It's been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back.Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel.Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl.Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they have only each other to rely on for survival. Together, they journey toward the angels' stronghold in San Francisco where she'll risk everything to rescue her sister and he'll put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again.
- Release Date: May 21st 2011
- Publisher: Feral Dream
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Once in a while in a readers life comes a book that will force him to change all his reading habits! That's what happened to me when I started reading Angelfall because I normally don't like books featuring angels!
In Angelfall we meet Penryn and her family (schizophrenic mother and wheelchair- bound sister) struggling to survive in a post-apocalyptic setting caused by avenging Angel warriors!!!!!
Penryn at a very young age is forced to fight to provide shelter for her family, food, warmth and a sense of safety, but all of her efforts turn to dust because she happens to witness an angel fight!
Raffe is being thrown to earth with his wings cut-off as a way to ensure that he will forever remain unwanted from his fellow soldiers. A fallen angel eternally tainted by a sin so severe that could win him a place in Hell!!!!!
So girl and angel are forced in a strange alliance, Penryn is trying to keep him alive so that Raffe can take her to the aerie to find her sister and Raffe wants to have his wings again.
The journey the take is long and they face a lot of dangers (at some points I desperately needed a breath), our MC’s find their priorities changing, and they loyalty and devotion are questioned in every turn of the way.
“I knew from the start that your loyalty would get you killed. I just never thought it would be your loyalty to me that would do it.”
Their dialogue is beautiful and at times very funny in a cynical way, Raffe becomes protective of Penryn and our Heroine becomes jealous…
This book was sweet but grotesque at the same time, horror and dreams of another future clash, new threads are created to bind them together; and at the end we are left with answers but a lot of questions too.
* Beware, this book is not for the gentle reader, there is alot of violence and many scenes of horror.