Book Review: A Terrible Fall of Angels by Laurell K. Hamilton


Title: A Terrible Fall of Angels

By: Laurell K. Hamilton

Genre: Paranormal Fiction

Pages: 400

Release Date: August 17th, 2021

Publisher: Berkley

Rating: ★★★★☆


Summary from Goodreads:

Meet Detective Zaniel Havelock, a man with the special ability to communicate directly with angels. A former trained Angel speaker, he devoted his life to serving both the celestial beings and his fellow humans with his gift, but a terrible betrayal compelled him to leave that life behind. Now he’s a cop who is still working on the side of angels. But where there are angels, there are also demons. There’s no question that there’s evil at work when he’s called in to examine the murder scene of a college student—but is it just the evil that one human being can do to another, or is it something more? When demonic possession is a possibility, even angelic protection can only go so far. The race is on to stop a killer before he finds his next victim, as Zaniel is forced to confront his own very personal demons, and the past he never truly left behind.


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A riveting concept full of angels and demons. What more could you want?

I was really pulled into this story by the promise of some amazing spiritual fiction full of light vs. dark and I wasn't
disappointed. From the very first page, I was thrown into an action packed crime drama with some really incredibly staged fight scenes with a demon twist. I mean, a man with the power of an angel trying to prevent a demon from wreaking havoc, kinda tight in my opinion.

The main character, Zaniel started off a little bland for me, but quickly came into his stride as we got to know him and his background. I could feel how passionate he felt for his job and why he left his old life behind. The one thing that really bothered me and was the reason why I couldn't give this book five stars was every time Zaniel looked at a woman, he made a comment about her boobs. At one point he made a comment that he wasn't listening to a conversation with a female character because he was staring at her boobs. It was always boobs...

I've read that this authors other books are more on the steamy orgy side of things, but this book didn't have any of that. It was fairly clean... Except for the boob thing...

Any who, besides the awkward sexual references, I really liked this book. It had great action and mystery to keep my reading. A unique story.

Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.

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