Enlightenment (The Bathala Series)
Reno Ursal, author
When Dorothy Dizon meets the mysterious Adrian Rosario and his alluring knowledge of Filipino history, her life takes an unchartered detour. Adrian knows Dorothy’s true calling is connected to the hidden history of the Philippines, but can’t reveal any of it until she is conscious of it herself. He keeps his true identity hidden, regardless of how close she gets to the truth. What Adrian doesn’t realize is how much Dorothy affects his body and soul. And the more he underestimates her, the more danger they’re in from enemies of the secret society he swears to protect. In a race against time, they experience an emotional journey that tests their belief in each other, hoping their choices ultimately protects the people they love, unknowingly leading to a new enlightenment for them both. Enlightenment, Book One of The Bathala Series explores the history of the Philippines through the first-person perspectives of Filipino American characters who teeter dangerously between friendship and love.