember a fable about a man who slaughters, his son and served his dismembered body to Zeus. I don’t remember it well enough to tell it.” Robbie told him.

“That’s the king of Arcadia man!” Aaron said excitedly. “His name was Lycaon. You get it, like Lycan.”

“Yeah that wasn’t too hard to piece together,” Robbie said in a patronizing manner. “I have always wondered why in the hell would he kill his son and serve him to Zeus.”

“Lycaon was known for his notorious deeds. He wanted to see whether Zeus was truly omniscient, all-knowing.” Robbie was a little offended that Aaron paraphrased the word as if he didn’t know what omniscient meant. “Zeus knew immediately after tasting the grotesque dish exactly what it was. He was furious with Lycaon. Being a vengeful god he transformed Lycaon into the form of a wolf.” Aaron told him.

“Creating the first werewolf.” Robbie interrupted. He wanted to show Aaron that he wasn’t the idiot he must take him for.

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Reviews:David B. Paulk on Amazon wrote:

David B. Paulk
5.0 out of 5 stars A read like quicksand -
Reviewed in the United States on March 12, 2021
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Once you step into the book it pulls you through a Roller Coaster ride of emotions, until the last gasp as the end closes over your head. At the beginning I wasn't sure if this was going to be what I was looking for, then it dawned on me that the actions I found off-putting were exactly the needed plotline to make the villain(s) detestable - it worked. Meanwhile, the Hero's were exactly what I was looking to find. They used there skill and natural talent to solve the issue presented by the villain. This turned into the most enjoyable read in a long time and made me anticipate the sequel.


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