Title: The Thirteenth Guardian
Author: K.M. Lewis
Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewed by: Shakera
Genre: Fantasy, Thriller
Publisher: Thirteenth Guardian
Date of Release: June 11, 2019
Format: Kindle (YA Bound Book Tours)
Imagine, one day is just as normal as the last. A few days go by, and then an earthquake of a 9.9 magnitude occurs. Your country has never experienced such a catastrophe. Next, a tsunami, wiping out all of the east coast of the United States… New York, Boston, Pennsylvania, Florida… all underwater at the bottom of the Atlantic. Horrific natural disasters are happening all over the world in degrees undreamt of. One of the things each of these events have in common is people hear trumpets coming from the sky. The main thing each event has in common is the book of Revelations from the Bible. K.M. Lewis has brought the apocalypse of the Bible to life in The Thirteenth Guardian, but there’s a huge secret, and it’s a good one, quite the doozy.
There are six people all over the world who believe they are just ordinary people. Avery, Eli, Kaliya, Remi, and the twins, Carmen and Toni are all special. They don’t have special powers, but they possess what it would take to re-establish humanity and build the world to be what it should be. They just need to make it to Austria. There, they will learn about a secret society that has protected the knowledge of humanity, but just like all things, there must be balance. Because there is good, there must be evil. There is another secret society that wants to keep the six from making it to Austria. If Avery and the rest make it there, all hope is lost for their cause. The differences between the two secret societies are interesting. Both have powerful people in places and they both think what they are doing is to the betterment of humanity. The main difference, the secret society Eli and group are making their way to are called The Guardian. There are three guardians and they are women, have always been women, and will always be women. The guardianship is hereditary and past on throughout several generations since the beginning of time. This is bound to be a story that will keep you glued to your book/kindle.
The description of the book only mentions Avery, which I thought was interesting, but you have to get through about six percent of the book before you meet Avery. You meet Eli first and you get to know a little bit about him and wonder if you’re reading the right book. This had a The Da Vinci Code vibe to it, which I enjoyed. You get to know a bit about the six throughout their travels to Austria with each day bringing a new and even more horrific event than the day before. While each person brings something to the table in a way that will help humanity, I think Remi will be an interesting character to keep an eye on. He makes a comment towards the end of the book and I think it would be interesting to see where the author takes that character.
I don’t think you have to know the Bible to the book of Revelations, but this book could help with that. I thought this book was captivating and I finished the book in one sitting. It looks to be a part of a series, maybe even a trilogy. I’m excited to see where this goes!