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The Angel Knights

(The Angel Knights #0.5)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  237 ratings  ·  100 reviews
Spin-Off to Crossroads Saga - Prequel to The Chosen Knights.
Can be read as stand-alone

Michael and Claudia’s decision to move back to Crossroads was to keep their children safe, but they can’t escape who they are. Their children, Zachary and Lucia, were destined to be demon hunters—Venators. From the age they were able to hold a sword, they were trained to become the best a
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Published March 8th 2016
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Ben Alderson
May 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A very enjoyable prequel story. Short but sweet.
Really got me excited for The Chosen Knights which is book one ( p.s I read both The Angel Knights and The Chosen Knights in one day... so good)

If you are fans of Cassandra Clare's world building... this is for you!
Claire Robinson
Aug 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shit-hot-series
3.5 - "Something is coming... Can you feel it?" Stars!

This is the perfect little prequel novella to set up Mary Tings new Angel Knights series. If you are a fan of angels, demons and the battle between good and evil then this will most likely be a series you will enjoy.

Danger followed us because of who we were- Demon Hunters.

Lucia and Zach (brother & Sister) are Venators, which to you and me means Demon-hunters, they work as part of a team with their Uncle Davin leading them ridding earth a
Vanessa ♛Queen Alchemy ϟ Novel Nerd Faction♛
09/25/2018: Read for the second time. The rating changed from 5 Stars to 3.5 Stars.

I decided to reread this prequel and the first two books of this series to catch up and refresh my memory of events so that I can read the last book. I remember that I really enjoyed this series. Especially the characters. Rereading this did rekindle my love for the characters. I love the sense of family that the main characters have. They have good chemistry, though I have to admit that sometimes the dialogue see
Elissa Matta-kaspar
Jan 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was given this book for my honest review

I'm so excited for everyone who loved the Crossroads series.
This book brings back fond memories of Michael, Claudia and Daven.
We get to meet new characters that your sure to fall in love with!!

Sandra "Jeanz"
Jan 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I readily admit that I adored the Crossroads Saga and totally fell in love with Mary Ting's version of heaven and the afterlife too. As you do when you love a series I became attached to the characters of Michael and Claudia, as well as Davin. . . .then came Michael & Claudia's twin's Zachary and Lucia. After reading Eternity the fourth and final book in the Saga I was a little lost wondering where I would be able to get my "Angel Fix" read. To be totally truthful the "Angel" gen
N.N. Light
I just didn't connect with the characters and felt a little lost. I know it's a prequel but I expected... I don't know... something else.

My Rating: 3 stars
*Source* Amazon
*Genre* Young Adult, Paranormal
*Rating* 3.0

*My Thoughts*

Just a short diddy about two characters, Lucia and Zachary, who will pick up the slack from where their parents, Michael and Claudia, left off 17 years ago. The real adventure happens in the first installment in this new series. Onward!

*Full Review @ Gizmos Reviews*
Stacey Kym
ARC kindly provided by Mary Ting in exchange for an honest review.


‘The Angel Knights’ is the prequel to the spinoff series of the 'Crossroads Saga'. It follows Lucia and Zach, the seventeen-year-old children of Michael and Claudia, as they prepare for the battle of a lifetime. It have lots of insight into what would happen in the first full novel and was a sort of teaser for those who wanted to know what 'The Chosen Knights' would be about. I would strongly recommend this to anybo

DawnMarie  Carpintero
Jan 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
5 Stars

I was given this book for my honest review

The Angel Knights (Novella) is a Prequel to the actual book The Chosen Knights releasing on 3/22/2016.

This book will give you a powerful insight to what more powers and strengths that the venator’s have in store for the demons of the night. The black and white mists that become a transformational sight will set you up for the gasping this book will surely have on you. The most important thing that you will take away in this book will be the journ
Magda Żmijan
I've read this story about two weeks ago and I really enjoyed it. The thing is, when I'm thinking about it now there's not much I can tell you. It was a nice and cozy read that introduced interesting characters and gave you a view of the world's situation. It also shows, that within all the battle and tough situations there's a time for joy and fun.

In a way, I think this story is better for the fans of "The Chosen Knights" - as an insight to heroes past. For new to the series, like me, it's an o
Romance Readers Retreat
Sep 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
We follow two 17 year old twins Lucia and Zach who are the half human, half angel children of Michael and Claudia who also are demon hunters.

In this short novella we see them putting all the plans in place for their biggest battle to date Good Vs Evil.

This sort novella with give you the background information for book one The Chosen Knights this a full length book and hopefully a brilliant series, i enjoyed this taste of what is to come and can't wait to start this epic adventure into the parano
Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon

*** 3 Cranky Stars ***

Half Angel half human - the Nephylum exist to serve, to keep humankind safe from the Fallen and demons.

The book is a prequel to The Chosen Knights and at fifty five pages is little more than an introduction where the reader meets the players, which I am assuming, will feature more prominently in The Chosen Knights.

I was disappointed because as soon as I got a handle on the characters, the book ended and I was left wanting so much more. In fact, I was left a little dissati
Evelyn Sword
Jan 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of this book for my honest review.
The Angel Knights (Novella) is a Prequel to the actual book The Chosen Knights releasing on 3/22/2016.
For anyone who loved the Crossroads series will love this one. And to anyone who has not read the Crossroad series you need to, especially if you love paranormal!!! This is my first time reading this type of genre. but i have to say i loved it. It is SUPER exciting and it keeps you on the edge of your seat. for it being my first time reading
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: angels, favorites
It's great to find out what had become to the previous series' characters, and I was glad to read that my favourite character still in this book. Davin oh Davin, you never stop making me chuckle whenever I read your witty acts, and I loved you for that. Michael and Claudia sounded matured now, and their children were impressive too. I can't wait to read their mission on earth! ...more
April Epley
Oct 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was a marvelous story and a wonderful start to this series!!! I am looking forward to starting the next book ASAP. Mary Ting really brings this story to life and keeps you enchanted by her wonderful writing. There are not many writers that can entrap you in a book quite like Mary Ting can. Her writing will suck you in and not let go. Be prepared. Don’t say that you weren’t warned.
Michael and Claudias twins, Lucia and Zachary have been training hard to become the demon hunters they are. Wi
Nov 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
The Next Generation (Audiobook)
Mary Ting’s The Crossroads Saga introduced readers to the story, meeting, and eventual love story of Nephilim Michael and the not quite human Claudia, along with their loyal friend Davin. The Angel Knights series picks up as their twin children Zachary and Lucia continue their training as demon hunters, Venators, and take on more challenging assignments, under the guidance of Davin. This book gives us some insight into the training of and dangers the Venators face
Julie Barnard
Dec 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was given this book for an honest review

Angel Knight, a prequel to The chosen Knights,
Is a brilliant, amazing, and fun loving story. I know you will enjoy it as
much as I did.
Exemplary at its finest! Put your seat belts on, knowing the gang at Crossroads, it could get a little hair raising, even bumpy. Especially where Davin is concerned.
They are about to embark on an adventure like no other. Michael and Claudia's twins are
now teens. They are always training with their fellow Venators, never
Pamela Beach
Jan 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: epic
Mary Ting , it is so exciting to be back with Claudia and Michael and their amazing twins, and all the other wonderful characters including one of my favs, Davin!!!!!!!!! Mary does not disappoint in bringing these characters back to life and allowing you to connect with the new ones. You will be emotionally connected from the very start. My heart was pumping with excitement from the 1st page. The bond you felt in each crossroads book , each new emotion you found in every character from the begin ...more
Michele(mluker) Luker
Jan 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A Crossroads Spin-off Begins with the Novella The Angel Knights.

And I must say, its about time. I fell in love with this series when I first started to review books, and can never get the characters I fell in love with out of my head. Davin, oh how you make me laugh.

Claudia and Michael's children, have been training to become Venator warriors against the demons. It's been quiet for a while, however the tension is in the air that a war is brewing.

It's their turn to to rise, to observe, and report
Kaela Kirby
Jan 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5 awe-inspiring stars!

I was given this book for my honest review.

When you dive into the pages of this novella, you know what it is to be loved and to live up to what is expected of you. But you also feel the pain of loss and the joy of unexpected fun with family. This book will give you thrills, chills, a tear or two, and fill your heart with love for the well-fleshed out characters that Mary has created. You will feel them come alive in your mind and in your heart and leave you racing to find
Elmeri Welman
Jan 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved Lucia and Zach! If this is a prequel then the book is going to be awesome! I loved that Michael, Claudia and Dave were included. I loved their story so this is a huge bonus. The story plays off 17 years later and tells us more about the twins' training as demon hunters. I loved that the author goes into such detail that one can imagine the scene. She describes everything in every detail possible. A definite must. This is a Crossroads Spin-Off series and is well worth the read!

***I was g
Shyla Colt
Sep 16, 2016 rated it liked it
This had a lot o potential, I mean, the demon fighting offspring of angels? Yes, Please, sigh me up. Siblings Zachary and Claudia are coming into their own and leaving the nest. Ms Ting paints a picture of an exciting world full of tradition, adventure, and otherworldly elements. While reading, though, it felt a little flat for me. I wanted more showing and less telling. It's a brief intro to a complex world, so I wouldn't be deterred from giving her full length novels a try. ...more
Jan 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle
So apparently this is a spin off of the Crossroads series. Didn't know that and I haven't read them yet. Lol o well.
I'm assuming the series deals with them living in Hawaii and this is the why and how that happens.
Jennifer Y.
Review to come, but interesting intro to new series.
Lori Murray
Good little introduction for the new series!!!!! I really thought it was a good introducing for the series. I never read the first series with Michael, and Claudia, which is called Crossroads. I do own the first book just haven't read it yet. There really isn't a whole lot to review about this one. Even though it does set up the new series, that looks like it's going to be interesting. In the new series it's going to be about the children of Claudia and Michael, as well as their Uncle Davin, who ...more
Claire Cronin
Nov 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is my first book by Mary Ting, so I haven't read the Crossroads series yet, so am missing the connections a little here.

This was a good prequel to the Chosen Knights book, giving you a bit of background as to whats going on. I must admit I'm not a massive fan of YA books but this is PNR as well which I love, I was very intrigued with the blurbs and so thought I would take a chance on these, and I have not been disappointed, they turned out to be really good!!

Lucia and Zach are demon hunters
Nov 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This story is the prequel to “The Chosen Knights” where we see that Michael and Claudia have moved back to Crossroads with twins Zachary and Lucia. They both have been trained to fight the demons and the Fallen but with the ever present danger from the fallen and the demons they must all train hard to prepare for the coming war.
This must be read first before taking on “The Chosen Knights” to understand the backstory of the charactors of Uncle Davin who is hilarious at trying out human antidotes
Kathy Wideman
Mar 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a prequel novella for the series. This series is a spin-off of the Crossroads Saga. It is about demon hunting Angels. Zachary and Lucia along with others hunt demons. The fallen are regrouping and appearing in places they haven’t before. The along with other demon hunters are going to have to step up their game and take them down. The fallen is growing in strength. Zachary, Lucia, and their uncle have been given a task that will challenge them in many ways. I really liked this book and l ...more
Sam Spencer
I get the feeling that this story was just grazing the surface

I liked this story
It said a lot without really telling me anything, which I find irksome.
No depth
Apart from what I hope is a gimmick to get people to purchase the other books (which could backfire), this could use some light editing to clean it up a bit more.
It was just short and barely grazed the surface of anything so I don't feel one way or another about it.
Charlotte Houghton
May 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book, It made giggle the why the characters interacted with other especially the uncle and Lucia's dad were with each other. Also i like the trick the uncle played on this team. ...more
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