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


Orlanda Szabo

Crystal Shade Readers Speak 1

The first Crystal Shade: Angeni review in its entirety!

crystal shade: angeni (preview)

Crystal Shade: Angeni is an upcoming epic fantasy novel by István Szabó, Ifj., co-written by Orlanda Szabo. I was given the chance to preview the first seventy pages of the text, and what I found is an intriguing world with many layers that promise to be unfolded over the course of three novels, the first due out in November. From the little I read, I can say that the author has a very descriptive style, with scenes and images springing to life on every page. The pacing early on is rather slow, so it remains to be seen just how long or how action-packed the final product will be, but early signs are promising.

The following is the current official blurb for the upcoming novel, and you can visit the author’s rather fancy, even futuristic, website at:

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 a 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 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.


Orlanda Szabo



…a child reborn as an Aserian Guardian Angel warrior.

Haunted and shepherded by cryptic dreams, preparing to serve as guide and protector on her world of Eecrys Aredia.

In the era of the Crystal Shade, the only hope for all creation is
the soul who always dared to dream.

But the fairy tale that Grace dreamt of living is Angeni’s nightmare
from which she cannot awake…

…and she doesn’t want to dream anymore.

Unlike the other Aserian warriors, Angeni seeks to understand what she has become. She must find the true meaning of the Crystal Shade
to devise a way to stop it. 

Even if her purpose is to guard her world and people, she wrestles with the truth she finds. Her self-doubt builds in her search to discover what
her role to her Aserian race truly is. 

In the era of Crystal Shade, the only hope for all creation…

…is the soul who dared to dream.

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: 

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

Orlanda Szabo

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