Saturday, March 5, 2011

Book Review: Triune


By:  Willow Polson

Publisher:  Black Wing

Publish Date:  September 2010

Format:  Paperback, 320pgs, 5 1/2" x 8"

Genre:  Fiction - Fantasy - Contemporary

Series:  1st in the Mason Brothers Adventures

Recommendation:  Maybe if you are looking for a nice relaxing read with angels finding their way.

Book Synopsis:
The Mason brothers had always been close, but until the day ex-Navy officer Mike discovered he was actually an angel, they had no idea just how close.

Triune brings readers along on the Mason brothers' shared journey of discovery, because where one brother goes, the other two follow, sometimes kicking and screaming.  Not everything is heavenly for these three men tossed into strange new circumstances without an instruction manual, and being an angel isn't as easy as is sounds.  But with the thorns there are roses, and for the suddenly-immortal Mason brothers, the journey is only beginning.

First Sentence:
The two men sat across from each other in the booth at the combination Japanese/Chinese restaurant in Reno, Nevada, and couldn't have been more different.

My Thoughts and Summary:
Barrett, Michael, and Brian are the Mason brothers.  Their parents passed away when they where young and each other is who they had in their adventures through different foster homes.  But, now they are grown and doing nicely for themselves.  Although they don't see each other as much anymore with the work and Michael being in Military service, they still seem to have the coincidental connection between them.  then one day, starting with the middle child Michael, something amazing happens and the angel within is born.  The brothers one by one learn who they are and brings them together in their close netting they have.  The brothers go through trials to learn what they can do and the abilities they have.  Yet, their lives are just beginning.

This book was a nice relaxing read for me.  There where no ghosts in the dark around the corner waiting to through me for a loop.  This was a growing journey of the brothers learning of themselves and what their place is in the world.  I enjoyed the journey these brothers took in learning the angelic way and where they come from.  The brothers learn being "normal people" and angels at the same time becomes difficult and they have to find a way to get through.  The only think I started to have a hard time with, and I'm sure it was just me as these are angels we are talking about, but these brothers hugged a lot.

There was great symbolism used in this read.  I think I enjoyed the vision glass work the most.  It was nice to think on who the glass work related to them and nice symbolism used in this area as well.

The writing style is easy to follow.  The view point moves between the three brother, but it is very easy to follow who you are reading on as the brothers each have their own personality and life to help differentiate.

Would you like to read the first chapter of the book?  CLICK HERE to go to the authors site and read up on the book.

I received this book from the author for review.

This book qualifies for the Speculative Fiction Challenge hosted by Floor to Ceiling.


  1. I'm not going to lie...symbolism often escapes me, but I like the premise of this book. Great review! :)

  2. Not sure if this is a book I would read or not, but the cover is wonderful. It's simple but grabs your attention at the same time.

  3. Perhaps not the book for me, but nice review :D

  4. This is going to sound bad, but it might be too sweet for me. Love symbolism, but also love the dark pushing things through. Great review.

  5. I'm not going to lie; I'm waaay disappointed. First thing: My youngest son's name is Mason, LOL! Second thing, I adore symbolism but at this point in my life I like it when it really makes me think and/or feel. Third thing, yes, I know this is cheesy and totally uncool: but I lurve me a good angel book :o]

    I was really hoping this was going to be better but I value Melissa's opinion greatly so, ummm...not going to get it, like to spend my Amazon dinero's on more important/higher rating books/things.
    Kinda bites, eh?

    Thanks for the fab review, Melissa, as usual, you didn't disappoint and I am always so glad I came to your site; I love it here!

    Kristi The Book Faery
    Just a sprinkle of Faery Dust for this sucka!

  6. Melissa (I swim for Oceans) - Well, I have to admit that I didn't relize much of the symbolism until after I finished the book and was thinking back through it for the review. Thank you for stopping by. :)

    Ryan G - I liked this cover as well. :) I was hoping for a little more in the book, but enjoyed it as a journey read for the characters.

    Blodeuedd - I...kind of... think no on the read. I liked it, but wasn't what I was expecting too. But thank you!

    Melissa (Books&Things) - lol. I love the dark stuff too. I think that was something I kept waiting for then about half way realized I wasn't going to get. :) But not a bad book. Just I was looking for more in it.

    Kristi The Book Faery - Hey, loved the comment. :) And I was looking for more in the book. It's not a bad read, but I was thinking more with the angels thing and well, hot angels thing. ;D But more than the life journey between human and angel life balance. Oh, thank you! And thank you for stopping by! Love having you here. :)


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