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Crystal Tomb (Starfire Angels: Dark Angel Chronicles Book 3)

Crystal Tomb - Melanie Nilles Like angels, ancient history and mysteries? Then you'll love Crystal Tomb, the 3rd installment in the Dark Angel Chronicles by author Melanie Nilles! Crystal Tomb continues to follow the trials and tribulations of Raea and Elis, two Inari living on earth, protecting one of the remaining crystal shards. This book is so much more intriguing than Starfire Angels and Broken Wings. And that's not to say they were lacking, because they really weren't. But Melanie Nilles takes it several steps further in Crystal Tomb, bringing us to places like the lost city of Atlantis, Giza and once again, Inar 'Abhen. God, I love Inar 'Abhen. I want to go there.Crystal Tomb starts out warm and cozy. Raea and Elis have reunited after Broken Wings and are completely in lurv. Elis is continuing to teach Raea the Inari ways, so she can really BE a Crystal Keeper and maintain control of her powers. I don't want to spoil this book for you. So I won't, you'll just have to read it. Let's just say a lot of stuff happens, someone is nearly fatally injured and new characters were introduced. By the way, those new characters - their introduction was pretty neat and I loved the (somewhat gruesome) descriptions. You can tell the author has quite a visual imagination! There is a lot of action in Crystal Tomb, with some very surprising - and pleasant - plot twists, that left me reeling a little. I love plot twisties! I also loved that we get more background on the Inari. I also love love LOVE how she writes the "bad guys." Sometimes I think they are my favorite characters, simply because they are so evil and twisted and unbelievable, and that helps make a great fantasy novel. We also get to learn a lot more about Elis in Crystal Tomb, so much so that there is a nice lead-in to Origins of the Dark Angel, which is due for release this winter. I did get confused a little when Raea's taken back in time...I had trouble keeping track of who was who and when was when. I can't be more specific than that without giving key arcs in the storyline away, but suffice it to say, it doesn't detract from the story too much, and it was so intriguing, I wanted to continue reading anyway.Oh and dun dun duuuuunnnnn! Guess who's back?! "It ain't over 'till the fat lady sings!"I said "love" a lot in this review, so guess what? I think you'll love this book, too!