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Carry on the Flame: Destiny's Call

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Humanity is in the midst of the greatest crisis in their evolution. Sharay is the one chosen to show the way forward and help humankind move through the fear and dark times of today's world. Born into a lineage of priestesses in modern day Glastonbury, England, Sharay's way is blocked by her jealous Aunt Phoebe, who uses black magic against her to steal her fortune and mag ...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published July 1st 2011 by Tag Publishing LLC
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Erika
I found Jodine Turner’s debut Y.A. paranormal fantasy to be both a compelling read and a fascinating look into the Celtic/Gnostic religion. In Sharay’s world, magic is real and priestesses are given special power from the Goddess of the Sea and Stars. Sharay was meant to be the head priestess but her jealous aunt, at the death of her parents, convinced her that the Goddess wasn’t real. That her visions were no more than hallucinations. Now Sharay has been put into a mental health facility and a ...more
Saleena Karim
I don't normally read fantasy or young adult fiction, but made an exception in this case for its visionary element. The story follows Sharay, who is wrongly sent to a mental institute by her aunt Phoebe, and is later framed for her uncle's murder (Phoebe's husband) as well. In fact Sharay belongs to a bloodline order of Celtic priestesses and she is at the centre of a prophecy that will bring humanity to a new stage of spiritual evolution. Her aunt is jealous of her niece and wants to seize powe ...more
Alissa Lukara
This is a visionary fiction novel of tremendous depth and characterization for any age, a compelling story of a young woman coming into her own power, coming into living the life she was born to live. In a mythical, mystical adventure that takes you through Glastonbury, England and Wales Sharay’s power is not worldly power in the traditional sense. It is the spiritual power of opening to know the love in her that is mightier than any sword to heal and transform not only herself, but the chaos of ...more
Tahlia Newland
Carry on the Flame - Destiny's Call is a story about empowerment in the context of a magical Goddess cult. The outer story is the container for the main thrust of this book which is the inner journey to find the centre of love and awareness within ourselves.

This book begins well with the heart-wrenching story of seventeen year Sharay being involuntarily placed in a mental hospital due to misunderstood visions and a guardian aunt who wants her fortune. Then our perspective changes to Rosheen, th
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Naomi
Carry On The Flame: Destiny’s Call is the first book in the ‘Goddess of the Stars and the Sea’ series by Jodine Turner. Fast paced journey of self discovery with a side order of romance to boot.

Sharay is one of the most strongest heroines I have come across in a while. Not only does she bounce back from her drug induced existence for the past six months but she steps up to the challenge to help her sistren and brethren against the forces of evil (and Aunt Phoebe).

Guethyn is a sweetheart. He is a
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J. Kevin
Young Sharay Kallah hears voices and has visions, which everyone dismisses as mental illness. But in truth, she's the latest in a long line of priestesses, in touch with the great Goddess and destined to be humanity's savior. Sharay's scheming Aunt Phoebe has her committed to a mental hospital, so she can take control of Sharay's inheritance (both financial and mystical). Can Sharay free herself, and understand her power, before the forces of darkness close in?

"Chosen One" stories are a dime-a-d
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Holly Patrone
Jodine Turner's YA novel Destiny's Call is well written and has an intriguing and appealing plot. Confined to the depths of a cold institution by her vicious, conniving and underhanded aunt, Sharay learns to hear the magic around her in the form of an old man, then in his grandson. This story is built of courage, hope and divine power. Sharay, our heroine, must learn to quell her inner demons, remember the grace from whence she came and find her rightful footing as she travels her mystical journ ...more
Donna
The story is very well-written. It has a good flow without a lot of downtime or boring sections. The characters are well-developed and complex on their own. They are part of this larger story, also complex, where they have to try and save humanity from the dark forces that are threatening to take over. Even within this you do not get lost. The author has paced this story well along with giving enough explanation to keep you focused on whats happening in the story now. Not spending a lot of time ...more
Lynnette Phillips
Jodine Turner has carefully created an intriguing Celtic world with mesmerizing characters that brings the times ancient Britain and of a then new religion to present day.

Sharay was the the daughter of the high priestess Blanche until Blanche and her husband died in an automobile accident. Traditionally, Sharay being underage, the title of high priestess should have passed to Blanche’s sister, Phoebe, but Blanche had made it known to the elders that should something happen to her she wanted Rosh
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Cassandra (The Book & Movie Dimension blogger)
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Sharay is prophesied as the chosen one in her modern age to set humans into a new age of prosperity. Her mom nurtured her abilities for the time she'd be called for bringing this in motion but Sharay's mom soon dies in what at first seems like an accident but proves to be more than that. The person after Sharay maybe someone she should trust. Liked the story because you become immersed in the deeply lulljng imagery and magic p
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Dana Davis
Sharay has won my heart as the troubled young woman fated to become the savior of humanity in Carry on the Flame: Destiny’s Call by Jodine Turner. Haunted by a disturbing past, Sharay must fight her inner demons, as well as those from the physical world, as she struggles to fulfill her magical destiny. Ms. Turner has created interesting characters in vibrant settings of England and Wales, and I love the way she links the ancient Celts with the modern-day world. I am now a fan of Jodine Turner, a ...more
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Carry on the Flame explores the world of Celtic magic as a true religion and not just a means to an end. The settings and characters are fully realized and the magical elements ring true.

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I am an award winning, best selling author of YA/Adult Visionary Fiction, fantasy, magical realism, and paranormal romance. While living in Glastonbury, England, the ancient Isle of Avalon, I began writing the Goddess of the Stars and the Sea series about priestesses who have lived in Glastonbury down through the ages to today. The novels are an adventure filled initiatory journey into the Mysteri ...more
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