Disclosure: I received a complimentary ebook in exchange for an honest review.
Book Title: The Space Between: The Prophesy of Faeries
Author: Susan Rooke
Pages: 452 pages
Genre: Fantasy, Fairy Tale
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 have no clue how to describe this book or what I read.
There were several stories within the one story that made the entire thing very confusing and difficult to follow.
At the same time, I was too intrigued to put it down. I was sucked into Mellis’ story and was falling in love at the same time she was. I had to finish her story and was determined to push through.
The last quarter of the book was… gross. Each story – repulsive and sickeningly detailed and descriptive. Seriously gross.
But, I had to finish Mellis’ story! Mellis was – oka, Mellis and Adrian – were the only reason I pushed on to finish.
Aside from a couple detours, I really enjoyed Mellis’ story and how things fit together.
I am ot a fan of the other stories and a lot of what occurred throughout. I found most of it confusing and lost on me but I really enjoyed Mellis’ story.
If you enjoy the stories of angels – fallen or not – and the like – this book is right up your alley.
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.