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  1. Cheryl Sanders Cheryl Sanders says:

    You must read this exciting fantasy about a young lady and the friends she makes along the way The lands they travel through offer them exciting and dangerous adventures I was surprised and excited at the direction the story line was going The final destination of this unlikely group of friends is unexpected What an entertaining book It reminded me of a Harry Potter esque type of story Not the story itself but with the different worlds, magic, strange creatures, and people Brilliant stor You must read this exciting fantasy about a young lady and the friends she makes along the way The lands they travel through offer them exciting and dangerous adventures I was surprised and excited at the direction the story line was going The final destination of this unlikely group of friends is unexpected What an entertaining book It reminded me of a Harry Potter esque type of story Not the story itself but with the different worlds, magic, strange creatures, and people Brilliant story line though The story was a little bit drawn out but it was still really good I definitely look forward to reading anything this author writes in the future Thank you A.R Meyering for writing such an amazingly creative story I can t wait to see what s next


  2. InD& InD& says:

    This enjoyable fantasy is quasi comparable to The Land of Oz, with good and evil angels replacing witches.Read full review in the 2015 Holiday issue of InD tale Magazine This enjoyable fantasy is quasi comparable to The Land of Oz, with good and evil angels replacing witches.Read full review in the 2015 Holiday issue of InD tale Magazine


  3. Ben Mariner Ben Mariner says:

    I d like to preface this review by saying that I had won this book in a Goodreads giveaway I was pretty excited even though I d never heard of the book or A.R Meyering because I never win anything I appreciate the free copy, however, that fact is not going to sway my overall review and feeling for Meyering s work I do feel, though, that I will give this book a bitof an in depth review than I normally do since it was given to me for free, presumeably in the hope that it will spread the I d like to preface this review by saying that I had won this book in a Goodreads giveaway I was pretty excited even though I d never heard of the book or A.R Meyering because I never win anything I appreciate the free copy, however, that fact is not going to sway my overall review and feeling for Meyering s work I do feel, though, that I will give this book a bitof an in depth review than I normally do since it was given to me for free, presumeably in the hope that it will spread the word.Now that I ve made it sound like I m going to tear this book apart, I ll tell you how I really felt after finishing The Angel of Elydria I flip flopped back and forth on the rating to give this book One day I would predict giving it a solid three, the next I would be leaning towards a four, possibly a five There was just something about this book that was subtly entrancing I couldn t wait to finish the chapter and put the book down, but I also couldn t wait for the next time I d pick it back up and continue I d get bored and then something awesome would happen and make me angry at myself for getting bored It was actually pretty odd.Penny Fairfax is one of the most interesting characters I ve read in a while The story started off kind of portraying her as the typical heroine of recent YA ficition who can barely take care of herself if not for the presence of a strong willed, handsome hunk to protect her Then you get into the real nitty gritty of the story, and Penny gets her feet wet in the new world she finds herself She almost instantly becomes a badass in her own way Strong but timid, independent but trusting The thing about Penny that I loved the most was that there were a lot of strong romantic under currents between a couple of the characters, but they never swept her away and turned her into some babbling child who can t function on her own.Hector was another vastly interesting character for many the same reasons Penny was He acted as Penny s protector, but knew exactly when to let her do what she had to do The fact that he was almost unnaturally intelligent was another refreshing change of pace from the typical male lead in a YA book Again, the romantic tension between Hector and Penny was almost intense at times, but they never moved past calling each other friends Hector was another badassagain, in his own ways.There isn t much to say about Simon other than the fact that he was hilariously awkward He was a pretty central role, but never really came into his own in the story He always played a bit of a support role and I m hoping he gets a bitspotlight in the following books because I loved him.Annette wasinteresting She was kind of like Simon in the sense that she never seemed likethan a support character, but again, she was pretty central to the story I could never quite connect with her for whatever reason but I never disliked her for any reason either I m intereted to see where she goes from here.Finally, Argent Weird name, awesome dude His crass, sarcastic personality was a perfect compliment to the group He didn t play a huge role in the story since he came in so late, but he was a very welcome addition The marionette thing was pretty cool as well I can t wait to see what his role in the story is.Let s get to my overall feeling of The Angel of Elydria Meyering described Elydria in such a way that it was almost impossible to not imagine it as one of the most beautiful places you could possibly see Even the goblin city of Hulver was beautiful in its own dirty, grimy, Gobliny way There was so much depth and history lurking around every corner that it was easy to get lost in the streets of Iverton along with Penny and her entourage Like I said before, the overall story did drag in some spots, and left me a little bored, but it didn t take long for something to happen to get me back into the action I was just about to want to slap Penny in her face in the last chapter, but wellI ll leave that to the reader.In the end, I gave The Angel of Elydria a four instead of a five because there was just something in there that left me straying away from the narative Possibly nothing even specific Just a general feeling of, I m bored, let s get on with it Those moments were fairly few and far between, though As a writer myself, I know it can be quite difficult to create a world completely out of nothing and introduce it to a reader without it feeling dry and boring It was a truly great story, and I m very excited to see where the next book takes us and what kind of trouble Penny co are going to get into


  4. KK KK says:

    More of a 3.5 ish, but I rounded up Note I received this book from Goodreads s First Reads From the wonderful descriptions of the setting to the lovely and realistic conversations between the characters, the Angel of Elydria contains a plethora of things for all to enjoy The plot may be generic and some characters are less interesting than they could be, but nonetheless, it is a pleasant read.The Angel of Elydria started off with a relatively intriguing first chapter, but combined with the n More of a 3.5 ish, but I rounded up Note I received this book from Goodreads s First Reads From the wonderful descriptions of the setting to the lovely and realistic conversations between the characters, the Angel of Elydria contains a plethora of things for all to enjoy The plot may be generic and some characters are less interesting than they could be, but nonetheless, it is a pleasant read.The Angel of Elydria started off with a relatively intriguing first chapter, but combined with the next few chapters, the book failed to really capture my interest completely Not to mention how over used the beginning seemed to me we have the unsuspecting main character who turns out to be a chosen one, of sorts I was not particularly amused But once the plot really got going Well, that s a whole different storySetting The book is primarily placed in a steampunk world Meyering astounds me with the her detailed descriptions of each town, each house, and well, just each location that she introduces us to That was what caught my attention first While reading and thinking about why I was so immersed, the first thing I thought of was the setting Everything seems so alive and vivid in her writing, and I could almost see the places in my mind s eye It is definitely a piece of art Plot As I said earlier, the plot was not a particularly strong point to me It s a relatively typical story about a special girl who is transported to a different world It s nearly been done to death Characters Penny is a tad witty and a perfectly relatable character She is angry and disbelieving at the beginning, and very reckless at that But who wouldn t be, considering the situation She is a classic college student, I would think Hector is awkward Some would say this is an endearing quality of his I liked him after reading hundreds of pages, because of all the exposure to his character But generally he did not stand out to me, which is a pity since he s a major character On the other hand, we have Simon, who is awkward because he is such an obvious flirt I was glad that being a flirtatious magician wasn t all his character, and we saw plenty of him I wasn t much of a fan of him either, to say the least.Annette and Argent were wonderful, though I expected Annette to be the typical, stuck up girl which she kind of was, in some ways, but her darker side view spoiler ,using her ability on her arch nemesis for some sweet, sweet revenge, hide spoiler was much appreciated Her banter with Argent was lovely as well And Argent himself is pleasantly mysterious and sarcastic, although the later sorrowful development changes that a bit but still, it s a realistic reaction.But overall, I was intrigued up until the end and was wonderfully content when I finished Fans of light hearted fantasy should give it a go.Breakdown Fantastic descriptions of setting and world building Quite decent writing Some lovely characters like Penny, Annette, and Argent Generic plot Some major characters were not developed as much as I would have liked Hector, Simon


  5. Brenda A Brenda A says:

    This is a bit of a lengthy read, but one that s like a rollercoaster There s lulls where nothing really happens, then it shoots back up to nonstop action.There s a lot that I really enjoyed about this book, and a little that I didn t The descriptions are fantastic great world building is obviously, you d think the building block to any story, and it just doesn t make for a good read if the setting isn t established In this, we have four major settings that are described beautifully Earth This is a bit of a lengthy read, but one that s like a rollercoaster There s lulls where nothing really happens, then it shoots back up to nonstop action.There s a lot that I really enjoyed about this book, and a little that I didn t The descriptions are fantastic great world building is obviously, you d think the building block to any story, and it just doesn t make for a good read if the setting isn t established In this, we have four major settings that are described beautifully Earth is a fairly easy one, I think But Iverton, and Hulver, and that world between worlds aren t so easy, particularly when it has foreign creatures and religions It s light handed on the steampunk portion, but there s just enough Of course, the magic is by far the most prevalent.And really, the magic is the best part The way the three different worlds are connected through magic is wonderful and clever I liked that each world had a different way of interacting with the magic, and that Penny s strength came from being able to interact with it differently than the others in Elydria Simon and Annette also had this, but for a different reason.The plot is smart There s so many different locales all packed into this one book, and instead of feeling like I was being ping ponged around, it felt like a journey book There was a great deal of revealing information, and the greatest thing is that even if it s a series it still felt like a complete story One thing I really hate about series is when they leave one on a cliff hanger with no real reason, other than to make you buy the next book With the Angel of Elydria, there s still a darn good story going on The only thing I really didn t like about the book was Penny s cowardice I keep flip flopping on this too I like that she s a total coward because it makes her different than every other novel heroine But I hate it because she abandons her friends over and OVER again She left Argent, she left Simon, she left Annette to go flirt There were so many instances of it that I couldn t really relate to her To be fair, I haven t been in any of those life and death situations, but still A little ability to hold her ground or at least make a decision on her own would ve made me like her a bit .But seriously, there s not a whole lot I can complain about in this book It s a great story.TyposI didn t start recording all the ones I found til about a quarter of the way in, but this is what I found p 181 it was a captivating to observe the ocean of people p 311 duplicate paragraph We re really here We made it to Hulver, Annette breathed, gazing out in wonder..chokengtitiktitikchokeng 353 extra letter grasping Annette for safety flopped l to his sides p 383 You mean to say that it was that it was Nestor p 389 She took walked out from the trees and into the meadow


  6. Katie Jennings Katie Jennings says:

    The Angel of Elydria is at times dark, funny, magical, and emotional all rolled into one incredibly extensive and epic novel I spent many, many hours devouring each page, lost in the vast world of Elydria and the complex concepts of magic, worlds and angels that Meyering created The mythology of this story is so creative and serves as a solid backdrop to the cast of quirky main characters Penny is your typical awkward 20 year old who blossoms under the weight of danger that greets her upon ar The Angel of Elydria is at times dark, funny, magical, and emotional all rolled into one incredibly extensive and epic novel I spent many, many hours devouring each page, lost in the vast world of Elydria and the complex concepts of magic, worlds and angels that Meyering created The mythology of this story is so creative and serves as a solid backdrop to the cast of quirky main characters Penny is your typical awkward 20 year old who blossoms under the weight of danger that greets her upon arriving in Elydria Hector, her young college professor, saves her life and joins her in this new, daunting world I loved his character the most, as I felt there was so much emotion and pain behind his intellectual, awkward appearance His home world was destroyed in the very first scene, so we have a glimpse of why he suffers so silently behind his mask of bravery Simon, the oddball magician had me laughing out loud throughout the book with his aggravating antics The left corridor, Simon The left Annette and Argent were both fantastic late additions to the cast that blended perfectly with the main trio Part of me desperately hopes these two have a romance later on, but that s up to Meyering.I absolutely loved the steam punk style settings within this book as we see different countries within Elydria inhabited by humans and goblins alike Everything was unique and incredibly well thought out to give this whole world such a real feeling I especially loved the moths and of course Humphrey I can t wait for the sequel to this book to find out what happens It reminds me of how I felt after finishing the first Harry Potter book and hungering forFantastic


  7. Anna Neal Anna Neal says:

    This book surprised me I got it for free for some reason onand decided to read it on a whim The book starts off in a modern setting and then expands to unknown worlds The main character, Penny, is plucky and fun and comes across as very average which I like I like the world s Ms Meyering has created Ms Meyering also has a real flare for being truly disturbing Grotesque abominations, some weird puppets and eerie dreams really struck a chord It was hard to read before going to be This book surprised me I got it for free for some reason onand decided to read it on a whim The book starts off in a modern setting and then expands to unknown worlds The main character, Penny, is plucky and fun and comes across as very average which I like I like the world s Ms Meyering has created Ms Meyering also has a real flare for being truly disturbing Grotesque abominations, some weird puppets and eerie dreams really struck a chord It was hard to read before going to bed I also liked the hint of romance and love triangle.I took away one star because there were some parts in the middle that I thought dragged on a bit Perhapsediting was needed Or perhaps I just need a better attention span Also, its a bit of a cliffhanger which enrages me The art was work was very original and interesting I think the cartoon style of it changed the tone dramatically I think without it, it would have been much darker Great read, I will buy the sequel


  8. P. Kirby P. Kirby says:

    One of those books where it felt like I d been reading forever, and yet, the percentage read number at the bottom of the page never moved.Is this bad book No But it reads like the first novel of a writer who someday will write a truly engaging novel The kind of novel that once upon a time, ended up in a drawer somewhere, a fond reminder of progress made.I like the writer s voice and the world of Elydria, with its steampunkish aspects, is fun But the story is overwritten, and often readsOne of those books where it felt like I d been reading forever, and yet, the percentage read number at the bottom of the page never moved.Is this bad book No But it reads like the first novel of a writer who someday will write a truly engaging novel The kind of novel that once upon a time, ended up in a drawer somewhere, a fond reminder of progress made.I like the writer s voice and the world of Elydria, with its steampunkish aspects, is fun But the story is overwritten, and often readslike a travel guide to Elydria, than an actual novel The beginning is great, with a strong sense of danger But once Penny gets to Elydria, it falls back on the tired journey to somewhere to find a something McGuffin y trope There s a lot of wandering around, chit chat, andwandering.Does the pacing pick up later Maybe But the first 30 percent was a dull slog Andmy To Be Read pile is enormous


  9. Peggy Peggy says:

    The Angel of Elydria The Dawn Mirror Chronicles Book 1 I really enjoyed this it was interesting to see how all the different people came together to help each other on the quest to get all the story to come together in the end I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series.


  10. Misha Misha says:

    I won this book from the giveaway off of Goodreads.I loved this book It was a fantastic read, and I could not put it down until I was done I highly recommend it to many of my reader friends Penny is a wonderful character, and the story is very well written.


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The Angel of Elydria [Download] ✤ The Angel of Elydria By A.R. Meyering – Polishdarling.co.uk After the strangest day of her life, college student Penny Fairfax finds herself stranded in Elydria, a sister world to Earth, with only her college professor beside her Her professor, Hector Arlingto After the strangest day of her life, college student Penny Fairfax finds herself stranded in Elydria, a sister world to Earth, with only her college professor beside her Her professor, Hector Arlington, reveals himself to be the sole survivor of a distant world that has met an apocalyptic end The two quickly find trouble, and for Penny this means death In The Angel Kindle - a stroke of luck, she is revived from the edge of peril, only to find that has the power to manipulate the dreams of others This enables her to unlock hidden secrets from the past, as well as create vivid illusions However, this new gift comes with a cost she is now being haunted by a malicious specter with an iron funeral mask for a face Now Penny must escape its wicked intentions for her, solve the mystery that is bringing havoc to the world of Elydria, and get home without meeting death for a second time.

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  • Paperback
  • 532 pages
  • The Angel of Elydria
  • A.R. Meyering
  • English
  • 12 February 2019
  • 1939927765

About the Author: A.R. Meyering

A R Meyering is the award winning author of the fantasy series The Dawn Mirror Chronicles Her novel, Unreal City, was honored with a Literary Classics International Book Award and a Moonbeam Award On apersonal note My heart pounds for the horrifying, the sublime, the delicate, the elegant, and the fascinating I am a life long fan of fairy tales, The Angel Kindle - gothic horror shows, clever mysteries, children s stories that aren t quite for children, steam powered wonders, and sweeping fantasies that transport me to other worlds Among my favorite writers are Stephen King, Joseph Campbell, Neil Gaiman, Kazuo Ishiguro, Phillip Pullman, David Mitchell, Patricia C Wrede, JRR Tolkien, and of course JK Rowling I graduated from University of California Santa Barbara with a degree in English and a specialization in Victorian Neo Victorian literautre During a summer in college I studied abroad in Edinburgh I currently live in Japan in a rural town spread over the beautiful Amakusa Islands I am drawn to antique stores, forests, seasides, museums, and any place with an absurd amount of colored lights.



10 thoughts on “The Angel of Elydria

  1. Cheryl Sanders Cheryl Sanders says:

    You must read this exciting fantasy about a young lady and the friends she makes along the way The lands they travel through offer them exciting and dangerous adventures I was surprised and excited at the direction the story line was going The final destination of this unlikely group of friends is unexpected What an entertaining book It reminded me of a Harry Potter esque type of story Not the story itself but with the different worlds, magic, strange creatures, and people Brilliant stor You must read this exciting fantasy about a young lady and the friends she makes along the way The lands they travel through offer them exciting and dangerous adventures I was surprised and excited at the direction the story line was going The final destination of this unlikely group of friends is unexpected What an entertaining book It reminded me of a Harry Potter esque type of story Not the story itself but with the different worlds, magic, strange creatures, and people Brilliant story line though The story was a little bit drawn out but it was still really good I definitely look forward to reading anything this author writes in the future Thank you A.R Meyering for writing such an amazingly creative story I can t wait to see what s next


  2. InD& InD& says:

    This enjoyable fantasy is quasi comparable to The Land of Oz, with good and evil angels replacing witches.Read full review in the 2015 Holiday issue of InD tale Magazine This enjoyable fantasy is quasi comparable to The Land of Oz, with good and evil angels replacing witches.Read full review in the 2015 Holiday issue of InD tale Magazine


  3. Ben Mariner Ben Mariner says:

    I d like to preface this review by saying that I had won this book in a Goodreads giveaway I was pretty excited even though I d never heard of the book or A.R Meyering because I never win anything I appreciate the free copy, however, that fact is not going to sway my overall review and feeling for Meyering s work I do feel, though, that I will give this book a bitof an in depth review than I normally do since it was given to me for free, presumeably in the hope that it will spread the I d like to preface this review by saying that I had won this book in a Goodreads giveaway I was pretty excited even though I d never heard of the book or A.R Meyering because I never win anything I appreciate the free copy, however, that fact is not going to sway my overall review and feeling for Meyering s work I do feel, though, that I will give this book a bitof an in depth review than I normally do since it was given to me for free, presumeably in the hope that it will spread the word.Now that I ve made it sound like I m going to tear this book apart, I ll tell you how I really felt after finishing The Angel of Elydria I flip flopped back and forth on the rating to give this book One day I would predict giving it a solid three, the next I would be leaning towards a four, possibly a five There was just something about this book that was subtly entrancing I couldn t wait to finish the chapter and put the book down, but I also couldn t wait for the next time I d pick it back up and continue I d get bored and then something awesome would happen and make me angry at myself for getting bored It was actually pretty odd.Penny Fairfax is one of the most interesting characters I ve read in a while The story started off kind of portraying her as the typical heroine of recent YA ficition who can barely take care of herself if not for the presence of a strong willed, handsome hunk to protect her Then you get into the real nitty gritty of the story, and Penny gets her feet wet in the new world she finds herself She almost instantly becomes a badass in her own way Strong but timid, independent but trusting The thing about Penny that I loved the most was that there were a lot of strong romantic under currents between a couple of the characters, but they never swept her away and turned her into some babbling child who can t function on her own.Hector was another vastly interesting character for many the same reasons Penny was He acted as Penny s protector, but knew exactly when to let her do what she had to do The fact that he was almost unnaturally intelligent was another refreshing change of pace from the typical male lead in a YA book Again, the romantic tension between Hector and Penny was almost intense at times, but they never moved past calling each other friends Hector was another badassagain, in his own ways.There isn t much to say about Simon other than the fact that he was hilariously awkward He was a pretty central role, but never really came into his own in the story He always played a bit of a support role and I m hoping he gets a bitspotlight in the following books because I loved him.Annette wasinteresting She was kind of like Simon in the sense that she never seemed likethan a support character, but again, she was pretty central to the story I could never quite connect with her for whatever reason but I never disliked her for any reason either I m intereted to see where she goes from here.Finally, Argent Weird name, awesome dude His crass, sarcastic personality was a perfect compliment to the group He didn t play a huge role in the story since he came in so late, but he was a very welcome addition The marionette thing was pretty cool as well I can t wait to see what his role in the story is.Let s get to my overall feeling of The Angel of Elydria Meyering described Elydria in such a way that it was almost impossible to not imagine it as one of the most beautiful places you could possibly see Even the goblin city of Hulver was beautiful in its own dirty, grimy, Gobliny way There was so much depth and history lurking around every corner that it was easy to get lost in the streets of Iverton along with Penny and her entourage Like I said before, the overall story did drag in some spots, and left me a little bored, but it didn t take long for something to happen to get me back into the action I was just about to want to slap Penny in her face in the last chapter, but wellI ll leave that to the reader.In the end, I gave The Angel of Elydria a four instead of a five because there was just something in there that left me straying away from the narative Possibly nothing even specific Just a general feeling of, I m bored, let s get on with it Those moments were fairly few and far between, though As a writer myself, I know it can be quite difficult to create a world completely out of nothing and introduce it to a reader without it feeling dry and boring It was a truly great story, and I m very excited to see where the next book takes us and what kind of trouble Penny co are going to get into


  4. KK KK says:

    More of a 3.5 ish, but I rounded up Note I received this book from Goodreads s First Reads From the wonderful descriptions of the setting to the lovely and realistic conversations between the characters, the Angel of Elydria contains a plethora of things for all to enjoy The plot may be generic and some characters are less interesting than they could be, but nonetheless, it is a pleasant read.The Angel of Elydria started off with a relatively intriguing first chapter, but combined with the n More of a 3.5 ish, but I rounded up Note I received this book from Goodreads s First Reads From the wonderful descriptions of the setting to the lovely and realistic conversations between the characters, the Angel of Elydria contains a plethora of things for all to enjoy The plot may be generic and some characters are less interesting than they could be, but nonetheless, it is a pleasant read.The Angel of Elydria started off with a relatively intriguing first chapter, but combined with the next few chapters, the book failed to really capture my interest completely Not to mention how over used the beginning seemed to me we have the unsuspecting main character who turns out to be a chosen one, of sorts I was not particularly amused But once the plot really got going Well, that s a whole different storySetting The book is primarily placed in a steampunk world Meyering astounds me with the her detailed descriptions of each town, each house, and well, just each location that she introduces us to That was what caught my attention first While reading and thinking about why I was so immersed, the first thing I thought of was the setting Everything seems so alive and vivid in her writing, and I could almost see the places in my mind s eye It is definitely a piece of art Plot As I said earlier, the plot was not a particularly strong point to me It s a relatively typical story about a special girl who is transported to a different world It s nearly been done to death Characters Penny is a tad witty and a perfectly relatable character She is angry and disbelieving at the beginning, and very reckless at that But who wouldn t be, considering the situation She is a classic college student, I would think Hector is awkward Some would say this is an endearing quality of his I liked him after reading hundreds of pages, because of all the exposure to his character But generally he did not stand out to me, which is a pity since he s a major character On the other hand, we have Simon, who is awkward because he is such an obvious flirt I was glad that being a flirtatious magician wasn t all his character, and we saw plenty of him I wasn t much of a fan of him either, to say the least.Annette and Argent were wonderful, though I expected Annette to be the typical, stuck up girl which she kind of was, in some ways, but her darker side view spoiler ,using her ability on her arch nemesis for some sweet, sweet revenge, hide spoiler was much appreciated Her banter with Argent was lovely as well And Argent himself is pleasantly mysterious and sarcastic, although the later sorrowful development changes that a bit but still, it s a realistic reaction.But overall, I was intrigued up until the end and was wonderfully content when I finished Fans of light hearted fantasy should give it a go.Breakdown Fantastic descriptions of setting and world building Quite decent writing Some lovely characters like Penny, Annette, and Argent Generic plot Some major characters were not developed as much as I would have liked Hector, Simon


  5. Brenda A Brenda A says:

    This is a bit of a lengthy read, but one that s like a rollercoaster There s lulls where nothing really happens, then it shoots back up to nonstop action.There s a lot that I really enjoyed about this book, and a little that I didn t The descriptions are fantastic great world building is obviously, you d think the building block to any story, and it just doesn t make for a good read if the setting isn t established In this, we have four major settings that are described beautifully Earth This is a bit of a lengthy read, but one that s like a rollercoaster There s lulls where nothing really happens, then it shoots back up to nonstop action.There s a lot that I really enjoyed about this book, and a little that I didn t The descriptions are fantastic great world building is obviously, you d think the building block to any story, and it just doesn t make for a good read if the setting isn t established In this, we have four major settings that are described beautifully Earth is a fairly easy one, I think But Iverton, and Hulver, and that world between worlds aren t so easy, particularly when it has foreign creatures and religions It s light handed on the steampunk portion, but there s just enough Of course, the magic is by far the most prevalent.And really, the magic is the best part The way the three different worlds are connected through magic is wonderful and clever I liked that each world had a different way of interacting with the magic, and that Penny s strength came from being able to interact with it differently than the others in Elydria Simon and Annette also had this, but for a different reason.The plot is smart There s so many different locales all packed into this one book, and instead of feeling like I was being ping ponged around, it felt like a journey book There was a great deal of revealing information, and the greatest thing is that even if it s a series it still felt like a complete story One thing I really hate about series is when they leave one on a cliff hanger with no real reason, other than to make you buy the next book With the Angel of Elydria, there s still a darn good story going on The only thing I really didn t like about the book was Penny s cowardice I keep flip flopping on this too I like that she s a total coward because it makes her different than every other novel heroine But I hate it because she abandons her friends over and OVER again She left Argent, she left Simon, she left Annette to go flirt There were so many instances of it that I couldn t really relate to her To be fair, I haven t been in any of those life and death situations, but still A little ability to hold her ground or at least make a decision on her own would ve made me like her a bit .But seriously, there s not a whole lot I can complain about in this book It s a great story.TyposI didn t start recording all the ones I found til about a quarter of the way in, but this is what I found p 181 it was a captivating to observe the ocean of people p 311 duplicate paragraph We re really here We made it to Hulver, Annette breathed, gazing out in wonder..chokengtitiktitikchokeng 353 extra letter grasping Annette for safety flopped l to his sides p 383 You mean to say that it was that it was Nestor p 389 She took walked out from the trees and into the meadow


  6. Katie Jennings Katie Jennings says:

    The Angel of Elydria is at times dark, funny, magical, and emotional all rolled into one incredibly extensive and epic novel I spent many, many hours devouring each page, lost in the vast world of Elydria and the complex concepts of magic, worlds and angels that Meyering created The mythology of this story is so creative and serves as a solid backdrop to the cast of quirky main characters Penny is your typical awkward 20 year old who blossoms under the weight of danger that greets her upon ar The Angel of Elydria is at times dark, funny, magical, and emotional all rolled into one incredibly extensive and epic novel I spent many, many hours devouring each page, lost in the vast world of Elydria and the complex concepts of magic, worlds and angels that Meyering created The mythology of this story is so creative and serves as a solid backdrop to the cast of quirky main characters Penny is your typical awkward 20 year old who blossoms under the weight of danger that greets her upon arriving in Elydria Hector, her young college professor, saves her life and joins her in this new, daunting world I loved his character the most, as I felt there was so much emotion and pain behind his intellectual, awkward appearance His home world was destroyed in the very first scene, so we have a glimpse of why he suffers so silently behind his mask of bravery Simon, the oddball magician had me laughing out loud throughout the book with his aggravating antics The left corridor, Simon The left Annette and Argent were both fantastic late additions to the cast that blended perfectly with the main trio Part of me desperately hopes these two have a romance later on, but that s up to Meyering.I absolutely loved the steam punk style settings within this book as we see different countries within Elydria inhabited by humans and goblins alike Everything was unique and incredibly well thought out to give this whole world such a real feeling I especially loved the moths and of course Humphrey I can t wait for the sequel to this book to find out what happens It reminds me of how I felt after finishing the first Harry Potter book and hungering forFantastic


  7. Anna Neal Anna Neal says:

    This book surprised me I got it for free for some reason onand decided to read it on a whim The book starts off in a modern setting and then expands to unknown worlds The main character, Penny, is plucky and fun and comes across as very average which I like I like the world s Ms Meyering has created Ms Meyering also has a real flare for being truly disturbing Grotesque abominations, some weird puppets and eerie dreams really struck a chord It was hard to read before going to be This book surprised me I got it for free for some reason onand decided to read it on a whim The book starts off in a modern setting and then expands to unknown worlds The main character, Penny, is plucky and fun and comes across as very average which I like I like the world s Ms Meyering has created Ms Meyering also has a real flare for being truly disturbing Grotesque abominations, some weird puppets and eerie dreams really struck a chord It was hard to read before going to bed I also liked the hint of romance and love triangle.I took away one star because there were some parts in the middle that I thought dragged on a bit Perhapsediting was needed Or perhaps I just need a better attention span Also, its a bit of a cliffhanger which enrages me The art was work was very original and interesting I think the cartoon style of it changed the tone dramatically I think without it, it would have been much darker Great read, I will buy the sequel


  8. P. Kirby P. Kirby says:

    One of those books where it felt like I d been reading forever, and yet, the percentage read number at the bottom of the page never moved.Is this bad book No But it reads like the first novel of a writer who someday will write a truly engaging novel The kind of novel that once upon a time, ended up in a drawer somewhere, a fond reminder of progress made.I like the writer s voice and the world of Elydria, with its steampunkish aspects, is fun But the story is overwritten, and often readsOne of those books where it felt like I d been reading forever, and yet, the percentage read number at the bottom of the page never moved.Is this bad book No But it reads like the first novel of a writer who someday will write a truly engaging novel The kind of novel that once upon a time, ended up in a drawer somewhere, a fond reminder of progress made.I like the writer s voice and the world of Elydria, with its steampunkish aspects, is fun But the story is overwritten, and often readslike a travel guide to Elydria, than an actual novel The beginning is great, with a strong sense of danger But once Penny gets to Elydria, it falls back on the tired journey to somewhere to find a something McGuffin y trope There s a lot of wandering around, chit chat, andwandering.Does the pacing pick up later Maybe But the first 30 percent was a dull slog Andmy To Be Read pile is enormous


  9. Peggy Peggy says:

    The Angel of Elydria The Dawn Mirror Chronicles Book 1 I really enjoyed this it was interesting to see how all the different people came together to help each other on the quest to get all the story to come together in the end I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series.


  10. Misha Misha says:

    I won this book from the giveaway off of Goodreads.I loved this book It was a fantastic read, and I could not put it down until I was done I highly recommend it to many of my reader friends Penny is a wonderful character, and the story is very well written.


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