Foresight

cvr200x300foresightFORESIGHT
The Gods of Fate (Book I)
by Sherry D. Ficklin
Young Adult Fantasy [©2010]
176 pages (PG) 55,000 words
Cover Art ©2014 Terri Branson
Released by DFP Books

2010 Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Award for Best First Full Length Novel

Protect the box. Control your powers. Defeat Lilith — or else!

All Grace Archer wants to do is graduate from high school and get on with her life, but the Gods of Fate have other ideas. Attacked at her graduation by a mysterious woman and a gruesome henchmen, Grace is lucky to escape with her life. Rescued by her Aunt Phoenix and a Fae warrior named Chris, Grace is confronted by a startling truth. Her mother was the Greek Goddess Pandora. Now Grace must protect her mother’s box from the crazed demi-goddess Lilith, who is determined to use it to unleash destruction on Earth. As if her blood legacy wasn’t bizarre enough, Grace begins to develop frightening powers that threaten to destroy her from the inside out. In a world where nothing is what she thought, can Grace find the strength to defeat Lilith? Can she learn to control her powers before she loses her mind?


The Gods of Fate young adult fantasy series by Sherry D. Ficklin (in reading order): FORESIGHT (Book I) | SECOND SIGHT (Book II) | HINDSIGHT (Book III) | Follow The Gods of Fate on Facebook…


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REVIEWS:

“Although FORESIGHT is rated for young adult, I found very intriguing and difficult to put down. the author stayed on the cusp of reality even in the ‘land of fairie’. There was just the right blend of mystery, romance, reality and action at every turn to keep this very not ‘young adult’ reader interested. it is refreshing to read a book that doesn’t have to be shut with young kids around! I for one can’t wait to read the next book in the series!” ~ reviewed by Aunt Lisa [FIVE STARS]

“I loved this story! I was hooked from the start. It’s an ‘I don’t want to put it down until the end, I can sleep tomorrow!’ kind of book that leaves you looking for the sequel so you can spend more time with the characters. If you haven’t read FORESIGHT – GO GET IT! Sherry Ficklin created fantastic characters. Phoenix is the woman we all want to be, Chris is the man we all want to love, and Grace is that teenager that possesses all the fire we want our kids to have! Lilith is the bad guy we all love to hate and her minions are the kind of blind evil who’s death’s we wait for and cheer about! I was thrilled with the addition of the gods and the personalities that each one has, Hermes is a stitch! There are too many characters to talk about them all. So, instead of telling you more about each great character, let me just say that she builds characters that are easy to invest in. She puts these incredible characters into wonderfully descriptive settings with details that make both the human world and the Fae world come alive for the reader. I can’t wait for book two, I wish it was already out so I didn’t have to wait! I am excited that there will be a book three as well, because then I know I have a chance to get to know more of the characters than I have already gotten to meet.” ~ reviewed by B. Sharp [FIVE STARS]

“Wow! What must it feel like to discover that your mom was the Greek Goddess Pandora? FORESIGHT is a fantastic YA (young adult) read. It is smart, witty, and snarky. In the midst of great change, turmoil, and adventure Grace is able to be strong, embrace her new heritage, laugh and even find love. I think most people have at least a vague knowledge of Greek mythology, but Sherry was able to add personification to many of the Greek gods and goddesses in a fun, memorable way. I definitely recommend this series if you like to read YA fantasy. You can read an excerpt from Foresight here. It’s a fast and fun read, I didn’t want to put it down, but luckily I had the next book in the series ready to go…” ~ reviewed by Morgan Wylie for ParaYourNormal [FIVE STARS]

“FORESIGHT is a fast, fun read. A fantastical story that is wonderfully descriptive. Grace is a very interesting character. Strong with a great personality. Very mature when her world is turned upside down, but also fun and snarky too. I also loved that there was a mix of the fae and Greek Mythology. If your a fan of either, I think your really gonna enjoy this story.” ~ reviewed by Anna Vivian Blogspot [FIVE STARS]

“From the very beginning of FORESIGHT, the author enchants her readers. The nonstop action, suspense mixed with the Greek Mythology are sure to win over readers of all ages, young and old. I loved the mini-romance that took place between Grace and Chris. I don’t know what Ms. Ficklin has in store next for these two, but I love drama and I can’t help but wonder what consequences Grace and Chris will have to deal with in the upcoming saga of The Gods of Fate.” ~ reviewed by Book Lovers, Inc. [FIVE STARS]

“I really enjoyed this book. I’ve read it three times and am on my fourth. Sherry Ficklin’s writing takes you into a different world. I especially like spunky main characters. Cannot wait for the next installment!!” ~ reviewed by R. Stevenson [FIVE STARS]

“I just finished reading this book a few hours ago and am already anticipating books two and three! It was a quick, but exciting read that kept me interested from start to finish. The character descriptions, as well as the descriptions in general, painted a vivid picture in my mind and allowed me a glimpse into the authors imagination. This is certainly a novel I would and could recommend to friends and family of all ages. I recommend ordering this book or purchasing it from a store near you soon! Hopefully they don’t wait too long to release SECOND SIGHT. I’m ready for it already!” ~ reviewed by Scudhunt [FIVE STARS]

“Even at Chapter-1 of FORESIGHT, the author Sherry D. Ficklin captured this reader’s attention to the point of letting the wonderful latte I was sipping go quite cold as I continued to read into the following chapters. It is refreshing to find an author who can write not only to obtain the attention of a younger audience, but as a full-fledged grown adult I found the writing more than just entertaining. This first of the God’s of Fate trilogy is a wonderfully refreshing read that is well-written and interesting from beginning to end. I personally can’t wait for the second release of the series!” ~ reviewed by Robin R. Clark [FIVE STARS]

“I loved this story! I was hooked from the start. It’s an ‘I don’t want to put it down until the end, I can sleep tomorrow!’ kind of book that leaves you looking for the sequel so you can spend more time with the characters. If you haven’t read this one – GO GET IT! Sherry Ficklin created fantastic characters. Phoenix is the woman we all want to be, Chris is the man we all want to love, and Grace is that teenager that possesses all the fire we want our kids to have! Lilith is the bad guy we all love to hate and her minions are the kind of blind evil who’s death’s we wait for and cheer about! I was thrilled with the addition of the gods and the personalities that each one has, Hermes is a stitch! There are too many characters to talk about them all. So, instead of telling you more about each great character, let me just say that she builds characters that are easy to invest in. She puts these incredible characters into wonderfully descriptive settings with details that make both the human world and the Fae world come alive for the reader. I can’t wait for book two, I wish it was already out so I didn’t have to wait!  I am excited that there will be a book three as well, because then I know I have a chance to get to know more of the characters than I have already gotten to meet.” ~ reviewed by The Wormhole

“A sweet, compelling story of love, loss, the future, and discovering the truth about yourself are all at the core of Sherry Ficklin’s FORESIGHT. The story of Grace Archer is a fascinating view of the Pandora myth. Finding out your mother was Pandora and you’ve inherited a box containing the power to destroy everything is a lot to take in for a new high school graduate. To top it off all of this knowledge comes at the hand of a crazy demi-goddess who wants you dead to gain control of the box. Grace also discovers she has her own latent powers that have surged into wakefulness because of the stress of the situation. In her journey to save herself and keep the box hidden, Grace learns there’s more to her aunt Phoenix and finds her own love in Chris. This is a well-developed story with carefully crafted characters that make you cheer, laugh, cry, and want to see standing at the end of the battle. I’m sure there will be more to come as Grace continues on her journey. Ms. Ficklin melded together the different mythologies in a believable and intriguing world. Foresight is refreshing and well worth the read.” ~ reviewed by The Readers Roundtable

“All hail Greek mythology! I gotta say first off that I’m one of those people that never quite understood mythology. But what did Miss Anti-Mythology find herself doing while reading FORESIGHT? That’s right, I was looking stuff up, soaking up info with gusto. I couldn’t help myself!  Ms. Ficklin made mythology seem so interesting and you know what? It really is!” ~ reviewed by Jennifer Pickrell

“FORESIGHT, Book I in the Gods of Fate Trilogy, by Sherry Ficklin is a refreshing new edition to the YA fantasy genre. Sherry handles the coming-of-age story of Grace Archer with humor, intelligence and a beautifully imagined mythology. Feisty Grace battles evil, goes toe-to-toe with arrogant ancient gods, and struggles to come to terms with her growing magical powers, all the while falling in love with a most delicious faerie imagined.  FORESIGHT’s appeal crosses all age groups and has enough nail-biting drama and heartbreak to have you turning the pages and wanting more. FORESIGHT definitely earns a rating of  5 out of 5 and I am very much looking forward to Book 2 and the return to Grace Archer’s epic story.” ~ reviewed by Lora Deeprose [FIVE STARS]

“FORESIGHT is eloquently written with a well organized manner, which is sure to attract readers of any age or genre preference into stepping into the shoes of Grace Archer. Mrs. Ficklin writes with pure soul and her readers can tell that she, herself, stepped into the land of Fae and conversed with the fairies, gods and goddesses! More, more, more Mrs. Ficklin. My bookshelf is screaming Grace Archer.” ~ reviewed by Carl Franklin [FIVE STARS]

“If you like mythology, fast-paced fighting scenes, and emotional romances, all with some juicy gossip, this is the book for you. I personally guarantee you will enjoy it!” ~ reviewed by Addrienne VanOver [FOUR STARS]

“If you like mythology, fast-paced fighting scenes, and emotional romances, all with some juicy gossip, this is the book for you. I personally guarantee you will enjoy it!” ~ reviewed by Wendi Haas for Aurora Reviews [FOUR STARS]

“Although I have little personal interest in mythology and the Greek Gods, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was fast paced and a pleasure to read. Girls will especially be drawn to the romantic nature of the story.” ~ reviewed by Goodreads [FOUR STARS]


author150x150ficklinsherrySHERRY FICKLIN can often be found haunting the racks at her local bookstore with a hot chocolate in one hand and a stack of books in the other. A former military brat, and later military wife, she grew up all over the country. She lives in Colorado with her husband, four children, two dogs, and an ever fluctuating number of chickens and house guests. Publications include The Gods of Fate young adult fantasy series (in reading order): FORESIGHT, SECOND SIGHT, and HINDSIGHT. || Follow on Facebook |

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