Holding the Future Hostage

Book Summary-

A Teenage Beauty… A Magic Bottle… A Criminal… A Universe of Pursuit. When a teenage girl finds an enchanting perfume Vial, her world is thrown into chaos. Friends become enemies; enemies become friends. Trust is what she needs most – and what she can’t find. Through a series of deadly experiences, she discovers that this Vial plays a vital role in deciding the fate of many. Murder and betrayal surround her – hundreds try to claim her very life. A test of determination awaits…. Will she survive? Visions of the future, attacks, kidnappings, travel, explosions, and murder fill this page-turning novel with suspense and surprise.

Joy’s Review

What happens when the world as you have known it suddenly takes an unexpected spin? You end up in an adventure where you are not sure whether you are in the past, the present or the future. You also find out unexpected things about people that you thought you had known all about. That is where the author, Tialla Rising throws you when you sit down to read the exciting novel, “Holding the Future Hostage: The Legacy of the Ruby Vial by Tialla Rising”.

It all started when Harnon, a young scientist, discovered something that was just beyond the universe that caused everything around it to react unusually. He named this invisible place, Abraxus-the “mystical world”. Harnon became obsessed with finding out more about this unusual place which lead to him consulting with evil and experimenting until his actions almost destroyed mankind. When he was done with his evil experiments the Vial appeared to him which had originated from the distant place Abraxus. Only one other person knew about the vial, Harnon’s best friend. His friend recognizing the power and danger that went along with the vial tried to convince Harnon to send it back to where it came from. He refused so the friend stole and hid the vial until he could convince Harnon to do the right thing. Harnon never agreed to returning the Vial which resulted in his own demise and in a secret alliance being formed to keep the vial safe and eventually return it to where it came from.

That is where Virginia the teenage girl steps in. Little did she know but she was going to be smack dab in the middle of a mystery that could possible decide the fate of the world as she becomes the Guardian of the Ruby Vial. She had discovered the Ruby Vial hidden in a cave awhile back and even though she did not know the significance of the bottle that looked like merely a perfume bottle, she knew that somehow it was her destiny to keep it safe. Things got tricky when she needed to get help from her friends due to the fact that someone, or something, was trying to get the vial from her and would do whatever to find it.

“Holding the Future Hostage: The Legacy of the Ruby Vial” is the first book written by homeschool graduate Tialla Rising. She is a self professed book lover who has a passion for writing. This book was written for a high school audience but can also be enjoyed by an adult like me. There is nothing objectionable in the book like bad language or any excessive reference to romantic relationships but it does have some scary and somewhat violent situations that might not be appropriate for readers younger than high school age. There are some references to Christianity in this book which in my opinion only adds to the story as it shows how Virginia’s faith is strengthened by the trials she is faced with. I would definitely recommend this book and I really look forward to seeing what other books this talented young author creates!


  • Paperback: 482 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 20, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1460901258
  • ISBN-13: 978-1460901250

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  1. tiallarising says:

    Thank you SO much for your review! I really appreciate it. 🙂 I’m thrilled that you enjoyed the book.


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