Pearls Of Time: Between Gods and Mortals by Whitney Rines (Book Review #75)


The land of Liansea is constantly corrupted and ravaged by the Immortals. They kill, commit genocide, poison the minds of mortals and conduct many more horrific crimes until Cabbah arrives.

Cabbah eliminates all of the Immortals except five. She appears to have stronger powers and possesses more love for the world and the humans living in it. Instead of killing the five left, she awards them with different punishments. For instance, she awards one with the responsibility of being the Gatekeeper to the underworld and awards another, the Godhood of being responsible for the peace, protection, and prosperity. As Cabbah reaches Lizia and Fayet (twins), she bestows the responsibility of mothering, fate, and prophecy to Lizia and leaves Fayet to guard her.

They can all become free of this forced duty until they learn to love, mend what they have corrupted and to pay their penance.

The story mostly focuses on Lizia and Fayet. The love between the brother and the sister is very sweet. Although Fayet is the one responsible for protecting Lizia from the dark forces and monsters that attack, it is Lizia, that is mostly worrying and guiding him towards doing the right thing. As Lizia continues to conduct her duties, Fayet falls in love with a mortal, Ayshir. This distraction prevents Fayet from adequately protecting Lizia and so she asks him to go to Ayshir and to be with her. Lizia tells Fayet that she will call for help if need be.

Although I found the relationship between Ayshir and Fayet to be uncomfortable at first, her being so young and him being more demanding than asking, it did grow on me. The family they create together nurses much love and joy. However, one thing is inevitable, and that is Ayshir is a human. Humans don’t live forever. Dark forces and other unfortunate things create much drama for this loving couple due to this fact and more. The ending of the book leaves you with a bang generating a lot of desire for wanting to know what happens next.

The standard of literature is excellent. It possesses a touch of poetry like writing, which adds to the language God’s speak. The plot and twists embedded were very well calculated and planned. I initially thought that the story was going to focus on the five immortals, but it moved on to Fayet and his destiny instead. The tale has an extreme amount of potential for many more adaptations. The author has done a tremendous job in describing human nature’s emotions and the complications of being with a God. When time is meaningless to one and precious to the other, how can a relationship survive?

I believe that this book would be suitable for anyone and not just for Science Fiction or Fantasy readers.

I look forward to reading more from this Author.

Written by Jeyran Main
This review was kindly requested by the Author, Whitney Rines.

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