Conquer the Dark (Surrender the Dark Series #2)

Conquer the Dark (Surrender the Dark Series #2)

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by L. A. Banks
     
 

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The rapidly approaching battle between Dark and Light threatens to destroy mankind in this action-packed new series from New York Times bestselling author L.A. Banks.

Celeste Jackson never had much hope for the future—and certainly never imagined that she would be living in an abandoned warehouse in Philadelphia with her magnificent protector

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The rapidly approaching battle between Dark and Light threatens to destroy mankind in this action-packed new series from New York Times bestselling author L.A. Banks.

Celeste Jackson never had much hope for the future—and certainly never imagined that she would be living in an abandoned warehouse in Philadelphia with her magnificent protector Azrael, the angel of death, and a fierce battalion of warrior angels. But although her powers have bestowed the angels with the freedom to return to the Light or stay within the mortal realm, they need her more than ever.

Celeste is one of the few remaining half-human, half-angel Remnant, with a unique ability to locate others of her kind. The search leads Azrael and his celestial brothers to Egypt to recover a powerful relic that can raise an army of bloodthirsty fallen if it falls into the wrong hands. It is a relic the dark angel Asmodeus will do anything to possess—and his quest puts Celeste in mortal danger. Soon Azrael faces an impossible decision: Can he surrender the woman who has become his salvation . . . or will he save her and allow all of humanity to perish?

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"A fantastically inventive reweaving of several intriguing belief systems seasoned with an urban flair in a new series featuring angels, demons and nephilim in their ongoing struggle. Ms. Banks demonstrates her flair for melding real events with paranormal explanations as she mixes in enlightening scenarios that feature enjoyable ethnic cuisine, breakdancing, the Main Library in Philadelphia and even the Delaware River in ways that pertain to the ongoing struggle between good and evil."
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"A fantastically inventive reweaving of several intriguing belief systems seasoned with an urban flair in a new series featuring angels, demons and nephilim in their ongoing struggle. Ms. Banks demonstrates her flair for melding real events with paranormal explanations as she mixes in enlightening scenarios that feature enjoyable ethnic cuisine, breakdancing, the Main Library in Philadelphia and even the Delaware River in ways that pertain to the ongoing struggle between good and evil."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781451608847
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Publication date:
09/27/2011
Series:
Surrender the Dark Series, #2
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
4.12(w) x 6.82(h) x 1.00(d)

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Meet the Author

New York Times best-selling author L.A. Banks has penned over 35 novels and 12 novellas in a wide range of genres. She was the recipient of the 2008 Essence Magazine Storyteller of the Year Award, as well as the 2008 Best 50 Women in Business Award for the State of Pennsylvania. Recently she was featured as a speaker on the HBO Special on Vampire Literature and Legends as a prelude to the True Blood premiere. She is most famous for her Vampire Huntress series, published by St. Martin's Press. She lives in Philadelphia.

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Conquer the Dark 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
DNW22 More than 1 year ago
That can truly express her impact on my life. To the Peterson/Banks family you are in my thoughts and prayers. She created worlds full of wonder, family, love, courage and passion. Without her I dont think I would have ever found the strength to delve into the innermost part of myself and share my own stories. She gave me a world of fantasy that I could relate to and for that I am forever thankful. I will miss her.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My heart breaks for the Banks family and we have truly lost a great storyteller in L.A.Banks. She was a woman of faith that brought that love and understanding to her characters and made them real.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was so looking forward to a new series by Ms. Banks. I'm sure this book will be as great as her other. I was devastated to hear of her passing. R.I.P. L.A. Banks/Leslie Banks
Serena Vaughan More than 1 year ago
So sad that more is not coming. Thank you L.E.D. May your spirit find peace.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Celeste Jackson recently learned her schizophrenia was not DNA driven mental illness, but instead her hallucinations are real as her gene pool makes her a Remnant angelic-human hybrid. Her guardian angel Azrael is not crazier than her as she thought between alcohol and cigarettes but a bona find angel (see Surrender the Dark). Celeste needs a respite after battling demons including one that possessed her now dead boyfriend. However, there is no rest for the weary when Azrael's brother Bath Kol envisions what will happen when an ancient tome containing arcane power to destroy the world vanishes from a concealed spot in an Egyptian tomb. In the wrong hands of the Fallen this means the end is now for the small angelic unit and humanity unless one of the last three hybrids Celeste can prevent the catastrophe. With Azrael as her sidekick, Celeste begins a suicide mission to retrieve the book of death. This is superb urban fantasy with a secondary but critical romantic subplot as Azrael's attraction to his ward could cost him his wings if he follows his heart by choosing the female he loves over mankind. Readers will enjoy the second battle between angels and the remnants vs. demons as humanity's extinction or existence depends on a recovering schizophrenic addict. Conquer the Dark affirms the incredible fantasist talent of L.A. Banks who passed away in August. Harriet Klausner
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well done
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hopefully, please, someone continue LA Banks work. Her books are truly a blessing to read and my heart breaks for her family and all her fans. I have never read another author that I connect with more than Banks! -Blessings
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Janet Wright More than 1 year ago
I like the multi-cultural, history,mythology, and its undertones. I hope that she gets a ghost writer and continues this series
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like all L.A. Banks books i fall in love with the charcters. The second book was good, it actually left me wanting more. It started off a little slow but picked up along the way. I cant wait to see what she does next.