"An intriguing glimpse into a world where different species of beings live"
The Flyers by Jennifer Cloud is an intriguing glimpse into
a world where different species of beings live in separate
societies, never mixing due to fear... fear of those
Anzele is a half breed, the frowned upon offspring of a
mating between human and flyer. She is banished from her
home for refusing an arranged marriage to a cruel pure
blood flyer, Dahi. When Dahi and others come to take her
home and still force the marriage, she bumps into the
human Vincent, who poses as her fiancé to protect her.
Neither expected that an act of kindness would change
their lives with a love that consumes them both.
Now the adventure really begins. Anzele's people will
never approve of a marriage between species. Vincent must
prove himself worthy and agrees to a dangerous mission. An
ugly black void has become active once more, unmaking the
world as they know it. Vincent must stop the void's growth
to save Anzele, her people, and the whole world. But how
does one defeat such a deadly blight?
Though the overarching story is that of Anzele and
Vincent, several sub plots are entwined. Relationships of
all kinds are a primary focus. Readers will experience the
loyalty between sisters even when that is not the wisest
choice, the love of a kindly mentor for a charge, the
importance of protecting one's people and home against all
odds, the conflicted relationship between mother and
daughter. Of course there is the love between soul mates
that defies everyone and everything to survive.
Though some of the dialogue between the main players comes
across as stilted and forced, their actions speak louder
than their words. The trials Vincent goes through to prove
he is worthy of his lady love show the depth of his love
and passion for Anzele much clearer than any words he
The Flyers by Jennifer Cloud is an exciting read
guaranteed to enchant readers. The concepts presented here
show remarkable depth and are distinctive from other books
on the market. The whole idea of a black void not
destroying, but unmaking the world, how it grows and how
it can be defeated, smacks of a vivid imagination and a
fascination with science fiction/fantasy that will attract
fans of that genre.
© Kelley A. Hartsell, November 2005. All rights reserved.
Reviewed by Kelley Hartsell
Courtesy Love Romances
Posted July 18, 2006
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 12, 2007