10 July 2013

Angels Of The Knights - Fallon (Angels of the Knights #1)

Angels of the Knights - Fallon (Angels of the Knights #1)
by Valerie Zambito.
Audience/Genre: Paranormal,YA,Romance,Clean Read.
Publication:June 27th 2012 by Valerie Zambito.
When Fallon Angell died at the age of sixteen, her life changed forever.

The hallowed world of Emperica is everything she had ever hoped for as a mortal—immeasurable beauty, unconditional love and light. But, with affection for humankind still burning within her, she joins the Knight Caste to train as an angel warrior. As a Knight, she will give up her wings and return to the place that killed her to use her unique powers to search out and destroy the evil Kjin that roam the earth. As a Knight, she will stop at nothing to protect the mortals in her care.

The elders warn her that the path she chose will be a solitary one. That she will not have the same bond with humans as she once did. But, as far as she knows, the elders had never met Kade Royce.

When her duties place her in the path of this handsome former cop, emotions buried long ago rise to the surface and she is powerless to ignore the depth of her feelings for this young man. She knows instinctively that she has found what most people search their entire lives for.

Ignoring the risks, she invites him into her world of danger, but soon their lives collide with explosive consequence. As a result, Fallon realizes with heartbreaking despair that she can no longer hide from the painful truth. In order for Kade to live, she must destroy him.

Reviewed by Kelly.

I have had this book for a while sitting on my desk and decided I needed to pick it up. It was an easy couple hours of reading.

This story is a little bit of a twist on Heaven and Hell, angels and demons and the fight for good!

We start off with the death of Fallon in 1978 at the age of 16 along with her family. She goes to Heaven or Emperica as it’s called in the book. She learns that she can choose what kind of angel she wants to be. There are four groups or castes of angels; Patrits (or Paties which handle administrative affairs), Sentinels (guardian angels), Aegians (the guides leading new angels to the gates) and Knights (which are the warrior angels). Fallon quickly chooses Knights because she remembers that she and her family were killed by Kjins (demons) and she wants to fight in the battle of good and evil. This means she will return to earth after a 30 year training period in a mortal body with special gifts. She returns the same age as she was when she died. She will also lose the wings she just received.

When she returns, we are into her 3rd year on earth. She is a very fierce Knight. She also feels inadequate as a human because she has experience on earth from the 70’s, so she doesn’t talk much. She has 3 friends from Emperica, who we see occasionally in the book and they are excellent friends or angels.

Her newest assignment takes her to a small college town and lives in a house. She is to enroll as a college student and search for a particular Kjin and kill him. Kjin are demons that possess bodies to do their bidding. They are told that the Kjin do not fight together but she kills one the first night she is there and is told that is not the one she is after by the her contact, Father Tomas. He knows exactly who the target is, Marc Ellis the president and professor at the school she is to attend. Why is there more than one kjin in the same area?

Her home is next door to Kade. Sweet Kade, he is a hero to me. He is selfless and kind. He also has Intuit tendencies and can see angelic and demonic energies. He quickly falls for Fallon. She is falling for him too but she is torn because of her duty. She is also torn because she finds out that Kade’s uncle is no other than her target, Marc Ellis.

There is a lot of action and betrayal and several different things going on. Lots of mystery to figure out. There were stories about Father Tomas’s background and his alter boy’s behavior. How long has Marc Ellis’s body been possessed by a demon? What will Fallon decide to do about Kade? She can erase his memories so that he won’t remember anything, because he learns everything about her. I like that I didn’t see some things coming. I like good vs. evil stories. I loved the vivid way the author describes the world.

I just wanted to see the relationship between Kade and Fallon go a little slower. I mean it was like instant love. I had a hard time feeling it. He was always a perfect gentleman and never would compromise her desire to remain a virgin until marriage. But she also didn’t see that marriage would ever be an option to her. She didn’t feel she should allow herself to fall in love because of who she was and what her job was. But Father Tomas told her it was a gift. I would have to agree, love is a gift.








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