Friday, 30 September 2011

URBAN FANTASY REVIEW: Fallen Angels 3: Envy - JR Ward

Release Date: 29/09/11


Seven deadly sins. Seven souls to save. And a man and a woman treading the lines of danger, desire and deliverance ...As the son of a serial killer, homicide detective Thomas DelVecchio Jr grew up in the shadow of evil. Now, on the knife-edge between civic duty and blind retribution, he atones for the sins of his father. Hired to monitor Veck is Internal Affairs officer Sophia Reilly, whose interest in Veck is both professional and arousingly personal. But Veck and Sophia have a common interest. He's Jim Herron, a mysterious stranger enlisted to save the soul of a killer's latest victim, one precariously hovering between heaven and hell. Before Herron's job is done, Veck and Sophia will be inexorably drawn into a battle of good against evil, where the risk is nothing less than total damnation.


Of the two series by JR, this is my favourite as I love the concept and the interlinking characters between the series. It’s well written, the characters are well rounded and have foibles as well as boons that give them a more realistic bent to the whole scenario. Add a few wicked twists, some cunning sleight of hand and an angle that you’re never sure if its just typical of mankind to screw up or a nefarious plan by the darker side of the series and you have a series that’s hard to put down.

Finally back that up with an easy to identify authors writing style, great prose and a cracking overall arc and it leaves a very happy reader.

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