I saw A Flight of Angels a couple of weeks ago while at work. I've seen some of Rebecca Guay\s artwork on Magic: the Gathering cards and was immediately interested in reading this specifically to enjoy the art. And now that I've finished it, I have to say it is an incredibly pretty book.
A Flight of Angels starts when some faerie creatures see something fall from the sky. They go to investigate and find an angel has fallen from heaven. After discovering the angel lives, they decide to hold a tribunal to decide the unconscious angel's fate. And so those assembled tell stories about angels in order to decide this one's fate.
Besides that framing narrative, there are five tales told by the faerie creatures. Of all of them, I liked the first one best; it was a retelling of Adam and Eve (and the art from the cover is from this tale). The next two tales were about death. One had an angel who was bad at everything, and so found himself as an angel of Death. The next was about a woman who made a deal with an Angel of Death so he could not take her unless she invited him in. Both were okay. The fourth story was about a clumsy girl who caught the eye of an angel. And the final story was about the war of the angels, in which some were cast out of heaven.
As I said, most of the stories were alright. But the artwork was fantastic. So if your main interest is the art in a graphic novel, this one's for you.
*As of September 24/15, I am not taking any more requests from authors to read their books. I currently have too many books to read. I'll update this if/when that changes.*
I currently have 164 fiction books just sitting in my room to read (although that doesn't stop me from randomly picking books up at work or buying them on Kindle!). I've been keeping track of them on a paper list for years. This blog shares what I read as I attempt to get "the List" down to a more manageable number.
If you'd like to know what books are on the List, check out my Goodreads shelf devoted to them - it's my physical list digitized! I've also got a shelf for every book I've reviewed here on this blog.
Not everything I review here is actually on the List. Some books come from the library, some books are nonfiction (which are not included on the List), some books are on my Kindle (which have never been included on the List), and some books are given to me by friends and family.
Note: as of April 12/14, I am not going to add the *spoiler* warning I used to when I'm giving away details of books. I want to talk about the books I've read in whatever detail I'd like. So if you haven't read a book I'm reviewing, you might not want to read the review.