Feather’s Blossom by Viola Grace

Feather’s Blossom by Viola Grace
Publisher: Divine Destinies
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Paranormal, Contemporary
Length: Short Story (49 pages)
Heat Level: Sensual
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Reviewed by Astilbe

Rescuing a crashed ship, she never expected to meet one of her own kind, and she certainly never expected to fall in love.

Tyhana has lived her life in a farming community; the only winged person she has ever seen is in the mirror. Her family has been a joy and feeling the love of her adopted clan has given her the confidence to become all she could.

When she is watching a meteor shower and a star comes directly toward the valley where she lives, she finds a man inside the ship who needs her help. He has a dislocated wing.

Seldrin was on his way to take a post as ambassador when he ran afoul of a meteor. It knocked him out of the sky and into the path of an angel. An angel who snaps his wing back in place like it was the most normal thing for her to do.

Good deeds may be their own rewards, but sometimes the consequences of helping someone else aren’t necessarily what one would expect them to be.

I really liked the descriptions of Tyhana’s playful, loving relationship with her six younger siblings. They have clearly been raised in a happy home, and it was nice to see siblings from such a wide range of ages maintain such close bonds with one another. Portraying this part of her life shows the where the nurturing side of Tyhana’s personality might have developed. It also adds a touch of humour to her tale that makes it difficult to stop reading.

Unfortunately, this story includes multiple grammar and punctuation errors. While the vast majority of them didn’t alter the meaning of the text, the errors happened often enough that I was distracted from the plot. Had this not been the case this tale would have easily earned a much higher rating as the characters, setting, and plot were quite well written.

The fast-paced plot was perfect for this piece. It works so well in large part because of the heavy emphasis on exploring certain questions that are raised early on. I didn’t want Tyhana’s adventures to end. While I don’t know if Ms. Grace is planning to write a sequel, these characters have only begun to reveal their true selves and I would be quite interested in getting to know them better in a sequel.

Feather’s Blossom is a great choice for anyone who loves stories about winged people. It reads like a fairy tale for adults, and I am looking forward to revisiting it soon.

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