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I did find the gender swapping difficult, and adding another level of confusion to the story. But it was interesting t note how I assumed certain characters were make due to name or an assumption based on action, so probably not too surprising tat I was infused when they turned out o be a different sex. A lot of the story around the angles themselves became bogged down in the attempt to give us merging for book two
Jan 27, 2012 05:13AM
Archon: The Books of Raziel. Sabrina Benulis

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For a book involving angels, I was quite surprised about the LACK of region. Compared with something like Hades which was just a preachfest, this had some of the ceremonial elements & used some of the myhtholgy, but the main goal was obviously to write a good original story, not to bash the reader over the head with out dated prejudices. Although, I ave no idea what she was thinking with some of the sexual attempts.
Jan 27, 2012 05:20AM
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Alison
Alison is finished
Well, that was interesting. Certainly not a light or an easy read, but original & very well written. Unfortunately I am a bit of a Kim reader; books like ths really highlight that I just do not read every word. I regularly had to retread paragraphs & by the end I'm still left with a sense of missing information. Not o mention how often I was confused, although this was partially due to the author building suspense.
Jan 27, 2012 05:09AM
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Alison is on page 154 of 385
Wow, I dont think even couples in the death throws of their relationship have less boring sex! Casual conversation while they undress and make out, for what I think is the first time. A little more passion or just don't bother.
Jan 23, 2012 03:11AM
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Alison
Alison is on page 116 of 385
Sadly, in an attempt to create a mystery, we are left a little dazed an confused, with many layers and a host of characters, but no real explanation. And as much as I usually hate descriptions, I wish I knew what these beings looked like. Getting quite confuddled, I do hope it starts to become clear soon, as in it's individual elements it's well written and interesting
Jan 22, 2012 08:03PM
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Alison
Alison is on page 59 of 385
Starting to remind me of Fallen or Hush,Hush. Could just be the angel/boarding school thing, because the love triangle doesn't involve the protagonist...at least, not yet
Jan 22, 2012 01:55PM
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Alison
Alison is on page 42 of 385
Ok, despite my fears of this being a disguised god bothering story, so far it's excellent. Dark, but gripping. Great imagery and build up. Looking forward to seeing where this story takes us. Not so keen on the "blood head" concept, but we'll see how it goes.
Jan 22, 2012 02:25AM
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Alison
Alison is starting
Oh dear. If you're going to thank god as your first sentence, put your acknowledgments in the back of the book. hope like hell this isn't a bible thumper hiding in a fantasy cover. 50 pages to prove yourself. (yes, this from the girl who loves Amish romances)
Jan 21, 2012 11:47PM
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Kristen I am baffled by all the excellent reviews. Are there 2 versions of this book out there and I have the version intended to bewilder and confuse? An angel I am told was male, but later that he/she/it is pregnant? A fairie is an angel? Angela is the Archon but not? She houses Raziel's soul but doesn't? And I still don't know what the Ruin is...! It was a sign when I realized I was two weeks into this book and still only about 60% through it that I was not going to agree with all the positive reviews this book has been getting. I found myself re-reading entire chapters because I was so very totally confused. And unfortunately, there is no wiki page out there summarizing it in a coherent manner, with spoilers, so I can understand what I have read. I normally do that on my blog, but i don't even know where to start... I am confounded.


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Alison I agree. I loved some of the language and imagery, but I spent a lot of time rereading; and still didn't get it. I think, for me, it became a book to finish because of the WTF factor. Not something I'd read the second in the series,mbut have to wonder if the lowing reviews are based around that lovely cover.


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