Category: Adult Fiction, 452 pages
Genre: Fantasy, Fairy Tale
Publisher: Holynok Press
Release date: September 12, 2017
Format available for review: ebook (mobi, ePub, PDF)
Tour dates: Oct 23 to Nov 17, 2017
Content Rating: PG-13 (For some violence. There is no sex or bad language)
About the Book
Mellis, a courageous and resourceful young woman, is kidnapped from the human world and taken to the Space Between by a tribe of faeries called the Penitents. Because of guilt over an ancient sin committed by their angel ancestors against the Maker, the Penitents have cursed themselves with grotesque physical disfigurements. Mellis can help them reunite with the Maker and find their way back to redemption, but she would need to give up the life she’s always known to remain in the Space Between.
As she struggles with this heart-wrenching decision, one of the Penitents, bent on revenge, commits a gruesome attack against the tribe, and they learn he has taken Satan–the Maker’s greatest enemy–as his ally. All in the Space Between are facing grave danger. Will a long-awaited act of vengeance save them?
Susan Rooke builds a rich and fantastical world of angels and demons, monsters, faeries and dragons. Abounding with spirituality and humanity, this faery tale for adults has a cast of vivid characters you won’t soon forget.
I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.
This is a difficult book to review. There are stories within this story which made the book confusing, frustrating, and hard to follow. I did like the story of Mellis though. She’s taken from our world to the Space Between to hopefully fulfill a prophecy. Everyone she meets in this new world is good to her. They seem almost normal but each one has a burden to bear and she eventually learns why.
The characters are unique and described so well that I could picture each one as I read. Everyone has their own interesting story.
I like the author’s writing style which includes vivid descriptions. I could picture everything as if I was there. Even when the story gets slow, her writing makes you want to keep reading, at least when I was reading Mellis’s story. I did have some difficulty making it through the other stories.
The Space Between is a fantasy full of fallen angels, faeries, dragons, and monsters. I will probably read the next book in the series with the hope that it is not as confusing.
Meet the Author
Susan Rooke is a Pushcart-nominated poet and author of the forthcoming The Space Between Series. Her short stories and poems have appeared in publications such as The Christian Science Monitor and The Twilight Zone Magazine, among many others. She resides on a square of green, peaceful country not far from Austin, Texas, with her husband Glen, who runs a small cattle operation while Rooke writes fiction about angels and demons, monsters, faeries and dragons. Look for her fantasy novel, The Space Between: The Prophecy of Faeries on Amazon.Connect with the Author: Website ~ Twitter ~ facebookx
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