Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux and her lover, the lethally beautiful archangel Raphael, have returned home to New York only to face an uncompromising new evil…
A vampire has attacked a girls’ school—the assault one of sheer, vicious madness—and it is only the first act. Rampant bloodlust takes vampire after vampire, threatening to make the streets run with blood. Then Raphael himself begins to show signs of an uncontrolled rage, as inexplicable storms darken the city skyline and the earth itself shudders. The omens are suddenly terrifyingly clear.
An ancient and malevolent immortal is rising. The violent winds whisper her name: Caliane. She has returned to reclaim her son, Raphael. Only one thing stands in her way: Elena, the consort who must be destroyed…
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i have to say that by far, this is the book that i liked the most in this series. more substance, i should say.
this is a book of revealing. about raphael’s past. and ilium’s. and caliane’s. finally, i understood the angels and what made them what they are now.
i think this is Dexter (tv series) – paranormal style. mutilations. body desecrations. you name it, this book has it.
i am so intrigued with Ilium! He is such an endearing character. By now, he somehow admitted to Raphael whatever it is he have with Elena. and if things comes to worse, Raphael is ok with that.
there’s also Ilium’s mom (and her relationship with Raphael) and his pained look whenever talks about his mom arise. it is vague, but at least the author gave me enough to dwell on. i simply can’t get enough of Ilium! Yes, Bluebell, you own my heart. not Raphael.
the twist in the end showed Raphael’s weakness (on how Elena will make him a little mortal) in a whole new light. it was nice.
There’s still sex scenes. But this time around, i finally appreciate it. why? it no longer connotes sex, but lovemaking.
now, isn’t that more enticing to read? 🙂
.: maria :.
“giving up is the ultimate tragedy.”