Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Review: Eli: Warriors for the Light by Karen Michelle Nutt

Eli: Warriors for the Light by Karen Michelle Nutt

Publisher: Amazon Digital
Genre: Fantasy Romance

Heat Rating: 1



At a very young age, the Rules of Conduct for the Fallen Angels were drummed into Eli Grigori’s head. Rule number one: Do not befriend a human. Rule number two: Do not interfere in their lives. Rule number three: Do not have relations with a human. Rule number four: Under no circumstances will you ever reveal your true self. He managed to break all of the above.

Ol’ Hallow’s Eve is the day the veil between worlds is thin. It’s the only day out of the year the preternatural beings are allowed to walk among the humans as their true selves. With Eli’s wings bound and his glamour stripped, the Elders send him back in time before Ryden O’Sullivan knew the truth about him. If she is truly his soul mate, then her heart should recognize him.

There are those among the Watchers who are afraid Eli might succeed in his quest for love. If he does, everything will change within the brethren. Hashasheen demons, assassins for hire, are sent to take out Eli and Ryden. Eli is a warrior and will fight to keep Ryden safe, but time may be his biggest enemy.

The Elders gave him until the end of Ol’ Hallow’s Eve. Ryden must fall in love with him by then or his life will be forfeited.

Clare's Review

Eli is a watcher – a half angel half human – fighting for the right to live with the woman he loves. A human. Stripped of his powers and his wings and granted a day to make Ryden fall in love with him again, he soon realizes it’s not going to be as easy as it seems. Especially with a bounty on his head.

Ms. Nutt has written an intriguing story with never a dull moment. A relatively short story, I needed complete silence to read as it required some concentration. The first couple of pages consist of a long list of glossary terms, which I duly read. These then got repeated – with the same explanations - during the first few pages of the novel as the terms came up. The head hopping mid-scene is little disconcerting at times and another reason I ended up reading this one at 3am when the kids weren’t around. Eli and Ryden’s story is the first in a series and in a way it would have been nicer to have seen more of them, rather than concentrating on the reason Eli was banished in the first place.

3 Tea Cups!


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