Hello, Book Dragons! Today I would like to welcome you all on my stop of the Blog Tour for Birth of the Fae: Locked out of Heaven By Danielle Marie Orsino, and I would like to share a review, with all of you. Thank you very much to Booksta Influencers for the invitation. Please do show some love to all the wonderful book bloggers on this blog tour by following and sharing their work. 🙂
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Genre: Christian Fantasy
Release date: 19 06 2020
Price*: Kindle £4.02 (GBP)/ Hardback £16.99 (GBP)
Kindle $5.37 (USD)/ Hardback $22.95 (USD)
Pages: ~ 230
My rating: I liked it.
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What I learned from this book: Stand for what you believe.
Description of the book: 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.
How this book made me feel: First of all lets start with the cover, I think it is an absolute gem. I love the design and colours a lot. The main thing that attracted me to this book was angels. I like them, and I found it intriguing…
The protagonists in this book would be Aurora – the Queen of The Court of Light, and Jarvok – the King of The Court of Dark, but the novel was told from multiple perspectives. There are a lot of characters in this novel, of all the species you can imagine. We have fallen angels, mermaids, pixies, various animals, dragons and many more. My favourite characters would be Aurora and a little dragon called Los. 🙂 I liked Aurora’s strong will, kindness, wit, down to earth attitude and love for her fellow fae. And how can you not love a little cute dragon? It is simply impossible. 😀 My least favourite would be the Weepers (dark warriors) and Jarvok. I really could not understand Jarvok’s agenda against Aurora.
The narrative is pretty strange, to be honest. This book feels like an intro to something great. There was a lot of rebuilding going on in this novel, not only physical (houses, castles..) but mental and emotional as well. It felt a little slow, and filled with a lot of thinking and inner searching. A lot of the thoughts were about the Creator and other religious aspects, that didn’t bother me, but I was not the biggest fan of. The time doesn’t exist in this book, all the characters are immortal because they live for thousands of years, but when I was reading, I could not feel, that this amount of time has passed. This novel discusses abandonment, need to belong, rebuilding lives, learning, need to be valued, adored, loved, and many more.
I really liked the world that the author has created, it is magical and absorbing. The writing style felt a little choppy though. The story didn’t flow as smoothly as I was expecting it to. The language used was quite interesting, and I really liked the dialogues between the characters. The chapters are pretty short, so the book was not boring for me. The ending paved the way to the sequel very nicely, and I did like the way this novel ended.
So, to conclude, there is space for improvements, but I enjoyed this story. It has very interesting and magic characters, as well as a thought provoking plot. I hope that in next novels the reader will be able to get to know the characters more, I hope for more adventures and hopefully some romance between the characters. 😀 So, if you are looking for something different and unique in the fantasy genre, with a touch of religion, give this novel a go, and I hope you will like it.
Thank you for your time! <3
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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