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Of Love and Evil (Songs of the Seraphim Series #2)

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5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

a terrific Christian historical metaphysical thriller

Malchiah the angel takes former government assassin Toby O'Dare with him on the latter's second case to right historical wrongs (see Angel Time). This time he is sent back to the era of Pope Leo X in the Holy City of Rome. There he is find out what led to an angry dyb...
Malchiah the angel takes former government assassin Toby O'Dare with him on the latter's second case to right historical wrongs (see Angel Time). This time he is sent back to the era of Pope Leo X in the Holy City of Rome. There he is find out what led to an angry dybbuk spirit haunting modern day Manhattan.

Apparently in the realm of the Medici, a Jew has been accused of devilish witchcraft and murder by poison. He investigates the homicide and the accusations, which to a killing peer like Toby smells so Medici. At the same his mind wanders back to the recent revelation that he sired a son whom he just met in New York. The simple case turns darker and uglier as Toby finds himself in danger from diabolical adversaries back in fifteenth century Rome and twenty-first century Manhattan.

The second Songs of Seraphim is a terrific Christian historical metaphysical thriller. Toby is a stronger protagonist than when he worked the Angel Time case as the audience learns somewhat of his mortal past. Fast-paced in both eras, Of Love and Evil shows Anne Rice at her best as she effortlessly guides readers back and forth between the six-centuries ago past, Roby's human period, and modern day New York in an entertaining tale.

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on September 26, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

What a Short, Little book

I loved the read but what a Short book. Its' only 139 pages! That's less than a dime store novel.

posted by DouglasMA on January 6, 2011

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  • Posted September 26, 2010

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    a terrific Christian historical metaphysical thriller

    Malchiah the angel takes former government assassin Toby O'Dare with him on the latter's second case to right historical wrongs (see Angel Time). This time he is sent back to the era of Pope Leo X in the Holy City of Rome. There he is find out what led to an angry dybbuk spirit haunting modern day Manhattan.

    Apparently in the realm of the Medici, a Jew has been accused of devilish witchcraft and murder by poison. He investigates the homicide and the accusations, which to a killing peer like Toby smells so Medici. At the same his mind wanders back to the recent revelation that he sired a son whom he just met in New York. The simple case turns darker and uglier as Toby finds himself in danger from diabolical adversaries back in fifteenth century Rome and twenty-first century Manhattan.

    The second Songs of Seraphim is a terrific Christian historical metaphysical thriller. Toby is a stronger protagonist than when he worked the Angel Time case as the audience learns somewhat of his mortal past. Fast-paced in both eras, Of Love and Evil shows Anne Rice at her best as she effortlessly guides readers back and forth between the six-centuries ago past, Roby's human period, and modern day New York in an entertaining tale.

    Harriet Klausner

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 20, 2010

    WOW!!!!!!! FANTASTIC BOOK!!!!!

    IF I had to describe this book in just one word it wouldnt be hard at all, that word would be(WOW). Im not surprised at all, Anne Rice does it again, another fantastic book in the Songs Of The Seraphim series. To me Anne Rice is the best Author of this generation, Rich details, fantastic characters,Exellent story,incredible plot,and one hell of an ending.If you read her exellent Christ the Lord Series Out Of Egypt, And The road to Cana,you will see that these books Keep up in the Anne Rice tradition of quality. I highly recommend this and all of her work to everyone. Enjoy them.
    Peace.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2014

    Favorite author still provokes thought

    Beautiful but too short. I will always love Anne for descriptive and emotional reads.

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  • Posted January 6, 2011

    Terrific

    Once again Ann gives us a hero who is a bad boy with a complex personal history.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 27, 2010

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    Another Spellbinding Adventure by Rice

    No one is better than Anne Rice at combining history, adventure, and romance with the supernatural. She continues to exercise those skills in the second book of a series about a former assassin turned field agent for an angel. This time the hero travels to old Rome and discovers that demons are as real as angels. Some important spiritual ideas are considered here in the context of a suspenseful thriller. Mrs. Rice also remains in a league of her own when it comes to blurring the lines of sexual orientation and gender expectations in a way that reflects real human thought and feeling more honestly than most writers can express. It takes more balls than most can manage. Fans will only be disappointed by the brevity of this story.
    Michael Travis Jasper, Author of the Novel "To Be Chosen"

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