I have recently become a member of Blogging for Books and chose to review the title, "Breath of Angel" by Karyn Henley. It is part of a series titled "The Angeleon Circle - Book One".
This was a well-written piece and was home to a complete world centered around the subject of angels. I personally love angels and I found it to be very entertaining. There were different ranks of angels portrayed, along with their duties and earthly powers.
Ms. Henley constructs a land that has been ravaged by a blight that was brought on by the destruction of the Wisdom Tree, which housed a stairway to the heavens and allowed passage for the angels. Once it was no longer available, the angels were stuck on this earthly plane. The poor condition of the land, and lack of food, has caused much ravaging. There is a war among the angels and the humans for power. All in all there is a nice hook and good character development. The main character, Melaia, is a priestess who has known very little of the world. She is witness to a brutal murder in the beginning and is consequently forced to travel where her services are needed. Along the way, she encounters many difficulties and adversaries as she becomes aware of a whole new world encompassing angels, draks, who are birds with human souls entrapped in them and bearing human hands instead of clawed feet, and a fabled war that is fact.This book will not leave you bored, but with all of the action and enlightening moments, leaves the reader wanting more.
I was rooting for the romantic element of the story, Melaia and Trevin, who is a shady kingsman whose true character is revealed as the story goes. There are plenty of teasers for the following books to come.
I will be looking forward to the next installment in the series. It's definitely worth checking out!
Here is a link to download chapter one.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group in order to provide this review.