Fanciful Reader

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Everlasting by Angie Frazier

Everlasting by Angie Frazier is the story of Camille, a 17-year-old girl living with her father in San Francisco. She is engaged to Randall whom she does not love, but has the funds to save her father’s shipping company.

On her final sea voyage with her father before the wedding, Camille finds a letter in his possession that reveals a secret that he had been keeping from her. Soon after reading the letter Camille begins hearing voices and the word “Umandu” and seeing a vision of a skeletal face, which occurs to warn her of approaching danger.

Camille is thrown together with Oscar, her father’s first mate, as they travel to Australia on the quest for a magical stone that is said to bring the dead back to life, Umandu.

It’s inevitable that Camille and Oscar will fall in love.The romance is definitely secondary to the Indiana Jones-type adventure but still very heartfelt. There’s only one main romantic scene, which is fitting for a story where characters are running for their lives most of the time. The book ends on a happy note though with a lot of loose threads. I’m glad that I only have a few weeks until the next book in the series, The Eternal Sea, is released.