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Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite
The Destiny Code: The Soldier and the Mystic by Suzette Hollingsworth is a riveting historical romance with hints of mystery, a novel with powerful plot twists and intense action. The presentation at the Queen’s Ball at Buckingham Palace was supposed to be one of the most significant moments in Alita Stanton’s life, but everything changes when, in a trance, she has a vision of the powerful Black Panther dying on a battlefield in a faraway land. When she shares her vision, she is shunned and made to flee. An outcast, she travels to Egypt and, to her utter stupefaction, meets the man of her vision. Valerius Huntington, Captain of the Princess Royal's 7th Dragoon Guards and the 5th Earl of Ravensdale, is the Black Panther of her vision, and while his exploits win Egypt and the Suez Canal for Britain, he is destined for a darker fate. His only hope is Alita, the only one who can see his destiny. Can she save his future by losing hers?
There is a lot to look forward to in this novel, from the vivid and enticing historical setting, to the gorgeous characters, to the skillful storytelling, to the strong plot twists. The narrative starts with a powerful premise, a psychic young woman having a vision while performing at the ball. But then when she owns her vision and shares her gift, she is rejected by society. This is an intriguing premise with a lot of implications and I became very keen to see how this author would handle it. She never disappointed me. Suzette Hollingsworth creates characters that are sophisticated, with different emotional and psychological layers, and she thrusts them into a conflict that involves their individual fates as well as the destiny of nations. The Destiny Code: The Soldier and the Mystic is ingeniously plotted and written to give readers a high level of entertainment. One of those books I couldn’t put down.