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review 2016-04-22 12:45
Book 'In Lieu of a Review': The Los Nefilim Novellas by T. Frohock
In Midnight's Silence - Teresa Frohock
Without Light or Guide - Teresa Frohock
The Second Death: Los Nefilim: Part Three - T. Frohock

You can find the Los Nefilim Novelas at: Amazon | Kobo

 

The fate of mankind has nothing to do with mankind…

Born of an angel and a daimon, Diago Alvarez is a singular being in a country torn by a looming civil war and the spiritual struggle between the forces of angels and daimons. With allegiance to no one but his partner Miquel, he is content to simply live in Barcelona, caring only for the man he loves and the music he makes. Yet, neither side is satisfied to let him lead this domesticated life and, knowing they can't get to him directly, they do the one thing he's always feared.

They go after Miquel.

Now, in order to save his lover's life, he is forced by an angel to perform a gruesome task: feed a child to the daimon Moloch in exchange for a coin that will limit the extent of the world's next war. The mission is fraught with danger, the time he has to accomplish it is limited…and the child he is to sacrifice is the son Diago never knew existed.

 

Gosh, this one went through so many stages, so I thought I'd show them. I still don't really think it's finished. I usually put together fully Fantasy based images, so time period appropriate clothing, hairstyles, etc etc are never usually an issue, and even though I gave it my best shot with this (1930's Spain), I still wavered pretty hard!

 

Firstly, the Los Nefilim are born of Angels or Daimons, or in Diago's case, both. And I love putting wings on things. So it started out something like this, a moment of affection between Miquel and Diago:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 But then, I wanted to stay a little truer to Teresa Frohock's vision, in which the Los Nefiilim look mostly human, however I still wanted to show that these men are part ethereal in nature. I made the wings more of a suggestion.. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And then.. I had a thought, and it made me actually kind of teary.. Diago and Miquel have a son, Rafael. The relationship between the three is just gorgeous.. I mean, breathtakingly so.. So, although I didn't want to add a third figure into the image, I thought "What if this was a photo, taken by Rafael as he was watching his father's finally lose themselves in a moment of pure love..?".. I actually did have a bit of a weep. No kidding! Probably a combo of heavy steroids and beautiful writing on behalf of Teresa Frohock, but I did. This is where I stopped, because that was enough for me.. It'll probably be fixed a little more in the future, but for now, this is enough.. I have no idea about what type of photographs would've been able to be taken in that period. nor how they would've aged, but I liked the idea of sepia. So this is it. For the moment..

 

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photo 2016-03-06 16:43

I just read the gorgeous dark fantasy short story "Naked the Night Sings" by Teresa Frohock,  that I think you might all enjoy! 

 

Music, demons, dragons and catastrophic tapestries.. You can check it out on Wattpad here!  (do it! It's freeeeeee ...!)  

 

Kristy. 

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text 2015-12-04 23:58
Without Light or Guide
Without Light or Guide - Teresa Frohock

Picking up shortly after In Midnight’s Silence, Diago, a half angel and half diamon must prove his allegiance to the Nefilim, a group of angels that monitor demons.  With trouble brewing in both the supernatural realm and the mortal realm with the eve of the Spanish Civil War, Diago finds himself once again in the middle of a lot of trouble.  Everyone the Diago knows in Barcelona is being murdered; Diago, his partner Miquel and other Nefilim begin to investigate.  The issues that arise affect both the natural and supernatural realm and directly involve Diago and his son, Rafael.  Diago must figure out what is going on and how to stop it.

 

This book involved a lot more danger, intrigue and characterization.  The demons were more prolific in this book and the growing threat that not everyone is who they seem.  Diago and Miquel’s relationship grew even more for me, especially with the involvement of Rafael.  There was some truly touching moments as Rafael had figured out the relationship between the two.  The crime scenes and mystery built into this installment definitely amped up the excitement and led to more heart-pounding scenes as Diago tried to outsmart the daimons.  I’ll be looking forward to more Nefilim adventures.

 

This book was received for free in return for an honest review.

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review 2015-12-03 02:01
In Midnight's Silence
In Midnight's Silence - Teresa Frohock

Diago Alverez is half darkness and half light born of an angel and a daimon.  After centuries he has found his place with Nefilim and partner Miquel.  He is content to love Miquel and play music, until someone comes after Miquel and wants him to play both sides.  In order to save Miquel and an important person dug up from his past, Diago must make some difficult choices that will have an impact on the whole world.

 

This was a quick-paced short story that introduced me to the world of the Nefilim.  The writing drew me in with vivid descriptions of scenery and allowed me to get to know the characters quickly.  I was intrigued by Diago and Miquel’s relationship between a Nefilim and a half angel and half daimon.  Their histories each seem very diverse and I hope that we get to learn more.  In such a short work, it is difficult to do any huge twist, however I appreciated the straight-forward action as Diago raced to save the people he loved the most and make his decisions towards light or dark.

 

This book was received for free in return for an honest review.

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text 2015-01-03 01:33
The best 10 I read in 2014
Silver Shark - Ilona Andrews
Miserere: An Autumn Tale - Teresa Frohock
Steelheart - Brandon Sanderson
The Jade Temptress - Jeannie Lin
After the Night - Linda Howard
Romancing the Duke - Tessa Dare
Burn for Me - Ilona Andrews
The Spymaster's Lady - Joanna Bourne
Magic Breaks - Ilona Andrews
Murder of Crows - Anne Bishop

2014 has been a sad year for books. I struggle to write up this post because it just feels like  I have read every good book out there and I am now struggling through the disappointments.

 

This list is in no particular order but each book has managed to wow me in some ways. Of course, my favourite author Ilona Andrews features heavily in this list as I just love the formula this team writes. Linda Howard was a new addition to my roster of authors to read, I might try a few of her other books this new year. 

 

My wish for this new year is to read lots and lots of good books but given my demanding nature I think it will take a miracle.

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