Destiny's Wings

Destiny's Wings


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780990711117
Publisher: Seraph Wing Publishing
Publication date: 10/19/2014
Pages: 426
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.95(d)

About the Author

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? They have two wonderful twin boys, who are three at the time of this publication. They are the light or their parents' lives. Steve does the artwork and comes up with many of the story concepts. Dottie brings the ideas to life. When not working, writing or drawing, the pair love to take their children to Florida's many amusement parks, and can often be found there.

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Destiny's Wings 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
GetYaWings More than 1 year ago
“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, being submerged in a work of fantasy is the author’s objective view of humans. Since the POV is largely given from elven folk, we are treated to a look at what we truly are: selfish, loud, and destructive. I even felt relieved to see the relationship between good and evil explained; without spoiling anything I will simply state that the author has a rare and valuable sense of understanding of the things that most humans do not. In reading this book with your mind open even just a little you may see what I mean and come away enlightened. Worst-case scenario: you enjoy a fun escape from reality as you become submerged into the story. The story is immensely exciting from start to finish but also manages to keep the human aspect alive with each character and their relationships with others. Action, drama, just the right amount of love combined with a classic good versus bad element make this an impossible-to-put-down read. Busy as I am, I still read in one session, as I just couldn’t stop. I’m now waiting for the next one – very impatiently.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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 many extra elements of the world and gives it greater depth. 
toni-michelle More than 1 year ago
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 Celeste is going to need some strong magic in order to convince the king or prevent him from releasing the evil that has been trapped for thousands of years. Celeste recruits Theri (a kedistam) Arcus (a human raised as a druid) Tarnel (the Elf Prince Celeste has loved since she was a child) and Siobahn (a Paladin warrior) to assist her in saving the world. It won’t be easy and lives will be lost.  I absolutely love this story. It is the author’s debut novel and I have had to add her to my list of  ”must follow this author” because this book is so good! There are so many emotions brought to life by Celeste’s journey that you will laugh, cry, be angry and be happy. Any emotion you can imagine having, you are going to have with this book. Grab your snacks and drink, pull up a seat and prepared to get lost in this spectacular book. You do not want to miss out on this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was awesome!  A classic tale of good and evil, with many surprising twists and turns along the way!  I loved every minute of it and stayed up insanely late just to finish!  The characters were so detailed and vivid, I feel as though I know them personally... I want to know what they are doing now - how they are faring since the books' end. Though the story is set in a fantasy world, the clearly fictional setting is set in such a reasonable way that it all seems believable (plus I'm a sucker for angels, elves and dragons!).  I would and will recommend this book to anyone who loves a good adventure story with a touch of romance.  5 stars, only because I can't give it more!
kleokatra More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. It was slow-paced, choosing to focus on depth of characters and their development, rather than on action-packed excitement. That doesn't mean there wasn't action, adventure, or excitement on the journey - quite the opposite. The characters faced incredible struggles, battles with ancients, demons, and dragons, but the focal point of everything wasn't the fighting. Throughout the journey, you are drawn into the characters - into their lives, their emotions, their thoughts in a way a fantasy adventure rarely achieves. The ending happened quickly, as most endings tend to do. I was left both satisfied and annoyed at how things turned out. I am, however, incredibly interested in seeing how Chika's life progresses. 
Allthingsbook-ReviewRL More than 1 year ago
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 shifters.
EMedler More than 1 year ago
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 facets, and I found that, reading between the lines, this fantastic turn of events mirrors our current reality, in many ways. The dialogues are beautiful and full of humor, the descriptions just right for giving you the feel of the place or creature, and the action is non-stop. There is so much life, so much authenticity in this novel, it is a pleasure to read. If you’re a fan of fantasy worlds full of fantastic creatures – such as trolls, goblins, elves and dragons, this is the book for you. Beautiful smooth writing, delivered with confidence, and a cracking good story suitable for all ages. There’s nothing I could find to fault this book. Five shiny, well-deserved stars.
Yabookbabe More than 1 year ago
Leslie Cox 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 who has had a vision of a dark evil to come. DID I MENTION Axistra lives in a castle in the sky? How cool is that?! Create accepts the daunting task given to her by the wise Dragon and sets off to quickly find allies to help her on her dangerous quest. While finding allies, she returns to her homeland after her 600 year self imposed isolation where she meet Arcus.. a human magician and Tarnelius.. her once true love. As Celeste and company set out they meet both friends and foe (Orcs!!) The different races are so original and yes.. there is (happily!) Both a map of Altierra and a codex in the back of the book to help you along the way to help you identify the races and their abilities. I love it when a writer offers up any additional information about their characters. As I read this novel, I could get a complete mental picture due to Mrs Schmeckpeprs crazy good descriptive skills! I can easily picture every scene or image she is describing. I don't give up spoilers and trust me.. you don't want them!!! You will be so glad when you reach the end of this marathon! It's a long book and not a sprint which I personally was very happy about! Who wants a great book to end?!  There is love,  loss, action, beautiful magical , twists and turns with high adventure and some heart racing fighting!! As I finished this book I am still in shock that this is her debut!!! I am hoping the gods will favor me and some genius will turn this into a block buster it can be!!! Included in this novel is the first chapter in the next book of this series entitled Destiny 's Flame which in my opinion cannot come out soon enough! I recommend this book for ages 13+ and any fan of true fantasy such as Harry potter and Lord of the rings. If I could give it more stars I would and I am making this my reading students next book to read!
Mountain_Muse More than 1 year ago
Wings of Destiny 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 burning, as the rag tag band of heroes fight their way through a land of mythical  monsters, magicians, demons and sometimes, just some really bad guys.  You begin to wonder whether or not they really stand a chance at making sure that good overcomes evil and that all is as it should be in the world.   Even the love interests in the story are fraught with disasters and calamities as they struggle to continue on the quest set before them.   Ms. Schmeckpeper, created a beautiful visual world for us to live in as we travelled through the book.  I could see  the beauty of Celeste and the various places we went through out the story.  They were breath taking.  The battle  scenes felt like they literally flew off the page and in some instances rippled with the turning of the pages as I flew  through them trying to keep up with the action and hoping that all would end well.  This is a story worth reading, a tale that will hold the readers interest and imagination as it  maks them yearn for  more.  My hats off to D.S. Schmeckpeper on the release of Wings of Destiny.   Facebook: Shade Tree Book Reviews Twitter:     Shade Tree Book Reviews Blog:         Blogging Under the Shade Tree
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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 (and plan to) recommend this book to anyone and everyone I know.