I received "Breath of Angel" by Karyn Henley for free from Blogging for Books. This is book one of the Angelaeon Circle. The main character is Malaia, a chantress/priestess that witnesses a murder of an angel on the first page. She is the educator of a bunch of girls living in Camrithia, strangely, she is only 14 and yet the woman who was supposed to be the leader managed to miss huge chunks of education to give to Malaia. Malaia, after witnessing the murder, becomes involved in a immortal war between two brothers who are fighting over an incedent with a tree and some angels. The book is full of miscellanious imaginative figures: angels, shapeshifters, birds with human souls, etc. The whole time I was reading I kept feeling like I had missed the real book one. I am not much for sci-fi so I was sure what most of the characters were supposed to be and there were so many of them it was easy to get confused. I'm not a big sci-fi girl so I am afraid most was lost on me. I am also not in the young adult reading category. That would make a difference as well.
Breath of Angel by Karyn Henley is a fantastic read! It is a new fantasy series for young adults. Right from the first chapter you are swept into the story and will find it hard to put the book down. This book is so well written that you will feel like you are a part of the story trying to help Melaia as she is thrown into a strange new world of Angelaeon, Immortals, malevolents, and a Wisdom Tree.
Melaia a 16 year old girl, the main character, has her world turned upside down as she finds that the stories she has been told all of her life are real and that she plays an important part in them. The Wisdom Tree and the Stairway to Heaven have been destroyed and Melaia, the daughter of the guardian of the Wisdom Tree, is the only one that can restore them and open the way for the Angelaeon to return home. It is a story filled with adventure, danger, and a little bit of romance.
Karyn Henley has done a fantastic job creating the story Breathe of Angel and I would recommend it to all of my fellow readers. You will not be disappointed by this book. It went above and beyond my expectations.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.
A new fantasy series that I thought was quite good. You are taken to a world where there are angels trapped on the earth and are waiting for their stairway to Heaven to be re-opened. A story where the main character is a 16 year old girl and there are many adventures of danger and peril. Melaia needs to find 3 harps in order to restore the Wisdom tree stairway and of course there is an evil immortal who is also after them. Parts of the book were confusing only because of the different types of angels and trying to figure out what kinds of powers they had. Luckily there is a chart to refer to. I thought this book was well written and I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series.
I received this book for free from blogging for books in exchange for my review.
When I started reading this book I thought oh no, it's just your basic sci-fi book_and with all the bits of priestesses I was a bit turned off thinking I must have picked up the wrong book, but as I got past the first few chapters I really got into it - and it was not what I initially thought - it was much better!
I loved the story - it had adventure and creativity in it. I was totally captured with the imagery and the characters in this book - and the whole premise was extremely creative. I loved the way the angels were more than just "winged" things and given different attributes, dependent on their ranks. Melaia was a very interesting character - a touch of innocence with the willingness to change and learn.
I'm not sure if I would deem it Christian, but it was definitely good clean sci-fi fiction. I would recommend it for anyone who enjoys a good sci-fi book, especially with the inclusion of angels and such in it. I would easily let a youth read this book as it's nice and clean and an interesting story. There were a few references to the "Most High" but that was it as far as talking about God. I was sad when I finished it it I wanted to know what was going to happen next and where it was going to lead - I can't wait until book two of the Angeleon Circle comes out!
Breath of Angel by Karyn Henley was an interesting read. This young adult fantasy is about a young priestess, Melaia, who is thrown into a life of angels, malevolents, and shapeshifters. Previously fabled tales become reality, and she is thrust into the destiny she was born to follow.
I liked the story world of this book and was instantly caught up in the the opening scene. There were many characters and I got confused every now and then by the constant movement of the characters throughout the story. I bogged down in the middle of the book, but the story picked up toward the end and once again, I was caught up in the plot.
I think anyone who enjoys fantasy would enjoy this tale. It has adventure and danger, with a hint of romance, and it came to a satisfying conclusion.