Storyline Rating : 5/5 stars
Series : A Stand-alone Sign of Love novel – Inspired by Sagittarius
Brief Summary from Goodreads :
When Bree Prescott arrives in the sleepy, lakeside town of Pelion, Maine, she hopes against hope that this is the place where she will finally find the peace she so desperately seeks. On her first day there, her life collides with Archer Hale, an isolated man who holds a secret agony of his own. A man no one else sees.
Archer’s Voice is the story of a woman chained to the memory of one horrifying night and the man whose love is the key to her freedom. It is the story of a silent man who lives with an excruciating wound and the woman who helps him find his voice. It is the story of suffering, fate, and the transformative power of love.
My Point of View :
After I read Leo and Leo’s Chance, I can’t contain my exhilaration when I realize there is actually going to be a series loosely based on the 12 horoscopes. I kind of skipped Stinger and jumped straight into Archer’s Voice thinking it’s the next book. I know it’s all stand-alone, I just prefer reading books following the sequence.
The prologue – which is a short intro about Sagittarius and what it represents, drew my attention instantly.
The Legend of Chiron the Centaur
The Centaurs as a group, were known to be rabble rousers, given to drunkenness and rowdy, lusty behavior. But Chiron wasn’t like the rest–he was called the ‘Good Centaur,’ and ‘The Wounded Healer,’ wiser, gentler, and more just than those of his kind.
Sadly, he was shot by his friend, Hercules, with a poisoned arrow when Hercules was fighting the other centaurs. Because Chiron was immortal, he was unable to find relief from this incurable wound, and lived his life in agonizing pain.
Eventually, Chiron came upon Prometheus who was suffering an agony as well. Prometheus had been sentenced to eternal torment by the Gods and was tied to a rock, where, every morning, an eagle was sent to eat Prometheus’ liver, and every evening, it grew back.
Chiron offered to willingly give up his life for Prometheus, therefore setting them both free from their eternal torment. Chiron dropped dead at Prometheus’ feet. But because of his goodness and service, Zeus made Chiron a part of the stars, the constellation, Sagittarius, where his beauty could be gazed upon for all time.
Chiron’s wound symbolizes the transformative power of suffering–how personal pain, both physical and emotional, can become the source of great moral and spiritual strength.
When I almost reached the end of the story, my mind flashback immediately to the prologue. I really thought Archer died or something, since the prologue kind of hinted that – Chiron sacrifices himself to free Prometheus. Well, I guess I read too much between the lines, that and also studying literature makes me assume everything foreshadow something.
I really love the way Bree and Archer interacts with each other. I certainly wasn’t expecting Archer being mute. Archer is somewhat special since he is innocent in so many different ways. His past is so sad and painful. I am so glad that he let Bree into his life.
Well, I definitely like this story better than Leo (I feel that I’m suppose to like Leo more since it’s my own sign). (*rubbing my hands with glee*) Let’s see what Stinger is about and Becoming Calder and then Kyland….OMG….I can’t wait till the rest of the books are released~~~ ❤
Favorite Quote :
“Sometimes an understanding silence was better than a bunch of meaningless words.”