Angel Time

The last time I really enjoyed a novel was a few months ago, when I journeyed through Sevenwaters with Sorcha and her brothers in Daughter of the Forest. If you're familiar with The Six Swans, then you have the gist of DotF. My favorite character in the book is Cormack, third brother of Sorcha. I was a little sad that he wasn't fleshed out more, and the fact that (SPOILER!) he dies in the rest of the series dissuaded me from buying and reading the following books. So, onto another book!

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Blurb from randomhouse.com

Anne Rice returns to the mesmerizing storytelling that has captivated readers for more than three decades in a tale of unceasing suspense set in time past—a metaphysical thriller about angels and assassins.

The novel opens in the present. At its center: Toby O’Dare—a contract killer of underground fame on assignment to kill once again. A soulless soul, a dead man walking, he lives under a series of aliases—just now: Lucky the Fox—and takes his orders from “The Right Man.”

Into O’Dare’s nightmarish world of lone and lethal missions comes a mysterious stranger, a seraph, who offers him a chance to save rather than destroy lives. O’Dare, who long ago dreamt of being a priest but instead came to embody danger and violence, seizes his chance. Now he is carried back through the ages to thirteenth-century England, to dark realms where accusations of ritual murder have been made against Jews, where children suddenly die or disappear . . . In this primitive setting, O’Dare begins his perilous quest for salvation, a journey of danger and flight, loyalty and betrayal, selflessness and love.


I'm really excited to read the first installment of Songs of the Seraphim. I already started, but I haven't devoted enough reading time to actually delve into the world of Lucky the Fox. Anne Rice is one of my favorite-est authors along with Eoin Colfer. Can't wait for the next Artemis book either!

What about you? What are you reading now? :)

EDIT: Apparently, Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex was released a few months ago. Slipped past my radar again. Hun please get me this! :D

3 comments:

automaticsquirrel said... Best Blogger Tips
October 18, 2010 at 9:12 AM

Buti na lang bumalik si Anne Rice sa ganyan! Oh yeaaah. And what's The Six Swans? I'm curious. Is it a series?

I'm wrapping up Rurouni Kenshin. After that I'll be reading The Passage by Justin Cronin :)

Denise said... Best Blogger Tips
October 18, 2010 at 10:35 AM

Yup! Haven't had time to pick it up parin :( But I'm excited to read it! hahaha. About the Six Swans, the novel I read, Daughter of the Forest, if the first book in The Sevenwaters Trilogy. And this trilogy has a fourth book, haha.

automaticsquirrel said... Best Blogger Tips
October 20, 2010 at 9:17 PM

Haha sige, I'll look it up on Wikipedia :)

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