A BarksBeachesBooks Review
Welcome to my TLC Book Tour stop for the gorgeous and magical world of Birth of the Fae: Locked Out of Heaven! Danielle M. Orsino takes us through the history of how the fae -think dryads, mermaids, fairies, gnomes, and all the magical creatures- came to be.
While out doing their heavenly duties for the Golden Kingdom and God himself, the Virtue Angels are on earth preparing for God’s grand plans, while the Power Angels are fighting an unseen war. But one day, God shuts the gates. He abandons his angels, takes their wings back and leaves without a word.
Many angels cannot take the pain that their poisoned wings and magic bring on their powerful bodies and take their own lives. Many more stay on Earth and band together to heal themselves and continue to care for the planet and all the creatures on it. Queen Aurora leads those who were once Virtues and Jarvon leads the former Powers. All seems to be peaceful and well until Queen Aurora is called on to interfere in a new “faction” that have been hunting fae deer. A new “faction” God always promised and has finally delivered on.
This book is a lot of description and backstory so I have a feeling the real juice is going to be in book two. However, that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to unpack here. I mean, Danielle basically just brought us new age mythology and a whole new take on the magical creatures that all of us (don’t lie) are obsessed with. The main thing here? The “what happened” (angels abandoned and turned fae) and the “consequences” (many factions of fae, all unique but alike in their agreement that human worship is the end game.)
Thanks so much to TLC Book Tours for reaching out and allowing me to read and share this one! If you like angels/demons or mythology or origin stories then I think this might be the heavenly little escape you’re looking for in a book!
Ride on the backs of fire breathing dragons with the Dark Fae and watch the Light Fae play in the shadows of primitive humanity as they build their magical world. Abandoned by their creator, two factions of powerful angels remain on earth after the Great War with Lucifer. They struggle to comprehend their Creator’s plan while their angel wings, a symbol of their angelic lineage, slowly and painfully decay. With no hope of returning to the Shining Kingdom, two groups of angels denounce their angelic lineage and develop into separate factions – the Court of Light, led by Queen Aurora, a former Virtue Angel, and the Court of Dark, ruled by King Jarvok, a former Power Brigade Angel. The two monarchs have opposing views on how to govern their kin, but the one belief they agree on is that human worship equals power.
Birth of the Fae: Locked Out of Heaven is an epic fantasy adventure of heartbreak, rebirth, and hope that examines the bonds of family, friendship, and love. It is a fantastic tale of good vs evil in a beautiful world, where the Light Fae and their potent elemental magick are tested by the raw power of the dragon riding Dark Faewarriors.
About Danielle M. Orsino
Danielle M. Orsino is taking on her biggest challenge to date: the debut of her fantasy novel, Birth of the Fae: Locked out of Heaven. Expanding her love of writing and exploring the world of fantasy novels, she delves into the realm of fairies and retells their origins from a completely new perspective. Orsino has a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and Exercise science and is an LPN with a special interest in Lyme disease research. This novel was born from her long treatment sessions with a patient who asked her to tell him a story for a distraction, which sent Orsino on a journey longer than she had anticipated. Orsino has been widely recognized from her influence and experience in martial arts realm, training for over 20 years and with over 500 tournament wins, and accumulating national and world titles. She has performed for former President of the United States Bill Clinton and has been featured on “Soap Talk, Fox Five news CBS, TLC and E!. With this experience, she worked as a Fight Choreographer on”Wonder Woman: Balance of Power” and has worked with the likes of martial arts legend Vincent Lyn and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.