CRYSTAL SHADE: ANGENI # 9

THE RISK…

Her dreams of the present’s past push Angeni to fight for the future truth that only she can see of who is to rule. There is more at risk than human souls.

 

Angeni has to go against all she has been taught. The beliefs passed down by the elders and the little changes to delve into the past.
By then it was too late, she had dared to allow humans to take up arms and enter into battle. 

A sacred trust broken that not even her mother,
High-Guardian Eve could condone.
 

~EXCERPT~ 

Among the white dunes, brave winged warriors, evil demons, and humans in their shiny armor battled desperately with their crystal weapons to challenge death itself. The old man could still see the eyes of the fallen that knew they had no chance for survival, but were determined to die with courage for something in which they believed. Dignity filled their eyes, even in their last moments seeing the blade of death before it struck them down. But they never failed to bravely face their destiny.

Will Angeni’s path rip apart all that is dear to her?
Make her one against many?
Or allow her to put the pieces back together to usher in an era of clarity between human and Aserian? 

Even as her doubt builds, the Aserian Guardian Angel,
warrior and protector of Eecrys Aredia
 does not know. 

The first volume of Crystal Shade, Angeni will be available on November 11, 2011 via Smashwords, Amazon Kindle and other electronic platforms.
Volume 2 and 3 will be available in 2012. 

Comments and suggestions are always welcome from our fans,
those who are soon to be and all those curious souls
who see life just a little different from most. 

Follow Crystal Shade at:
www.crystalshadeangeni.com
www.facebook.com/crystalshadeangeni
www.twitter.com/csangeni 

Created by Istvan Szabo, Ifj
Co-written by Istvan Szabo, Ifj & Orlanda Szabo
Edited by Orlanda Szabo

 

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Crystal Shade Readers Speak 5

Hello Friends!

Today I would like to thank my good friend ML Gemmill for taking time from her amazingly busy life to read the first three chapters of Crystal Shade and for writing this wonderful review.

Thank you, ML!

Crystal Shade: Angeni review by ML Gemmill of Urban Fox Studios

A new trilogy by Istvan Szabo, Ifj & Orlanda Szabo

If you have ever read any of Ursula K. Le Guin‘s epic Sci-Fi masterpieces then you will love, Istvan Szabo and Orlanda Szabo (ProSeries Alumni),
Crystal Shade: Angeni.
A beautifully written saga of a young girl who learns she is in fact as ancient as time. After living seven years as a child she is transformed. Her rebirth foretold through legends, allows her to become a young Guardian;
protector of all. But she isn’t the only one spoken of in legends and all are not who they appear to be.
Will she able to protect and guide mankind against the coming of Crystal Shade, whose shadow is able to make all vanish?

 You’ll have to read it and find out. 

ML Gemmill is the creative genius at www.urbanfoxstudios.com
Stop in for a virtual tour.

The first volume of Crystal Shade, Angeni will be available on November 11, 2011 via Smashwords, Amazon Kindle and other electronic platforms.
Volume 2 and 3 will be available in 2012.

Follow Crystal Shade at:
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Created by Istvan Szabo, Ifj
Co-written by Istvan Szabo, Ifj & Orlanda Szabo
Edited by Orlanda Szabo

Orlanda Szabo
www.orlandaszabo.com
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CRYSTAL SHADE: ANGENI #8

THE DEMON… 

…hereditary nemesis of Aserian and human alike.

He knows first blood will be on their hands,
and he thanks them for it. 

With or without cause, it doesn’t matter when one demon manipulates everyone to destroy the upper ranks so he moves to reach his goal. Not some random creature bent on destruction, but one who feels the breath of destiny upon his own future, he relishes and feeds indecision and doubt at every turn. 

“They never surrendered, forcing their demonic enemies to fight
for every inch of their land.” 

The first volume of Crystal Shade, Angeni will be available on November 11, 2011 via Smashwords, Amazon Kindle and other electronic platforms.
Volume 2 and 3 will be available in 2012. 

Comments and suggestions are always welcome from our fans,
those who are soon to be and all those curious souls
who see life just a little different from most. 

Follow Crystal Shade at:
www.crystalshadeangeni.com
www.facebook.com/crystalshadeangeni
www.twitter.com/csangeni 

Created by Istvan Szabo, Ifj
Co-written by Istvan Szabo, Ifj & Orlanda Szabo
Edited by Orlanda Szabo

 

Orlanda Szabo
www.orlandaszabo.com
www.twitter.com/OrlandaSzabo
www.facebook.com/orlanda.szabo
http://ca.linkedin.com/in/orlandaszabo

Crystal Shade Readers Speak 4

Another sneak peek review. This one is by Shana at Book Vacations. Thank you, Shana for your wonderfully crafted words.

Be sure to stop in at Shana’s blog at:  http://bookvacations.wordpress.com/2011/10/11/sneak-peek-crystal-shade-angeni-by-istvan-szabo-volume-1/

Synopsis: Seven year old Grace always dreamt of becoming a guardian angel, like those who guarded and guided her people and prepared to bravely fight in the dreaded mythical event, the Crystal Shade – which never came. It’s not like Grace ever wanted to see Demons. Or wants to know what evil and darkness is – things that no one ever faced on her world and, as the legends say, the Crystal Shade carries within – nor does she want to die to be reborn as a guardian. But, she thinks the mysterious life of angels is so noble, a fable that it sounds exciting – until it actually happens.

Crystal Shade: Angeni, Volume 1, explores the early life of a young daydreaming soul who is destined to reveal the forgotten past of her home world and to seek the answer for the eternal question: what the legendary Crystal Shade really is.

 

Istvan Szabo was extremely gracious in allowing me a sneak peek of his upcoming novel, Crystal Shade, co-authored by Orlanda Szabo, and I must say, I’m very interested. 

The novel opens with an elderly man reminiscing about his past, thinking of the past wars and the crystals that have come to mean so much to him.  He seems to live very much in his past, speaking aloud to his memories, and one, about the a beautiful girl, especially haunts him.  He is interrupted in his musing by two young children, children that remind him of someone he knew long ago, and, after a little coaxing, he begins to tell them the story of Grace and the Crystal Shade.   

The story he begins to tell is extremely interesting, and I found myself captivated by the world Szabo creates in his novel.  It is a unique world complete with a sapphire sun, winged guardians, goddesses, and even mechanical birds as transportation.  Though I was only allowed to read the first 70 pages or so of the first volume, the novel really whet my appetite for more, and I am excitedly awaiting the release of the full novel on November 11, 2011.    

For more information, check out the websites below, and don’t forget to add Crystal Shade to your list of books to read!

http://www.crystalshadeangeni.com/
http://www.facebook.com/CrystalShadeAngeni
www.twitter.com/csangeni

The first volume of Crystal Shade, Angeni will be available on November 11, 2011 via Smashwords, Amazon Kindle and other electronic platforms.
Volume 2 and 3 will be available in 2012.

Created by Istvan Szabo, Ifj
Co-written by Istvan Szabo, Ifj & Orlanda Szabo
Edited by Orlanda Szabo

Comments and suggestions are always welcome from our fans, those who are soon to be and all those curious souls who see life just a little different from most.

Orlanda Szabo
www.orlandaszabo.com
www.twitter.com/OrlandaSzabo
www.facebook.com/orlanda.szabo
http://ca.linkedin.com/in/orlandaszabo

 

 

Crystal Shade Readers Speak 3

From Tales of the Harbingers comes the next Crystal Shade: Angeni review by Will Foley. Thank you kindly for your encouraging review, Will. We have endeavoured to make Crystal Shade a story to intrigue the minds of many.

October 11, 2011}   Sneak Peek: Crystal Shade: Angeni by Istvan Szabo, Ifj. and Orlanda Szabo (Volume 1)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Crystal Shade: Angeni

 
Sorry for missing Friday. I did so for two reasons: a) I had a midterm exam that day and b) I was hard at work revamping my review of a good friend and critique partner’s novel, Crystal Shade: Angeni. While I’m not the best at writing reviews, I’m flattered that he asked for my opinion and I’ll do my best not to let him down.
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If there’s one thing that shines brighter than all the rest in CSA, it’s the imagery. It’s very wordy as a whole, but for every one time that works against it, there are many where it works in its favor. The world is vast and varied, and its people are myriad. Where some novels simply give a general sense of the surroundings, CSA paints a picture as detailed as a photograph, giving the world a sense of depth not often seen.
The world of Eecrys Aredia is a perfect utopia filled with a masterful sense of mysticism, where everyone is at peace and perfectly happy. Tales of an old forgotten war are widely thought of as myth, for the idea of imperfection and strife is alien there. The young heroine, Grace, has never known anguish or fear. But it soon becomes clear that nothing is clear, and that everything Grace knew was false is soon to become reality—for under the Crystal Shade, nothing and no one is what they seem.
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I hope that was up to snuff. Anyway, there you go, folks: Crystal Shade: Angeni, an epic fantasy novel by István Szabó, Ifj., and co-written by Orlanda Szabo. The first volume of three will be available on November 11th, 2011 (a month from today) via Smashwords, Amazon Kindle and other electronic platforms. Volumes Two and Three are planned to be released in 2012.
In the meantime, you can follow Crystal Shade at:

 

Orlanda Szabo
www.orlandaszabo.com
www.twitter.com/OrlandaSzabo
www.facebook.com/orlanda.szabo
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CRYSTAL SHADE: ANGENI #7

CRYSTAL SHADE: ANGENI 

THE KNOWLEDGE…

 …slipping away with the old man’s memories that will complete his final and only remaining promise. 

~EXCERPT~ 

“Thousands of stars could tell thousands of stories,” whispered the old man with a gentle smile. “I hope others also see the story of our beautiful star.”

Decades creased the countenance of the weary old man. He propped himself at the balcony, the silky wind ruffling his grey hair. His aged eyes never tired of the stars that pierced the infinite night sky. But despite the enchanting skyscape, his soul, which desired endless peace, was restless. He had one final promise he had made ages ago still unfulfilled. To share the past with those living in the present. A long-held secret, a story to tell. Sorrow embraced him; he knew as the sun rose to greet a new day, one unheard story would pass along with him to vanish for eternity. And the time was close. 

“Thousands of energy orbs formed the mass of a majestic miniature galaxy under the tip of the long tapered crystal shard. Each star, a shiny orb, in this chrono device shone its story, its own truth in sapphire, orange, red, green, and purple orbs were just a few among countless colors without a known name. Clear and bright, the shard hovered untethered over the middle of this tiny world like some large mystical sundial.” 

“The miniature galaxy gracefully turned between the stalwart columns. His eyes focused on the shadow of the sundial, which slowly crept around the crystal shard. The shadow didn’t come from the sun, which slept beyond the horizon as night stood silent sentry outside. It came from the shard itself. Even now, some of the orbs within the crystal’s untouchable dark shadow slowly changed color.”

“The old man closed his eyes. He was still in the hall, but his mind was far away in a forgotten world.”

I will be with you. Always, whispered a kind female voice that flooded the old man with endless love, snapping him back to reality.”

“He sighed as he studied the crystal chrono device. One of the red orbs within the shard’s shadow suddenly changed to azure. The shadow of the crystal was forced away from that area. The old man’s fond smile returned.”

“You never rest, old friend. You never rest,” his soft voice addressed the crystal. “Our destiny ties us together. We will meet again. Soon.” 

The discovery of ancient scrolls aids Angeni’s hunt for the knowledge to solve the Crystal Shade event mystery.

Angeni understands even less of what she has become, but begins to recognize a parallel between then and now.  

The first volume of Crystal Shade, Angeni will be available on November 11, 2011 via Smashwords, Amazon Kindle and other electronic platforms.
Volume 2 and 3 will be available in 2012.

Created by Istvan Szabo, Ifj
Co-written by Istvan Szabo, Ifj & Orlanda Szabo
Edited by Orlanda Szabo

Comments and suggestions are always welcome from our fans, those who are soon to be and all those curious souls who see life just a little different than most.

E launch: November 11, 2011

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More information

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www.crystalshadeangeni.com
www.twitter.com/csangeni

Orlanda Szabo
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Children of Angels Review

Children of Angels is Book 1 of the new childrens fantasy Nephilim Series
by Kathryn Dahlstrom.
I was thrilled to be given the opportunity to review the first six chapters.

Kathryn’s imaginative storytelling will bring out the child in all of us as Jeremy finds his own solution to his personal demons, the local bullies. By doing so and showing himself to be a human angel cross, a Nephilim, he has drawn the attention of an otherworldly nemesis.

When approached by a special school, Jeremy’s hopes soar. But is the school the dream institution Jeremy thinks it will be? And begs the question, are all Nephilim created equal?

Jeremy is beginning to think not…

Children of Angels is published by WinePress Publishing
 and is to be released later this year.

For more information on Children of Angels and its author Kathryn Dahlstrom, please visit http://www.kathryndahlstrom.blogspot.com

 

Orlanda Szabo
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