Thursday, May 3, 2012

Shaman Friend Enemy ~ M. Terry Green

Shaman, Friend, Enemy (Olivia Lawson, Techno-Shaman, #2)Shaman, Friend, Enemy by M. Terry Green
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In this second installment to the Techno-Shaman series we find Olivia at the hight of success. Clients have been flooding in since the Lightning Shaman has gone public. Life is not as easy as it seems though, Livvy is being attacked by a dark Shaman, in the multiverse and is also creating some trouble herself. Add to this the budding relationship between here an SK and things couldn't be more complicated.

Summary from M. Terry Green's website

Patients with fractured souls, clients threatened by deadly ancestor spirits, and now the paparazzi–it’s all in a day’s work for techno-shaman Olivia Lawson. Livvy has rocketed to the top of the shaman world, bringing old friends with her but also attracting new enemies.
Even as her career soars, her personal life spirals downward. Broken bonds and lost love finally force her to confront the terrible secret of her beginning in shamanism. Despite being attacked by dark shamans and navigating a spiritual plane that seems out of control, Livvy’s single-minded quest steers her into dangerous territory and puts her on a collision course with those dearest to her.
No longer interested in walking a fine line, Livvy discovers that–when the one thing you need is the one thing you can’t have–you’ll risk everything.
My Thoughts....

As in the first one this book started a little slow but by half way through I was hooked and couldn't put it down. Livvy is an instantly likable character. With true human flaws and of course plenty of self doubt thrown in. This is a novel of Livvy's personal growth. She will have to face her past in order to move on into the future. She will also need to learn to trust in her friends, even with her darkest secrets.

As for the minor characters, M. Terry Green did a great job developing both SK and Min more. You get a better feel for who they really are in this book. Their actions seem true to their characters, which can sometimes be tough for authors to accomplish with secondary characters.

I didn't truly understand Dominique. She did come across as a power hungry and nasty person, which was important since she is the "bad guy". I would have liked a little more background on why she was the way she was but other than that she was well created.

Overall this was an interesting read. The world of the Techno-Shaman is a new and intriguing one. Worth the read for sure

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