War is Hell. Especially when it’s a War in Heaven.
Dr. Angela Cooper, half-Romani psychiatrist and psychic healer, is opening a mental health clinic in Oakland. Specializing in patients with PTSD, she wishes to use her healing talent to make her part of the world a better place. When she meets Simon Fenway, a traumatized war vet, she learns that the world has other ideas.
“Your power awakens many sleeping things.”
So warns the spirit of her dead Teacher. Soon, old Romani sorcery and reawakened antediluvian spirits embroil her in an Otherworldly War between godlike powers that threatens to spill over onto Earth. Is Angela ready to enter the battlefield of the mind to save her patient?
This story is the second one in David Menefee’s The Gypsy Dreamwalker Series. Having read and loved the first book, I had high hopes for this one. Menefee did not disappoint with his unique world building and story-telling abilities.
Dr. Angela Cooper opens up her own hospital that specializes in patients with PTSD. Her soul mate, Cassandra, and Angela try even harder to help Simon to look within himself and find ways to bend his mind in ways he never realized. The story takes the reader to a place of good vs evil, heaven vs hell, where daemons and sorcery are the norm. While this story centers around Angela and her Romanov powers, it really is about the push/pull of everyday struggles and how the mind changes our perspective to protect it in times of need. I am fascinated by the author’s ability to create such a unique world that maintains its realistic sense within such a detailed story. Just when I thought I knew where the story was going, it changed gears and more was revealed to keep me reading. Kudos, Mr. Menefee!
I will say that my only complaint is the length of the novels, but that is understandable with how much detail has gone into the story. It takes a little while to read, but it is well worth that time and effort!