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Angel Time (Songs of the Seraphim, Bk 1)
Angel Time - Songs of the Seraphim, Bk 1
Author: Anne Rice
Into O'Dare?s nightmarish world of lone and lethal missions comes a mysterious stranger, a seraph, who offers him a chance to save rather than destroy lives. O'Dare, who long ago dreamt of being a priest but instead came to embody danger and violence, seizes his chance. Now he is carried back through the ages to thirteenth-century Englan...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781400078950
ISBN-10: 1400078954
Publication Date: 8/31/2010
Pages: 384
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 50 ratings
Publisher: Anchor
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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I have always been an Anne Rice fan, but have found her recent writings much less "hardcore". Since she has found God again, it is reflected in her writings, and that makes for a very different type of book. That being said, this book still has her flair for details and "make-believe" characters, without the trash found in many of her vampire novels. It was a very quick read, but still good enough to make me want to read the next in the series.
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I picked up a copy of this book at the grocery store. This is the first Anne Rice book I've actually read all the way through in awhile. Some of her latest books have not been appealing to me lately. But the subject of angels really grabbed me. I enjoyed the main character and his dilemma of good vs. evil, esp. since he's a hit man. I loved the descriptions of the Mission Inn and San Juan Capistrano. I want to visit the Mission Inn now. The adventure of visiting the past was interesting, and I'm looking forward to the sequel to see where the angel takes Toby next.

I didn't rate it as high as some of her other books mostly because I think it's less engaging than her other vampire books. Though Toby is a killer like the vampire characters, he's not as enrapturing as Lestat and Louise. But I do recommend this book since it still has her brilliant writing style, and creates enough of a reaction that you want to read the next book. The sequel comes out in Nov. 2010. Can't wait. I've preordered it already with Amazon.
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Finished this book less than a week ago! Unfortunately, it didn't enthrall me like most of the vampire novels or even the ones about the witches (or spirit - if you will). However, if you are curious about how a good kid becomes an assassin and how guardian angels are involved then this is your book.
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Very different, and a quick read. Looking forward to the next in the series.
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This story makes you come to love a hit man! Why would he be chosen to be given the opportunity to redeem himself? But he was and he is taking full advantage. His prayers begging for forgiveness for setting himself apart from God are heartfelt. In Angel Time this hit man is dropped into medieval time to help the Jewish parents who have lost their child to illness only to be accused of murdering her. It is a dangerous time for the Jews and he must find a way to help them.
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This is only the second Anne Rice book I've ever read since I do not like stories about vampires.

Educated in Art History and specifically the Middle Ages and Renaissance periods, I hoped for a story-line more detailed about place rather than the characters inner angst. This was not an interesting read for me and Rice's writing style is too 'breathy' for my taste.

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