Gabriel and the Swallows (The Volatile Duology Book 1)

Gabriel and the Swallows (The Volatile Duology Book 1)

Gabriel and the Swallows The Volatile Duology Book A lonely farm boy A girl with swallow s wings An ancient city buried in a volcano A mystery old as blood and bone There is to Gabriel than the life he s ashamed of the son of peasant winemakers bulli

  • Title: Gabriel and the Swallows (The Volatile Duology Book 1)
  • Author: Esther Dalseno
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  • Page: 397
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • A lonely farm boy A girl with swallow s wings An ancient city buried in a volcano A mystery old as blood and bone There is to Gabriel than the life he s ashamed of the son of peasant winemakers, bullied relentlessly on account of his disabled mother For Gabriel has a secret the elaborate dream world he descends into at night a grandiose, vivid existence isA lonely farm boy A girl with swallow s wings An ancient city buried in a volcano A mystery old as blood and bone There is to Gabriel than the life he s ashamed of the son of peasant winemakers, bullied relentlessly on account of his disabled mother For Gabriel has a secret the elaborate dream world he descends into at night a grandiose, vivid existence is becoming real than his waking life Everything changes for Gabriel when he rescues a wounded creature a miraculous girl with swallow s wings from the voracious pursuit of Alfio Gallo, a dangerous old enemy Aided by the beautiful and mysterious Orlando Khan, Gabriel is conflicted by unanswered questions who is the Dark One that dwells in the medieval tunnels beneath their city Is he just a figment of Gabriel s powerful imagination And is the foundling really who she says she is Wrestling with manhood whilst beckoned by ancient rites and foreign lands, Gabriel is about to make a deadly decision that changes the course of life as he knows it as long as he can decide which reality he s in.

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    I wrote this book, so I love it.It all began on a long-haul bus ride across an Asian country, sandwiched between a stranger and a man I no longer loved. I looked out the window at the endless banana plantations and just like that, a girl with swallow's wings plummeted from the sky and landed among them. Only now, they had become Italian vineyards bursting with grapes, and there was a boy with white-gold hair running toward herThus birthed the three-year journey of Gabriel and I. Three years of m [...]

    Wow. Just wow. I knew after reading Dalseno's debut novel,Drownthat this woman can write, but damn she showed herself up withGabriel and the Swallows!I was completely swept up into Gabriel's life and the magic and dreams surrounding him. I felt like I was a part of Gabriel as I watched him grow through nineteen years. There's so much packed into this book but it never felt rushed or the pacing lacking. This is a beautiful, lyrical story that deserves to be read and savored. I can't wait to see w [...]

    Lyrical, enchanting, and darkly romantic, Gabriel and the Swallows is a breathtaking urban fantasy that is unlike anything you've ever read.Firstly, a disclaimer I was asked to read this book for the potential of giving it a blurb. But, before you completely write off everything I'm about to say, you should know that I'm very picky when it comes to endorsing a book -- I refused two books before finding Gabriel. To me, as an author, an endorsement should be saved for books you read and truly love [...]

    4.5/5Gabriel and the Swallows is an absolutely beautifully written book. It took me a little while to get into it because this book is unlike anything else I have read, but once I got into it, I couldn't put it down! I love the characters and the plot of the story and can't wait for the second book in the duology!

    I received an eARC of this book from Of Tomes Publishing in exchange for an honest review.Gabriel, a lonely farm boy, has a secret: He has dreams so vivid and real that he has trouble differentiating between his dream world and the real one. Following the rescue of a girl with swallow's wings, Gabriel is left pondering a great mystery, one that only presents more questions than answers and ultimately shatters every belief he has ever had. For as Gabriel grows up, he has to make a choice: Which r [...]

    I had no idea what to expect from this book but holy crap. My mind is blown.Esther Dalseno's writing style is incredible. It's poetic and beautiful and unlike anything I've ever read before. I loved the concept and the characters so much. Honestly, I couldn't put this book down. The first chapter was so strange and weird, I had to know what was going to happen. This whole book was just a bunch of beautifully written strangeness but I loved every second of it.

    I'm a human with bird tendencies when I'm with you. And I am a bird with human tendencies when I'm with them."My first from this author and I can safely say that I'll be checking out her other work "Drowned" as this book has completely undone me. The world ( which was magnificently dark and haunting ) had me ensnared from the get go. Dalseno kept me engaged and guessing till the very end as how the outcome of this breathtaking masterpiece would end. I did not want it to end but I was well please [...]

    On rare occasions, you encounter a story that lodges itself in your heart, sticking with you long after you finish reading. GABRIEL AND THE SWALLOWS is one of those stories.As someone who adores Europe, it was an absolute treat to "meet" a new European city: Orvieto, Italy. Ms. Dalseno is an artist who uses her word palette as expertly as any visual artist to paint this ancient city as well as its social order.With an aching familiarity, Ms. Dalseno introduces Gabriel and his family. As someone [...]

    Wow. That’s the first word to come to mind after I finished reading Gabriel and the Swallows. There are certain books that, while reading them, you know will stay with you forever. This is one of those books for me. Gabriel and the Swallows is a masterpiece of a novel. It’s one of the most unique books I’ve ever read, and it became a favorite even before I finished reading it. Esther Dalseno has an incredible, mystical way with words that pulls you into the story, breathing life into the c [...]

    I adored this story. I absolutely loved that our main character was so flawed, but that I could still be so engrossed in his story and journey to happiness. The setting is perfect, the magical elements are so unique, and the writing is flawless. Esther Dalseno has quickly become an auto-buy author for me and I can't wait to read more of her gorgeous words!

    Gabriel and The Swallows is such a beautifully written book. Esther Dalseno has an incredible talent of stringing words together and making you feel all kinds of things. I've never been to Italy but the way everything was described I felt like I was there and exploring everything on my own. I enjoyed reading about Gabriel and him growing up and I honestly could've read on for so much longer, just seeing where the rest of his life leads to. I found the paranormal aspect in this book so interestin [...]

    Gabriel and the Swallows is a fantasy novel which intrigued me as soon as I heard the premise. The idea of a girl with wings in a world where that doesn’t happen caught my eye instantly. I’ve also really been in the mood for fantasy lately, so of course I wanted to read this one. And it only took me three hours to finish as I sat down to read this one and finished it pretty quickly. I was engrossed in knowing how it was going to end.I was a bit thrown at the beginning because this book start [...]

    I very quickly fell in love with Ms. Dalseno's first novel, Drown, and had been told Gabriel and the Swallows would be even better. I was skeptical at first because I did not think anything could be more enchanting, but I must say, she certainly won me over. Gabriel starts out as a young boy and grows into a man throughout the story. We see his school years, through university, and as a young adult during the course of his tale. As a child, he encounters a strange young girl, part bird, part hum [...]

    Such an incredible novel!This is the second time I've read it and it was just as captivating as the first! Esther's writing style is just so beautiful and picturesque I love the characters so much especially Gabriel and Orlando, and of course not forgetting Celso, who I think we'd all love for a father-in-law!A totally unique read that reminds me vaguely of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless mind - but with mythology, wine and a whole bunch of Italian Curse-words, of which my vocabulary has grown [...]

    What a wondrously peculiar, lyrical, and magical story. Where do I begin? I wrote that above statement back in February when I finished Gabriel and the Swallows. It truly is hard to begin to describe this one, which is why it is currently April 27, and I am finally able to process my thoughts.I read Esther Dalseno's first novel, Drown: A Twisted Take on the Classic Fairy Tale, last year and it definitely remains true that her selection of words is indescribable. The methods in imagery in which s [...]

    OMG! If I could give this more than 5 stars, I would!This was such an amazing, beautiful, heartfelt, thought provoking novel that seriously got under my skin within just a few pages. It follows the life of Gabriel Laurentis, from boyhood to man, and not only could I relate so deeply to Gabriel, but he completely stole my heart too.Having read through a few other reviews, I feel like some people missed the point Yes, Gabriel was ungrateful at times. Yes, he was weak, in the sense that he needed s [...]

    Source: I downloaded this book via Kindle Unlimited.Cost: Free Title:Gabriel and the Swallows Series:The Volatile Duology #1Author:Esther Dalseno Overall Rating:3.5 stars I wanted so much more of this story This book had a lot of promise at the start of the book, every word was so lyrically beautiful that I couldn't help but loved it. However, I found that the writing style was becoming the only thing I loved. The characters were hard to connect with, I didn't really liked any of them that much. [...]

    * I received an e-copy of this book from oftomes publishing in return for an honest review *The descriptive writing in this book is poetic! It flows across the pages like a melodic song. This book was original and unlike any other I have ever read.It is a reading experience that will awaken all your senses! See my full review on my website: bookaholicbanter

    Gabriel and the Swallows was captivating and beautifully written. Once I started reading it I couldn't put it down! I love the character development and was amazed at how detailed I was able to follow along Gabriel's life. I will say, there were a couple of heartbreaking moments. But this is a 5 out of 5 star book! I'm excited for the second book in the duology, GATS is a total must read!

    5/5 StarsI loved this book! I don’t know why I didn’t read this sooner! But I suppose good things happen to people who wait huh?!I loved the mysteriousness and sassiness of Volatile, the realism behind Gabriel’s thoughts, feelings, attitudes and his actions. Although I may have not agreed nor liked what he did I can understand from his perspective what happened and why it did. I loved the love that was portrayed between Gabriel’s mother and father in the actions they displayed towards on [...]

    4.5 Stars!Clearly, when reading a novel by Esther Dalseno, one should expect to be taken on a fantastic journey into realms where the mythic gently touches the mortal pages and whose lyrical words creates a story that just sweeps you away. I first discovered Esther Dalseno's writing in her novel Drown and fell in love with her beautiful and haunting rendition of the classic tale The Little Mermaid. Now, with Gabriel and the Swallows, once again readers are treated to a gorgeous story and, this t [...]

    I cannot believe it took me SO long to finish this book. I ADORED the other book Dalseno wrote so I'm still ??? about why I didn't finish this sooner. I was going through my book pile, saw this, and knew it was gonna be my next read. I need everyone to understand that the imagery that Dalseno webbed together with her words are PHENOMENAL. Easily one of the most beautiful book I have ever read! I felt like I was there, a part of the story. Oh how I wish I could hop on a plane to see these places [...]

    bookworm221.tumblrReading Gabriel and the Swallows felt like a dream, the line between fantasy and reality kept being blurred over and over again.I throughly enjoyed this book, I now I’m being repetitive but it truly felt like a dream, like I was dreaming about this amazing characters, that I was part of their world or they were part of mine.The book is written beautifully, the prose is fantastic, like poetry.The story is fast paced and Gabriel takes us on his journey from a boy to a man, and [...]

    WOW. I literally finished this book seconds ago, and it’s like a haze in my brain, distracting me from reality. A good haze. That haze that welcomes you, wrapping you up in a literary worlds when reading a really good book.The pandemonium within this book felt strangely organised, yet connected my imagination perfectly to the novel.Each time that I felt I understood Gabriel, and his motives, I totally wouldn’t because something would happen, and Dalseno’s words would twist the world yet ag [...]

    Esther has an absolutely beautiful writing style, each page is a song you want to listen to over and over again. I couldn't put this book down when I got into it. I adored the characters and the lovely town it was set in- Orvieto. I've learnt so much about the Italian culture, and I'm desperate to visit there one day. Five stars out of five. Definetly. Gabriel and the Swallows is a novel set in Orvieto, in Italy. Which is a wonderful difference to many other books set in America, for example. Ou [...]

    Gabriel and The Swallows is the first book in The Volatile Duology by Esther Dalseno. It follows Gabriel, who always experience strange dreams that feels real. Everything changes when he rescued a girl with swallow's wing. As the story goes on, questions started to run from Gabriel's head.What's with Gabriel and The Swallows? Find out by reading the book. It's worth it, I promise!I give this book 5 out of 5 stars! Man, what an excellent read! Despite my busy schedule, I'm so happy that I was abl [...]

    Every once in a while, you find a story so beautifully created and fantastically put together that you know it will never leave you. The characters are so realistic, so true to life that I feel as though I could encounter them when I walk down the street, and oh how I would love to meet them.I am so glad that the number of Italian curse words in my vocabulary has grown thanks to this melodic novel, and I feel blessed to have discovered such a beautiful place as Orvieto. I would absolutely love t [...]

    I will make a fully comprehensible review here when I've had time to recover and process the beauty I've just witnessed. I have no words.

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