Book Review: The Fate (The Children of Wisdom Book 1) by Stephanie Erickson


The Fate (The Children of Wisdom Book 1) by Stephanie Erickson

A Fiction Novel published by Amazon Digital Services, Inc. (11/22/2015)


Penn is the first male Fate, the spinner of lives, a creator of life according to instructions from G-. Penn is the best spinner, one of three fates who create life and decide how long a life will be and how death will come. Penn has been spinning for decades until he creates the shiniest thread of them all, Kismet, and his entire world and everything he knows comes to a halt. He cannot create like he used to when all his thoughts are distracted by Kismet. She is everything. When Penn makes a mistake, he is banished to earth forever. Is this a true punishment when he can finally meet the real Kismet, or is there something more at work that Penn doesn’t yet know?


Fate, Life, Death, Order, Chaos, God, Humans, Immortals, Banishment, Punishment, Love, Love Sick, Friendship, Taylor, Creation, Heaven, Earth, Tough Choices, Tapestry of Life

My Review:

The Fate was a fun story told from an interesting perspective, that of only male spinner and molder of life, a Fate. Even though this story is told from “Heaven” and there are glimpses of God, the Fate is not a religious story. The Fate is a love story.

Penn’s story is a simple story that is complicated by a love he cannot have, a love he shouldn’t have. Penn is a Fate and Kismet is a human. He is immortal and she is not. On top of this, Penn has spun the perfect soul mate for Kismet. Penn could never be and will never be Kismet’s other half, but as fate would have it, he gets to meet her. He chooses to spend his banishment as close to Kismet as he can.

There are twists in this story that I did not like. They created an unsatisfying ending. Even though this is book one of a series, it did not tie up loose threads like a book should. Much like Erickson’s book, The Dead Room, the ending falls short of expectations. The ending notwithstanding, I very much enjoyed this book and the way it was told.

This novel was published by Amazon Digital Services, Inc. 11/22/2015 and is available on Amazon here.

TL;DR Star Rating: 4.00

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Stephanie Erickson’s Website