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Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 442 KB
Print Length: 308 pages
Publisher: Leisure (January 21, 2009)
Free Download 9/4/2010
Read 9/16/2010-9/21/2010 (exact date unknown)
Publisher's Marketing Copy: The Eleven—an alliance of ultimate predators. Primal, lethal, irresistible. The Prophecy—an ancient Mayan prediction that the world will end on 12-21-12. The Prey—where can you hide from pure evil? Kelly Maloy opens her car door to much more than a great looking stranger at the Houston airport. Terror, desire, and a horrible truth climb in with him. She’s only supposed to drive Ty Endeka around the city for a few weeks. Too bad no one tells her that once day fades she’ll become part of a battle fought in the darkened streets with an enemy that isn’t human. And the sensual man who feeds her fantasies hides a soul that gives new meaning to animal magnetism. Eleven Gods of the Night… The only creatures more deadly are the ones they’ve been summoned to destroy. /span>
Well, what's this? Souls reincorporated into bodies; strong, fighting, intelligent souls in hot, human, male bodies. Raised after sixty-five million tears by some kind of telepathic, telekinetic, powerful, super-being to fight the forces of other sixty-five million year-old, raised, super-beings who are evil. Okay, get this the guys change into their prior form to fight. And their names have been shortened by the name of their prior beings scientific species name. Oh, and this is before the end of the next world cycle on 12/12/2012. A bit of cashing in on the whole 2012 end of the world scare. I haven't been this scared since 1999. Honestly, this kind of fear mongering annoys me even more when people are trying to make money off it. Even if it were real what could we do about it. We all face the end of our lives all the time and would be well-served to remember our mortality but to march out the ancients' stone tablets and scare the bejeepers out of people with it is sad. Maybe they are wrong, maybe the carver or scientists died and couldn't write/carve on, maybe here as a regime change, maybe they ran out of stone tablets... They didn't predict or stop the end o their own culture, did they?
So, the name of our romantic lead male character is Ty, guess what it has been shortened from. C'mon, on guess.... Tyronne, Tyree. Tye dye? How about TYRANNOSAURUS REX. Yep, the reincarnated re-embodied souls are those of dinosaurs. DINOSAURS. At one point the main female lead-character asks the human form dinos if they'd like to go to the museum of natural history to visit their friends.
So, ridiculous right? Yup, these guys, the Eleven, have to save the world from the bad resurrectees, the Nine. But, the guy who is the good kingpin is apparently hiding a deeper past from the other guys. A past Ty gets glimpses of. Okay, the chick is a musician, getting an MFA in performance or something. She mostly plays the flute and according to the kingpin, her special, improvised music is what destroys the bad guys and saves the world.
Okay, like I said, the ridiculous and the somewhat less so. Less ridiculous is the involvement of werewolves and vampires, and of course saying that werewolves and vampires ae lss fantastic than human-dinosaurs is a strange thing to posit. But, could I put this "ridiculous" book down? Nope, I read it up and down the west coast. The writing was very energetic, staccato, rapid-fire, machine gun like. The relationships were spontaneous and inexplicable but for some reason I couldn't put the book down.
Could the relationship between Ty and Kelly survive? Will they live happily ever after? I must say that Ty's character sees some good growth from prehistoric male to modern sensitive guy with a protective temper. You might be captivated by this most ridiculous and yes, original, story. In fact this was one of the most original premises for a story I have ever come upon. Yup, I finished it though. Sometimes the ridiculous is what we need. Like the coyote or clown in tribal cultures silly things can highlight what really counts: love, loyalty, courage.
I don't know if that was Bangs aim or goal, I don't think that is what I really got, but like I have said, I finished it and I remembered it. There aren't a lot of "stupid" stories about which I can say that.
Free or cheap it's a fun read.