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.


Tumbling Books Crystal Shade Review

Thank you, David and Tumbling Books for your honest approach and review that takes us beyond the very short YA segment
into the real story of an adult kickass quardian angel.

For the full review check out…


  7 Post Meridiem XSS #1 ~  Anno Humanae Salutis
[Kindle Edition]

February 2837, Aalsa Meridon.

Every silent cry may turn to a beautiful song if someone listens, and answers in tones of hope,
but in the year of Man’s redemption, as the clock chimes seven,
a shrill voice answers the last hopeless cry of a civilization.


On February 23, 24 and 25, Anno Humanea Salutis will be free at the links below.

Istvan Szabo Ifj. ~ Author, Illustrator
Orlanda Szabo ~ Editor

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.



…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: 

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


Orlanda Szabo

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

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