The Space Between: The Prophesy of Faeries + Giveaway
Book Title: The Space Between: The Prophesy of Faeries by Susan Rooke
Category: Adult Fiction, 452 pages
Genre: Fantasy, Fairy Tale
Publisher: Holynok Press
Release date: September 12, 2017
Tour dates: Oct 23 to Nov 17, 2017
Content Rating: PG-13 (For some violence. There is no sex or bad language)
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.
To follow the blog tour and read reviews, please visit Susan Rooke's page on iRead Book Tours.
I was intrigued by this book from the summary. Instantly, I became confused by the world that is the Space Between as well as the dueling storylines and characters. There was not a lot of explanation regarding the set up of the Space Between or the roles of each character. Yeah, these explanations slowly emerged as the story went on but it made it hard to process everything in the beginning.
Plus, the dueling storylines that were intertwining where hard to keep straight. This is because there were these short chapters mixed in with the longer ones involving Mellis. They would flash back and forth. Which, I found hard to read like a stop and go approach. Yet, from what I do understand about the Space Between, it is an interesting world. I do have to warn you that this is not your rainbow fantasy story. It has a dark edge to it. I would call this book more of a mythical fantasy. If you like your fantasy books with a dark edge and don't mind dueling storylines, you may want to check this book out.
Buy the Book:
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.
Connect with the Author: Website ~ Twitter ~ facebook
Enter the Giveaway!
Ends Nov 25