“The House of Shattered Wings” Is Historical Fiction With a Divine Twist (Dominion of the Fallen #1) – Emertainment Monthly

By Cynthia Ayala ’17 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer

91AGRKR1HTL-174x131“The House of Shattered Wings” takes the historical novel into new territory, combining angelic mythology and urban fantasy to make a fascinating mystery story. […] Continue reading ““The House of Shattered Wings” Is Historical Fiction With a Divine Twist (Dominion of the Fallen #1) – Emertainment Monthly”

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Historical Fiction with a Divine Twist | Review of ‘The House of Shattered Wings’ (Dominion of the Fallen #1)

By Cynthia Ayala

The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard
Roc

Paris has survived the Great Houses War, a War created by the Fallen Angels and their houses. Their blood and their essence has polluted the air. While the citizens continue to live on and fight for survival among their ailing country the war of politics continues on. Something from the past has come to undo House Silverspires, once the leader of the power games now a house in disarray. Something in the shadows is stalking them and killing innocents who come and go. But there are three people who might be able to save it: a naive and powerful fallen angel, an alchemist with a terrible addiction and a seemingly young man from the Far East. But are they powerful enough to undo the sins of the father?

Published August 18, 2015 by Roc, The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard takes mystery into new territory dealing with angelic mythology and urban fantasy to make a very interesting novel.
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The Fallen Blade (Act 1 of the Assassini Trilogy)

Brilliant book! I was captivated from the first page. This novel is the first of three novels set in an alternative early-15th century in a Venice where Marco Polo’s family have been hereditary dukes for five generations and the Mongol emperor, Tamberlaine, has conquered China, making him the most powerful ruler in the world. The book features Tycho, fallen angel and assassin, who stronger and … Continue reading The Fallen Blade (Act 1 of the Assassini Trilogy)