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Black Wings: Black Wings Series, Book 1 | [Christina Henry]

Black Wings: Black Wings Series, Book 1

As an Agent of Death, Madeline Black is responsible for escorting the souls of the dearly departed to the afterlife. It's a 24/7 job with a lousy benefits package. Maddy's position may come with magical powers and an impressive wingspan, but it doesn't pay the bills. And then there are her infuriating boss, tenant woes, and a cranky, popcorn-loving gargoyle to contend with. Things start looking up, though, when tall, dark, and handsome Gabriel Angeloscuro agrees to rent the empty apartment in Maddy's building
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As an Agent of Death, Madeline Black is responsible for escorting the souls of the dearly departed to the afterlife. It's a 24/7 job with a lousy benefits package. Maddy's position may come with magical powers and an impressive wingspan, but it doesn't pay the bills. And then there are her infuriating boss, tenant woes, and a cranky, popcorn-loving gargoyle to contend with. Things start looking up, though, when tall, dark, and handsome Gabriel Angeloscuro agrees to rent the empty apartment in Maddy's building. It's probably just a coincidence that as soon as he moves in demons appear on the front lawn. But when an unholy monster is unleashed upon the streets of Chicago, Maddy discovers powers she never knew she possessed. Powers linked to a family legacy of tarnished halos. Powers that place her directly between the light of Heaven and the fires of Hell.

©2010 Tina Raffaele (P)2011 Tantor

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    A. Hogue Birmingham, AL 08-03-11
    A. Hogue Birmingham, AL 08-03-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Fallen Angels, Demons, and Nephilim... good start"

    When it started I had a hard time investing in the character and seeing where it was going. But that worked it's way out about a third into it. It turns out I REALLY enjoyed the book, Anything to do with Angels and Demons makes me happy. It's worth a credit for sure. I'm going to dl the next book and hope it keeps up.

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    crystal KANAB, UT, United States 12-05-11
    crystal KANAB, UT, United States 12-05-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Okay, but not great."

    Overall the book was okay. The plot didn't seem like anything special. The explainations of the supernatural creatures was just hard to swallow even for a paranormal book. I will not be buying the next book. It's not worth it to me.

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    Pamela United States 07-19-12
    Pamela United States 07-19-12 Member Since 2005
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    "Excellent Listen"
    If you could sum up Black Wings in three words, what would they be?

    Edge of seat


    Which character – as performed by Coleen Marlo – was your favorite?

    I'm not sure Did not enjoy listening to her that much. She seemed a lil flat to me. But if i had to choose, i'd say Beezel.. the gargoyle.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, but took about 7 or 8 sittings.


    Any additional comments?

    Excellent story

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    Rachael Atlanta, GA, United States 07-09-12
    Rachael Atlanta, GA, United States 07-09-12 Member Since 2012
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    Would you listen to Black Wings again? Why?

    No but I will listen to the next book in the series.


    What other book might you compare Black Wings to and why?

    Magic to the bone by Devon Monk


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    Amazon Customer Morgantown, WV 06-25-12
    Amazon Customer Morgantown, WV 06-25-12 Member Since 2007

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    "can't wait for the rest"
    What did you love best about Black Wings?

    I got totally lost in the story. A girl thinks she knows whats going on just to have her world ripped apart.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Black Wings?

    all of it every chapter is a new twist


    What three words best describe Coleen Marlo’s voice?

    slightly nasialy good


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I deffinatly want to sit and listen for ever


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    delennn Massachusetts 05-03-12
    delennn Massachusetts 05-03-12 Member Since 2007

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    "Witty, Fun and Exciting"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Black Wings to be better than the print version?

    This was a new author for me and I really enjoyed her fast paced pitfall filled adventure. I think that the audio version allows a reader to really experience the characters horror, anxieties and triumphs more vividly.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The revelations of the heroine's origins and Evangeline's story.


    Which character ??? as performed by Coleen Marlo ??? was your favorite?

    I just loved Beezle. Coleen Marlo does an awesome job of voicing the character.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Maddy's first meeting with Azeal.


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    Jan Indiana 07-18-11
    Jan Indiana 07-18-11 Member Since 2010
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    "A Great Beginning"

    The first in a new series, Black Wings was full of action and emotional conflict, with some nice resolution at the end. The author left enough loose ends that I'm anxious for the next book, Black Night, to be released. Good characters, good writing and a nice job of narrating by Coleen Mario put this series on my auto-buy list.

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