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Rendezvous Rock by Rickey Bray
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Oct 22, 14

bookshelves: children-teen-ya, fantasy
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Rendezvous Rock is difficult to classify as to genre. It could easily be classified as YA, Romance, or YA Romance, but none of those comes close to covering the variety of the story Rickey Bray has crafted. In addition to the romance of its youthful protagonists, the story is built around an earth-based religion that espouses, as one of its tenets, natural genetic engineering. Healthy doses of action, espionage, fantasy, adventure, conspiracy, magic, and borderline erotica also run through it.

When fifteen-year-olds, Eric and Susan, consummate their summer romance atop the title edifice, Eric is unaware of what he has helped to set in motion. Susan – a witchling of the 6,000-year-old religion known as The Three Circles – has recognized the role she and Eric are to play in fulfilling the prophesy of her religion’s coming messiah. She elicits from him a commitment to her and to meeting her on Rendezvous Rock ten years hence. During those ten years, Eric is taught the principles of The Three Circles, and trained to assume his role in the prophesied events of the religion. He, his family, and his closest friend – although always considered outsiders – are incorporated into the religion over time. Eric enthusiastically learns and applies the skills necessary to protect the magic of the Circles from those who would steal it, and the child messiah from government agencies bent on destroying her.

Bray’s prose has a mystical – almost poetic – quality that is perfect for the fantasy and religious aspects of the story, but that doesn’t detract at all from the impact of its action and adventure aspects. He moves over a wide range of characters, settings, and storylines without losing any of them…or the reader. This is an excellent book that will appeal to the literary tastes of many readers.
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Anne  (Booklady) Molinarolo Thanks for the recommendation, Dan!

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Julie Thanks for the recommendation.

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LeAnn Thanks, Dan. Always interested in books that are hard to classify.

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Lauren Thanks for the recommendation! I'll be sure to check it out!

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John Thanks Dan, not sure it's my thing but sounds interesting so have added it to my to-read list.

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Marcella Thanks for the recommendation Dan! Sounds like a great book.

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Bliss Thanks for the recommendation Dan. It's now on my to-read list.

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Susan Griscom Thanks for the recommendation, Dan. It looks good. I'm adding it to my TBR. This will be the first book I've ever read with my "real" name, Susan as the main protagonist. Should be cool.

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Fiona Dan, appreciate the book recommendation and I've added it to my list to read.

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Susan Thanks for the recommendation, but I don't really like fantasy type books so I probably won't read this one. Don't stop the recommendations though.

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Tess Thanks for the recommendation, Dan. I have a mountain of books to read, more than I can get to in my lifetime to be honest. I may give this a try, but there's a long list in front of it. Thanks anyway.

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VLynch Dan, I appreciate the recommendation. It sounds like a great book, however for me owning a Nook, Barnes and Noble is not offering it as a ebook yet. I am bummed! :(

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Elizabeth Thanks for the recommendation Dan. Appreciate it! I'm looking for something to read now after Raising Stony Mayhall. Thanks again!!

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Jillian Looks interesting & it's lending enabled :) Thanks for the recommendation

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