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Angel of Death: Book One of the Chosen (The Chosen Chronicles #1)

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The Vampires of London are being murdered and only the Angel of Death can save them. When Father Paul Notus, is captured and threatened with a gruesome death by the Mistress of London and her vampires, the Angel is forced into a dark world of murder and deception to discover who is killing the Vampires of Britain.

Forced into a partnership with the Noble Fernando de Sagres,
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Hardcover, 536 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by iUniverse.com
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John Hundley
Apr 13, 2012 John Hundley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was not particularly drawn to this book by the product description. I purchased it and read it mainly to support the author. Ms. Dales' work deserves attention based on the good will and support she shows for other authors in this genre alone. Hell, she even read my book. So, although I do not like vampires as heroes, and although I am not a fan of the time period and location where the principle action takes place, and the fact that it is part of something called 'chronicles', which for some ...more
jD
Dec 24, 2011 jD rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can honestly say that my emotional experiences with this book far exceeded my literary one. Angel, the hero, is the type of long-suffering character that is painful to read most of the time. He brought three of my favorite tortured characters to mind as I read the many horrors of his existence.

Take nothing from the order of these, only the comparison. In some parts of the story, I reflected on Fitz from Assassin's Apprentice because Angel was willing to venture into the flames for someone he l
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Marie
Feb 19, 2014 Marie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Karen Dales
May 04, 2009 Karen Dales rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Karen by: no one
Okay..I have to admit it, I love this book, but being the author of the novel makes it easy.

If anyone really loves Vampire novels and wants to read something that has romance, mystery, action and adult content that will force you to stay up nights reading it, then this is the book for you!

It's due to be the next block buster! Order yours today!
Andi Houtsch
May 26, 2014 Andi Houtsch rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Karen Dales is a Mistress of storytelling and it is not hard to understand why this novel is award winning.

Allow me to be honest: I received this series directly from the author in exchange for a review (and to help her celebrate her birthday). Even if I hadn’t received it for free, I would gladly pay her purchasing price for all three books and write these reviews.

What a stunning read! I began reading this novel almost immediately after reading Changeling, the prequel. What is so cunningly st
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Peter
Jan 01, 2013 Peter rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book that I have read by Karen Dales. At first I thought another typical vampire novel. The Angel of Death is one of the best vampire novels that I have read in a few years. Dales style in developing the characters through the book is excellent. The storyline is very well written.
Tabitha Ormiston-Smith
The Victorian setting of this book gives it a wonderful steampunk flavour which combined well with the detective quest taking place through most of it. Angel of Death is a thoroughly exciting story, rich with detail and well told.

Once again, as with the first book in the series, the book would benefit from extensive and rigorous editing. At over 200,000 words, it is too long for itself and this made itself felt in the latter part; although there is always plenty of action, I found myself crying
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Ressa Empbra
Mar 13, 2012 Ressa Empbra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If I could, I'd give this entire series a 10-Star Review!! As it stands, 5-Stars is all I can do. I'll be adding a review soon, so look forward to it! :D
Cindy
May 01, 2012 Cindy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was amazing! It kept me intrigued. I just couldn't put it down, until I grabed the second book to this series. Great author!
Dawn Buchner
Feb 27, 2012 Dawn Buchner is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Very good book.
Ruth
Aug 01, 2009 Ruth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I do not make it a habit to read paranormal books, but this one caught my attention and I decided to take my chances and read it. I am very glad I did! This is an excellent book. It grabbed my attention from the very beginning when a child was born who had white hair and red eyes. Immediately shunned by his mother who sends him away to die, I was pulled into the world Karen Dales magically wove. The prologue explains his childhood and the strange white creatures who haunt him and the way he beca ...more
Sam
Dec 23, 2014 Sam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book, and more than I thought I would. First off, I'm not a huge horror or vampire fan. However, Karen Dales crafts a wonderful world, with a vivid cast of characters. I will admit upfront that I wasn't as fond of Changeling, because while it sets everything up so perfectly, there was a lot more show than tell. It also didn't help that I was distracted by the grammar errors in that section (funny since there was none in Angel of Death!).

One thing I loved was the relationsh
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Stephen Pearl
Dec 27, 2010 Stephen Pearl rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Amanda
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The Vampires of London are being murdered and only the Angel of Death can save them.

When Father Paul Notus, is captured and threatened with a gruesome death by the Mistress of London and her vampires, the Angel is forced into a dark world of murder and deception to discover who is killing the Vampires of Britain.

Forced into a partnership with the Noble Fernando de Sagres, a vampire of sadistic tastes, and joined by the beautiful and mortal Jea
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Amanda Orick
Sep 09, 2013 Amanda Orick rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Angel of Death by Karen Dales is a paranormal romance book. It follows the story of the Angel and Notus, two of the members of the Chosen and their struggles in their centuries of life. We soon find that Notus has been taken and the Angel must do as he is commanded to get him back, even if it means loosing his life. As the Angel is on a search for answers an unexpected love blossoms between him and his housekeeper. He is afraid that others will find out his dark secret and be destroyed. Will the
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Ressa Empbra
Feb 06, 2013 Ressa Empbra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely and without a doubt, Miss Dales has crafted the richest, deepest, most intricately interwoven tale I have ever had the pleasure of reading. Her imagination and creativity topple the scales completely over, leaving me simultaneously breathless and brokenhearted. It was so powerfully gripping and hauntingly beautiful, I was enraptured page after riveting page as I read the series. If you're into vampires, this is for you. Although, it's a bit darker than many paranormal books we've been ...more
Miranda
Angel of Death has some interesting new ideas to add to the ever-increasing 'verse of vampire lore, but other than that, it was pretty underwhelming for what sounded like a great concept. I don't usually mind these things, but the numerous typos and gramatical errors made the book difficult to follow at times, and the dialogue was often very unrealistic. Having said that, I did enjoy the story, though probably not enough to read the next book in the series. Just this first installment, at over 5 ...more
Shay West
Aug 17, 2012 Shay West rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Paranormal and vampires isn't really my thing but Karen Dales has managed to make this old girl read about vampires and fall in love!

Well, with this one particular one at least ;) I got to know a little about the Angel after reading her prelude to the series and just had to dive into The Angel of Death as soon as possible. Sometimes the story lagged in spots but the overall plot kept me interested enough that I managed to make it through those scenes. Can't wait to read the next installment.
Stephani
Mar 10, 2012 Stephani rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
OOOO!!!!! I need more. Ready for book two no doubt about it. Kinda wish this was in book form rather than an ebook...but OMG!!!!! Great plot, great characters. Just loved it. Glad I read it. She makes you fall for Angel. I did.....
Sally Hannoush
Sep 01, 2012 Sally Hannoush rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Karen Dales takes us on a well told love story full of adventure. Her supernatural world is full of suprises in every corner. The ending of this book leaves the reading wanting to know what happens next.
Karen Dales
Apr 01, 2010 Karen Dales rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Karen by: I wrote it so...me.:)
Two reviews have come out already. Check them out!

Bitten By Books Review - http://bittenbybooks.com/?p=8238

Amazon.com - http://tinyurl.com/aodonamazon
Laura
Apr 16, 2012 Laura rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked the overall story but the point of view changed a little too often and became a little confusing.
Jerri
Jun 07, 2012 Jerri rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved the book. New take on old subject. Very fresh
Autumn
Jul 10, 2011 Autumn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Karen Dales is the Award Winning Author of "The Chosen Chronicles."

She began writing "Changeling: Prelude to the Chosen Chronicles" and "Angel of Death: Book One of the Chosen Chronicles" after she was inspired to create the character of The Angel for an on-line role playing game she was part of. It was from that experience the birth of The Angel was formed and through years of research Karen fles
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Other Books in the Series

The Chosen Chronicles (4 books)
  • Changeling (The Chosen Chronicles, #0)
  • The Guest (The Chosen Chronicles #0.5)
  • Shadow of Death (The Chosen Chronicles #2)

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