• Angel Rising

  • Redemption, Book 1
  • By: LaVerne Thompson
  • Narrated by: Ron Herczig
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (19 ratings)

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Angel Rising

By: LaVerne Thompson
Narrated by: Ron Herczig
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To walk the Earth, she must feed her hollow soul.

Some of the most beautiful people in the world are not human. They have no souls, feel no emotion, and are pure evil. You can tell by the color of their dark, dead eyes. Samuel Glaus knows this. He is the son of a human mother and soulless father. He is, after all, half human and a hunter of the soulless. He is also in love with one who cannot love him back.

Thalya is a soulless creature, but unlike others of her kind, she does not kill to feed her hollow soul. She hungers only for emotion, and, above all, she hungers for Samuel's love. Her enemy. Her redemption. And she's willing to kill for it.

©2015 LaVerne Thompson (P)2016 LaVerne Thompson

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It’s like a tamer version of Buffy

Redemption offers readers a interesting and unique tale of the soulless creatures that stalk the streets at night draining people of blood and in a shocking twist—-emotions. While hunters aware of their presence track them down one by one. The rippling effects of the soulless and their involvement with the humans eventually lead to accidents, attacks and chaos that seems to be directly linked to proximity to the soulless in the area.

I know what you may be thinking; the soulless are vampires and the hunters are like slayers. To that I would say yes and no. In Redemption, the soulless are not what they appear, not even to themselves.

I would recommend this book to vampire/ myth and supernatural book lovers. As well as to those who enjoy instalove stories for the MC leads whose bond and affection for each steadily grows as the book continues.

Likewise, it’s a book for Christian romance readers who like bits of action, love and loose ties to biblical references.

The only warning for this book would be to mold violence, blood drinking, emotion zapping and explosions. Like the title suggests, it came across as a much tamer version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer with banter, humor, sexual tension and historical lore.

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This was a refreshing read full of originality.

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I've read my fair share of vampire books. This was the first one, (for me at least) that put a new spin on their lore. The characters were all likable, the story original, and didn't feel like something I've read a hundred times before.

The story has everything to do with falling angels and how they somehow find redemption. The thing is they don't know they are falling angels. I don't want to give away key plot points but some of the characters are from the bible, like Adam. I found it an interesting take on the lore of vampires but it still managed to be respectful to the bible and angels.

I only took off a star for the Performance. I thought the heroine sounded a bit one dimensional and the way I would imagine Bela Lugosi to sound in drag if he were playing a female vampire. His other female voices sounded like old women to me, even the one that was younger. His male voices were great and he reads nicely. I just found the female voices distracting.

Overall, I think you can't go wrong giving this a listen. I was pleasantly surprised.

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