Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Shadows of Angels

I am excited to participant in the Shadows of Angels blog tour. L.G. Rollins is actually one of the gals in a local writers group I belong to. So it was even more fun to read the book, since I had met her a few times before this. Plus it is always exciting to see the talents of others you know.

I was provided with a complimentary ARC copy of this book from the publisher to read and review. However, like ALL reviews I do on this blog I give you my true honest opinion.

I never give spoilers so you can feel safe to read on!


I know I have a lot of book lover readers out there, who enjoy tossing the days stress aside and diving into a great action-packed fantasy novel that allows you to totally escape into another world. For those of you specifically, I think you will find Shadows of Angels an enjoyable read!

Because of a terrible evil called Forest Dwellers, Aerbrin is left to watch her father’s death. In his last dying breaths he places a uniquely magical object and bestows it upon her along with simple instructions, to keep it with her always and never leave it behind. Forced alone into a cruel world she ventures out to discover the truths behind the Forest Dwellers and sets out with plans to seek her own revenge on all they have taken from her.

Hilfawn is flirtatious and a little too trusting and desperate for adventure to seek escape from the life she was born into. Little does she know, the risks she takes for escape could find her falling down a path that may bring her into touch with the real truths and far more danger than she could have ever imagined possible.

Along with a few other fun characters; Timbrick a monster of a man trapped by a magic, who may be far more than he seems. Sir Vita a soldier who may or may not be playing both sides. Lady Teepin a sympathetic sole with more knowledge and kindness than one would think possible from a woman who's been kept away most of mankind for far too long.  Throw in players and Kings who are power hungry and deceitful. Add a few demons and places with some seriously dark magic and few very powerful mysterious Zadd stones and you’ve got Shadows of Angels.

Interlaced with fabulously visually descriptive writing, dangerous magic and some definitely unique settings. L.G. Rollins weaves it all together in a highly action-packed fantasy adventure. 


I really enjoyed this book, at one point it was hard to put down because there was so much going on and I didn't want to stop reading so I could keep up with it all. I also found it to be a fairly quick read, which for those of you who know me, you know I put value into book on how well the writing is, the better the writing, the easier/faster the read. In my opinion.

One other slight difference I found in this novel, than most fantasy’s on the market right now, there isn’t much if any romance. I saw a few hints, which I would guess may come into play later in the trilogy. But in this instance, I found it quite refreshing especially with all the different avenues this author takes us on, it was nice not to have to figure romance into the fold yet...

Another thing I enjoyed, in my opinion there was not just one main character, there are a few and although they all are intertwined. We get to jump around from each ones story and point of view as they take off into their different parts of the adventure. The only bad thing I decided was the fact that now I have to wait for book two to find out what happens next.
So who will enjoy this book? My recommendation is for those who like to read a fantasy that takes you into an entirely different magical world. It's not easy to compare it to other books.  However, for readers who enjoyed the enchanted settings of the Dorothy Must Die series, I think you will really like this intriguing world within Shadows of Angels. There is a fair share of death and violence, but not overwhelming. However, this is an exceptionally clean read, no profanity or explicit scenes! So if you need a great read, definitely pick up a copy of L.G. Rollins Shadows of Angels.

Also, just a quick heads up.  I am going to be giving away a paperback copy of this fabulous book to a lucky reader.  Check back on my blog, December 21st and enter for your chance to win your own copy.

You can find Shadows of Angels for sale today on Amazon.com


L. G. Rollins grew up in a far off land fighting dragons, stealing talismans, and traveling with dwarfs and elves. She is especially skilled at bribing giants with sweets. Currently, her husband and four kids live in Utah so that is where she spends most of her time. She may, or may not, have a Zaad Stone. To learn more about L. G. Rollins and her books visit LGRollins.com. Shadows of Angels comes out December 8th and is the beginning of the Zaad Stone trilogy.




Vist the Author L.G. Rollins Website or Facebook Page as well as feel free to check out the others blogs on the Shadows of Angels Blog Tour







So tell me, does this sound like a book you or someone you know would enjoy?
What are your favorite types of books to read?

11 comments :

  1. Ooh... sounds great! "Action-packed fantasy
    novel that allows you to totally escape into another world" is pretty much something I'm always looking for.

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  2. Hey fantasy is not for everyone! I go through phases myself, sometimes I like it, sometimes I need just a sweet fun romance or suspense:)

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  3. I'm not much for fantasy books but you make it sound interesting!

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  4. You and I have a lot of the same likes when it comes to books, I think you would enjoy this one!!!

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  5. I'm not much into fantasy books, but this seems like one my sister would enjoy!

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  6. I have not read too many fantasy novels...I want to say the last one I read was Hunger Games?? But I always enjoy reading different genres....personal development, novels, fantasy, etc!!

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  7. Wow how fun for you to have the chance to participate in the blog reviews for a friend. I don't know much about the fantasy genre but will keep it in mind. Nice review

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  8. I tried commenting on this earlier with my phone, but it's a total hater, so here I am now! :O I love fantasy novels, and this sounds like a really interesting book! :]

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  9. I'm one of those who isn't a big fantasy reader but how fun for you to participate in this!

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  10. I have never read a fantasy novel, I get a bit too into the characters and would probably have nightmares and scares for days. it does sound interesting though.

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