Some new fantasy books for the TBR!
Thanks to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for the free copy in exchange for my honest review
BIRTH OF THE FAE: LOCKED OUT OF HEAVEN – Danielle M. Orsino (Released June 19th, 2020)
Ride on the backs of fire breathing dragons with the Dark Fae and watch the Light Fae play in the shadows of primitive humanity as they build their magical world. Abandoned by their creator, two factions of powerful angels remain on earth after the Great War with Lucifer. They struggle to comprehend their Creator’s plan while their angel wings, a symbol of their angelic lineage, slowly and painfully decay. With no hope of returning to the Shining Kingdom, two groups of angels denounce their angelic lineage and develop into separate factions – the Court of Light, led by Queen Aurora, a former Virtue Angel, and the Court of Dark, ruled by King Jarvok, a former Power Brigade Angel. The two monarchs have opposing views on how to govern their kin, but the one belief they agree on is that human worship equals power.
Birth of the Fae: Locked Out of Heaven is an epic fantasy adventure of heartbreak, rebirth, and hope that examines the bonds of family, friendship, and love. It is a fantastic tale of good vs evil in a beautiful world, where the Light Fae and their potent elemental magick are tested by the raw power of the dragon riding Dark Fae warriors.
My Thoughts: 4/5 stars
Right off the bat, this book is gorgeous. They say never judge a book by its cover, but I’m one of those readers that 100% gets books because of the cover. Not only is it beautiful to look at, but the story inside is just as mesmerizing and fun. BIRTH OF THE FAE is book one in a new series and I think that’s good to know before starting, as you can kind of anticipate a lot of world-building and set up for what’s to come.
I think the only real drawback for me was the pacing was a little weird in some spots. It would be moving at a great speed to keep my interest and then you would hit a lull where it moved very slow. With a book that’s less than 300 pages I wouldn’t expect it to slow like that, but again, the only minor thing!
I’m really looking forward to seeing where the author takes it from here. Pushing through any possible lulls for you is so worth it and I just know it will all come into play when the series continues!
About the Author:
Danielle M. Orsino is taking on her biggest challenge to date: the debut of her fantasy novel, Birth of the Fae: Locked out of Heaven. Expanding her love of writing and exploring the world of fantasy novels, she delves into the realm of fairies and retells their origins from a completely new perspective. Orsino has a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and Exercise science and is an LPN with a special interest in Lyme disease research. This novel was born from her long treatment sessions with a patient who asked her to tell him a story for a distraction, which sent Orsino on a journey longer than she had anticipated. Orsino has been widely recognized from her influence and experience in martial arts realm, training for over 20 years and with over 500 tournament wins, and accumulating national and world titles. She has performed for former President of the United States Bill Clinton and has been featured on “Soap Talk, Fox Five news CBS, TLC and E!. With this experience, she worked as a Fight Choreographer on”Wonder Woman: Balance of Power” and has worked with the likes of martial arts legend Vincent Lyn and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
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