Review: Chasing Power by Constance Phillips
Too bad it was in this much too quaint farmhouse. Too many soft muted colors for her taste, and the old-fashioned spinning wheel near the fireplace was enough to make her gag. The real world wasn’t soft and cozy. It wasn’t pink and subdued. It was cold and hard. It was the kind of place that no matter how hard you tried, babies and mommies still died. The memories she worked so hard to bury vaulted to the surface, and Annie stumbled to the couch. She leaned forward and rested her elbows on her knees, covering her face with her hands and willing herself to gain control. It’s been two and a half years. Let it go!
A world where fairies and humans exist in the same place is what this story encompasses. Science has proven that a world where humans don’t understand a concept or theory, breeds fear and then hate. With this in mind, fairies are forced to blend in with their human counterparts and forbidden to share their realm and power source with them. Phillips shares her enticing new world, filled with magic and life—one that is both entertaining and inspiring.
Kieran and Annie meet under the most inconspicuous circumstances. Kieran, not being from earth—but rather from another realm, instantly falls for her upon her entrance into him family’s farmhouse. With his sister giving birth to twins, Kieran must put his feelings and opinions aside after the twins are born, one boy who is perfectly healthy and fairy—one girl who is dying out of the womb due to lack of oxygen. Annie arrives just in time to stress the importance of going to the hospital where Sierra, Monique’s newborn daughter, can get the help that she needs. There is only one problem—Kieran forbids it after the healer temporary heals the newborn of her ailments. The fairy world is in danger from outcasts who roam the earth—one step outside of their protective spell can cause their whole family to become in even more danger. Will Annie, the human doctor—in deep denial of her calling—be Kieran’s downfall or his greatest asset in this fight against constant power hunger?
Phillips has a wonderful story-line and mesmerizing characters that are well developed; however, her writing style lacks sufficient editing. If a reader does not get hooked right away, it may be difficult to overlook the grammatical and spelling inconsistencies. This new world does show promise and extensive creativity. If you are a reader of fantasy, this may be a good choice for you.
A free copy was exchanged for an honest review of this fictional piece.