- Historical & Urban Fantasy
War has never been won and love has never been saved without... sacrifice.As the new Empress of the Ischero Empire, Cordelia must keep her divine disciples safe, including Victor – her betrothed and only powerless demigod, from the threat of Hades’ Apolluon. While Cordelia awaits her anointment from Zeus, she finds solace in her growing relationship with Evan, who she loves, although he is not Zeus' choice. It seems like everything is falling into place until the Apolluon increase their attacks on the Ischero and the elders object to the mission for the search of her parents. Just when Cordelia believes things can’t get any worse, Victor vanishes and brings about a new threat to end her union with Evan for good, and the mortals begin to suspect that the Ischero are nothing like them at all, forcing Cordelia to consider relocating. Will the members ever find peace in a new city if familiar faces begin to emerge? In order to guarantee her empire's safety, Cordelia must decide between saving her empire and making the ultimate sacrifice without any help from the gods.
Review"I enjoyed the aspect of Greek mythology mixed with paranormal elements. It has originality in the plot and conflicts and on the whole was a page turner. Great job on a first novel." --Dana's YA Bookpile - 5 out of 5 stars "I loved the idea of this novel. It wove Greek Myth and Lore together with the popular supernatural creatures we all love nowadays vampires, werewolves, ghosts and more." --The Rest Is Still Unwritten --Rachel 's review - 5 out of 5 stars "Michel paints both beautiful and grotesque imagery in the first installment of her freshman series The Descendants. Michel is truly a master of her craft. The must-read of the year, hands down."--Meghann's review 5 out of 5 stars. "Every once in a while you come across a book that is as brilliant as it is breathtaking. Betrayal is the one!!" - Debrah's review 5 out of 5 stars--Goodreads.com "OMG that is one of the best books I've read in a while. I can't wait for the next one to come out. and I cant believe who the betrayers were." -- Victoria's review - 5 out of 5 stars --Goodreads.com Product DescriptionAt seventeen, Cordelia is an ordinary teen with an extraordinary and frightening secret. A secret that induces vivid dreams which she not only experiences true love, but crippling fear while barely escaping with her life each night. After a life altering event, Cordelia has an unexpected encounter with Evan, the mysterious boy from her dreams, who reveals who and what she is - a descendant of the Greek gods. At that moment everything she knows of her world is a lie, and she must leave the present and go into the past to assume the role she was put on this earth for - safeguarding her ancient empire amidst evil forces that toil hastily to destroy it. In a race against time, Cordelia must decide if she is truly a part of this dangerous world, or risk defying the gods, and ultimately lose the boy who has put a claim on her heart. The Descendants #2 entitled SACRIFICE is anticipated to be released in December 2011.