My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Have you ever experienced that incredible feeling of déjà vu?
Of course you have! Everyone in the world has experienced it at least once. You are walking through a place that you have never been to before and you know exactly what is around the next corner before you take the turn. How did that make you feel? Bemused? Confused? Determined to work out why it happened? At the very least, it is rather unnerving.
The way that I deal with it is just to accept it without fully understanding it. Nevertheless, it is still somewhat unnerving.
Premonitions continues to develop the life stories of the three main characters from Recognitions: Amelia of twenty-first century New York, Adele of eighteenth century France and a shaman from a remote village in West Africa in the fifteenth century. The connectedness of the people in the lives of those three characters also becomes stronger, particularly in the way that Amelia’s friend, Noah, starts to discover his reluctant connection with eighteenth century France. He has never been to France in his life.
Amelia becomes more and more curious and feels compelled to investigate the visons that appear to her in her dreams.
The intertwined stories are intriguing and the reader is drawn along by an irresistible desire to read on. I won’t say any more about the story lines for fear of spoiling it for you, but I will warn you that Adele’s story is left hanging two days short of the known date of the storming of the Bastille, the defining event of the French Revolution.
Skilfully done, Daniela I. Norris! How would it be possible for readers of the first two books in this trilogy to deny themselves the pleasure of reading the third, Precognitions, which is due to be published in 2020?