Title: The Zagzagel Diaries: Forsaken
Author: Bryl R. Tyne
Genre: Fantasy (contemporary)
Other Information/warnings: Mention of suicide
Summary [from the publisher]:
An unconventional guardian angel attempts to keep his gay charge from committing suicide, while wrestling with his own personal issues. This is the first in the Zagzagel Diaries series.
My review: This short (3,000 words) piece serves to introduce the reader to Zagzagel, a guardian angel with a tragic past, a tough boss, and a sad passion for his current charge, who, as we start the story, is about to throw himself off a building. Zagzagel wants to stop him, but there are rules.
A slight piece in the description, but rich and lyrical in the execution. Zagzagel’s past is hinted at, and his current situation imperfectly and tantalisingly set out. The author has created the perfect taster, and if the rest of the series, available at Untreed Reads Publishing, are as clever and beautiful, then the reader is in for a treat. A little beauty, as we say downunder.