Please explain the concept of the novel, “The Eternal Lover”
from: Mattie O’Brien
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date: Jun 4, 2021, 1:41 PM
subject: Please explain the concept of the novel, “The Eternal Lover”
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I received an ARC of “The Eternal Lover,” and I must say that I’m conflicted about the book. The excitement and actions are splendid. The energy and activities are astonishing. Well written but as a conservationist. I find the treatment of matrimony situations a little too frivolous.
Although it’s elegantly composed, I, however, as a preservationist. I discovered parts where the treatment of marriage is excessively trivial. I don’t know if that was the intended concept but that’s how I see it. I understand realism is involved in the novel.
Therefore, I’m at clashed and on the fence about the book. The energy and activities are astonishing. Elegantly composed however as a preservationist. I discover the treatment of marriage as if all that matters is Ana and Azazael’s feelings.
I know a lot of hard work went into creating the book and I want to hear from you before rating it. I can not guarantee what rating I will give, but I like the pretense of the story. However, I’m having problems with the extra marital situation considering it is supposed to be a romantic novel. An epic love story.
I’m asking for an explanation because I know a ton of difficult work went into making the book and I need to hear from you prior to rating it. As I said, I can not ensure what rating I will give, however I liked the basic representation of the story. In any case, I’m having issues with the additional relationship activities and circumstances considering it should be a heartfelt novel. An epic romantic love tale.
I understand, comprehend, that Azazael, as he is called in this story, is an immortal, and Ana, a mortal, but is also a Time Walker who walked back into his time; a time when he was a king and progenitor of a race of immortals. A time before his fall from grace and she became enamored with him. Fell in love with him. And he fell madly in love with her. But the problem I have is that they both were married to other people.
During her frequent other worldly travels Ana began to look all starry eyed at him. What’s more, he fell frantically enamored with her. Yet, the difficulties I have is that the two of them were hitched to other people.
I correct myself, Azazael and Paranormael, the progenitors of a universe, are divorced because they were experiencing empirical problems. Shouldn’t being progenitors force Azazael and Paranormael to try and work things out?
On the earthly side, on the natural side, Ana and Thad, lovely little Bea’s parents, are experiencing problems being created by Thad’s ego and Nikola’s people.
Something I noticed, both of Ana’s great loves are incredibly handsome men, rich, alpha males. I agree with her older sister when she said Ana needs to get over the handsome face, stuffed wallet, and great body thingy and look for love with a regular man.
I concur with her more established sister when she said Ana needs to grow up and get over the destructive attraction to a good looking face and incredible body and search for affection with a mature and customary man. Thad and Azazael are both bad boys. The same man. The only difference: One is mortal and the other; immortal.
I understand that Paranormael and Thad weren’t the easiest people to live with. They both weren’t the least demanding individuals to be married to. I understand that. Both were very beautiful and handsome and possessed legendary qualities.
Yet, I think Ana and Azazael could be expected to work out their issues with their spouses prior to falling into one another’s arms.
Again, I say I firmly believe Ana and Azazael needed to be written as mature enough to work out their problems before falling in love with each.
Then again, Thad and Paranormael aren’t giving their respective spouses up easily, even if they are making them quite miserable. Neither admit their wrong doings, nor apologize for them.
Thank you, Mattie. I truly appreciate being given the opportunity to defend the novel’s plot before you write your review. I have never been given this opportunity before and truly appreciate it.
However, I do not write this to persuade your review. I am only offering an explanation as you requested.
The format and structure of the characters’ lives is based upon romantic reality. I try to write realistic romantic novels. I know it’s perhaps difficult to conceptualize the manuscript as having much realism considering the elements of Time Walking, other worlds, angels, and immortals. But the overall semblance is that there is no such thing as a fairy tale even in the lands where fairy tales are supposedly made.
Each of these characters will face hardship far greater than that they are facing. I needed to build them up to become resilient people to endure what’s ahead. Azazaeland is all about resplendence and glory. Being as paradisiacal as it is there was no room for Azazael to become as he later became. Being what it is doesn’t test the characters strength and endurance.
You are right, Azazael and Paranormael were divorced when he met Ana and Ana and Thad are not. I was not treating the subject as frivolous but trying to be truthful about the chances of relationship with it because of the high divorce rate of today; people may or may not be still getting married at all by the 25th century.
By the time Ana Time Walked through realms and dimensions with a broken heart, her and Thad’s marriage were practically over. They were sleeping in separate bedrooms because Thad under the influence of witchcraft is seriously considering leaving her for Lola. Dignified as Ana is, she refused to make a big dramatic production of Thad’s affair. As you know Lola is an agent of Shrevenport, one of Nikola’s top men and it’s he who cast the love spell over Thad.
Ana and Azazael, both suffering from broken hearts, knew how to appreciate each other with their both having been treated so badly by their spouse. Although, it wasn’t entirely Thad’s fault as to why Ana’s marriage crumbled. His ego played a part. His sophistry wasn’t enough to handle the tricks of a powerful warlock.
The message behind the story is that sometimes relationships just do not work out. And just because a marriage ends doesn’t mean the person wronged may never find a great happiness. It means that that particular person they married wasn’t the one. How will you ever find the one who will love you as you deserve to be loved if you are still trying to resuscitate a dead relationship? How can you make your children happy if you are not happy?
Ana and Azazael’s problem before meeting each is that they both were trying to revive dead marriages. However, when Thad and Paranormael discovered their lovesick spouses had moved on emotionally, that’s when they wanted them. Neither was truly willing to change. They are prime examples of people wanting their cakes and eating them too.
Again, thanks for the opportunity to explain,