The story is about Sabrina Perkins, a simple woman with a big problem, she has the ability to see into the future with her dreams. The story is about how she used to be this simple girl who now has to face a hidden destiny where she possesses the spirit of Gaia and meets Ravencroft, a man who holds the spirit of Thoth and Egyptian god of power and knowledge. As she discovers more and more about who she is she struggles to keep her humanity in check. As a person who keeps going through rough times in her life, Sabrina is an alcoholic who uses the bottle to escape the pain of her world. When Sabrina realizes and accepts who and what she is in the end, the climax also helps her heal from childhood pain. Now with the power of a god, she has the choice to use it for good, or evil. As the old adage goes: "Absolute Power Corrupts," does she let the power corrupt her or does she overcome the corruptive nature of the power. We all choose our destiny but in theory, sometimes we have to accept that it isn’t where it normally leads too.
Destiny Theory by Sarah King was definitely a different kind of read for me. I took me a little while to acclimatize myself to her writing style. Sarah wrote this book in a dialogue-style format, so it’s more like a script than just your usual narrative-style book. The mix of cultures and mythological lore, gods and goddesses was what truly drew me into this story. Sarah hops around a bit with dream sequences and memory flashbacks, and it gives the reader great insight into the main character. The main character, Sabrina, was a little hard to connect to at times though, and I felt there was no true resolution to one of her major personal problems. But for the most part, she was honest and brave because she fought for what she believed in. When Sabrina meets a mysterious man named Ravencroft, he offers her a better job; and she hesitantly jumps at the chance at a new beginning. But soon she discovers that things are not exactly as they seem. Ravencroft has discovered that Sabrina has the power to make her dreams come true, but they are becoming destructive and many people are dying. Ravencroft is a true psychopath; with powers beyond comprehension, and he will stop at nothing to bring about the new “Golden Age,” where he is ruler of the Earth and Sabrina is at his side.