Crystal Shade Readers Speak 2

My first reader, Kathryn Dahlstrom, the author of Children of Angels, which is soon to be published, has written a wonderful review on the first 70 pages of Crystal Shade: Angeni.

Here is her review in its entirety.

Book Review: Crystal Shade: Angeni

 Crystal Shade: Angeni, by author and co-author Istvan Szabo lfj and Orlanda Szabo, is a highly imaginative and ambitious first volume of a science fiction/fantasy epic. I found the language beautiful and the descriptions evocative. It’s rife with the imagery and symbolism that fans of this genre love.At the novel’s beginning we meet Grace, a precocious and daydreaming 7-year-old who longs to be a Guardian Spirit for her planet’s people. Yet even as she dreams of having angel’s wings, she fears them. She’s haunted by strange dreams that warn her of a pending darkness–a cold evil. She foresees the death of her beloved family and the end of her own life. And why should a little girl see such visions? Unless she’s more than a little girl….Szabo and Szabo do an excellent job of creating a life that Grace loves, only to make its loss all the more poignant. Her human life has to end in order for her new life as the angel Angeni to begin. She must help her people overcome the devouring darkness that threatens her world and her own soul.

Crystal Shade: Angeni is a powerful and ethereal work and a masterful beginning of a great series.

Kathryn Dahlstrom, author, screenwriter and now producer, is the author of soon to be released, Children of Angels. Please visit Kathryn’s blog at:


Orlanda Szabo

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