Friday, October 21, 2011
Avenger’s Angel: The Lost Angel #1 by Heather Killough-Walden
Publisher: Signet Eclipse
As a reward for their devotion, and flawless service, four favored Archangels, were given a special blessing. They were shown the four brightest stars in the vast cosmos and told that they were the gifts. Four Archesses meant to be mates to the mighty, Uriel, the angel of Vengeance, Michael the Warrior, Gabriel the Messenger, and Azrael the angel of Death. A revolt arose in Heaven because of the jealousy over the favored status of the four, causing the Archesses to fall from the sky and land in the emerging human population, and the four Archangels decided to follow and search for their promised mates. After fruitless millenia of searching, the four have assimilated into modern culture and all but given up hope of finding their Archesses. Until now........
I was not familiar with Heather Killough-Walden's previous works, and to be perfectly honest, had not heard a lot of buzz concerning this book, but I was taken in by the blurb and thought "Why not?". Best gamble I've taken in years!! I loved, loved, LOVED it. This is NOT another cookie cutter, jump on the PNR bandwagon book. This was a MASTERPIECE! As my friends at Goodreads can tell you, my updates were fast and furious while I read this book. This book had more twist and turns than a rollercoaster. The writing was intelligent but not so detailed and complicated that it lagged. The characters were fun, sexy and people I would have over for drinks and strip poker. Eleanor Granger, Uriel's heroine was absolutely great, and you know I am no pushover in the heroine department. I am also a huge fan of a redeemable villain with shades of grey. Sooo mysterious!! I wanted to surgically implant this book so I would never be without it and perhaps absorb some part of these awesome beings.