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Destiny's Wings

(Land of Destiny #1)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  37 ratings  ·  20 reviews
Celeste is tired. She just wants to be left alone.

For centuries, the half-blooded elf has hidden herself away from the world and lived in isolation. Things have been peaceful, quiet. But some have a greater calling, a destiny. When the humans unwittingly set about a plan to release the source of all evil back into the world, Celeste is called upon by an old ally to stop t
Published September 19th 2014 by Seraph Wing Publishing (first published September 17th 2014)
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Toni Michelle-Editor
Sep 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Celeste is part elf part herald and lives alone in the forest hidden from everyone by a cloaking spell. She left her home because her love, the prince, was promised to someone else. The only person (rather dragon) that could find her is the one that taught her the spell. Axistra sent for Celeste to fulfill her destiny and save the world. Celeste must convince King Liam that by completing the mission he is gathering warriors for he will bring about the end of the world. There is evil involved and ...more
Sep 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
“A good book makes you want to live in the story; a great book leaves no choice.” – A quote that fully applies here!

I am immediately sucked into this story, wanting to know more about the characters and their world. What I love about this particular novel is the way the descriptive is worked into the goings on and conversations of the book, rather than separate. It makes for easier reading, easier following and is less time consuming. A refreshing writing style!

Another thing that impresses me,
Oct 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5+++++ Stars

I happened to be a Beta reader for Destiny's Wings and this story was beautifully written. Celeste is a half elf who has hidden herself away for centuries and then is called in by a big and beautifully powerful dragon who has a mission for her that no one else can complete except for Celeste. Along this mission Celeste gains allies who help her and one person is her soul mate the love of her life.

All characters were well written but my most favourite character is Theri, just love he
Katie Harder-schauer
Aug 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. I stayed up until four in the morning last night reading it, just to finish it. I didn't want to put it down, even in the interest of getting some much needed sleep. I don't really know what else to say that wouldn't potentially spoil the book for you. I thought the characters were really well developed, I loved the relationships between them, I appreciate that the author wasn't afraid to kill off some favorites because it's just too unrealistic for all the good guys to surviv ...more
Sep 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
If you enjoy paranormal beings this book is for you. It's packed with elves, dragons, vampires, supreme beings and more. Not only do you get to enjoy these paranormal beings, but most of them are brought to you in a new and exciting way. When told the world is in danger a group of these beings set off to stop this evil force. They encounter so many different battles along the way. I have to say this is one of the most unique story lines I have read in awhile. I think it would make a great movie. ...more
Leslie Cox
Oct 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wow! It's such a simple word but it is completely at home describing this epic fantasy!! This is the (unbelievable) freshman book in author D.S Schmeckpeper's Land Of Destiny series. I have yet to read such a beautiful and fantastical debut novel!! As anyone cane see from previously published reviews.. one thing is a fact.. people LOVE this book! At the center of this sweeping story is Celeste who is a half Harold (Angel) and a half elf. She is summoned by Axistra- a beautiful and magical Dragon ...more
Karen Laird
Sep 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Destiny's Wings
By D.S. Schmeckpeper

Ms. Schmeckpeper propels her reader through a wild and mythical land that is of magical wonders. Set back in time when the earth was still inhabited by such creatures as Orcs, Dwarves, Elves, and other beings that have now retreated to our land of mystic storytelling and imagination, but not so far as when the great gods of the Greeks, and before lived, but before the last of the great and powerful dragons passed from existence.
In a book that keeps the pages bu
Ella Medler
Aug 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Enchanting. That’s the word I would use to quickly describe this book. But I want to tell you more. I don’t read fantasy, usually, and I don’t watch movies. This story, however, felt so real, and so…possible, that I couldn’t put it down.

The characters draw you in on page one, and they don’t put you down until you’ve been through the wringer alongside them. You laugh, you cry, you fight monsters and your own terrors as you progress through the book.

A simple plot develops into a multitude of facet
Oct 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received this book as a gift from the authors. What a fantastical, mystical, enjoyable read!!! I was mesmerized from the first page to the last page. The characters complimented each other very well. It was great knowing all the mystical creatures that we have read in other books (Lord of the Rings/Harry Potter) with a different spin on each one, but still retaining some of what we know about these mystical creatures. My favorite character is Theri...she is hysterically funny and quirky. I hig ...more
Rebecca Larsen
Jan 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

I found Destiny's Wings to be quite captivating, although their are a few parts that had unnecessary sentences that extended the story.

With a superb storyline and character interactions, this is one of the best laid plots I have found recently.

My favorite quote from the story is spoken by Tarnelius after the death of his friend and companion Theri.

"There is no greater love than from he who lays down their life for a friend."

I would recommend this book to all who love fantasy and shifter
Sep 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I have to start by saying that epic fantasy novels are usually not my type of book. However, I could NOT get enough of this book! I loved all the characters, especially Arcus and Theri. The author did an amazing job of making you feel like you are right there with the characters, experiencing everything they are. It had just enough romance, adventure, tragedy...anything you would want in a story, this one has it. I'm already looking forward to the next book in this series. I loved it and I would ...more
Denise Van plew
Mar 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
By just the blurb, wonderful cover and what was on cover quote, dived relatively unknown into this novel. The basis is clear with the ground work layed out to the tee that it now has my curiosity by then due to mainly-Celeste. Did not really start out to read this book either for romance to be main factor because looking for a bit different. As I am now immersed into this, this author sure has the ability to introduce me to characters that so much body that I am now oblivious to my surroundings ...more
Sep 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Reviewer for Paranormal Romance and Authors that Rock

"Destiny's Wings"

I give Destiny's Wings 4 out of 5 Fangs. I love the Paranormal Romance genre so I was happy to read this book in return for an honest review.
Although I do have to admit I had a little trouble getting into it in the beginning because the storyline jumped around too quickly from one character storyline to another and I had trouble keeping up with who was who and what they were and what they were doing. However, I stuck with it a
Joood Hooligan
Sep 07, 2014 rated it really liked it

Yes, I just sighed.

I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.

Had I known that I would have had my heart torn out of my chest and stomped on, I'd have taken more precaution while reading this. Alas, it has already been done and the tears have been shed. I suppose I could, in time, come to forgive the pain I have gone through if one was to say... Give me the second book immediately.

Anyway, I really did enjoy this book. I am a lover of fantasy, and frequently partake in the t
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*

Destiny’s Wings is an fantasy adventure book with a feel of Lord of the Rings. We are taken on an adventure with Celeste, Tarnelius, Arcus, and Theri to stop King Liam accidently unleashing an evil that would destroy the world.

It was a little slow at the beginning. It took me a while to get into the story. Once the story started to move, I was swept away. It’s full of action and adventure that anyone who loves fantasy would love t
Steve S
Sep 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This story gives a new take on epic fantasy, with may familiar creatures, but it's own mythos in a vibrant new world. The story is fast paced and action packed. There's stuff here for the old school fantasy buff, the paranormal crowd and even a touch of romance thrown in. It's easy to read but has many deeper elements and a well thought out plot-line and characters. For those wanting more detail, there is a world map in the beginning as well as a detailed appendix at the end which delves into ma ...more
Sheila Ryals
Sep 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
A very enjoyable Fantasy! Told from the viewpoint of a half-elven seraph Druid. You have all the creatures that make a fantasy a fantasy with a few twists! The book starts out with Celeste being summoned to face her Destiny and her past! The characters are very well established and enjoyable! Bring tissues because the journey is a rocky one and not always happy! This may sound strange but my favorite part of the book was the ending and epilogue. I was so freaking entranced I can not wait for the ...more
Kelly Clevinger Bernard
Aug 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
I am grateful to have received an advanced copy of Destiny's Wings by D.S. Schmeckpeper. I really enjoyed this fantasy novel. The characters were so likable and the story line pulled me in. I'm impatiently waiting for the next book in the series:)
Nov 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, read-in-2015
My first adventure into the world of fantasy was when I read the Chronicles of Narnia when I was in elementary school. It's still one of my favorite series, and I think it's what ignited my love of fantasy in general. There was and is something about venturing into a whole new world that I found and still find to be compelling. Maybe because it's because it's a portal into another world. So, when my fellow book bloggers kept mentioning Destiny's Wings, I knew I wanted to read it since it's been ...more
Maribel Platypire Reviews
Jan 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fantasy lovers
Recommended to Maribel by: Author (to review)
Shelves: reviewed-in-2015
***I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.***

I'll admit that at the beginning of this book, I couldn't quite get into it. I don't know if it was the pressure that this would be my first review ever, or that I haven't read fantasy in a very long time (or any other genre) due to my school schedule. But I forged on, and was rewarded. Destiny's Wings is captivating, and I have never read a book with the same concept. Although I hated Arcus at the beginning, he grew on me. Ce
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D.S. Schmeckpeper (a.k.a. Dottie and Steve Schmeckpeper) live in Florida, USA. They are a husband and wife team who work together to create the Land of Destiny series. Both have loved the Fantasy genre for many years and have wasted way too much time playing fantasy-based games. Dottie was a vocal performance major in college, before she decided a liberal arts major was not for her. Ironic, huh? T ...more

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“Tarnelius leaned forward to give her a chaste peck on the lips.
"That's all I get?"
"Yes, that's all you get until you make the bond with me," Tarnelius said, smiling.
"That's blackmail."
"Hmm, so it is. I can live with that.”
“We'll have an eternity to get to know each other intimately, starting tonight. I promise I will always be exactly what you need.” 2 likes
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