The Lost Angels – Avenger’s Angel

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Author: Heather Killough-Walden
ISBN: 978-0-7553-8037-4
RRP: $22.99

I have just finished reading the first book in an engaging new paranormal series by the very talented Heather Killough-Walden. Avenger’s Angel is the first in what I predict will be a four part series, of which I can’t wait to get my hands on the next installment (which my investigative skills tell me is due out in June 2012 – can I wait that long!?).

Angels are beginning to seem a little like the new vampire. I am a vamp girl at heart and I am pretty sure I always will be – that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate a good paranormal fiction on its own merits. And this series is definitely not short on merits.

The angels in The Lost Angels series aren’t your every day angels either, they are the four favourite Archangels – Azrael, Michael, Gabriel and Uriel. But you can’t forget Samael, because anywhere the Archangels are you can be sure you will find Samael.

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What I do find a little amusing, and endearing, is that all of the Archangels refer to their father, their creator, as the Old Man. There is only one reference to God in the entire book (I am quite certain, but I could be wrong – only one stands out anyway), the rest of it is the Old Man which just made me giggle every time I read it.

The Lost Angels series promises to be something new in the paranormal realm. This is angel mythology like I’ve never heard before. It captured my imagination and kept me turning the pages and to tell the honest truth it proved to be a very welcome distraction that I was in dire need of last night.

A first glance at the cover had me itching to get into the story and when I started it the Introduction had me wondering if this was going to be the easy read I was craving. It was definitely the read I was craving and it delivered so much more than I was expecting.

Avenger’s Angel is about the four favoured Archangels and their quest to find their soul mate, a quest that has already taken multi-millenia but a search that is finally beginning to promise an end.

Well written, fast paced and a seamless melding of different mythologies. It was interesting to see the tale unfold and learn how the strands of the tale weave to form the final picture.

A new take on angel mythology, and an image of Archangels living in the modern world with us and the roles that they would fulfill. Quite a believable picture is painted of Michael and Gabriel.

Fang fans don’t be disheartened though. This story revolves around Archangels but there is still some vampire action to be found, and it won’t disappoint.

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