Miserere: An Autumn Tale
Exiled exorcist Lucian Negru deserted his lover in Hell in exchange for saving his sister Catarina's soul, but Catarina doesn't want salvation. She wants Lucian to help her fulfill her dark covenant with the Fallen Angels by using his power to open the Hell Gates. Catarina intends to lead the... show more
Exiled exorcist Lucian Negru deserted his lover in Hell in exchange for saving his sister Catarina's soul, but Catarina doesn't want salvation. She wants Lucian to help her fulfill her dark covenant with the Fallen Angels by using his power to open the Hell Gates. Catarina intends to lead the Fallen's hordes out of Hell and into the parallel dimension of Woerld, Heaven's frontline of defense between Earth and Hell. When Lucian refuses to help his sister, she imprisons and cripples him, but Lucian learns that Rachael, the lover he betrayed and abandoned in Hell, is dying from a demonic possession. Determined to rescue Rachael from the demon he unleashed on her soul, Lucian flees his sister, but Catarina's wrath isn't so easy to escape!
Publish date: July 1st 2011
Publisher: Night Shade Books
Pages no: 299
Edition language: English
This is actually one of the most creative, richly detailed and well written book with well fleshed out characters, I have read in a long, long time. It was an enriching experience in terms of world building and prose. There are very few authors out there that display this level of writing and creati...
4.5 stars. Review originally posted at The BiblioSanctumBooks like Miserere are why I'm glad I make it a personal rule to finish reading all books I start. It's always tempting to put a title away for something else when the story doesn't capture me right away, and certainly I had my doubts that thi...
This standalone fantasy novel creates a world centered around tenets of European Christianity, but that is not to say this is a Christian novel, or should be read as one. Instead, Frohock uses this inspiration to craft an original kind of magic; its larger figures will seem familiar to Westerners, ...
I picked this up based on a recommendation from a friend, and I'm so glad I did. I loved the writing--the language and the imagery were lush and beautifully done. I loved the world. I loved Lucian. In fact, about the only thing I didn't love was the cover. Had it not been for the recommendation...
Recommended by Ilona Andrews: "There was a movie in the 80's called Lady Hawk. MISERERE reads like Lady Hawk had a baby in purgatory and Meljean Brook delivered it."