Ange'el Series by Jamie Le Fay
"AS A LIBERAL AND COMMITTED FEMINIST WHO IS INCREASINGLY FRUSTRATED BY THE SIMPLISTIC SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS OF MY OWN SIDE, AND THE BELIEF THAT ALL THAT IS NEEDED IS FOR A FEW SMART PEOPLE TO START A REVOLUTION, I FOUND “AHE’EY” TO BE REFRESHINGLY MULTI-SIDED, WHILE ALSO MAINTAINING ITS CORE BELIEFS." - E.P. CLARK, AUTHOR
"A COMPELLING AND CREATIVE WORK OF PARANORMAL ROMANCE. LE FEY TAKES HER CHARACTERS TO PLACES SELDOMLY SEEN IN FANTASY FICTION THAT READERS WILL FIND EMPOWERING AND PRESCIENT. AHE'EY IS A FAIRLY POLARIZING BOOK. AS AN EXAMPLE OF FEMINIST FANTASY FICTION, YOU WON'T FIND MUCH BETTER THAN THIS. AHE'EY IS AN IMPRESSIVELY THOUGHT-OUT STORY, WITH MANY ORIGINAL TOUCHES AND A FAIRY-LIKE ROMANCE THAT WILL DEEPLY SATISFY READERS OF THE GENRE." - SELF-PUBLISHING REVIEW ★★★★
"In this romantic tale, a champion of women’s empowerment stumbles on a hidden—and seemingly perfect—society.
Morgan Lua, head and founder of the Hope Foundation, has just arrived in New York City. Advocating for girls’ educational success, she’ll be a star attraction at the Girl’s Speak Out conference. The mayor introduces her to Gabriel Warren, head of the philanthropic group Ange’el and her host in New York. While Morgan is entranced by his gorgeous blue-green eyes, she also finds, in his suite at the Pierre Hotel, “no sign of vanity. Everything about him was practical and simple and yet of great quality and taste.” He invites her to a gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, but the evening is interrupted by knife-wielding assailants. Gabriel subdues them, later revealing that he’s with the CIA, assigned to protect her from those aligned with the Men’s Rights Defense group and their speaker and presidential candidate, Walter Zanus. Further attacks lead Gabriel to take his protection of Morgan to the utmost—he brings her home to Ahe’ey, the secret realm from which he and his genetically enhanced brethren hail. In Ahe’ey, Morgan discovers stunning, nature-infused architecture and a functioning matriarchy. Yet the more she learns about Gabriel’s world, the less ideal it becomes. In her invigorating fantasy series opener, Le Fay (Ange’el, 2014) flaunts her progressive heart proudly, as when Morgan says citizens need to get “the best out of every young person regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation or aptitude.” Zanus, meanwhile, stands in for the actual 45th president of the U.S. in saying of his “pure daughters” that if “they weren’t” mine, “I’d be dating them.” Le Fay also creates a robust mythology surrounding the four tribes of Ahe’ey: the Ange’el, the Ma’asai, the Yi’ingo, and the Hu’urei. Thirty years ago, civil war resulted in the sequestering of these bloodlines, and men are forbidden to rule. Gabriel realizes, however, that their “demise...started the day we designed an unequal society.” His and Morgan’s love proves transformative, and readers should delight in witnessing its repercussions.
A bracing mix of emotionally and intellectually honest fantasy." - Kirkus Reviews
"This book is a thoughtful look at empowerment for women. At the same time, it’s a rollicking trip into a fantasy world complete with dragons, love and strength, and ideas that really get you thinking. This book is highly recommended for all ages."
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