Monday, July 18, 2011

Review: Raziel

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Raziel is a fallen archangel…actually, he is the 3rd fallen archangel. Behind Lucifer and Azazel. A vengeful God cursed them to life on Earth as “Blood Eaters” for falling in love with humans and daring to questioning Him. When God gave humans free will, He washed his hands of them and put one of his remaining archangels, Uriel, in charge.

One of the duties of the fallen archangels is to escort newly dispossessed spirits to their final reward. Raziel is tasked with escorting Allie Watson. Only when they arrive at the gates, Hell is her desination. In reaction Raziel pulls her back from the brink…and then has to figure out what to do with her.

This book was OK. I didn’t have a particularily strong reaction to any of the characters or the challenges they encountered. The mythology behind the archangels/”blood drinkers” and the nephilim/”flesh eaters” was different…but the conflicts weren’t. The sex scenes were good but too few and not romantic. The story moved very slowly and frankly, I almost gave up. Lots of background story involved, I assume to set-up for future books which is what slowed the pace down so much.

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