Angels, demons, sins, self-doubt & redemption… there’s a lot going on in this short book (182 pages). And I loved every second of it!
Joel Crofoot has the start of something great with this first book in “A Series of Angels.” In short order we are introduced to Michael and Gabriel, familiar biblical Archangels, but painted in a light which you’ve never before seen them. We get to glimpse the hidden pain and loss of the two seemingly indomitable warriors. These superhuman beings are so essentially human that we, as the reader, can almost feel their pain. When Michael encounters Jahi, the “demon whore” whose power of seduction is legendary, sparks fly. Michael feels drawn to her in a way he has never, in his centuries of existence, felt before… despite the fact that his sole purpose in life has been eliminating demons like Jahi and sending them back to the pit. While Michael questions his new feelings and defends Jahi from his, understandably skeptical, brothers-in-arms, Jahi is left wondering how much of Michael’s reaction to her is genuine and how much is influenced by her demonic powers. How could an angel ever trust a demon, let alone love one?
Something big is coming. I don’t want to give away too much story, but suffice it to say that Jahi is more important than anyone realizes. If Michael, Gabriel, and their three trainee “angelings” can manage to keep her safe, they just might stand a chance.
While we’re talking about supporting cast members, the three young angels were a great addition! But Butator was, by far and away, my favorite! His awkward earnestness and open-hearted nature were truly endearing and I really hope he will grace pages in the next installment(s). Another notable point: the Father. While ‘the big guy’ makes only a couple, small appearances, there is no doubt about the fear, awe, reverence and unquestioned loyalty his angels hold for him. There are hints of heavenly politics, the repercussions of which we will hopefully encounter in future stories.
If you’re looking for a fast, steamy read packed with hunky angels and plenty of action, look no further. You can get your copy HERE (free if you’re in Kindle Unlimited).