Mini Review: Brethren Beginnings by Deena Remiel

Posted 25 July, 2011 by Lori @ Romancing the Dark Side in Mini Review, Reviews / 0 Comments

Brethren Beginnings: Volume One by Deena Remiel
Series: Brethren #0.5
Genre: Paranormal
Published by: Author on June 16, 2011
Format: eBook
Pages: 97
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The Brethren. Who are they and why are they here? Discover the origins of these enigmatic angels manifested on Earth for millennia. Lose yourself in their compelling stories of human salvation and triumph over Evil.

This is an anthology of three short urban fantasy stories that were originally part of an online serial. It is meant to be a companion to the Brethren series, and not necessarily a stand alone, but can be read as such. It brings us closer to three of the nine Brethren, Gabriel, Nathanael, and Cassiel- who they are and what they do. There are more stories to come. There is no romance here, but plenty of hot-blooded angel!

*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

A small but intriguing glimpse into the lives of three angels you’ll want to get to know better!

This short story introduces us to three angels, Gabriel, Nathanael and Cassiel, knows as The Brethren, who have been sent to protect humans from the incessant evil plaguing the earth. Each has been sent with their own purpose, but their fight to overcome evil and compassion for humanity is enough to make you fall in love with these characters. Their stories will touch your heart and crave more of these heavenly souls!

The author draws you in with her writing and really gives these angels an almost human quality that you connect with from the very beginning. Gabriel is the protector of the lost and exploited, Nathanael is the tortured hero and warrior, fighting injustice and then there’s Cassiel, the healer who brings happiness and comfort to sick children. It’s extremely difficult to choose just one but I’m a sucker for a tortured hero and Nathanael won me over with his bad ass warrior ways and conflicted soul!

BRETHREN BEGINNINGS covers a lot of ground for a novella. It’s beautifully written with well developed characters that come to life and take you along on their journey to vanquish evil and help the innocent. I’m a paranormal romance lover and even though this book lacked romance, I was just as invested in the story and its characters. Deena Remiel has captured my attention with her eloquent writing and sexy avenging angels which I plan on reading more of!


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