Wings of Light (The Obsidian Order, #1)
Learn to fight. Pass my trials. Stay alive. As long as I can keep my supernatural origins hidden, my life is simple. It’s just my best friend and me against the world, eating dried Ramen and peas, watching reality TV, and laying low in the city that never sleeps. That is until Draven, a dangerously attractive hunter, tracks me down and kidnaps me. He’s with the Obsidian Order, and he gives me a choice: join their ranks or die. All I have to do is pass a series of deadly trials, competing against a bunch of supernaturals who want me dead. Sounds easy, right? There’s one problem with that; I have no memories of my past, which means I don’t have the skills to compete. Now, I have to learn magic—fast—because I’ve been promised my best friend will die if I fail, and if we both die, the secret we’re carrying could fall into the wrong hands. Then it’s all over. Wings of Light is a fast paced urban fantasy, with characters that'll make you laugh, gripping scenes that'll make you frantically turn pages to find out what happens next, and sizzling romance that'll leave you wanting more.

Wings of Light (The Obsidian Order, #1) Details

TitleWings of Light (The Obsidian Order, #1)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJan 20th, 2019
PublisherSupernal Publishing
Rating
GenreFantasy, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Mystery, Detective, Witches

Wings of Light (The Obsidian Order, #1) Review

  • Seraphia
    January 1, 1970
    Wings of Light by Katerina Martinez takes us into a new world in the first book in The Obsidian Order series. Earth remains, but there are rifts that are bringing other creatures to mingle with the supes who live here already. Their magic disguises them so that they appear human, but human instinct lets humans know that these “human” look-alikes are not human, but something different. Seline is one of those creatures. She’s been on Earth for 10 years and has fought long and hard to keep herself Wings of Light by Katerina Martinez takes us into a new world in the first book in The Obsidian Order series. Earth remains, but there are rifts that are bringing other creatures to mingle with the supes who live here already. Their magic disguises them so that they appear human, but human instinct lets humans know that these “human” look-alikes are not human, but something different. Seline is one of those creatures. She’s been on Earth for 10 years and has fought long and hard to keep herself and her friend Fate safe. Too bad she took on a job for a Naga that has long reaching consequences. Their lives are about to change in a big way. Seline is about to learn more about what is going on around her than she had originally wanted. Now she’s being given a choice…pass these trials, survive and join the Order, or fail and both her and Fate’s lives will be forfeit. Add in that her Naga “friend” is still after her…and well…fun times ahead ladies and gentlemen!Wings of Light is an engaging urban fantasy/paranormal novel. Seline is being from another world who found herself pulled through a rift. Apparently, these rifts are one-way streets, and there is no going back. Seline is hard as tacks and street savvy. She knows the ins and outs and whom to avoid to stay just a step ahead in the fight for survival in the big city. I like that she takes such good care of Fate and does her best for her friend. She’s dedicated to keeping her safe and I applaud that.I have to say I have a bit of a love/hate relationship towards Seline right now. One minute I like her, the next I honestly want to smack her. Haha! I get that the author wants her to have quite a bit of snark and attitude, but there are moments of where I feel that Seline goes more than a step too far. There are several instances of where I honestly expected someone to take her down a few pegs so that she can fully understand the situation that she finds herself in. On a level, I felt it would have been fitting if another Order had gotten a hold of her and given her a taste of what it’s like with them so that she can appreciate the people who have been aiding her so far. Despite my complicated feelings towards Seline, this is an enjoyable book overall. There are characters that I enjoyed not liking from the beginning. The author writes in some unique twists into the story that helps keep it engaging and moving smoothly. I’m looking forward to reading more about these characters in future books. I’m especially hopeful that Rey and Fate will be incorporated more as I find that Fate balances Seline some, and I just love Rey. Haha! I am rating this book 4.5 out of 5 stars.
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  • Abbie
    January 1, 1970
    Thrilling readSix 🌟 rating. Katerina loaded this novel with serious ass kicking fight scenes between intergalactic magickal species, threat of drama or death to many, and her own special brand of fun that made this a joy to read. Some scenes were laugh out loud funny while others had me cringing and trying to duck the next punch. The stellar writing puts you right there with the characters, makes you care about them. The sights, sounds and smells come to life, lifting off the page and taking you Thrilling readSix 🌟 rating. Katerina loaded this novel with serious ass kicking fight scenes between intergalactic magickal species, threat of drama or death to many, and her own special brand of fun that made this a joy to read. Some scenes were laugh out loud funny while others had me cringing and trying to duck the next punch. The stellar writing puts you right there with the characters, makes you care about them. The sights, sounds and smells come to life, lifting off the page and taking you on the magickal journey that is a Katerina Martinez novel. Once you read one book you'll have to read them all. They are that wonderful.I never give spoiler reviews, suffice to say that you can feel the uplifting energy that is uniquely Katerina's in each story you read. All of her books have that spark of fun, imaginative grace that is so lacking in most modern-day writing.
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  • Katie
    January 1, 1970
    Not for meI just could not get into this book. The premise that they are from another dimension and fell through a rift and can't remember their time in the other side is pretty cool and I like that there are natives (like vampires etc). What I didn't like is that our MC seemed juvenile to me. She and draven had unnecessary moments of fighting against each other. Mostly I got annoyed when she just gave up the stone so dang easily after having been told she absolutely shouldn't do it and then had Not for meI just could not get into this book. The premise that they are from another dimension and fell through a rift and can't remember their time in the other side is pretty cool and I like that there are natives (like vampires etc). What I didn't like is that our MC seemed juvenile to me. She and draven had unnecessary moments of fighting against each other. Mostly I got annoyed when she just gave up the stone so dang easily after having been told she absolutely shouldn't do it and then had the nerve to resist giving draven information on where he can begin to look for it. basically, a lot of the scenes just seemed forced into the book to further the plot. she just made dumb choices. There's intrigue into what the mc can do (but no hunt as to why she was magicless) but I just felt There was too much that needed explaining. No sex or intrigue (but hints that she and craven are attracted to each other), no cussing.
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  • Kristen Lewendon
    January 1, 1970
    Holy wow! This is a completely different take on supernatural creatures. The detailed descriptions painted vivid pictures in my mind - I could see the story happening as I read it. The plot twists and turns and doubles back on itself leaving the reader wondering just what exactly is going to happen next. My mind boggles at how I'm supposed to put into words just how amazing this was without giving away the best parts of the plot. That's made even more difficult for me because there weren't any b Holy wow! This is a completely different take on supernatural creatures. The detailed descriptions painted vivid pictures in my mind - I could see the story happening as I read it. The plot twists and turns and doubles back on itself leaving the reader wondering just what exactly is going to happen next. My mind boggles at how I'm supposed to put into words just how amazing this was without giving away the best parts of the plot. That's made even more difficult for me because there weren't any bad parts. There’s a lot to the feel of this story that makes me wonder, if at some point in the future, we’re going to learn that this is a sister series to Prometheus…? I look forward to finding out and can’t wait to get my hands on the next book.I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author.
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  • April
    January 1, 1970
    PhenomenalI LOVED this book. This is a great start to a new series. The book is different from this author's other books but it was a welcome change though I like them all. These characters are fantastic with a good plot and a unique story. I am so excited for the next one.
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  • Shandie Bell
    January 1, 1970
    😍😀I enjoyed reading this book. I like a bit of mystery and this book was exciting, interesting and i liked not knowing what was going to happen next. I will be reading the next one and getting to know more about the characters.
  • Debi Mozingo
    January 1, 1970
    This was amazing. I first found Katerina Martinez when I started reading the Amber Lee series. As much as I loved that, this was even better. I CANNOT WAIT for the next book. Great characters, awesome storyline, and a talking cat that sounds like Humphrey Bogart. A must read!
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  • Rhonda
    January 1, 1970
    Good start to a new seriesReally enjoyable read. Lots of paranormal action . Strong ,caring heroine. Definitely not the same old paranormal storyline . Can’t wait for the next book.
  • Joyce Vance
    January 1, 1970
    Wings of Light is the first book in The Obsidian Order, the next great series, by Katerina Martinez. This book is a departure from the more mundane urban fantasy books currently available, which is what makes is so great! Trust me you're gonna love it!!
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  • Noelle Woodruff
    January 1, 1970
    Wings of LightWoohoo Katerina! I love the MC! Dang what a crazy filled book! From Rey, the stone, Draven, and everything else I was not expecting half of the stuff that happened! Can't wait to read the next book! The ending with Fate! lol to funny!
  • Mona Brown
    January 1, 1970
    I loved this book. This is a great start to a new series. The characters are great, the story fantastic and the twists and turns it takes keeps you engaged from beginning to end. I really enjoyed this version of how the supernatural came to this world. I can't wait for the next one
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  • Tara Whitley
    January 1, 1970
    Intriguing, fast paces and funI really enjoyed the story and world building in this book. A little bit of humor, romance and a whole lot of action. I am excited to see where the story goes next and watch the relationships grow. Great start to a new series.
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  • Dan
    January 1, 1970
    Great Start to a New SeriesThis is a new series by this author. A fun story about fairies living in New York City. There is good world building and interesting characters. The lead female and male are exciting and fun and you get into following what happens to them.
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  • Mike Jenck
    January 1, 1970
    A great startThis book is similar to other books by Katrina. This book the main character, Seline, can do magic, but only with great physical pain. So when Seline needs to solve problems she has to do it normally without magic. This makes the book an interesting read.
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  • Phthon
    January 1, 1970
    A completely original story! Mixes all the supernatural beings up and spews them out into a whole different type of world. I loved it so much!
  • Barbara
    January 1, 1970
    Great readI simply loved this book. The characters were awesome. I cannot wait to read more. Katrina is a wonderful story teller, her characters really come to life.
  • Rhonda
    January 1, 1970
    Love the new characters!!This was a wonderful new storyline!! Loved the characters and excited about the potential pathways they might take! Can’t wait for the next installment!
  • Trina Marie Brown
    January 1, 1970
    Very good readWell written and engaging The imagery used was fabulous I can't wait to read the other books in the series
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