Since the beginning of time, the archangels have longed to know true love. When four female angels were created for the four archangels, Michael, Gabriel, Uriel, and Azrael, a chaos spurred by jealousy erupted, and the archesses were secreted away to Earth. The four favored archangels followed, prompting a search that has lasted millennia.
As the Angel of Death, Azrael could never be like his brothers. While the others fell to Earth in human form, Azrael descended as a vampire. Today, as the lead singer of a popular rock band, he keeps his true nature hidden–a powerful darkness constantly at odds with his angelic self. Beneath his mask, Azrael holds onto the hope that he will one day find the archess who will complete him.
At his brother Gabriel’s wedding, Azrael set his golden eyes on Sophie Bryce, the maid of honor. He is certain she is his destined mate, and will do anything to make her his. But Sophie is unaware of her archess identity, and is haunted by unspeakable demons of her own.
When supernatural forces emerge from the shadows, threatening Sophie, Azrael is the only one who can protect her. But to do it, he must reveal his true, savage self.
I never thought that I would say this, but the farther I get into this series, the more trouble I’m having deciding what series of Heather Killough-Walden’s I like the most. It’s hard to believe that there would be any competition for the Big Bad Wolves, but the Archangels in the Lost Angels series are coming close. (Just don’t tell Malcom Cole.) 😉
Az’s book starts where Messenger’s Angel ended, at Gabriel and Juliette’s wedding. I’ve been looking forward to Azrael’s story since this series began. He’s been in the shadows, quite literally and he’s come close to breaking my heart in almost every book. In Death’s Angel, readers find out exactly how much he has suffered. I knew that this one was going to be intense and as usual, Heather Killough-Walden did not disappoint.
Sophie had almost as much painful history as Azrael did. She lost her parents at a young age and she was basically on her own. She found herself fixated on Azrael but she knew that he was searching for his Arches so she tried to ignore the attraction. Watching Azrael’s patience and Sophie’s turmoil would have been enough to keep readers on the edge of their seats, but there was so much more to Death’s Angel, much, much more.
As if the Adarians and Samael weren’t enough to contend with from an enemy standpoint, there are forces in this book that none of the brothers or Max understand. All the bad guys seem to be coming out to play and their main goal seems to be to keep the Archangels from finding and mating with their Archesses. This book was definitely a turning point in the series. A lot more players were thrown into the mix, more questions were raised than answers given and the stakes just kept getting higher. After this one I can see things going in several different directions and I’m not going to make any assumptions.
Michael’s book is next and after the way things were left at the end of Death’s Angel, it can’t come soon enough. Readers were definitely left hanging, so consider yourself warned.