What a thrill!

What action!

After 8 long years of preparation, the Mars rover has landed! But it’s not alone.

Most of you know of Crystal Shade: Angeni, the epic fantasy book Istvan Szabo and I co-wrote. Well our guardian angel’s name, Angeni has landed on Mars with the Rover.

Her previous experience has been in travelling with the last two space shuttles to the space station before the shuttles were decommissioned.

Our little Angeni has brought another vessel down safely.

At least, that is what I’d like to think.

Check out the link to see the authentic documentation from Nasa.


All Book Links in one Place

All of the links for Crystal Shade: Angeni (blue book) can now be found in one handy place.

The Official Crystal Shade website.

~ ALSO ~

Crystal Shade: Angeni, Volume 2 (yellow book) release date: 07-07-12.
Official homepage;
Volume 1;


7 Post Meridiem #2 and 7 Post Meridiem XSS coming soon. Get the first volumes here;
Pale Moonlight (7 Post Meridiem #1) –


Crystal Shade’s Angeni has been entered into two, currently top-secret programs that will launch soon. If she is accepted into the second one, just as she has been already accepted into the first one, it will be big. Really really big. 🙂

Good reading

Crystal Shade: Angeni Blog review

Rebecca McKinnon from “tHe crooKed WorD” blog has kindly done a review for us. Thank you, Rebecca for your honest impressions of Crystal Shade: Angeni.

You can find the review at:

Be sure to check out earlier reviews to the right of the screen under Crystal Shade: Angeni.

😉 It takes a million steps before a book becomes an overnight success

Nov 15 – 17 GIVEAWAY

As my partner’s giveaway of Crystal Shade: Angeni yesterday to only IWU members was a success, he is expanding it for two days, to everyone.

Please tweet the following:

Great Crystal Shade giveaway between Nov 15 – 17. Coupon code: RB53X.

We would love to hear your reviews.

11-11-11 launch time!

11-11-11 :GMT 

and Crystal Shade has launched!

Smashwords and Lulu Editions of Crystal Shade: Angeni Volume 1 are now available.

Length: 148072 words, app. 592 pages.

Price: 8.88USD, 6.44EUR




With only 3 days to the elaunch, along with the final Crystal Shade: Angeni story blog, I have listed the online sites that will be carrying
Crystal Shade: Angeni for ebook download.

Orlanda & Istvan would like to thank all out friends and fans for your continued support during and after the pre-launch fun. 

Be sure to check out the links below the blog 🙂 


…is not just a fading belief or ancient legend only she and a few others believe, but the name of the unavoidable end times.


The shard’s polished surface mirrored the tired face of the old man who watched the device with endless respect. 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. 

As the Crystal Shade approaches, it will unleash demon hordes
on her peaceful world in a war to determine
which side will guide humans.

The first volume of Crystal Shade, Angeni will be available
November 11, 2011
Volume 2 will be available in 2012. 

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

Follow Crystal Shade at: 

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

Orlanda Szabo

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
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:

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

Orlanda Szabo

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