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... show more
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.
Publish date: October 27th 2009
Pages no: 340
Edition language: English
Series: The Songs of the Seraphim (#1)
Zachwyciłam się tak bardzo, jak zawsze gdy czytam Rice. Chciałabym napisać coś więcej, ale biję się z myślami, których trochę przelałam TUTAJ. Płatny zabójca, Anioł i historia prześladowań Żydów w trzynastowiecznej Anglii to mieszanka zaskakująca i niezwykle urocza.
Reiterativa en algunas descripciones, extrañamente sucinta en otras, detalles que no cuadran... Con el típico ambiente depresivo de las novelas de Rice, pero inundado por el reciente fervor religioso que posee a la autora.En este libro veremos como un asesino a sueldo que por sus características des...
Rice’s narrative flow is effortless and breath-y, as always, and she manages to compel the reader along, sometimes with a whip, sometimes with a carrot, but the energy of this story really flags. There are some gear-shifts structurally, but Rice has often used this kind of technique very powerfully....
The first half of the book tells how Toby came to be an assasin. About his childhood in New Orleans with alcoholic mother and little brother and sister after his fathers death. He’s practically taking care of his sisters and running the house and the thing that helps him going through al this is pla...
This book took me forever to get through. Anne Rice writes about a character, Toby, who needs to be saved from himself. In answer to his prayers, along comes his guardian angel. Boring and slow paced. Story picks up a little when GA reveals his reason for appearing to Toby, which is that he needs s...