Series ~ Earthbound Angels, #1
Author ~ Elizabeth Corrigan
Publisher ~ Red Adept Publishing
Published ~ 20 March 2013
Genre ~ Fantasy/Paranormal
My Rating ~ 5 bites out of 5
The Oracle owns and runs a diner in
At this point in time she is calling herself Carrie, but she’s had many names
over the thousands of years she has lived. She was born with a special gift,
the ability to see inside a person, hear their innermost thoughts and
experience their feelings. Her village Elders struck a deal with Lucifer and
through no fault or desire of her own, at age 16 was made immortal in exchange
for 10 souls from her village. Along the road of her immortality she has made
two friends, a demon named Bedlam and an angel named Gabriel.
When a man named Sebastian walks into her diner seeking the Oracle there is something about him that is different than all the souls she’s encountered and she’s compelled to help him get out of his deal with the demon Azrael. In order to do that she has to venture into Hell and find Azrael. Will going through the other demons’ domains and paying their price be worth saving one human’s soul? Carrie’s willing to risk it.
This book drew me in right from the beginning. The story is well-written and flows smoothly and the characters are well-developed. I especially love Bedlam, though if he were my friend he would drive me batty. I also loved the flashes of Carrie’s past and how well they were integrated into the story. The depths of Hell were very interesting as well and I enjoyed Carrie’s journeys there. I’m wondering if she could travel to Heaven also? Hmmmm…probably not, but that would be something to see. I’m really looking forward to the next story in this series.
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