Thursday, February 2, 2012

Breath Of Angel by Karyn Henley

Breath Of Angel by Karyn Henley is an young adult fantasy fiction novel that may appeal to teenaged female readers.  The fantasy genre has become an all inclusive sector of fiction ranging from the class Lord of the Ring's trilogy to young adult romance and drama novels, repackaged as "fantasy".  I believe that this work is more towards the spectrum of the repackaged teenage drama.  It is analagous to comparing the Twilight series of books to the Bram Stoker's classic, Dracula. 

The characters are typical, albeit "supernatural".  There is  Melaia, a beautiful, blonde young priestess.  She fiunds herself caught up in a drama of intrigue when she is witnesses to a  murder of a supernatural- winged man  in an eerie temple courtyard.  Of course, the story would not be complete without  cryptic ancient  legends, and myths as well as beautiful and attractive supernatural creatures, and handsome young male characters. Somehow, the heroine's soul and destiny get caught up in the mix. 
Twisted bits and  pieces borrowed from the  story of Geneis are implanted into this story inordder to fabricate a more complex plot when concepts such as immortals, epic battles and the Wisdom Tree is introduced.

Young readers interested in quick, light reading will find this book enteratining.  For those looking for deeper fantasy with more substance, it would be better to look in the classics.  This novel would be a good genre to those readers used to reading teenaged romance and drama, who want to have a little change.  As a blogger for Waternomah publishers I received this book for the purpose of writing this review.  My opinions expressed are my own.

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