Angel Time by Anne Rice
The Songs of the Seraphim, Book One

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It’s the present day.  Toby O’Dare—aka Lucky the Fox—is a contract killer of underground fame on assignment to kill once again.  He’s a soulless soul, a dead man walking.  His nightmarish world of lone and lethal missions is disrupted when a mysterious stranger, a seraph, offers him a chance to save rather than destroy lives. O’Dare, who long ago dreamt of being a priest, seizes his chance. Now he is carried back through the ages to thirteenth-century England, to dark realms where accusations of ritual murder have been made against Jews, where children suddenly die or disappear.  In this primitive setting, O’Dare begins his perilous quest for salvation, a journey of danger and flight, loyalty and betrayal, selflessness and love.




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About Anne Rice

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Anne Rice is the author of twenty-nine books. She lives in Rancho Mirage, California.
 
Published October 20, 2009 by Anchor. 386 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Religion & Spirituality, History. Fiction

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Time travel, ultraviolence and medieval madness—divine intervention rendered fantastically by Rice (Called Out of Darkness, 2008, etc.).

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Publishers Weekly

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Full of provocative moral reflections, this kickoff to bestseller Rice's new Songs of the Seraphim religious romance series centers on hired assassin Toby O'Dare, a one-time aspirant to t

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Examiner

Anne Rice, author of over 25 novels, including “The Vampire Chronicles”, “The Lives of the Mayfair Witches”, “The Songs of Seraphim” series and, coming February 14th, 2012, her latest novel, “The Wolf Gift” announced today that the fourth book in “The Vampire Chronicles”, “The Tale of the Body Th...

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Book Reporter

When Toby O’Dare’s mother, brother and sister all die on the same day, the young man experienced more misery in that one day than most of us will in our entire lives.

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AV Club

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The novelist once known for vampires continues her religious madness with this tale of a hitman and an angel.

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The book is the first installment in a series called Songs Of The Seraphim, so plenty of ink is spilled on the job description of angels, as well.

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Suite 101

Rhoda and Samuel each have problems but together they could be successful..

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The Bookbag

Toby agrees to become the Angel's human instrument and help save lives rather than take them.

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USA Today

Angels, not vampires, are the supernatural creatures at the center of Angel Time, a metaphysical thriller by Anne Rice.

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BookPage

Toby also habitually reads history books, enjoying the neat and tidy accounts historians glean from the trials and tumult of the past.

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SF Site

After Toby pulls off the hit, a stranger walks into the room where the murder was committed and begins to tell Toby an almost unreal story.

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Huntington News

Toby at first thinks Malchiah, the name the man uses, is another hit man sent by The Right Man to eliminate him, but Malchiah is persuasive and convinces Toby that he is a Seraph summoned by Toby's guardian angel to change his life.

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Jacksonville.com

“Angel Time” is an ideal book for those interested in medieval times or those who want to consider the development of several religions from a historical standpoint.

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Bookmarks Magazine

I was deliciously challenged to be biblically correct about them, and theologically correct: to present Malchiah as truly perfect, yet sent to interact with my hero Toby, and commissioned therefore to take a human body and reflect human emotions and respond to Toby’s human emotions. Q...

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AuthorsDen

He knows Tony wants to truly repent for everything he has done, everyone he has killed, and God has sent this guardian angel to take Tony (if he accepts) on a hard mission to right wrongs and help a lot of folks, Christians and Jews.

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Crosswalk.com

Toby cannot quite believe Malchiah's message—can God truly forgive a professional killer?

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The Mockingbird

As a follow-up to JDK’s inspired All The Romery People post – the official and very respectful (though slightly headache-inducing) response to which was published here – check out this piece over at Christianity Today about the recent goings-on at the InterVarsity Christian fellowship at George W...

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First Things

An angel named Malchiah answers Lucky’s call, appearing as a handsome young man with “an infinite knowledge and an unaccountable acceptance of who and what I was.” Lucky doubts at first, and then runs, but Malchiah pursues, and proves his heavenly origins by telling Lucky his own life story from ...

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