Songs of the Seraphim

2 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 395 ratings

Angel Time Publisher's Summary

Anne Rice returns to the mesmerizing storytelling that has captivated readers 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 226
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 117
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 121

    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.

    • 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 226 ratings

    Regular price: $27.93

  • Book 2

    • Of Love and Evil

    • By: Anne Rice
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael
    • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 169
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 110

    Anne Rice’s lyrical, haunting new novel is a metaphysical thriller of angels and assassins that once again summons up dark and dangerous worlds set in times past. Anne Rice takes us to other realms, this time to the world of 15th-century Rome, a city of domes and rooftop gardens, rising towers and crosses beneath an ever-shifting layer of clouds; familiar hills and tall pines....of Michelangelo and Raphael, of the Holy Inquisition and of Leo X....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Engaging

    • By Angelseakr on 12-29-10

    Regular price: $15.93