Thursday, January 17, 2013

Angel in Chains review

Angel in Chains by Cynthia Eden is the third book in the Fallen series and was published in November 2012 by Kensington Brava. This is Az's story and one I've wanted to read since Angel of Darkness.

Az is a tortured hero - unlike Sam and Keenan he didn't even realize he was breaking the rules and heading for the Fall. So deep down he's good, and yet his motives appear completely selfish and self-serving. Only Az has a dark side, a side that has a prophecy of destruction attached if it ever breaks free, and he doesn't really know how to handle the emotions set free when he became a Fallen. Jade is a human who is all too aware of the supernatural in the world thanks to the psycho ex from hell and just wants to stop running and living in fear. Her draw to Az is both a need for protection and their super hot chemistry.

Joined once again by Sam and Seline, the witch-demon Mateo, and various Others, including some new Angels of Death, Az and Jade must stop a pack of panther shifters without Jade dying. Bastien, an Angel of Death who was second in command before Az Fell, is one to watch as the series moves forward. The angels don't seem able to learn from history or perhaps they just aren't self-aware enough to see what path they are headed down - I'm not sure which it is. As always, Eden writes secondary characters that are as compelling and captivating as her main characters and leaves this reader wanting more. 

The next book in the Fallen series, Avenging Angel, will be released in May.


As a fallen Angel of Death, Azrael is cursed to walk the earth alone in search of redemption. One night, as he wanders the streets of New Orleans, he discovers a woman surrounded by panther shifters. No longer able to contain the anger simmering within, Az summons his dark powers and attacks, determined to protect this innocent human from certain death. 

Only Jade Pierce is no delicate flower. She's spent years learning to survive and fight the evil forces sent by her ex-lover who refuses to let her go. But after seeing Az in action, she figures she could use a little supernatural help. And so she plans a course of seduction guaranteed to arouse his interest and his angelic passions...

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