UNBORN ESSENCE by Ashlee North “Piercing the void—the nothing, the darkness—a light, glowing soft tones of red—pulsing, insisting—strobed from behind an unobtrusive nothingness, a slit in the fabric of the universe, where more often there was only inky black, millions of miles of it. And in this light, the only brightness there is, is nothing, nothing but impossible-to-tether, uncontainable Essence. It travelled but moved not, it existed but rode the shaft of brilliance without being noticed. Essence in itself looks like the ever-present lack of something, for it cannot be seen, except by its ripple, its almost unseen glow, but it is most certainly there. It is what makes all humans into who they will be. It is the anything which makes them one way or another. It is what we are— We are Essence.’
“It is Christmas in New York when a baby is born. Named Christina Elizabeth by her parents, the baby’s Essence-her life force and caretaker of her soul-feels the glorious ecstasy of belonging, knowing wholeness, and oneness with its human being now home. Meanwhile, in the same hospital precinct, a baby boy is born. Although he is safe and warm, he will sadly not know the same type of security or peaceful existence, for the boy is unwittingly involved in a tug of war-destined to be hurt and cursed by an Unborn Essence who has attached himself to the baby, determined to use his powers on an unsuspecting mind. Unfortunately as Jonathon Daniel grows older, he creates complete havoc around himself, perplexing his parents and his doctors. But what he does not know is that Christina has begun to dream about him, convinced there is something special about him. Now only time will tell if the two humans will fall in love, with help from several Essences-while the Unborn Essence watches with interest and malice. Unborn Essence shares a fantastical journey into the subconscious and spiritual that opens the mind to new possibilities as Essences work to unite souls on Earth and Unborn Essences seek to destroy them.”
FIVE STAR AMAZON REVIEW BY GAYLE THOMPSON
“I’m not going to give anything away in this review, merely give an idea of what you might find inside these pages.
We talk about someone’s essence, the essence of a person, or the essence of a person’s soul. This book is about essences—unborn and indwelling essences, which have their own “beings.” An unborn essence, in this book, is an essence that tries to circumnavigate the “system” of being assigned to a soul at birth, and tries to latch onto a human later through trickery, usually causing much havoc, as the indwelling essence tries to fight it off.
The human is not aware of these essences. Although, some very sensitive humans, such as Christina Elizabeth, seem more sensitive to the “unseen.” Christina has dreams of a boy in trouble. Could that boy be Jonathan Daniel, someone Christina is attracted to, but who seems to get into trouble from time to time in a way that is contradictory to who he really is? Can Christina do anything to help him?
And what about Tess? An unborn essence is tricking her into believing her dreams are real, dreams “it” takes her to often, dreams in which Damien seems real, creating chaos in her marriage to Jacob.
And who—or what—is Patrick? I guess we’ll have to wait for the sequel to find out (or to get a better idea).
This is a very thought-provoking book and is really well set up. We hear from the essences, “The Watchers Society” (a secret society on the internet), vivid life-threatening dreams, disturbing newspaper clips, and well-developed characters.
I would recommend this book to those readers who really like something different, which seems to be the trademark of Ashlee North’s work.”