Blog Tour: Shadows of Angels by L.G. Rollins (Melissa’s review)

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Shadows of Angels

Shadows of Angels
written by L. G. Rollins
published by Cedar Fort Publishing & Media, Dec. 8, 2015

find it here: (affiliate links) Barnes & Noble, AmazonBook Depository, Goodreads

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange  for an honest review.

Did I enjoy this book: 
I really like this book. It’s got all sorts of the awesome things I love–magic, hidden royalty, secrets, and quests–and it doesn’t disappoint. There’s enough plot to keep me interested without being overwhelming, and the world-building is quite lovely. I’m in love with the idea of not one but TWO female protagonists, and I’m enamored with how Rollins manages to write each woman’s unique strengths. I’ll admit I started off liking Aerbrin more than Hilfawn, but I think Hilfawn’s strength is a bit harder to come by than Aerbrin’s. I’m going to keep my eye on her in the sequel (there’s going to be a sequel, right? I hope, I hope!).

I had only a few little issues–one was that I found myself tripping over name pronunciations (Guiltmult doesn’t exactly roll off one’s tongue). Also, and perhaps this is a problem that will be fixed in the final printing (I was given an ARC), I thought the characters fell out of, well, character every so often. It’s subtle, but I get stuck on just a few of the lines–ones where I honestly think Rollins didn’t realize she was using slang. I wish I’d have bookmarked an example, but listen, my daughter is teething and I’m currently trying my hardest to pretend I’m not sick (I’m not sick, I’m not sick, I don’t have time to get sick). Sorry.



“Life is a fairytale — it just isn’t always a happy one.”



Would I recommend it: Yeah, go for it!

About the book – from Goodreads: 
After the forest dwellers destroy her home and kill her father, Aerbrin sets off on a journey to find the truth about her people, her kingdom, and the mysterious Zaad stone that contains a power she never imagined. Magic and mystery join forces in this intriguing fantasy world. Full of shifting alliances and twists you won’t see coming, it’s a can’t-miss read.



Stay calm, her father’s words echoed in her head. When you find yourself in danger, above all, stay calm. Aerbrin took a deep, steady breath and leaned down, reaching for her bow. one of the Forest Dwellers charged. It collided with her and knocked her to the floor. Raising a knotted fist, he bashed her head.

Sparks exploded across her vision. She tried to raise an arm, tried to call out. Her body wouldn’t respond. The Forest Dwellers grunted again. The creature above her raised its fist again. She looked up. This was the end, she knew. When these monsters attacked, they killed everything. Animals, plants, and particularly humans. No one survived.

Closing her eyes, Aerbrin forced her body to relax. This time, there was no pain.

About the author: L.G. Rollins grew up in a far off land fighting dragons, stealing talismans, and traveling with dwarfs and elves. She is especially skilled at bribing giants with sweets. Currently, her husband and four kids live in Utah so that is where she spends most of her time. She may, or may not, have a Zaad Stone. To learn more about L. G. Rollins and her books visit

Shadows of Angels comes out December 8th and is the beginning of the Zaad Stone trilogy.

Find Ms. Rollins here: web, Facebook, Pinterest






  1. This sounds like a great read. I love books involving magic and this sounds like it has magic an much more interesting parts in it. I also love the looks of that cover.
    Loved your review! Hope you don’t get sick, for real! 😉

    • Hey Maureen, I hope you do take the time to read Shadows of Angels. It was a blast to write. I love the cover, too. I was thrilled when the artist showed it to me. Happy Holidays!
      L. G. Rollins


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