Star-crossed lovers, an ancient curse, a world at war...
Niue, 1944. On this remote island, deep in the South Pacific, it hardly feels like a war is on. Angelie, a 17-year-old Australian girl, is waiting out the war on there, as warm tropical winds blow through her hair almost as gently as native islander Will Tongahai's eyes graze her body.
But the arrival of an African archaeologist and his German consort unsettle the inhabitants of this tranquil isle, and Angelie begins to wonder if the war hasn't finally reached their shores.
As Angelie and Will are drawn to the suspicious pursuits of the new visitors - secret off shore communications, a strange, ancient statue, a fantastic myth - a series of vivid dreams about deserts and long forgotten prophecies ensnares them. The lovers discover that their destiny, one forged thousands of years earlier, is not only bigger than their prospective future together, but makes a mere world war look like child's play.
Fans of Audrey Niffenegger, Madeline Miller and Jeff Wheeler will be enchanted by this epic story! Readers have called Victoria Dougherty's new "Breath" series "haunting" "beautiful" and "breathtaking storytelling." Discover why this thrilling new fantasy will have you up all night turning pages!
Very easy and enjoyable read. Not what I expected when I saw the Sci-Fi & Fantasy genre. At this point in my life I don’t read those genre, but read it because Victoria Dougherty is the author. I’m glad I did. It has fantasy element that is the focus of the book, but is low key. Also has suspense elements. I recommend this book to everyone from YA to old folks like me.