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Metal Angel

3.19 of 5 stars 3.19  ·  rating details  ·  31 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Paperback, 320 pages
Published April 1st 1994 by Roc (first published 1994)
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This starts out enjoyably crackish, with the angel Volos falling to Earth and attempting to reinvent himself as a man (he accidentally forgets to omit the wings)—and not just any man, a rock star! Unsurprisingly, I enjoyed the bits I could imagine were a Castiel AU fic. But the ending gets seriously melodramatic. Meanwhile, Springer made me quite uncomfortable with her treatment of homosexuality in this book, which really surprised me coming from the author of the wonderful Larque on the Wing. A...more
Parallel Worlds
Penguin, 1994

Intended Audience: Adult

Sexual content: Explicit

Ace/Genderqueer characters: ? (Angel/human)

Rating: PG-13/R for sex, violence, and language

Writing style: 2/5

Likable characters: 3/5

Plot/Concepts: 2/5

Volos was a lower angel, fed up with an eternity of singing praises and running errands for a distant father-god. One night he left it all behind, willing himself into existence so that he could pursue a life of rock n’ roll stardom in L.A. The only thing he didn’t imagine himself keeping...more
It is wingfic with a rock and roll flavor -- there to be fun, and it serves its purpose as popcorn lit.
Shaunesay Eslanai
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