So one day when I was grocery shopping, I stopped by the books and Anne Rice's Blood Canticle was sitting there. I was so excited because the blurb showed that it tied her Vampires to her Witches. I had read her Mayfair witches years ago, and loved them. But I hadn't yet read her Vampire chronicles. But after reading about Lestat in Blood Canticle, I devoured him and his Vampire pals. That day began my obsessive journey into the realm of reading.
Tonight, sitting on the shelf, was another Anne Rice book, Angel Time (the first book in a new series). I picked it up, thinking of six years past, and felt compelled to buy it! So I did. The blurb sounds promising. I haven't read anything new of hers since Blood Canticle, because she took a religious turn in her writing, and those couple of books didn't sound appealing. Even though there is religious undertones in this one, so too does it have supernatural elements.
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Anne Rice returns to the mesmerizing storytelling that has captivated readers for more than three decades in a tale of unceasing suspense set in time past—a metaphysical thriller about angels and assassins.
It’s the present day. Toby O’Dare—aka Lucky the Fox—is a contract killer of underground fame on assignment to kill once again. He’s a soulless soul, a dead man walking. His nightmarish world of lone and lethal missions is disrupted when a mysterious stranger, a seraph, offers him a chance to save rather than destroy lives. O’Dare, who long ago dreamed of being a priest, seizes his chance. Now he is carried back through the ages to thirteenth-century England, to dark realms where accusations of ritual murder have been made against Jews, where children suddenly die or disappear. In this primitive setting, O’Dare begins his perilous quest for salvation, a journey of danger and flight, loyalty and betrayal, selflessness and love.
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Is anyone else a fan of Anne Rice's previous work?