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Reviewed by Natasha Jackson for Readers' Favorite
Cold Angel Days takes place in a place called Dica, complete with maps lest you get lost through this fantastical journey. We are first introduced to a man called Falmeard, who has no memory of his previous life, yet he refuses to let his past become something that holds no value for him. After a trip to Star Tower, Falmeard slowly begins to drift away from his beloved Geran, leaving her confused and devastated. This is where Clive Johnson introduces us to the imitable Prescinda, who decides she is to be the one to help her sister by getting Falmeard back to his lovable self. The journey, however, will be neither quick nor easy as secrets are uncovered that may never allow Falmeard and Geran to reunite in Dica.
There are just so many unique aspects to Cold Angel Days which I think is a real testament to the skill of author Clive Johnson. The Olde English style of writing flows beautifully, making it worth the effort of acquainting oneself with the language in Dica. From the descriptions of castles, towers, and scenery you will find yourself lost in this mystical land held together by the tough Leiyatel. For a fantasy, this story is surprisingly free of sword-wielding warriors or clearly defined lines of good and evil, but instead a battle of an internal nature. To be sure this is a battle about survival, however not in the traditional sense. Prescinda’s journey takes us on wild highs and lows that bring this story right off the page and straight into the reader’s imagination. Clive Johnson has created a thing of beauty in Dica and a truly amazing adventure in Cold Angel Days.