Author: Shaman Elizabeth Herrera
Publisher: Blue Gator Inc
Publisher: Blue Gator Inc
Release Date: May 18th, 2014
Source: Received a free copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Shaman Elizabeth Herrera’s personal experiences deeply influenced this poignant adventure featuring a group of shamans, a fallen angel and indigenous peoples who use supernatural powers to save the planet from mankind’s greed, corruption and indifference. Inspired by current events, Earth Sentinels leads you through the world’s most pressing issues, offering amazing insights while instilling hope.
“Riveting! A must read!” — Dennis Nighthawk, healer and spiritual leader, retired military, and member of the White Laurel Band of Cherokee
“A succulent portion of cold, hard truth played out with characters you share affinity with, understand and love.” — Mark Champion, founder of OurHealingMatters.com
While this book has a beautiful cover, and some great goals, I don't feel I was quite as taken to it as other readers. While I consider myself eco-conscious, much of the story felt very heavy handed dealing with these hot environmental issues. The politicians were always bad guys, out to steal the indigenous peoples land, and anyone who supported oil or nuclear power did so for their own selfish reasons. People were all dumb and ignorant, oblivious to what was going on. It had a very black and white stance on the environment, and what we should do to protect it. But I found that a little hard to stomach as a reader because the issues are always bigger than that.
I disliked that the books answer to saving the earth was to pretty much kill anyone that stood in their way. Innocent workers of these companies were swallowed alive by the earth, killed by wild animals, and killed by lightning. It just seemed a bit harsh to me. Why did the answer this book promoted have to be violence? Hopelessness? It acted like Native Americans were the only one who cared at all about the earth, and even the news stations treated them as the enemy. Personally, I'd just like to feel like we've come further than that... I wanted pictures of the scroll to do something, to sway people. I wanted to see individuals fighting for the earth, not just at the end. There are a lot of people actively fighting to be greener, eco-friendly, and to make the earth a healthier place. I just feel like this book diminishes their efforts.
This felt like a book written in anger, which makes it difficult to really enjoy for me. The romance felt forced, the characters regret for their actions just seemed temporary because there was no lasting consequences for answering violence with violence. This book just negates the battle people are already having to make a more eco-friendly environment. In the end, I'm just not a fan. This was just a very dark story, and it wasn't my cup of tea.