author: Sarah Gilman
series: Return to Sanctuary #.5
published: 25 October 2012
genre(s): fantasy, folklore, romance
source: book tour
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Humans and archangels don’t mix on the best occasions. When Saffron Morin goes to the gates of the demon colony, Eden, in search of her sister, she meets an archangel who is curious one minute and hostile the next, and she ends up the colony’s “guest” against her will.
Kestrel’s archangel psychic talent tells him the human woman’s life is in danger. Despite her family’s association with poachers who hunt archangels for their valuable feathers, he vows to save her life. Enemies by birth, lovers by choice, they give in to growing attraction as days pass.
Even if he succeeds in saving her life, he must hurt her to protect others of his kind, and he may not be able to live with himself after a betrayal he has no choice but to commit. In order to find redemption, the Collector’s daughter and an archangel must first find each other.
Wings of Redemption is a novella from the upcoming Return to Sanctuary series from author Sarah Gilman. Set in a demon colony just outside Quebec, Wings takes the theme of “lovers from different worlds” to another level! Beyond the fact that Saffron is human and Kes is an archangel, Saffron’s associations make her highly unlikely to be accepted by any in Eden. To say that these two overcame obstacles to be together is a supreme understatement! Despite the paranormal aspects of this book, it is, at it’s heart, a love story. With seemingly impossible circumstances, the story of Saffron and Kes is sweetly beautiful without ever being too sugary sweet. Kes blows hot and cold with Saffron, and even he doesn’t know why. She is of the enemy and he should despise her, but he is drawn to her. Saffron, too, is drawn to Kes, even in the midst of her fear of being in Eden and knowing her family’s history with the demons and archangels.
I was captivated by the book from the beginning. I loved the premise of it, demons and archangels united for their very survival, their relationship with humans tenuous at best. The seemingly insurmountable obstacles between Saffron and the colony made for a fabulous story. The characters completely made the story, the lesser characters with as much impact as the main characters. Virgil scared the heck out of me sometimes, a bit of a mystery demon. Carny, another archangel, made me laugh. Her easy acceptance of Saffron was heartwarming!
This is a short read, but one I highly recommend. The first full-length book, Out In Blue, is out now with the second, Deep in Crimson, due in May of 2013.