After being inexplicably targeted by an evil intent on harming her at any cost, seventeen-year-old Nikki finds herself under the watchful guardianship of three mysterious young men who call themselves Halflings. Sworn to defend her, misfits Mace, Raven, and Vine battle to keep Nikki safe while hiding their deepest secret–and the wings that come with it.
A growing attraction between Nikki and two of her protectors presents a whole other danger. While she risks a broken heart, Mace and Raven could lose everything, including their souls. As the mysteries behind the boys’ powers, as well as her role in a scientist’s dark plan, unfold, Nikki is faced with choices that will affect the future of an entire race of heavenly beings, as well as the precarious equilibrium of the earthly world.
The genesis of Halflings came from the book of Genesis itself: “The sons of God saw that the daughters of humans were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose” (Gen. 6:2). But what happens to the children born to them? This is the intriguing question “Halflings” asks and begins to answer in this first book of a trilogy. Right off the reader learns Raven, Mace, and Vine’s home base is the midplane, the place between heaven and earth. They are sent to earth on journeys by “The Throne” with assignments to fight demons and protect humans. However, they don’t always know to whom they are assigned.
This “Young Adult” thriller has many romantic moments between the heroin, Nikki Youngblood, and two of the Halfling boys but the interludes are fairly tame and consist mostly of “swoony” moments. There is a battle going on throughout the story but the violence is not described in gory detail even though a few deaths are mentioned. Lessons of trusting God, listening quietly to Him for direction and relying on friends for assistance are all taught within biblical contexts. We are pleased to award our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for ages 12 and over to this fast paced, energetic tale of two worlds colliding.