Celeste is tired. She just wants to be left alone.
For centuries, the half-blood elf has hidden herself away from the world and lived in isolation. Things have been peaceful, quiet. But some have a greater calling, a destiny. When the humans unwittingly set about a plan to release the source of all evil back into the world, Celeste is called upon an old ally to stop them, and to keep all of Altierra safe.
Now she must face her past as she and her allies travel across the continent to save a world she has been apart from for eons. Will even her angelic birthright and druidic powers be enough to stop the rise of the last god?
She never asked to be a hero.
Destiny can be funny that way.
I'll admit that at the beginning of this book, I couldn't quite get into it. I don't know if it was the pressure that this would be my first review ever, or that I haven't read fantasy in a very long time (or any other genre) due to my school schedule. But I forged on, and was rewarded. Destiny's Wings is captivating, and I have never read a book with the same concept. Although I hated Arcus at the beginning, he grew on me. Celeste I loved from the beginning, even with her prickly exterior. Theri even more, loving her "cut to the chase" attitude. Siobhan just plain exasperated me, and I often felt like strangling, er, shouting at her for her attitude. Tarnel was just loveable, and his understanding nature made me wish I had a friend like him.
The beginning of the book could use a little more connecting to characters; I felt like I was watching from a distance, instead of feeling like I was right there with them. But overall, this book was great and I really enjoyed it. I'm hoping the authors hurry up and produce book 2 soon *hint hint*.
But after the beginning of the book, things took off and I no longer felt like I was outside viewing in.
This was a great story, and the little teaser of "what's to come" at the end makes me want book 2 in my hands pronto! I recommend this book to any fantasy lover and rate this book 4 out of 5 Platypires.