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    Available in PDF - DJVU Format | Gemini Rising.pdf | Language: ENGLISH
    Louann Carroll(Author)

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Over 5,000 years ago, Sumerian cuneiform tablets warned future civilizations of the planet Nibiru. Every six thousand years the tenth planet crosses Earth's solar system spreading death and destruction. During its latest crossing Kate and Ryan Kelly learn to survive a post-apocalyptic Earth.

Sent to help sustain Earth, Noah, a member of the intergalactic counsel, joins with Kate, the chosen recorder of the end of days. One woman, and one offworlder collide with the ambiguous Light becoming humanities salvation. Out of tragedy is born a love that forever changes mankind.

--This text refers to the Kindle Edition edition.

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  • PDF | 348 pages
  • Louann Carroll(Author)
  • Crescent Moon Press (February 8, 2010)
  • English
  • 3
  • Science Fiction & Fantasy

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  • By the_goddess_isis on January 15, 2013

    Gemini Rising - Louann CarrollA fascinating take on one possible future, and past, for Earth and her inhabitants. This story explains the reason(s) for the repeated demise of cultures that seemed to be at the pinnacle, only to suddenly be snuffed out, for no known reason. Some were explained by the different Ice Ages, but couldn't explain what caused such radical atmospheric shifts as to create an Ice Age.The story follows three main characters. A mother, Kate, and her 13 year old son Ryan, and finally Noah. Initially they meet Noah as a semi colleague of Kate's husband, Jason. Unbeknownst to one another, Kate & Noah experience overwhelmingly intense physical attraction to the other each time they so much as brush up against the other. A simple hand shake is mind-altering - and while Noah is confused he appreciates it. Kate feels intense guilt, seeing as she is a married woman. Kate's reaction gives the reader some insight into her character, as most adults don't experience overwhelming guilt over even strong sexual attraction to someone other than their spouse - unless they intend to act on it. And Kate has no such intentions. However her response demonstrates just how poorly her marriage to Jason is doing.To avoid spoiling the book for others this will be a very vague review in many ways. Something happens that impacts the entire world, and it just so happens that Kate, Ryan, and Noah are in the thick of the action. Each responds differently to the experiences they undergo, and learn from those experiences and the responses of those closest to them. Even the character with the most knowledge of what is to come, what does come, and what is supposed to happen after 'the event' has much to learn. And surprisingly to them, they learn a great deal of it from those they came to assist.Rules are broken, factions formed, plans altered without going through necessary channels, and much hardship is endured by all. Yet it almost seems that the breaking of the rules was part of a higher plan.The ending of the book is disappointing if this is not the first in a series. Too many questions go unanswered and are just left dangling, which would be tolerable if a sequel is planned - but if there is no sequel then the book ends to abruptly, almost like the author had an assignment to write a story of a specific length and upon reaching that magical number they simply stopped writing and called it the end.

  • By T_Bell on February 16, 2012

    The author paints an eerie and descriptive picture of the coming apocalypse and its devastating effects on earth. It didn't take me long to finish this book, as I wanted to know how Kate and Ryan Kelly, a Recorder of the event and her Healer son, forge a new life in the unknown new world. If you like stories about the apocalypse, this is a good one!

  • By J. Cox on June 15, 2011

    This was a very interesting read, a Sci-Fi book that brought up alot of "What Ifs". I am still wondering if this could happen? It took me a few chapters to get into the characters and what was taking place. The farther along I got the more overpowering the book became. I enjoyed and understood the characters and wanted to find out what was happening and what the final outcome would be. Readers of Sci-Fi I am sure will enjoy this book immensely.

  • By Penelope Marzec on April 11, 2011

    With the true accounts of devastating earthquakes and tsunamis in the headlines, I found reading Gemini Rising a disconcerting experience. Would our government keep the truth from us? Will the world as we know it be destroyed? The possibility gave me goosebumps. The heroine and her son are chosen to survive the cataclysm. She is to be a Recorder of the event like Gilgamesh in ancient times. Her son is given the gift of healing. For a time, they are cared for on board a space ship, but soon--though the world is still in chaos--they are sent back to earth. In their struggle to survive, they must change and grow into their roles despite limited resources and constant adversity. This is a book you will think about long after you have finished reading it.

  • By Lara on March 21, 2011

    I love a book that I can't put down. Especially one that has a new and interesting plot. Gemini Rising fits the bill for both. I loved the world building and the characters, all very well done and believeable. Will be looking for more books from this author!

  • By Victoria G-R on June 7, 2011

    I had high hopes for this book when I read the back cover blurb, thinking that this would be a really great futuristic/Science Fiction romance. Sadly, the book didn't live up to the excitement generated on the back cover for me.First of all, it seemed to me that the heroine, Kate, did nothing but cry for the first two thirds of the book, something I found very annoying. A few episodes I could understand, but it just seemed like she had to cry about everything, all the time. I had also hoped that the offworlder, Noah, would remain with Kate through the events of the book, but he was only a minor character in the beginning and was never really developed enough for my tastes and didn't remain with Kate.Secondly, there is so much that is not explained in the book, leaving this reader wondering what in the world was going on. There are several sudden changes in the book with no real buildup as to why the change was occurring, making it difficult to follow the chain of events.Third, the romance between Kate and Noah was not developed enough for me, it was an attraction that was denied and fought against, and then they are suddenly in love. It just didn't ring true for me.I really struggled with this book, reading several others while in the middle of this one. I couldn't form a "connection" with the characters, nor could I get interested in the book until after Kate returned to Earth after the apocalypse. Once I got to that point, the struggles that Kate faced made it much more interesting to read, and I was able to finish the rest of the book in one sitting.If this is a start to a series, I hope that future installments will not be as bogged down in environmental details and have more detail about the characters, so as to make it easier to form a connection to them.

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