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Angel Time: The Songs of the Seraphim
by Anne Rice | Mystery & Thrillers
Registered by Mecu of Hämeenlinna, Kanta-Häme / Egentliga Tavastland Finland on 12/11/2012
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Journal Entry 1 by Mecu from Hämeenlinna, Kanta-Häme / Egentliga Tavastland Finland on Tuesday, December 11, 2012

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Toby O'Dare is a contract killer of underground fame. In his youth, he had dreamt of being a priest; instead he fell into a life of danger and violence. Living under a series of aliases, he long ago lost any sense of his true self, becoming a pawn to "The Right Man", a contractor of dark and unknown allegiances.

Toby has one place where he can be without disguise, but his latest assignment is at this sanctuary, The Mission Inn. And it is an order to kill. Into this nightmarish world of lone and lethal missions comes a mysterious stranger, a seraph, who offers him a chance to save lives, rather than destroy them. 


Journal Entry 2 by Mecu at Hämeenlinna, Kanta-Häme / Egentliga Tavastland Finland on Sunday, May 24, 2015

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Released 2 yrs ago (5/25/2015 UTC) at Hämeenlinna, Kanta-Häme / Egentliga Tavastland Finland

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Travelling to the winner of Supernatural Sweepstake, congrats! 


Journal Entry 3 by wingPlum-crazywing at Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, June 02, 2015

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YHMSmileyThank you so much...this sounds interesting ....& love the beaded bookmark:-)  


Journal Entry 4 by wingPlum-crazywing at Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Saturday, July 11, 2015

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This is the first Anne Rice book I've read & to be brutally honest, nothing about it encourages me to read anymore!

The synopsis sounded good but right from the start I found it disappointing, as for my liking anyhow, it began with for too much architectural description of the buildings. That however, paled into insignificance with the whole concept of a lute-playing teenager wanting to be a priest but instead becoming an assassin - c'mon, are we really expected to believe that?

The whole scenario totally lacked credibility to me. I have said it many (many) times, that while I know things are impossible in the "real world", while I'm reading a story I need to/want to believe anything is possible....& in this case it just lacked any semblance of possibility! Take this quote...

"How could I love God so much, and be so utterly sorry for what I had become, and yet not have faith?"

....to me, rightly or wrongly, belief in God goes hand in hand with faith...how could he not have faith but believe in God, to my mind it doesn't make sense!

Then the story takes a turn back to the 14th century as to redeem himself Lucky is sent back in time to save a family of Jews. Judging by the author's notes & the research into the characters of the time this part of the story could be seen to be the main aim of the book but in which case why not just write a historical novel? Lucky's part in the family's story could have been played out by any old monk, the fact that he was there by divine intervention seemed to have no bearing on that part of the tale - IMHO!

So sorry for me this just didn't work, mainly due to the absurdity of the lead character's traits. Thanks for sharing though Mecu, I'll move it on as part of the CHRISTMAS IN JULY Challenge or in a bookbox, either way I hope its next reader enjoys it :o)
 


Journal Entry 5 by wingPlum-crazywing at harbour in Kirkcudbright, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, July 16, 2015

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Released 2 yrs ago (7/16/2015 UTC) at harbour in Kirkcudbright, Scotland United Kingdom

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Left on a bench by the harbour


Released as part of the CHRISTMAS IN JULY CHALLENGE (#20)


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Journal Entry 6 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at Kirkcudbright, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, August 20, 2015

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Not very good really. 


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