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Broken Angel

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

A spell binding read

Broken Angel is a painful step into the hell of New York¿s illegal fight world, but good does have some triumph over evil. S.W. Vaughn¿s character development of Gabriel as he is transformed from a gentle brother to Angel, a tough fighter, is superb. His protective feel...
Broken Angel is a painful step into the hell of New York¿s illegal fight world, but good does have some triumph over evil. S.W. Vaughn¿s character development of Gabriel as he is transformed from a gentle brother to Angel, a tough fighter, is superb. His protective feelings for his lost sister, Lillith, propel him forward into a bitter life he could not have imagined. Determination to save her places him into the torturous situations he stoically endures. He is moved like a chess board pawn from one horrendous experience to another in the heartless underground of underworld fights. Vaughn¿s skillful maneuvering of scenes and sub-plots holds the reader in the grip of menacing reality. To Marcus Slade, the cruel fight master who owns Gabriel¿s soul, the fighter becomes a broken angel. Only the subversive support of Doc helps sustain him in his darkest moments. The writer¿s description of the prostitute, Heather, and Angel¿s attraction to her add a note of romance to this hard hitting story. His efforts to rescue Lillith lead to his ultimate heartbreak, and give evidence that there is still a spot of tenderness in his hardened heart. Angel displays a staunch loyalty to friends he makes in the midst of the deadly competitions. The reader becomes enmeshed in a dark world of cruelty and avarice and almost subscribes to a feeling of total helplessness. As the plot draws to a close, an unexpected loyalty is returned to Angel by the heretofore evil Jenner. And although Angel ultimately joins in the underworld activities, there is still a thread of honor that spins from his life as Gabriel. Vaughn captures her readers with the first page of Broken Angel and holds us helplessly in a state of wonderment until the last sentence. Although this book could not be said to be enjoyable, it is of a certainty spell binding and will be thought of repeatedly after its conclusion.

posted by Anonymous on May 2, 2005

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

330 pages

This 330 page, well edited book was very violent and bloody. It is not a book for women. It is about a youngman trying to savehis sister's life and he is captured and forced into cage fighting. He must earn ten million dollars to free her and another ten million to free...
This 330 page, well edited book was very violent and bloody. It is not a book for women. It is about a youngman trying to savehis sister's life and he is captured and forced into cage fighting. He must earn ten million dollars to free her and another ten million to free himself. Unfortuately, things are not what they seem to be and he faces pain and betrayal from all sides. There was very little I enjoyed about this book. From tattoo mutulation, and fighring to the death, this book made me sick to my stomach. I was shocked at the high ratings by other reviewers. My father was a golden gloves boxer and even some of his stories made me ill, I watched some of his bouts and usually ended up puking out my guts. That was my father, getting hurt, he was a real live human being, able to experience pain and humilation. Fighting, like in this book is even worse. I can not recommend this book, nor can I ever read this author again. Humans should never do this to one another. It goes against every thing I hold dear. Lilith, should not even be considered human, let alone of the female sex. Just reading about a make believe character, such as she, made me ashamed to be female. I am sorry, but this book disgusted, shamed and sickened me. No redeeming qualiies. Adult themes, cursing, death, extreme violence, sex, gore, betrayal and drugs. Corrupt everyone. I can not recommend. For adults. Not chick lit in any form. No romance, friendship or tenderness in any form.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2014

    330 pages

    This 330 page, well edited book was very violent and bloody. It is not a book for women. It is about a youngman trying to savehis sister's life and he is captured and forced into cage fighting. He must earn ten million dollars to free her and another ten million to free himself. Unfortuately, things are not what they seem to be and he faces pain and betrayal from all sides. There was very little I enjoyed about this book. From tattoo mutulation, and fighring to the death, this book made me sick to my stomach. I was shocked at the high ratings by other reviewers. My father was a golden gloves boxer and even some of his stories made me ill, I watched some of his bouts and usually ended up puking out my guts. That was my father, getting hurt, he was a real live human being, able to experience pain and humilation. Fighting, like in this book is even worse. I can not recommend this book, nor can I ever read this author again. Humans should never do this to one another. It goes against every thing I hold dear. Lilith, should not even be considered human, let alone of the female sex. Just reading about a make believe character, such as she, made me ashamed to be female. I am sorry, but this book disgusted, shamed and sickened me. No redeeming qualiies. Adult themes, cursing, death, extreme violence, sex, gore, betrayal and drugs. Corrupt everyone. I can not recommend. For adults. Not chick lit in any form. No romance, friendship or tenderness in any form.

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