Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Angelfire: Dark Angel #1 / Hanna Peach

Reviewed by: ?wazithinkin

Genre: Epic/ Urban Fantasy

Approximate word count: 85-90,000 words

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“Hanna began to write at the tender age of seven, starting with a daring and questionable autobiography entitled Go Suck a Lemon. Perhaps it was a little before its time.

After leaving school she agreed with everyone who said she needed to get a degree and a real job to become a proper adult. She kept writing as a hobby. After starting (and never finishing) several degrees and switching from multiple careers, she finally decided that being a proper adult was overrated.
In 2012, she sold everything, moved to Europe and began to write full-time.
Eternally restless, Hanna has lived in Indonesia, Australia, Germany and Scotland. She is currently residing in England.
She is addicted to coffee and chocolate and would one day like to own a dragon.”
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“Earthbound for centuries and ruled by the Elders, these dark angels hunt at night, disappearing to their hidden cities before dawn. Alyxandria is a young angel warrior with a fondness for customized knives and illegal night-races. If only she could overcome the taint of her parents, who abandoned her to become Rogues.

When Alyx saves Israel, a gifted mortal with a past, she is forbidden to see him again. But she can't help herself, drawn to him through their Guardian-bond, an ancient and long-forgotten bond − if he dies, she dies. But why does he need protecting? And from who?

Alyx begins to dig into the Elders' secrets − two thousand years of secrets, which begin with the death of the Archangel Raphael. She is not prepared for what she uncovers. Who can Alyx trust when Good and Evil are no longer clear?
The war for Earth begins.


If you are looking for an enthralling new epic fantasy about angels and demons, this may be the series you are looking for. Ms. Peach has created a fascinating world of epic proportions with intrigue, betrayal, battles, demons, and traitorous angels surrounding Raphael's Blood Prophecy. This story is a roller-coaster ride of twists and turns as Alyx slowly uncovers truths that have been concealed for centuries. Friendships are tested, conspiracies are revealed, new relationships are forged, and love tries to bloom.

This story is told through Alyx, a young Lightwarrior. She is intelligent, head-strong, flawed, and well written. As are all of the characters in this story and there are several. Each character holds a different piece of the puzzle and no one is telling the whole truth. Ms. Peach is setting up an epic battle between good and evil where the boundaries are blurred just enough that there is no black or white. With Alyx coming into her own as a free-thinker she is discovering no one is who she believed them to be and historical facts have been altered by the Elders.

I think I can safely say there are many more surprises to come in this story. I can sense the hierarchy of Elder angels and Lightwarriors being turned upside-down. This is the first book of the series setting up things to come so it didn't surprise me when I was left hanging. At least there are sequels published with more to follow... and I’ve heard rumors that all have cliff-hanger endings.

Format/Typo Issues:

No significant errors.

Rating: ***** Five stars

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