Saturday, February 22, 2020

From Sky to Sky, No Less Days #2 by Amanda Stevens

Book description

Zac Wilson can’t die.

Daredevil Zac Wilson isn’t the first celebrity to keep a secret from the world, but his might be the most marvelous in history: Zac doesn’t age and injuries can’t kill him. What’s more, he’s part of a close-knit group of others just like him.

Holed up in Harbor Vale, Michigan, Zac meets two more of his kind who claim others in their circle have died. Are their lifetimes finally ending naturally, or is someone targeting them—a predator who knows what they are?

The answers Zac unearths present impossible dilemmas: whom to protect, how to seek justice, how to bring peace to turmoil. His next action could fracture forever the family he longs to unite. Now might be the time to ask for help. . .from God Himself. But Zac’s greatest fear is facing the God he has run from for more than a century.

My review:

 I enjoyed the previous book in this series, and was really intrigued by characters that cannot die that aren't vampires. As odd as it may sound to have a Christian series of books about people who cannot die, this is a really cool series.

  From Sky to Sky centers on the one who is the most interesting in my opinion:  Zach, the daredevil stuntman. This series isn't suspense, but this one leaned more suspenseful as they raced to find someone who seemed to have found a way to end their lives.

 The book also brought new characters that shared the immortality of the others, and also brought into play one that I think was mentioned in the previous book, but wasn't really part of the story: Simon, another interesting character I hope gets his own book.

 I really enjoyed the book, the characters, their interacting to each other, and the plot. And again, it was interesting to think what life would be like if you couldn't die, the good and the bad. What sticks out most in the story to me was Zach's struggle to overcome his severe fear of closed spaces, and his century of running from God. Slight spoiler: There is a scene where Zach is in trouble, and feels God near. He asks God "how can you still want me as your Son?" He later relates it to his friends, and wonders again how after running from God for more than a century, how God could possibly want him. He was reminded that with God, a hundred years is as just a day. Those scenes, and the rest of Zach's spiritual journey really touched me. Yeah, it is just fiction, and he is just a fictional character.......a really cool one......but it was a great reminder of God's grace, and how quick and willing He is to forgive and welcome the wanderer back.

  From Sky to Sky was a great read, and it definitely left me wanting to read more of these interesting immortal people.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.

About the author:

As a child Amanda G. Stevens disparaged Mary Poppins and Stuart Little because they could never happen. Now she writes speculative fiction. She is the author of the No Less Days series and the Haven Seekers series, and her debut Seek and Hide was a 2015 INSPY Award finalist. She lives in Michigan and loves trade paperbacks, folk music, the Golden Era of Hollywood, and white cheddar popcorn.

From Sky to Sky is available from Barbour Pubishing. Thanks to Barbour for the review copy.