Melaia is content to spend her time as priestess in the temple. This changes when a man appears with a scroll containing a mysterious message. He is murdered in the courtyard of the temple by a man who changes into a hawk. Malaia finds out that the songs she has sung are actually true.
Her adventure takes her through the darkest wood where she finds out who she really is. Will she have the strength to face her destiny to restore the stairway to heaven with Angel breath, blood of man?
Take the journey with Melaia and find out. This is a wonderfully imaginative and thrilling fantasy tale.
The stranger’s cloak had fallen back, and with it, a long, white, blood-stained wing.
When Melaia, a young priestess, witnesses the gruesome murder of a stranger in the temple courtyard, age-old legends recited in song suddenly come to life. She discovers wings on the stranger, and the murderer takes the shape of both a hawk and a man.
Angels. Shape-shifters. Myths and stories—until now.
Melaia finds herself in the middle of a blood feud between two immortal brothers who destroyed the stairway to heaven, stranding angels in the earthly realm. When Melaia becomes a target, she finds refuge with a band of angels attempting to restore the stairway. But the restoration is impossible without settling an ancient debt—the “breath of angel, blood of man,” a payment that involves Melaia’s heart, soul, and destiny.