Thursday, July 7, 2011

Breath Of Angel by Karyn Henley ~ review

Breath of Angel: A Novel (The Angelaeon Circle)

Product Details

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: WaterBrook Press (June 21, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307730123
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307730121

Product Description from

The stranger’s cloak had fallen back, and with it, a long, white, blood-stained wing.
When Melaia, a young priestess, witnesses the gruesome murder of a stranger in the temple courtyard, age-old legends recited in song suddenly come to life. She discovers wings on the stranger, and the murderer takes the shape of both a hawk and a man.

Angels. Shape-shifters. Myths and stories—until now.

Melaia finds herself in the middle of a blood feud between two immortal brothers who destroyed the stairway to heaven, stranding angels in the earthly realm. When Melaia becomes a target, she finds refuge with a band of angels attempting to restore the stairway. But the restoration is impossible without settling an ancient debt—the “breath of angel, blood of man,” a payment that involves Melaia’s heart, soul, and destiny.

My take on this book:
"Breath Of Angel," is the first book in the Angeleaon Circle series written by new to me author Karyn Henley. In this story the plot revolves around Melaia, a temple chantress is picking the last of the ramling roses when she notices a ragged man stumbling thru the gate to the temple, while she is talking to the man he is attacked by one of the biggest hawks she has ever seen. Unable to save him she takes his dead body inside and realizes that he has wings. Could he be an angel? Not only that the hawk shifts into a man. Whats up with that. Having always believed that shape shifters and angels are only myth she soon finds herself on a journey that will change her life forever.
While geared toward young adults I found this story quite enjoyable. When I read fantasy books I normally read about vampires and shapeshifters but I was pleasantly surprised that I really enjoyed reading a fantasy book about angels and immortals. I found it was a fast paced book that I had no problems following.  I thought it was quite helpful that the author included a cast of characters list at the beginning of the story. I think if your a fan of sci-fi or fantasy you will probably enjoy this exciting new series. I for one can't wait to see what happens with the next book in the series.
A complimentary copy of this book was provided the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Your wonderful comments make my day, thanks for dropping by!