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Original Sin by Allison Brennan
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First of all, this was way religious which I usually don't enjoy. Though I loved the concept of this book, an evil witch (Fiona) trying for immortality, unintentionally releases the seven deadly sins (demons) into the world. She was trying to put them into a vessel that she alone would control but was interrupted by the good guys (Rafe) and chaos now reins. The fight is between the coven (trying to get the demons back) and Saint Michael's Order (a demon hunter group revolving around the Catholic church) who are trying to send the demons back to hell.

Secondly, I really like Moira O'Donnell, she may be a witch and may have started life with the witches (Fiona is her mother) but she realized (almost too late) what was happening and changed sides. Now she battles exclusively for St. Michael's. Rafe Cooper is an anomaly. He belongs to St. Michael's but they haven't been able to pin down his specific ability therefore no one knows the extent of his powers. He is able to do unimaginable things (for the good of human kind) but they scare him since any magic is thought to be the work of the devil.

There is a possiblity of romance between Moira and Rafe but it is fleeting in this book...maybe in the next. Rafe is/was training to be priest and Moira respects that but...

This series has an urban fantasy feel to it where there isn't really a HEA for the main characters. Also involved are Anthony Zaccardi, a demonologist; Skye McPherson, his lover and a cop; Serena, Fiona's other daughter and a powerful witch; and Father Philip, a priest of St. Michael's.

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02/25/2010 page 214
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