Title: Caprion’s Wings
Series: The Cat’s Eye Chronicles (Book 3.5)
Author: T. L. Shreffler
Publication Date: February 28, 2014
Pages: 142 pages
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*This is a novella of The Cat’s Eye Chronicles! This story contains a preview of Book 4: Ferran’s Map.
By the age of nineteen, all Harpies know how to fly—except Caprion. He has yet pass the test of the Singing and gain his wings. His family has disowned him in shame and people are beginning to talk. Now an evil voice haunts his dreams, taunting him, drawing out his worst fears—that he will remain wingless forever.
Caprion decides to find the root of this insidious voice, no matter what it takes. He journeys to the secret prisons of the Harpy underground, where he meets a young slave named Moss. In those sunless, decrepit cells, a forbidden friendship is formed. Can Caprion and Moss find the source of the voice? And can Caprion save Moss from a terrible fate?
Join young Caprion as he journeys down, down into the earth, finding his wings and forging a friendship that will change him forever.
Ever since a good friend of mine introduced me to the Cat’s Eye Chronicles, I’ve struggled to find other books/series to match or even surpass its greatness. I LOVE how creative this series is and I love even more the amazing characters found in every single page. The fact that I’ve yet to catch up with the latest installment is my fault for not reading my other review copies faster, and I’ve suffered some serious withdrawal for it. However, I decided that I won’t allow it anymore. I MUST keep on reading this series, thus the reason why I picked up the novella which tells the tale of one of the characters introduced in the third book.
Caprion is an interesting character and such an imposing figure in Viper’s Creed. This novella sheds a different light on his personality, making him much more vulnerable from the person we first come to know. I didn’t think he would be someone of much importance to the series, but Caprion’s Wings changed my mind. Now I believe he is as important as any of the other main characters and I’m thrilled about it. Many great things can be expected from this character.
But as far as pacing goes, this novella was a bit too slow for my taste. I had a bit of trouble of getting into the story since it doesn’t work as a bridge between book three and four, instead, it works as a companion novella and those are generally hit or miss with readers. However, I enjoyed it and while it’s not as exciting as the main series, it is worth the read.