“The stranger’s cloak fell back, and with it, a long, white blood-stained wing.”
Melaia, a young priestess, witnesses the gruesome murder of an emaciated stranger in the temple courtyard. Just after she discovers wings on the stranger, the murderer enters the temple, and what Melaia has known only through song and story suddenly takes on flesh. Angels and shape-shifters were myths and stories . . . until now.
Melaia finds herself in the middle of a blood feud between two immortal brothers who destroyed the stairway to heaven, stranding angels in the earthly realm. When the feud turns violent and Melaia becomes a target, she finds refuge with a band of wandering angels attempting to restore the stairway. But the restoration is impossible without the repayment of an ancient debt, the “breath of angel, blood of man,” a payment that involves Melaia’s heart, soul, and destiny
terrible| Posted February 23, 2012
I really did not like this book at all. I've tried to think of positive things I can say about it but I just can't. It was so twisted. I read most of it but had to stop reading it towards the end. The trees had spirits. People were turned into birds. Angels had rivalries like Greek gods....it was just off. More than likely, the reason I did not enjoy this book was because I suppose fantasy is a type of novel I just cannot enjoy.