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"Yes, I understood the natural world despite their horrific dispositions. I respected that they had only instincts to guide them. A simple purpose to fulfill: survive. But wasn’t knowing that fact what kept us from living in such a way? The fact that we knew the difference? The fact that we could be better? People were content acting like wild beasts, it seemed. That saddened me. They could have been so much more. Perhaps they still could." In Red Sand (The Creations Series, Book 1) by Anne MacReynold, the immortal Lilith constantly finds that existing on Earth has its wonders but also terrors; love and hate, trust and betrayal, life and death. Can she find her true purpose and guide humanity to its highest potential?
The combination of Jewish folklore, The Alphabet of Ben Sira, and the Greek mythology of Troy as the foundation of the plot is deftly done. I’m more familiar with the fictionalized versions of Lilith where she’s often envisioned as an unsympathetic, dangerous being. MacReynold's Lilith in Red Sand is undoubtedly fascinating and much more complex. This is a different and interesting take on Lilith’s tale including how Eve and Adam came to be. The different views of Lucifer and Lilith regarding life are intriguing, and how she handles and feels about immortality are at times poignant to read. Her genuine hope to lead humans to the right path is admirable. Simply put, this is a great start for The Creations Series and I look forward to the continuation of Lilith’s journey.
Wonderful story. I cried my way through it and I still want more. Anne MacReynold’s characters go through so much heartache but still find the will to go on. I look forward to the next book and the new journey that awaits us.
“The characters feel very real and very raw.”
“A fascinating fantasy world.”
“No matter how many adaptations are made, Red Sand is one of those stories you can’t fully experience unless you read it.”
Outstanding! A thrilling journey. Couldn’t put it down. Eagerly waiting for more! Love the author!
I love how the author combines mythology and history to create one unique story. I haven't read anything else like it! I can't wait for #2 in the Creations Series!
Beautiful. Adventurous. Mystical. An amazing adventure and journey. Could not put the book down. Excited for more!
Wonderful and heartfelt story. I look forward to the next book.
This author has a wonderful way of taking you on a beautiful journey ... as I read Red Sand I could literally see the surroundings and characters in my minds eye ... I fell in love with Lilith and loved Adam's heart and softness ... what an adventure ... I cannot wait for the next book
Red Sand is a complex story about the first woman on Earth. It involves a rollercoaster of emotion describing the battle between Lilith, the first man, magic, humanity, and the world. Beautifully written and carefully thought out. I look forward to the next novel in The Creations Series.
An epic adventure! A journey through a magical world! Couldn’t put the book down. Waiting for more!
I WANT MORE!!!!! So unique and engaging. There's both romance and action. Heroes and monsters. Can't wait to see what the author comes out with next!
Epic adventure. Powerful and beautiful. Love this book. Love Lilith and the journey she travels. Can't wait for more!