Angel Time

Angel Time

A Novel

Book - 2009
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Anne Rice returns to the mesmerizing storytelling that has captivated readers for more than three decades with this new novel -- the first book in a new series called "Songs of the Seraphim."

Angel Time is a dark, suspenseful novel about angels, reluctant assassins and a journey of redemption.

Toby O'Dare -- a.k.a. Lucky the Fox -- has fallen far from grace. He is a contract killer who carries out violence whenever and wherever he is told, a soulless soul who takes orders from someone he calls "The Right Man." When a mysterious stranger comes into Lucky's nightmarish world and offers him a chance to save lives rather than destroy them, Lucky seizes the opportunity to escape the darkness. He is lifted in (angel) time and carried back through the ages to the primitive and treacherous world of thirteenth-century England, where Jews live an uneasy existence. He begins a journey that leads him from the medieval villages of England to the cities of London and Paris as his quest becomes a story of danger and flight, loyalty and betrayal, selflessness and love.


From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Knopf Canada, 2009
ISBN: 9780676978087
0676978088
Branch Call Number: FIC Rice 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 273 p. --

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finn75
Sep 05, 2016

An assassin is offered redemption and reconciliation with his faith by an angel in return for going back in time to prevent a pogrom. Not what I was expecting. I guess I thought it would be more "secular"? Still an interesting read.

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lisahiggs
Jan 09, 2013

A very pretty story, but ultimately it felt full of exposition and empty of emotion. Stuff happens, and it’s written beautifully, but the expository style holds you back from caring too much about the characters and what’s going on, like a light TV show. I wouldn’t change the channel if it came on, but I wouldn’t make a note to watch it either.

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ArmezBelair
Apr 21, 2012

For those who did not know, Anne Rice did not convert to Roman Catholicism but returned after 38 year absence. After a twelve year return to mother church, she has now completely renounced her once faithful adherence to this religion. I have been a huge fan of hers, have read most of her novels, regretted that she had returned to RCism myself a permanent apostate from the same religion. I applaud her recenet departure form said religion & look forward to reading her new Wolf series. A tad disappointed with other works but look forward to more of her excellent story telling. A force to reckon with in any case.

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momluvs2read
Mar 09, 2012

A very interesting read. I have read most of Anne Rice's novels and have to say I was just a tad disappointed. The plot...amazing, the characters...amazing; but I felt that it was somehow rushed, that something was missing. That said, I woulddefinitely recommend this.

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astellaphilpott
Oct 04, 2011

Very intense and thrilling, great murder mystery type book with a twist of fiction. Gotta love his job.

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ChloesMama
Feb 04, 2011

This was a great story! I love seeing this "other" side of Anne Rice and can't wait to read the next one.

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lmackay
Feb 08, 2010

Excellent book!! I have read all of Anne Rice's book and loved the Vampire and witches chronicles. Since she converted I wondered if she would go back to fiction. I'm so glad she did!! Sad but inspiring!

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