The Wanderer’s mission three decades ago: secretly sire children to hide his bloodline, and protect them until their destinies can unite in the final battle between good and evil. That time has come...
Cara Collins, the First of the Holy Twelve, longs for one last peaceful weekend with her bridesmaids as she plans her wedding to Simon Young, her former Trinity Guardian, before duty calls with the Angelorum to gather the Twelve and prepare them for battle. Life, as she knew it, has changed; weird is Cara’s new normal. Her newly acquired Nephilim DNA is wreaking havoc on her and those closest to her as her body transforms into Amazonian proportions and an overabundance of pheromones threatens to land her in hot water with Simon—not to mention a sudden suspicious outbreak of “insta-love” among her friends.
Michael Swift, Cara’s Trinity Messenger, has spent months running from his attraction to Cara’s brazen best friend Sienna, the only woman who has ever skirted his considerable defenses. But if he wants a future with her, he must confront his tormented past head on, or risk losing her and destroying the future of the Angelorum.
As dark forces and outside threats gather, Cara has more to worry about than fitting into her wedding dress and playing Cupid to her friends. A second encounter with rocker Brett King shows Cara once again that there are no coincidences. One of the Wanderer’s children, Brett and his secret siblings are the key to gathering the rest of the Twelve.
When the newly forming team finally comes together, an unexpected revelation shakes them to their core. They must all look deeper into their souls as new secrets come to light to discover what's really at stake in the final battle between good and evil…if betrayal and Lucifer don’t rip them apart first.
Title: THE WANDERER'S CHILDREN
Genre: Supernatural / Romance
Author: L.G. O'Connor
Rating: 4.5 Stars
The second book in the Angelorum Twelve Chronicles, THE WANDERER'S CHILDREN follows the pulse-pounding and frequently erotic travails of a group of humans with mystical bloodlines who are "called" to serve their communities. This time, however, there's a traitor in their midst.
To quote Iggy Pop, rock star Brett is "bored with looking good." He blows off an interview with Rolling Stone and leaves his tour to get away from the limelight and back into the good graces of an attractive, seemingly down to earth woman named Cara he met six months before. However, Cara is now engaged and experiencing a transformation of her own from ordinary mortal into a woman with exceptional powers. When she and Brett meet again, they feel a powerful pull towards each other, even though Cara is genuinely in love with her fiancé Simon. It turns out Brett is more than just a rock 'n roll superstar; he also carries the blood of The Wanderer, an angelic figure who has been carefully impregnating chosen women to help create a group of specially endowed humans.
Unfortunately, the joy of Brett's personal discovery is darkened when news reaches them that the Wanderer has been murdered. There's a traitor on the angelic High Council, and the Wanderer's Children must discover who it is before evil decimates them all.
Combining a marvelous talent for emotional resonance with a naturally light, playful attitude towards sex and romance, L.G. O'Connor creates a rich, complex world that realistically explores joy, pain, fame, child abuse, and the insanely complex and frightening realities of pre-established hierarchies. Although set in a supernatural milieu, the emotions and situations these characters find themselves in ring with a clarity that is unforgettable.
THE WANDERER'S CHILDREN is a satisfying and nuanced read for fans of the series and newbies alike.