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Land of No Angels (Dark Ascension #1)

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The Ascension marked a demon apocalypse that decimated the human race and forced survivors into hiding. Sixteen year old Rebecca Ashford and her younger sister, Errol, have spent the last year sequestered in their family's tornado bunker. When the sound of a screaming baby wakes them in the middle of the night, Errol attempts to save the infant and is poisoned by a demon.

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A'lina
Aug 08, 2011 A'lina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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After the demons practically wiped out the human race, Rebecca and her sister Errol have been surviving off turkey demons, scavenging what they can and hiding in their family’s underground tornado bunker. For the past year they’ve stayed close to home, never venturing too far. They haven’t seen any other humans and their knowledge of demons is limited, but that changes when Errol is injured and poisoned by a demon while trying to save a human baby. A boy named Fox helps save their lives during t ...more
Thomas Winship
Aug 20, 2012 Thomas Winship rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’m a sucker for post-apocalyptic fiction, so it was with great anticipation that I tackled “Land of No Angels,” by N.R. Wick. After all, the book had all the makings of greatness: a demon apocalypse; few human survivors; a life-saving quest.

Despite the devastation that occurred, Wick creates a world that feels vibrant and alive. One hardly notices the sparse human population among the demons, shadowlings, shades, scouters, and other denizens of the deep that now inhabit the world. In fact, I fo
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BookLoversLife
Jun 03, 2013 BookLoversLife rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I won a copy of this from Elle Casey's blog, so thanks so much to her and the author.
In a world Where Demons have wiped out most of the population, 2 sisters struggle to survive. Rebecca and Errol have been scavenging and even eating Demons. Forced to live in a storm shelter and hide for the past year,they don't know if there's anyone else alive. On the night they hear a baby cry everything changes for them. Errol is attacked by a Demon, but saved from being killed by Fox. She is badly hurt and
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Rebecca Foster
Jul 07, 2014 Rebecca Foster rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wick managed to weave a beautiful tale of love, strength, and hope into an environment rich with hatred, cruelty, and desolation. The characters were all deeply flawed, yet still managed to overcome their personal weaknesses to work toward good, and at times selfless, goals.

How many people would be willing to sacrifice themselves for a stranger? How many would ignore a person in need in order to ensure their own survival? What would we do in the same circumstances that the characters were forced
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Stephanie
Great book. Rebecca and Errol two sisters that survived the Ascension had lived in there tiny neighborhood for almost a year. One day Errol and Rebecca goes out and gathers there rations of Turkey demons for food when it all goes wrong, Errol is badly wounded by a demon. A young demon hunter, Fox, helps them and kills the demon that attacked Errol but she's badly wounded and needs more medical attention than Fox can help with.
Rebecca and Fox than takes Errol to a place were she can get healed bu
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Alysa H.
May 22, 2015 Alysa H. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I won a copy of this book in Elle Casey's 2013 January Anniversary Indie Book Giveaway.

Great book if you like YA post-apocalypse and/or demon narratives! In this case the apocalypse is of the demons-take-over-the-world variety.

If this book weren't the first in a series, I might say that the fictional world and its mythology are slightly underdeveloped, but since there is at least one sequel already it doesn't bother me too much. I am assuming that this stuff gets more fleshed out in the sequel (
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Beth Yacoub
~~~~~~~~~~~~~3.5 Stars~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I have really been getting into the post-apocolyptic, paranormal fiction lately. This story had demons taking over our world in horrific fashion though thankfully this book did not delve into this too much. This story was mostly a quest for one sister to retrieve certain ingredients for a potion that will heal her poisoned younger sister. Along the way she finds courage, friendship (whether or not they are true friends remains to be seen), an entirely new def
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Emily
May 24, 2011 Emily rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of fantasy and horror
I read an advanced copy of this book and it was amazing. Rebecca, the main character, was extremely relatable as a teenage girl forced to live in a world full of demons. Showing both vulnerability and fierceness, she fights her way through a post-apocalyptic world in order to save her sister, Errol, from a poison threatening to kill her. Fox, the lead male character, intrigues with his mysterious past and connections to the demon world as a tracker.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone wh
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Angela
Jun 14, 2012 Angela rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a very entertaining find. Unique story with several twists thrown in, although Rebecca's was a little too squeamish in my opinion. It seemed like every smell made her nauseous, but she starts to find her courage at the end. I hope there is a sequel to find out what's in store for her, Errol, and Fox!
Jenne
I rounded this up to 4 stars, really more a 3.5 but I liked the ending so I went ahead and bumped it up. The plot and characters were good, the writing was for the most part. There were some flow issues here and there. For a YA dystopian about demons and witches it was put together nicely without being cheesy. I'll probably read the second one, it just won't be immediately.
Jessica
Pretty good book. The main character could have seemed a little smarter for me though. She was a little too flighty for me, but I really liked Fox.
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In 2010, N.R. Wick decided to trade her demanding graphic design job in California for a Master’s Degree in Creative Writing. Always a lover of the written word, N.R. Wick pursued her childhood love of writing and self-published her first short story in 2011. From there, she moved to the Kansas City area to begin her second love: teaching. She became an adjunct faculty member at several schools fo ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Dark Ascension (4 books)
  • Land of No Mortals (Dark Ascension, #2)
  • Land of No Demons (Dark Ascension, #3)
  • The Complete Dark Ascension Series

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