Book Reviews

Angel's Blade (Angel Shifters 3) by Erin M. Leaf at Evernight Publishing

Genre Gay / Fantasy / Angels/Demons / Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 22-October-2014

Book Blurb

Nathaniel doesn’t want to go Castle Archangel: he’s half-human and can’t fly like the rest of his clan. Even worse, he likes guys and he’s not exactly white. That makes him an interspecies outcast, but he wants to please his dad. Once there, he meets Zeke, the angels’ sexy weapons master. Sadly, Zeke is straight and Nathaniel doesn't hit on men he can’t have.

When Zeke meets Nathaniel, his gut tells him he's met his mate, but he’s never been attracted to a guy before. Despite Nathaniel's wariness and his own fear, Zeke can't help claiming him when instinct takes over.

Unfortunately, Nathaniel isn’t ready to bond, not even when their connection sparks dormant angelic powers. However, when Zeke flies into danger, Nathaniel follows. Demons stalk their people and it will take every angel who can wield a blade to fight the evil that lurks in unexpected places.


Book Review

In this installment of the angel shifter world, where angels have two forms: a human one and an angelic one, the focus is on Zeke, an angel who lost his family and drifted for years, and Nathaniel, an angel/human hybrid who doesn’t feel he belongs in either world. And where Zeke carries the marks of the long-lost art of an angelic weapons master, Nathaniel doesn’t even have any markings at all, nor does he have wings to fly.

Nathaniel is less than enthusiastic about having to travel to Castle Archangel, where Gabriel and Raphael (from book one) are beginning to pull the angels back together so they can fight the demonic forces that have begun to emerge. Nathaniel has faced prejudice and discrimination all his life and is certain there is nothing he can do to help. His father insists, and what Nathaniel finds when he arrives is confusing, scary, and downright dangerous to his mental and emotional well-being.

Zeke has been traveling for ten years after the rest of his family “went into the mist”, wanting a home for so long, but not certain he is welcome. Gabriel is his cousin though, so Zeke figures he should give it a try. Of course he is welcomed with open arms, and while he cannot make angelic weapons, it appears he is the only weapons master left. Nathaniel’s arrival confronts him with a sudden attraction to a man, where he thought he was straight, but it also enables him to use his powers in ways he has never dreamed of before. Neither Zeke nor Nathaniel are ready for the fate awaiting them, but neither of them has any real choice in the matter.

If you like stories about angels who have been lost, only to rediscover the light in a most unexpected way, if the idea of two angels having to learn to work together if they want to be victorious over a very real evil in their midst, and if you’re looking for another installment of a supernatural adventure set in a creative and imaginative world of angels with a purpose, then you will probably enjoy this novella.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 25220 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 06-February-2014
Price $3.99 ebook
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