Angel Time: The Songs of the Seraphim, Book One
Anne Rice returns to the mesmerizing storytelling that has captivated readers for more than three decades with this new novel — the first book in a new series called “Songs of the Seraphim.”Angel Time is a dark, suspenseful novel about angels, reluctant assassins and a journey of redemption.Toby... show more
Anne Rice returns to the mesmerizing storytelling that has captivated readers for more than three decades with this new novel — the first book in a new series called “Songs of the Seraphim.”Angel Time is a dark, suspenseful novel about angels, reluctant assassins and a journey of redemption.Toby O’Dare — a.k.a. Lucky the Fox — has fallen far from grace. He is a contract killer who carries out violence whenever and wherever he is told, a soulless soul who takes orders from someone he calls “The Right Man.” When a mysterious stranger comes into Lucky’s nightmarish world and offers him a chance to save lives rather than destroy them, Lucky seizes the opportunity to escape the darkness. He is lifted in (angel) time and carried back through the ages to the primitive and treacherous world of thirteenth-century England, where Jews live an uneasy existence. He begins a journey that leads him from the medieval villages of England to the cities of London and Paris as his quest becomes a story of danger and flight, loyalty and betrayal, selflessness and love.From the Hardcover edition.
Publish date: August 9th 2011
Publisher: Vintage Canada
Pages no: 352
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...
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