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In the End

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The Fallen Angel Lucien never expected the world to end. Inconveniently enough, it did. He and Lalael, an angel of the Higher Realm, are abandoned to make their way in what's left of the world.

It has changed, however. Uncountable humans have died or vanished, and leftover groups are determined to survive however they can, fighting off new dangers and killing an
ebook, First, 299 pages
Published June 1st 2012 by Alexandra Rowland (first published May 31st 2012)
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In The End features Fallen Angel Lucien enjoying his life on Earth, unaware that the apocalypse is near until the signs get too much. So once the Rapture has happened he drives over to the spot of the Final Battle and waits. This is when he meets the Angel Lalael, a reject in the Higher Realms, who limped away from the battle to catch a breather and is determined that Lucien is out to kill him. Of course, Lucien sees him as petulant and when they both end up abandoned and stuck on Earth, they st ...more
Anika Claire
Feb 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
I seem to have ended up reading quite a few apocalyptic angel/demon stories lately. I thought that In the End would be another slightly depressing, fire and brimstone end-of-the-world thriller, but I was very pleasantly surprised to find that, as well as being quite thrilling at times, this story is also very funny. The blurb doesn’t really give that away at all, but yes, this is a snarky comedy.

Firstly, let me just say that Alexandra Rowland is certainly a talented author. This stor
G.K. Hansen
Jul 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
If there's not another book to follow I'll probably cry?

I took sort of a plunge on this one; the author is the roommate of a friend of mine, and I picked it up cold, and ended up screaming through it at high speed. I find the two main characters really compelling, and the antagonist (when you get to them) terrifying.
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Alexandra Rowland is the author of A CONSPIRACY OF TRUTHS and, occasionally, a bespoke seamstress under the stern supervision of her feline quality control manager. She holds a degree in world literature, mythology, and folklore from Truman State University, and she is one of three hosts of the literary podcast, Be the Serpent. Find her at, on Twitter as @_alexrowland, or wandering the woods of we ...more
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