via Icon of Clay (The Children of Clay Book 3) by Ono Ekeh
Icon of clay by Ono Ekeh Five stars
Bridget Blade, a woman from another world who believes she is a god. Maybe she is. She survived a massive dose of a unknown radiation that killed thousands at a monastery in France, a discharge of energy that she somehow absorbed. When her husband Jeremy decides to marry another woman Bridget awakens after spending three years submerged in a tank of liquid where she has been acting as a megawatt power plant, producing electricity by heating water to run steam turbines.
Revered by the followers of the God Ryna, a religion that believes death is a condition to be embraced with joy and practices euthanasia, Bridget is sought after as an icon of their religion.
The Thysians a younger religion, started by a sect of Rynean worshipers in protest of the blood thirsty practices of Ryna, have gained enough followers to become a major world power, threatening the very existence of the Rynians, forcing them from their temples and depriving them of their property.
Sought after for scientific research Bridget becomes a pawn in a game of intrigue, and espionage, used as a bargaining chip in the survival of the Rynean way of life. Bridget however has her own objectives, and more than the capacity to generate massive amounts of heat resides within her..
Ono Ekeh has painted her characters with such realism that I can’t decide whether I like them or not, they are so complex and multi-faceted. Loving, caring demanding and possessive, Bridget is not somebody you want to be angry at you as the revolutionary army of General Sojura discovers when they are responsible for the death of Jeremy’s brother Bede who is a Thynean priest who is running a refugee camp in the war torn country of Kaleku Africa.
The surprises that await the reader of this book will not disappoint and will leave you eager to read the next book of the series.
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