The main character is Evangeline, or Evie, as she prefers to be called. She's a Nephilim in the Brotherhood of Irin who are guardians of humanity. There are changes in the leadership at the organization she is a part of, and she soon finds herself questioning what they're being told and not told and the shift in their focus. She soon finds herself in circumstances she wasn't expecting, and realizes there is more going on that what appears to be true on the surface, and seeks her own answers. She was a character I really liked, and I thought this first book was a very good introduction to her and her thought processes. Not to mention she's a great warrior as well.
While I did enjoy the book, after I finished reading, I thought about it a bit, and felt that the ending, namely the last chapter, felt a little rushed. Despite that, I recommend this book to those who enjoy stories with angels and demons and Greek mythology along with urban fantasy. My rating is 4/5 platypires.
I have been a writer from the time I was old enough to recognise that reading was a doorway into my imagination. Poetry was my first foray into the art of the written word. Books were my best friends, my escape, my haven. I am essentially a recluse but this part of my personality is impossible to practise given I have two teenage daughters, who are actually my friends, my tea-makers, my confidantes... I am blessed with a husband who has left me for golf. It's a fair trade as I have left him for writing. We are both passionate supporters of each others loves - it works wonderfully...
My heart is currently broken in two. One half resides in South Africa where my old roots still remain, and my heart still longs for the endless beaches and the smell of moist soil after a summer downpour. My love for Ma Afrika will never fade. The other half of me has been transplanted to the Land of the Long White Cloud. The land of the Taniwha, beautiful Maraes, and volcanoes. The land of green, pure beauty that truly inspires. And because I am so torn between these two lands - I shall forever remain crosseyed.