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 the feud turns violent and Melaia becomes a target, she finds refuge with a band of angels attempting to restore the stairway. But the restoration is impossible without the repayment of an ancient debt—the “breath of angel, blood of man,” a payment that involves Melaia’s heart, soul, and destiny.
This book is the first in the Angeleon Circle. This was an incredible book. It was an extremely quick read that was very enjoyable.
I really liked the characters a lot. There were quite a number of characters though. At first, it was a little tough keeping track of who’s who. However, after a little while I picked up each one.
Karyn Henley really did a great job creating a setting. I really felt like I was right there with them. I could picture it all in great detail.
All-in-all, I can’t wait until the next book in the series comes out.