Songs of the Seraphim Series

2 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 400 ratings

Angel Time Publisher's Summary

Anne Rice returns to the mesmerizing storytelling that has captivated fans for more than three decades in a tale of unceasing suspense set in time past - a metaphysical thriller about angels and assassins.

The novel opens in the present. At its center: Toby O’Dare - a contract killer of underground fame on assignment to kill once again. A soulless soul, a dead man walking, he lives under a series of aliases - just now: Lucky the Fox - and takes his orders from “The Right Man”.

Into O’Dare’s nightmarish world of lone and lethal missions comes a mysterious stranger, a seraph, who offers him a chance to save rather than destroy lives. O’Dare, who long ago dreamt of being a priest but instead came to embody danger and violence, seizes his chance. Now he is carried back through the ages to 13th-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.

©2009 Anne Rice (P)2009 Random House
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  • Book 1

    • Angel Time

    • The Songs of the Seraphim
    • By: Anne Rice
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 228
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 123

    Toby O’Dare - a contract killer of underground fame - is on assignment to kill once again. A soulless soul, a dead man walking, he lives under a series of aliases - just now: Lucky the Fox - and takes his orders from “The Right Man”. Into O’Dare’s nightmarish world of lone and lethal missions comes a mysterious stranger, a seraph, who offers him a chance to save rather than destroy lives. O’Dare, who long ago dreamt of being a priest but instead came to embody danger and violence, seizes his chance and is carried back through the ages to 13th-century England.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good, but the resolution felt a bit anticlimactic

    • By KoalaP on 12-15-09
    • The Songs of the Seraphim
    • By: Anne Rice
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Release date: 10-27-09
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 228 ratings

    Regular price: $27.93

  • Book 2

    • Of Love and Evil

    • By: Anne Rice
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael
    • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 172
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 113

    In 15th-century Rome, Toby O’Dare, former government assassin, is summoned by the angel Malchiah to solve a terrible crime of poisoning and to search out the truth of a haunting by an earthbound restless spirit - a diabolical dybbuk. O’Dare soon discovers himself in the midst of dark plots and counterplots surrounded by a darker and more dangerous threat as the veil of ecclesiastical terror closes in around him. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Engaging

    • By Angelseakr on 12-29-10

    Regular price: $15.93