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The Darkangel

The Darkangel

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by Meredith Ann Pierce
     
 

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Meredith Ann Pierce wrote The Darkangel (Magic Carpet Books, 1998), her first novel, when she was just twenty-three. The Darkangel received the IRA Children's Book Award and was named an ALA Best of the Best Books 1970-1982 and a Notable Children's Book. Ms. Pierce lives in Gainesville, Florida.

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Meredith Ann Pierce wrote The Darkangel (Magic Carpet Books, 1998), her first novel, when she was just twenty-three. The Darkangel received the IRA Children's Book Award and was named an ALA Best of the Best Books 1970-1982 and a Notable Children's Book. Ms. Pierce lives in Gainesville, Florida.

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Alexander
"[With] A Gathering of Gargoyles ... the Darkangel trilogy has grown exponentially in richness and - if that is possible - in inventiveness." --Lloyd Alexander, author of the Prydain Chronicles
Children's Literature - Mary Sue Preissner
Supernatural, romance, adventure, and fantasy fans will find this tale riveting and will actively seek the other two books in this "Darkangel" trilogy. In the first installment, Aeriel is stolen by the icarus to be servant to him and his 13 "brides," now soulless wraiths. As he prepares for his last bride, which will bring him the power and immortality of a vampire, his efforts are thwarted by this wisp of a girl. Rather than destroy him for his evil deeds, she wants to rescue him, for she alone sees a glimmer of goodness left in this cold, violent creature. 1997 (orig.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780606133166
Publisher:
San Val, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/01/1998
Series:
The Darkangel Trilogy

Meet the Author

Meredith Ann Pierce is a recognized and well-known author among fans of the young adult fantasy genre and the cross-over adult market. The Darkangel, her very first book, was an ALA Best Book, a New York Times Notable Children's Book, a Parent's Choice Award Superbook, a Booklist Best Book of the Decade, and was honored with the IRA's annual Children's Book Award and the California Young Reader Medal. She has received the Jane Tinkam Broughton Fellowship in Writing for children from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and an Individual Artist Fellowship Special Award for Children's Literature by the Florida Department of State's Division of Cultural Affairs. She currently resides in Florida.

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Darkangel 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 62 reviews.
dalnewt More than 1 year ago
This book is an enchanting dark fairy-tale. It has a downtrodden but clever/courageous heroine, an evilly enchanted but irresistible prince, a wicked but hidden witch, brave guardian beasts and a strange but beautiful world created by ancients. The plot is solid but fanciful. The writing is good and often lyrical. The pace alternates between moderate and fast. It's the first installment in a dark fairy-tale trilogy. If you are looking for something that deviates from the normal fantasy but still entertains, then perhaps this story is for you. I certainly liked it.
TheTexanBella More than 1 year ago
I just finished The Darkangel Trilogy and there is one word in my opinion that descibes the book "Different". This book was not what i excepted at all. I'm more into the whole young adult paranormal-romance books, and this is not it. This book has more action than romance. In the first book alone there is absolutly NO romance. The second has a little and the third has some in the end. But if you re one of those people that love the Twilight Saga, Morganville Vampire Series, House of Night Series, Modern Faerie Tale Series, ect.... this book is not for you. Unless you like a seires that doesn't have a absolutly happy ending,unlike the Twilight Saga ect... i don't really recommend it.

This book is about a girl named Aeriel that wanted to get captured by the darkangel because he took her friend as his 13th wive. But once he brings her to his castle, he made her the servant for his 13 wives, known as the wraiths. During this time she helps the wraiths and the duarough, Talb. And when he sends her on a quest to defeat the Darkangel, she must overcome many obsticals, inculding to find the meaning of the rime that Talb made her memorize, to accomplish the quest.

This book has many twists that you won't see coming but overall is a good book if you like this sort of thing. The next two book, The Gathering of Gargoyles and The Pearl of the Soul of the World, is also very good and will keep you on the edge of the seat. So if you are a fan of these types of book then i say "Go for it!" but if you are more into the whole Supernatual-Romance books then this is not for you.

The books below are some of my personal favorites! (But remember, these books are young adult Paranormal-Romance)
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
It was just a normal day for Aeriel, a servant, having to complete her chores. This time she was with her mistress, Eoduin, collecting flowers upon a mountain.

Both girls were told numerous times about the dangerous creatures that roam the earth, although neither ever took them seriously. But one story, the one Bomba had so urgently told them, about the Darkangel, the vampyre who takes the souls of innocent, beautiful women, became a reality for the girls.

While up high in the mountains, with very little capability to see or hear, the Darkangel swoops down to capture Eoduin.

This does not bode well with Eoduin's parents or Aeriel. Wanting to seek revenge, Aeriel goes back up the mountain to confront the Darkangel, only to discover that he captured Eoduin to become his thirteenth bride. Unable to complete her task, the Darkangel then captures Aeriel, not to become his bride but to be his servant.

Aeriel soon learns that once the Darkangel captures his fourteenth bride, his powers will be fully developed.

And so begins Aeriel's journey to not only save her life, but the lives and souls of the thirteen other girls -- and to prevent the Darkangel from seeking his last bride.

From the very beginning, readers will be enticed by the dark and mysterious world created by Pierce, where no one is safe. The author's great use of detail creates vivid images that will haunt the reader and leave them wanting more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When i first saw The Darkangel i thaought it was not going to be that good ,but i picked it up at the book store and read it in one night i was on the edge of my seat until the verry end there was a liitle romance in it but you never know you have to read the next book to find out what happens next.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book. This is the best fantasy I've ever read, and the best book. This book's a page-turner, every page just leaves you wanting to read more. It had really vivid imagery, and you just fall in love with the plot and the characters. I would really recommend this book to anyone who loves fantasy, adventure, and even romance. Even if you don't necessarily read fantasies or adventures, I can almost guarantee you'll love this book.
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Niquisita More than 1 year ago
I have read this book, and the other two in the trilogy, probably 3 times now. I read it when I was younger, and then went back as an adult and read it and it is still fantastic. There is adventure and romance and the connections between the elements in the book and throughout the trilogy are wonderful. It kept me intrigued for hours at a time. The author has a beautifully descriptive way of writing, leaving you with wonderful imagery in your mind as you make your way through the book. This is one of my favorite books of all time, and the other two books do not disappoint but rather complete the story. Read them!
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-xX-Aoiro-chan-Xx- More than 1 year ago
I really did love this book. If you have a chance to get the series DO IT. You will NOT regret it. The first book is really an excellent read, despite the ending. Honestly, it could have been less cheesy (Unless you LIKE cheesy. Then it was Kraft-Macaroni-and-Cheese Cheesy). The second book was predictable, but absolutely AMAZING in how well it was written out. Not to mention the ending on that one. My mind was blown to epic proportions. The third one is just straight up AWESOME. I swear this series made me cry in nearly every book. If you're tired of Happy Endings, this is your book. I was sick and tired of them, but I think this book of all deserved one, considering the whole situation I would prefer not to spoil for you all. You will laugh, cry, throw the book across the room in rage, pick it up and apologize, scream into your pillow at night, and want to pick it up and read it over and over again. Starting now. If not, then let the fury of the Lorie be unleashed upon you.
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