Genre : Young Adult, Epic Fantasy
Authors : Istvan Szabo Ifj & Orlanda Szabo
Author Website : http://www.crystalshadeangeni.com
Amazon Stores : Kindle and Paperback
Createspace : https://www.createspace.com/3753679
Retailer Link : http://www.crystalshadeangeni.com/cstore/index.html
ISBNs:978-963-08-2683-9 (Kindle Edition)
978-963-08-2684-6 (Epub Edition)
978-963-08-2685-3 (Lit Edition)
978-963-08-2686-0 (PDF Edition)
978-963-08-2687-7 (Paperback Edition)
Smashwords Store : http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/104029
Barnes and Noble Store : http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/crystal-shade-istvan-szabo-ifj/1111394876
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Sony Ebook Store : http://ebookstore.sony.com/ebook/istvan-szabo/crystal-shade-angeni-volume-1
Apple iTunes Store : http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/crystal-shade-angeni-volume-1/id490082352
Diesel BookStore : http://www.diesel-ebooks.com/item/SW00000104029/Szabo-Ifj.-Istvan-Orlanda-Szabo-Crystal-Shade-Angeni-Volume-1/1.html
Kobo Book Store : http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Crystal-Shade-Angeni-Volume-1
Reviews : Multiple 4.5-5 stars (at Amazon, Smashwords, Kobo and Goodreads)
Blurb : "Thousands of stars could tell thousands of stories."
Seven year old Grace always dreamt of becoming a guardian angel; like those who guarded and guided her people and prepared to bravely fight in a dreaded mythical event, the Crystal Shade - which never came. It's not like Grace ever wanted to see Demons. Or wants to know what evil and darkness is - things that no one ever faced on her world and as the legends says, the Crystal Shade carries within -, nor does she want to die to be reborn as a guardian.
But she thinks the mysterious life of angels is so noble, a fable that it sounds exciting - until it actually happens.
Crystal Shade: Angeni, Volume 1 explores the early life of a young daydreaming soul who is destined to reveal the forgotten past of her home world and to seek the answer to the eternal question; what the legendary Crystal Shade really is.
IMPORTANT: Please be advised that Crystal Shade: Angeni and its episodic release, Crystal Shade: Episodes is not a fast and easy mainstream read. You can't quickly skim through and read it in one night, but you have to absorb the words and create the fantasy in your mind. Therefore, if you don't like slower-paced books or non-mainstream storylines, please read the excerpt before making any purchase.
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Additonal review snippets: "Reading Crystal Shade was both an adventure into a complex world of angels and a thoughtful beautifully written work of art. Seldom do I find a young adult novel with both a good story which will capture the hearts of its readers presented with language that will challenge and entrance the reader. This author has done both. In fact I was so captivated by the story I read it three times." - Karen Bryant Doering, Parent's Little Black Book
"I read it in a sitting...a long sitting, but a sitting nonetheless. I was captivated with the world described and the complexity of the storyline. There are times when it's not so fast moving but I think this is a novel in which the reader gets lost so let it last forever, I say. I think all ages will enjoy this entrancing narrative with beautiful settings and age appropriate dialogue. I would give this novel to my 10 year old to read." - T. Dewhirst
"This was such an interesting story concept for me, I remember when I received the book for review, and I remember thinking to myself how is a story being told by a seven year old going to work. I mean even in the YA genre seven is a little young, I wondered if I was going to be able to identify with the character, and for me as a reader I need to be able to identify with the characters in the book. But the book is really so much more than I thought it was going to be." - Kathryn S. Steves, UFR Review
"The concept is not like anything I have read before which is very refreshing these days! Crystal Shade is beautifully written with an almost historical feel to the book. The writing style is, in my opinion, more complex than other YA writers I have read." - Amy, Following the Reader
"This book is a change from everything I've read recently. The story itself unfolds more gently, the action moving at a slower pace most of the time. The writing is beautiful. Elegant, even." - Rebecca McKinnon, The Crooked Word / Goodreads Review
"Beautiful writing. A story line that is well thought out." - David Allan, Tumbling Books
"Crystal Shade: Angeni, Volume 1 is beautifully written with detailed descriptions of both the people and the world they inhabit. An intriguing and complex fantasy novel which will leave you breathlessly anticipating the next Volume." - Star, Bibliophilic Book Blog / Amazon US Review
"A detailed, descriptive and imaginative fantasy story." - Krista Burnbright, Cubicle Blindness / Amazon US Review