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Infinite Sacrifice

(Infinite Series #1)

3.70  ·  Rating details ·  2,664 ratings  ·  290 reviews
Maya’s shocked to discover it’s not the heaven she imagined; in fact, a life of adventure begins the moment you die.

Zachariah, her faithful spirit guide, explains the rules of the dead: in order to regain complete awareness and reunite with loved ones all souls must review their previous lives.

Maya plunges warily into her turbulent pasts as a sociopathic High Priest in anc
Paperback, 282 pages
Published October 21st 2011 by Rock Castle Publishing
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❀ Sarah ❀
My 2020 re-read.

It has been 4 years since I randomly stumbled across this gem. I'm interested to see if I still love it as much as I did the first time.
May 05, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: series, 2012
I have mixed feelings about this ebook. I downloaded it for free from the authors website and have spent a few weeks going through it while on vacation.

While I really wanted to love every moment of it (reincarnation, deep history, etc.) I just ended up confused more often than not. It was hard to keep up with who was who in each life, and I felt like each of the four lives covered were hardly even connected.

But, I did love each of the lives as individual stories and I think that if each one wa
Jul 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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This was an amazing journey that I literally couldn’t put down. I wasn’t sure about reading a book about Angels and heaven. I’m wary of things that are too “preachy” but this book is probably the furthest thing from that. I started reading at 9:00 pm and didn’t put the book down til I was finished at 4:00 am.

Maya has arrived at the pearly gates to discover that she’s not anywhere NEAR where she thought she was. She meets her spirit guide who explains to her th
D. VonThaer
Jun 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
Infinite Sacrifice is the first book in the series by L.E. Waters and the premise is fascinating. Waters clearly did her homework as she takes Maya through the ages in various forms. What you read is true to the time, and it shows. You know you're in Egypt when Maya is in Egypt. The writing is clean and direct with very little flourish. Historically, she is spot on and should be commended.

The book deals with reincarnation and Waters offers her own feelings on the subject through her characters,
Yesenia Vargas
Jun 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Wow, wow, wow. This novel is now one of my all-time favorite books. I don't know where to begin.

The premise of this story is one of a kind. A story about a woman who must reincarnate until she learn's life's most important lessons is genius. And L.E. Waters makes the story very believable. This first book begins in ancient Egypt and continues until the Black Plague in London. It is very clear that she has done her research yet she weaves the background info seamlessly into the story. There are
Oct 20, 2015 rated it it was ok
Gave up. Boring. Been done before. Not bad, just not good.
Julie(Reading By The Beach)
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I'm a details person, what can I say? I love the tiny details of a story that make it complete. Infinite Sacrifice is about all those small details, so I was in heaven!

When L.E. Waters contacted me for a review, I was supremely intrigued by the blurb. Reincarnation will always fascinate me, then she succinctly pointed out out that one life involves vikings. Now, they are Dane's not Norwegian, but vikings are vikings so I was even more interes
May 15, 2012 rated it liked it
* Thank you to the author, L. E. Waters, for allowing me to be a Early Reviewer on the JeepDiva Blog*

AUTHOR: L. E. Waters is the author of (2) books, Infinite Sacrifice and Infinite Devotion. While I have not read Infinite Devotion, she appears...yezzzzz, a "she" author, appears to write from a total historical perspective which means somebody has been doing a whole lot of research. She has a great explanation website Go to the Historical Inf
Autumn Shelley
Feb 04, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Not a cohesive book

If you are looking for a book with a definable beginning, middle and end, this isn't it. This is a series of short, poorly characterized vignettes that lack any cohesive element aside from the author "telling" you that they are a single person's past lives. I wanted to like this but the lack of any narrative elements to tie the stories together made this nothing more than an awkward collection of stories that do not promise on a "theme" of "infinite sacrifice".
May 13, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When Maya dies she finds herself in somewhere akin to heaven. She is keen to be reunited with others she has lost but instead finds herself at the start of a journey, lead by her spirit guide Zachariah. Before she is able to move on she has to review her past lives and show she understands the lessons each incarnation should have taught her.

This is the start of a series and in this book Maya relives pasts as a High Priest in ancient Egypt, a Spartan mother hiding a secret, a young Irish boy capt
Jan 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bookclub
LOVED THIS BOOK! I downloaded this free from BookBub. As I reached the end of the book, I didn't want it to end, so I downloaded both books 2 and 3 of this series. If you enjoy history,past lives,our connections to the ones we love (or don't!), then you will love this book! Maya, the protagonist, has died and must review her past lives, what she learned in each, and reflect on her relationships and the choices she made.

While the author creates a helpful chart at the end of each "life" to reveal
Chandra Vice
Feb 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
I found the concept of this book very interesting, so I downloaded it with high hopes. I nearly didn't finish, because I found the prologue to be rather pretentious. The author is basically explaining what's going to happen and for whatever reason, the style it was written in just rubbed me the wrong way. However, I couldn't to the beginning of the story, where we relive the soul's first life and I was immediately hooked. I'm very glad I didn't give up on it right away, because everything after ...more
Dec 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Infinite Sacrifice was a great novel. It was interesting to hear about all of Maya's past lives. The book made me reflect and wonder, if I had past lives, what would they have been like? I liked watching Maya mature throughout her reincarnations. In her first life, when she was a male priest, she was a jerk. She thought only of herself and her mistress. In her second life, a Spartan wife and mother, she matured a bit. She put one of her son's needs above hers. She was still a jerk though. Her ot ...more
Mar 31, 2014 rated it it was ok
I bought this book for little to nothing on a daily Kindle deal. I have always been interested in what others think or believe about reincarnation and what happens when we die. So I had already been exposed to the spiritual ideas in this book. The soul had passed on and the spirit guide was having him/her look at past lives and the lessons learned before being allowed to continue on. So the rest of this book was a few short stories of lives that the subject was viewing before going on along the ...more
Aug 21, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Interesting concepts, but confusing and bland...
A fun idea, but poor execution. I finished it just for the historical aspects, but was a little disappointed to see that Waters used ring around the rosie as a plague song, when it didn't appear in any written literature until the late 1800s -- now I'm not sure I trust any of the historical aspects. ...more
Mina MacGabhann
Jun 07, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: series
This book, I got for free on Amazon through

It looked interesting, and so I downloaded it.
It was an ok read. The premise is interesting: A woman has died and has to relive her past lives in order to see her loved ones who have gone before her.

The stories themselves are short and interesting.

I have to admit, I'm intrigued enough to look for the rest of the series, but won't pay money for it. I'll check them out from the library,or download them if they are free, but they weren't tha
Terri Weitze
Jun 08, 2017 rated it did not like it
Okay, two problems with this book: (1) It is mostly a string of short stories (and I personally don't much like short stories - but if you do, then this is not a problem); and (2) the last chapter is a lecture on the author's concept of God and religious concepts - something I really didn't need or appreciate. Each story deals with a different time in human history, which I did find interesting. It's written well, just absolutely not my cup of tea. ...more
Feb 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting story and the premise of reincarnation, the afterlife and spirituality.

The stories and the history of the characters and how they all intertwine throughout the ages was engaging. Looking forward to reading the next in the series.
Tina Hayes
Apr 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The first in her Infinite Series, L. E. Waters' "Infinite Sacrifice" in an awesome novel about reincarnation and the love, sacrifices, and struggles we all face in life.

Maya finds herself in a peaceful place between heaven and earth, but before she can move on to the afterlife, or be sent back to live again, she must review her past lives. Her former selves were from Egypt, Sparta, Ireland, and plague-ridden London, England. Each of these are written in such detail to both history and character,
Feb 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
A unique premise and excellent writing made this book an intriguing read. While I didn't bother to follow the schematic after each fascinating and fully realized life to see which person incarnated into which role, I may go back and read it again with the schematic in mind. The first read was enjoyable in and of itself. The characters were vivid individuals whose choices made perfect psychological sense. The historical details were unique to the circumstances of the main characters, details that ...more
Apr 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The premise is unusual: the afterlife is not simply Heaven, but the opportunity to review all of one's previous lives, with the assistance of one's own spirit guide. This book reviews Maya's/Lazrina's (her name in her just-past life/her spirit's name) first four lives. From ancient Egypt, to classical Sparta, to early medieval Ireland, to late medieval England, Lazrina alternates genders but maintains key traits (a mole on her left hand, prophetic dreams), accompanied by a number of significant ...more
Jun 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
Infinite Sacrifice is book one in the Infinite Series. I was pleasantly surprised by this book. The book quickly catches your attention right from the beginning. I had never thought I would enjoy historical fiction however, it is written in such a way that it flows within the story and is very realistic. She must travel back thru her past lives in order to move ahead and rejoin the ones she loves on the other side. This book is a great spin on the afterlife. I really enjoyed the stories and thou ...more
Chance Cox
Apr 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Infinite Sacrifice (Infinite Series, #1) by L.E. Waters
Most of the time, when I've seen "Free" next to a book's cover image, I've been subsequently disappointed by the content (or lack thereof) beyond that point. However, Ms. Waters has done a fairly good job of crafting a story that held my interest, even though I wasn't too sure I was going to enjoy it based on the synopsis. Having read most of the book at this point, I can honestly say I found the plot interesting, the premise intriguing and fresh, and the book itself got me interested in the
Mar 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
AMAZING...simply amazing! Looking foe a GREAT read? You can't go wrong with the Infinite Series. I couldn't get enough. I was held spell-bound, heart racing, breath holding, left wanting more. After reading the first book, Infinite Sacrifice, I immediately went back and bought the second book! Waiting impatiently for the third book now.
The author, L.E. Waters brings you right in with the characters. I could envision everything clearly as I stood at the side lines watching as the events unfolded
Apr 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
What a crazy book!! I thought it might be overwhelming and confusing but it was not at all. Each story was seperate, but they are intermingled in a delicate way. Very well written, thought out, and crafted. I loved reading this book and was sad that it didn't take me as long as I thought it would!! I can't wait to get into the rest of the series!!

Funny thing, I started a different book afterwards and found myself trying to put those charectars in this story as well!! It's a hard on to turn off,
Oct 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
After you die for the last time, you meet your spirit guide. At this point you relive moments of all your past lives. The goal is to understand all the lessons you have learned in your past lives. If you have learned everything, you move on to heaven and get to be with your family. If not you are sent to live more lives until you are complete. Most of it is historical fiction stories of the main characters past lives. I find this concept interesting and love historical fiction, so of course, I e ...more
Jamie Crook
Nov 20, 2016 rated it it was ok
The plot had so much potential and sounded so interesting but I was really disappointed. I found myself so bored and not even wanting to read on and finish the book.
The characters weren't all that exciting and I got very confused at times when trying to remember who people were and how they connected to the previous lives.
The author obviously put a lot of time into researching the different eras but I just think it lacked excitement and failed to draw me into each life.
Expected to read all of th
Feb 22, 2012 marked it as to-read
This looks really fascinating.
May 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
It was a very intriguing book for free..I liked it so much i bought the second book
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