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In a land of vast forests and clustered cities, humans and anthelai live in uneasy proximity. Forced deep into the wilds, the anthelai are feared and hated. They are perceived as monsters, servants of the dark god Enas, master of the hell-like Plains of Centura. Halfbloods, the children of two species, are extremely rare. The blood does not mix easy, but when it does, the ...more
Paperback, 310 pages
Published April 16th 2012 by Hadley Rille Books
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Karin Gastreich
Jun 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Nightingale is the alias of a young half blood girl, daughter of an 'anthelai' (elf-like) father and a human mother, who survives a brutal attack on her home only to be captured by a man bent on transforming her into a deadly assassin.

This is a wonderfully engaging novel from start to finish; a story of innocence destroyed and rage honed into murderous intent. Though Nightingale becomes a cold-hearted killer, we sympathize with her plight every step of the way. The characters who populate her
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Lydia Thomas
May 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I actually read this before it was a published book, but I assume the content is basically the same. It was great!! I'm so proud of Melissa for getting it published! It was a very well crafted story, good character development, engaging ,and well written. I look forward to her publishing more books :)
Gayle Pace
Jul 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
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NIGHTINGALE is a half blood daughter of an 'anthelai' (elf-like) father and human mother. NIGHTINGALE is captured after an attack on her home. The man who captured her intends upon making her into a deadly assassin. The author takes you on a journey to a far away land and time.

Ms. Mickelsen's descriptions are wonderfully vivid. She describes the Anthela and Cardea people and their ways of life. The book is fast paced and hard to put down. The author keeps your attention from the moment
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Anabela Maia
Mar 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading this book that transported me to a distant land and time.
Mya
Dec 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This awesome book is currently $.99 cent on Amazon. Would recommend you pick this up for such a low price. Fabulous Read!!
Dan Christy
Jan 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
A great tale with a touch of magic, mystery and fantasy wonderfully interwoven. Definitely recommend reading it and am hoping there is a follow on novel.
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Melissa Mickelsen was born and raised in Georgia. She currently lives in Germany with her Air Force husband and two cats. Melissa loves hiking in the mountains, eating strawberries, reading, reading, more reading, and really good barbecue. Nightingale is her debut novel.

She began writing in high school and has published a few short stories in online magazines. After graduating from the University
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