Set across multiple locations and in multiple time periods, The Black Shade of White is a unique trilogy, beloved for its multi-level complexity. Written as a debut novel by Renata “Cattleya,” Levy, a polish author, The Black Shade of White, is based on the world of angels and demons as well as the human world. Featuring various characters that are staples of the fiction fantasy genre, Cattleya nonetheless brings her distinctive touch to the story, depicting even classic characters with a new twist.
Cattleya’s trilogy, “The Black Shade of White,” has so far been received very warmly by the book community. With readers praising the author for her use of English prose, even though English isn’t her first language, many are now anticipating that the second and third part of the trilogy will be even more beautifully written. Matt McAvoy, a reviewer for The Black Shade of White, stated in his review: The grammar is flawless, the book polished to perfection, which is no mean feat for a work of well over a quarter of a million words! The prose is poetic throughout… you can almost imagine the characters speaking beautifully in a European accent.
Besides, Cattleya has also received positive feedback for her powerful method of storytelling. In addition to being based on fiction and fantasy, the book is an ideal amalgamation of the crime and thriller genre, with romance thrown in for good measure. And for all scenes depicting graphic moments, Cattleya has created a sense of balance in her work, so the reader receives all the information they need, which gives their creativity and imagination to fill in the blanks for the rest.
“I’m an avid bookworm, and whenever I’d read any specific scene, I’d always feel queasy afterward. I understand crime and thrillers, but I’d rather my imagination show what happens behind closed doors, rather than the book. That’s why I created a balance between all scenes in The Black Shade of White. I want readers to use their ideas on what’s going on in the book. That makes them more invested. So far, this idea of mine has worked,” the author, Renata “Cattleya,” Levy stated.
Called ‘an outstanding piece of work, and undeniably something of a triumph’ by reviewers, readers are expecting the second and third volume of The Black Shade of White to exceed their expectations. The second book, The Black Shade of White: Destiny is slated for release in 2021. The third book, The Black Shade of White: Victory is set for release in 2022.
Renata Levy is a debut author from Poland, writing under the pseudonym ‘Cattleya.’ Cattleya has recently released the first part of her fantasy fiction trilogy, The Black Shade of White: Justice. The book is available for purchase on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Outskirts Press, and Apple Books. The second volume: ‘Destiny’ and third volume: ‘Victory,’ is set to be released in 2021 and 2022, respectively.