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It's been awhile since I've read a really mind blowing fantasy book like this one. It's these kind of books that make my heart and mind stir with creativity and anticipation of what happens next. The book begins with a teen girl named Melaia training to be a priestess in the temple. When a stranger shows up and is murdered before her eyes, her world is pushed on the path she could not avoid. She comes to find out her destiny to restore the stairway to heaven but her impulsive nature keeps getting her into trouble. Can she rise to the occasion when only a short time ago her world was only the temple? Will her heart be tangled beyond recovery? Can she help end a struggle years in the making? Find out in this book and read the story along with me as each new book in the series is released.
I have been slightly weary in the past about reading books with angels in them. This is because since angels are real in this world, so if you write about them in the wrong way, in a way not supported by the bible, my conscience and spirit are troubled. I decided to trust the Christian publishing company I got it from for free because they have not let me down yet and I believe they are trustworthy. I was not disappointed with what I found. Karyn built a beautiful world full of everything that makes fantasy so exciting: love, mystery, destiny, twists, and adventure just to name a few. Even though angels are real, as presented in the Bible, the book is fiction and should be read as such. We know very little about the spiritual beings that serve our King in heaven but Karyn filled in the huge gaps with her own creativity. You have to remember, though, that they were filled in with human imagination. I would recommend this to avid and new Christian fiction/fantasy readers, teens and up. I can not wait to get and read the second book that just came out this month called "Eye of the Sword" and will be blogging about it as soon as possible.
(I received this book for free from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review and this opinion is my own.)
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