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Ardeur (Abbey of Angels #1)

3.75 of 5 stars 3.75  ·  rating details  ·  69 ratings  ·  23 reviews
Possessed and on the run...

Desperate to evict her demon, Necromancer Ardeur Blais Lisle never dreamed of finding herself in Mount Angel Abbey, or that it would a sanctuary run by angels. It seems to be the perfect solution to her problem when she discovers the key to getting rid of her co-pilot. She persuades the Angel of Death to intercede; but the consequences are direr
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Published (first published August 22nd 2010)
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

An eBook copy of Ardeur was provided to me by Danielle Gavan for review.

Ardeur by Danielle Gavan is the first book in the Abbey of Angels series and has all of the supernatural beings I have come to enjoy and love - Werewolves, Demons, Angels etc.

Ardeur (Ardy) Lisle was born a necromancer. As a young child, her biological parents knew she was different so they used her for their own evil purposes before selling her to the highest bidder. If that wasn’t bad enough, a dem
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I think the decription of the book is pretty straight forward so I skip the summary part of my review.

I didn't have any troubles getting right into the story. The plot was interesting and unique. The flow had some ups and downs every once in a while but it wasn't a big issue. There are a LOT of characters in ARDEUR. It took me a little bit to figure out who was who, I got really confused when the names started popping up one right after each ot
Romancing the Book
Review by Stephanie O: Ardeur really gets the short end of the stick when she is born, not one willing to give up she will do anything and everything she can to find that normal life she has always dreamt about. Using her memories of the one person that was nice to her in her life, Ardeur escapes to her safe place just bidding her time. When the moment of independence arrives Ardeur takes hold of her life and holds on tight, never wanting to return to where she just escaped.

Brody never knew what
Ardeur, or Ardy as we get to call our heroine, grew up being feared and disliked by her own family. Most of this has to do with the fact that she can see and communicate with the dead – a natural trait for a necromancer, but not exactly something a parent wishes for their offspring. Even though her parents aren’t that fond of Ardy (this being an extreme understatement), they do manage to use her for one very interesting purpose: money. From a very young age, Ardy is forced to hold séances, summo ...more
The premise of this book is one I found very original and, considering the extremely large cast of characters, is one that can be sustained throughout a number of books. Ardeur presents an intriguing look into the world of angels and is entertaining and full of memorable characters whose future stories will make for interesting reading. And while I found some issues within this book I still found some enjoyable moments and look forward to what Ms. Gavan has planned for the future of this series. ...more
Jenny needham
I loved this and recommend you give this series a try, i can't wait for the next one
Marissa Farrar
'Ardeur' starts off pretty dark. The main character (Arduer)is a necromancer who is sold off by her neglectful parents in order to have a demon placed inside her. Ardy (as she called during much of the book) grows up into adulthood hearing the voice of the demon inside her head and having him take over to complete atrocious acts. The only light in Ardy's life is remembering Brody, a boy from her childhood. First of all let me say that Brody is hot! He's also a werewolf (one of my fav types of su ...more
Apr 21, 2011 Melissa rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone! 18+
Recommended to Melissa by: Danielle Gavan
Overall I found this story to be great for readers who expect something different and more from a Urban fantasy novel. Readers who also like their Urban Fantasy dark. The beginning of this story draws you in with a necromancer child (Ardeur) that is caught up in cruelty. This story pulls at your feelings from the get go. I found myself running through every emotion. There were parts of this story I felt a strong urge to reach in and do serious damage to someone. Another part I was completely wra ...more
I was really looking forward to reading this book. It seemed like an interesting plotline, plus it was a reunion story which are my favorite. Unfortunately I just didn't like this book. It was just so all over the place. It had a lot of promise but in the end it just fell flat for me. I actually wasn't even able to read it all the way through. It just became too much.

Ardeur Lisle, sees dead people, literally. As a child she would have conversations with them and this caused a lot of problems bet
Cocktails and Books
Ardeur Lisle has had a very rough life. She's been able to see the dead since she was an infant, which means she was tormented by some fairly nasty spectors. Her parents neglected her (and that's putting it nicely) before deciding to sell her, at the age of 12, to a terrorist cell who decided to raise a demon and use her body as it's vessel. For seven years, she was forced to endure the abuse and torment from her captures while forced to carry out their ugly deeds. The one bright spot in her oth ...more
Annette M Guerriero Nishimoto
Today's review is on Ardeur by Danielle Gavan

Ardeur Lisle should have died the day she was born, but she did not. Through the help of an Angel she survived, only to live a life full pain, torture, and loneliness.

Everyone has imaginary friends as a child, but Ardeur's were not imaginary. Her friends were ghosts. It was because of this strange ability that she was ridiculed in school by just about everyone except Brody Callaghan, the boy with the beautiful dimples and the roguishly handsome smile
NEW REVIEW! Vampires, shifters, angels, necromancers & demons make for one confusing read.

Possessed and on the run…

Desperate to evict her demon, Necromancer Ardeur Blais Lisle never dreamed of finding herself in Mount Angel Abbey, or that it would a sanctuary run by angels. It seems to be the perfect solution to her problem when she discovers the key to getting rid of her co-pilot. She persuades the Angel
Lori {Romancing the Dark Side}
Romancing the Dark Side Review:

Sexy, romantic paranormal romance with a dark side!

As a born necromancer, Ardeur Lisle has had a dark and tragic childhood. At the age of twelve she's handed over to a powerful demon and his goons by her parents, a demon who uses her as his host to do vile and horrible acts that Ardeur endures for years. Throughout the years of pain, she hold on to the memory of Brody, the young and handsome boy that showed her the only kindness she remembers in her life. When Ard
All Ardeur Lisle has ever known is pain and heartache. From the moment she turned twelve, both have been constant emotions she can never get rid of. Her tender heart laments that her parents weren't strong enough to love her for who and what she was. They feared the fact that she was different and refused to understand that which made her unique. Part of her never ceases to wonder why they gave her away so long ago, a fact she knows she'll forever ponder.

Joined to a demon against her will, Ardeu
I was surprised to find that I really liked Ardeur. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect with it but it reminded me of the Supernatural episodes containing the demons. I liked Ardeur’s character even though she was put through hell she still came out strong. I liked that it was a supernatural buffet of different creatures and wasn’t just about the angels. I love Brody and Ardeur together they are so cute and I just loved every scene that had them. I liked the different angels and how they were all ...more
Love this book! The first in a series from a new author. One of my favorite things is that it is written in both the first person, the lead character Ardeur, and the third person for all of the other characters. It's great, you get the intimacy of that one person without loosing out on what is going on with the other characters.

Ladies - there is a really hot werewolf in this one that is not a teenager so you get to read it without feeling guilty and trying to count his age in dog years to make
Kayelle McClive
Danielle takes the subject of angels and gives it a great new spin that I have yet to encounter. Her interaction of those characters and their place in the world is something that I didn't expect and was pleasantly surprised at the depth of the characters given the book isn't a full length novel.

The characters are so much fun and the dialogue is witty and full of back and forth banter that had me literally laughing out loud several times.

The infusion of werewolves, demons, and fairies into the m
Leanne Crabtree
I got to 30% and I just couldn't get into it, so I'm giving it up as a DNF.

I wasn't pulled into the story and wanting to know what was going to happen. I felt nothing for the characters and the sudden changing of years passing had me confused.

Not for me, I'm afraid.
Ardeur has done things that she was not proud of and live to see another day. And somehow live to see another day and to keep her goodness from the demon within.

nice read....
This is a very good book. It has you wanting to know what happens next. I like strong female characters and I wasn't disapointed.
Interesting concept, but a little too predictable for me. I will consider carrying on with the next in the series.
Apr 11, 2012 Kelly marked it as shellfish  ·  review of another edition
One would think "Ardeur" would be a title to avoid, all things considered. It's a little...familiar.
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