Solomons Ring doc ´ reader 9781459737846 ¸ Mary Jennifer Payne

reader ✓ Daughters of Light #2 ´ Mary Jennifer Payne

Twin sisters Jade and Jasmine are finally together after a five year separation but there’s no time to enjoy the reunion As Seers the sisters are being hunted by demons spilling through the rift and the city is on Note received an ARC from Netgalley this is the second in a series and I haven't read the first but there's a Star of David on the cover of this so I wanted to see how it dealt with Jewishness spoiler it doesn't Therefore judging this book on its own merits alone and not as part of a series I honestly don't have anything good to say about this sorry to say It's just generally messy both in terms of a plot line that should have been streamlined and in terms of its treatment of its characters Extremely badly handled transgender side character he's revealed to be trans when he makes a joke about when I was a young woman that immediately raised my hackles I'm not saying no one would ever make that joke because hey gallows humor but as a way to introduce a character's transness it doesn't make me feel safe and then in seuence he is misgendered and deadnamed by a villain and then MISGENDERED BY THE PROTAGONIST because she is being petty really surfacey feeling treatment of the protagonists' ethnicity they're Spanish speaking Latinas but as far as I saw the extent of cultural information was that their mother put random Spanish words in her dialogue and came from South America country not specified use of Jewish mythology and Holocaust invocations without including Jewish characters muddled messages about immigration and climate change Another book that uses diversity as a literal selling point in the marketing plan but in practice just reads kind of unpleasantly towards the marginalized identities it's trying to cash in on

doc Solomons Ring

Solomons Ring Daughters of Light #2 Of it all Jasmine discovers that someone has stolen a ring with the power to control the demons and the Final Battle between the Daughters of Light and the forces of darkness is approaching uickly than anyone predict This book two in the Daughters of Light series really has me thinking about the Daughter's of the Moon series from ages ago I loved the pacing and the continuing story This was another fast paced story with a few pages than the first one The author gave the reader enough information that if you ended up picking this one up without read book one I think you would be fine But you still might miss some of the awesomeness that was in book one I will say that parts of this story were slower than I would have liked but overall it was a great book two

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Solomons Ring doc ´ reader 9781459737846 ¸ Mary Jennifer Payne ¸ Twin sisters Jade and Jasmine are finally together after a five year separation but there’s no time to enjoy the reunion As Seers the sisters are being hunted by demons spilling through the rift and the city is on high alert against terrorHigh alert against terrorist threats The Protectors at Beaconsfield have gathered as many Seers as possible as the countries that haven’t been destroyed by climate change are starting to close their borders On top Solomon's Ring picks up shortly after the events of Finding Jade We are back in Toronto of 2032 where climate change terrorists continue to dominate world news Jade has been released from the power of the Ibeji doll and The Place in Between and has been returned to her family Jasmine and Jade have been continuing their training at Beaconsfield but the demons are getting and ambitious assuming the forms of the recently deadThe continued use of Toronto as the main setting for most of this book is an immediate hook for me Payne writes what she knows and I could easily picture the characters moving around the city When you consider the current state of affairs south of the border some of the drastic actions of the very sinister Mayor of Toronto who strangely reminded me of Harold Saxon alias of the Master in Doctor Who are only steps away from what is already circulating as bills in various states of the US The heightened terror and the strategy used by the Mayor to use the twins in support of her actions is disturbing in that it could easily escalate and happen hereThere are a lot of things that happen within this book in a short period of time beginning with an attack against the twins during the first chapter that leaves one of them in hospital We soon realize that no one is really who they seem and that those in power may be the most dangerous people of all The CCT is not a terrorist organization but rather a system of climate change allies who are working to save the Earth or so they say The dual narratives from Jade and Jasmine's perspectives give us a variety of different opinions on what is happening including the bigger uestions of whether Jasmine might actually be The Chosen One and what exactly happened with Jade and the mysterious Seth A times the story switches rapidly from one view to another and I found myself having to go back to see if I had missed details between chapters We do learn about the history of Solomon's Ring a device created by the Archangel Michael and used to control demons in some form and about how important it is for one of the Seers to return it to its original place setting up the events for what I presume will be Book ThreeBook One of the series heralded the recent popularity of shows such as Stranger Things with a similar theme of a missing child in a place in between and the trouble of adjusting back to the regular world; Jade certainly seems to have her issues with reintegration Perhaps my uibble with this book in the series is that the pieces seem to take a while to gel together and Jasmine and Jade are not given a chance to re bond together after so long apart Additionally Jasmine makes an out of character slur against Mr Khan regarding his gender reassignment; after knowing his secret for so long and being respectful of his past this seemed out of character and unnecessaryThere's a tonne of information in this book and the events are moving towards an ultimate confrontation in the final book in the trilogy It will be interesting to see how the author brings all the pieces together and to see how the climate change advocacy is integrated into the bigger picture of world events