Saturday, November 5, 2016
MY THOUGHTS: The Angel Knights by Mary Ting
The Angel Knights, #0.5
(spin-off series from the Crossroads Saga)
March 8, 2016
Spin-Off to Crossroads Saga - Prequel to The Chosen Knights.
Can be read as stand-alone
Michael and Claudia's decision to move back to Crossroads was to keep their children safe, but they can't escape who they are. Their children, Zachary and Lucia, were destined to be demon hunters—Venators. From the age they were able to hold a sword, they were trained to become the best and to ensure they would become leaders one day.
All is peaceful throughout the land until the Fallen and demons' presences were felt in the between and on Earth. As the Venators investigate these locations, they will quickly learn how dangerous their lives are. Hearts will be broken. Teammates will lose their lives. And they will face obstacles which will test their faith.
As danger grows, the fear of fallen angels and demons regrouping has the Divine Elders on pins and needles. Now, Zachary and Lucia, along with Uncle Davin, must prepare themselves—mentally and physically—to live on Earth to investigate where the focal point of evil resides before it's too late.
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(covers link to Goodreads)
**About the Author**
International bestselling author Mary Ting resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl.
When she started reading new adult novels, she fell in love with the genre. It was the reason she had to write one-Something Great. Hence, Mary's pen name, M. Clarke? She tours with the Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children’s chapter book-No Bullies Allowed.
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Note: This review contains NO spoilers
It is apparent that this is the start of a spin-off series from Mary Ting's bestselling Crossroads Saga. And... The Angel Knights is the exciting prequel to said spin-off. Yes, we have come some time from Michael and Claudia's story to now their twins, Lucia and Zachary. Anyways, this prequel introduces this new series with the twins coming into their own as they train to battle the impending evil/darkness that is coming. Yes, the battle between good/evil, heaven/hell continues. Plus, we come to find out the twins are training to go on a special mission.
Of course, in order to find out more about Michael and Claudia's story and to get more of a history of how this spin-off came about, you have to read the Crossroads Saga...haha! However, it really isn't necessary. This new series can be read as a "standalone".
Well, enough of that... Mary Ting has again created a beautiful, yet action/adventure filled, start of a series that, in its own right, has its well-developed characters and complex world building. This is just only the beginning of a series filled with emotions, action, adventure, mystery, and suspense. This prequel is only just a "taste" of what is
to come. Therefore, it is highly recommended to read this first. I am so ready to start The Chosen Knights.
Definitely a prequel novella that is short, yet filled with various elements that will get readers of all ages hooked. I know I am...haha!