D.H. Nevins hurtles you into a world of half-angels, demons and tormented love in this driving, dystopian sequel to Wormwood.
Half-angels, known as Nephilim, have all but destroyed the surface of the Earth. Yet for Kali Michaels, her life is now much more complicated than simply surviving. Grappling with her own powerful identity, she worries her connection to the world of Shadows could destroy those around her.
And what if she hurts Tiamat Wormwood, the Nephilim outcast who has given everything to save her? Tiamat and Kali know they have no future—not when outside forces and Kali’s own power push both the humans and the Nephilim to the brink of extinction.
As she fights to stop the inevitable, she is led to question who her real enemies are, and whether the ultimate threat may actually be herself.
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About the Author
D. H. Nevins earned a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Windsor and a Bachelor of Education from Brock University. As a teacher, she had spent years encouraging students to write before she decided to follow her own advice. Two years later, she published “Wormwood.” She lives in a rural part of Ontario full of forests and lakes, and incorporates her personal experiences and beautiful scenery into her works. She is presently preparing Wormwood's sequel, Angel of Shadow, for release.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Nevins, once again, weaves a magical, complex tale about the battle of good and evil and all the grey that lays in between. Tiamat is a Nephilim, sent to wipe out humans from the earth until he met Kali. Kali, half human/half demon, emergence into Tiamat's life was catastrophic in a way, shifting his allegiances and existence. A war is mounting where angels stand against demons, demons against demons, Nephilim against Nephilim and then there is Kali and Tiamat who stand together but wanting to survive. There is so much going on! Don’t think any single character won’t play an important role because you’ll be sorely mistaking! Take note of everything because Nevins has constructed a world that is mind blowingly detailed. You almost don’t want to take a breath because you might miss something critical that will come back to haunt you. In the end, I find Nevins’s writing marvelously visual, creating a work of art that stays with the reader long after that experience is complete. I received this copy of Angel of Shadow from D. H. Nevins. This is my honest and voluntary review.
Wow. Talk about bringing out all of the feels. I could hardly catch my breath. Nephilim have all but destroyed the planet and are hunting down the last pockets of humanity. Humans are hiding out below ground, slowly starving and all but out of hope. And a nasty manipulator is wreaking all kinds of havoc. A celestial war is brewing and there may be no one left to lay claim to the planet. Kali and Tiamat. Tiamat and Kali. These star-crossed lovers have a place in my heart. I’m not big on romance. I don’t mind some in a book as long as its not the main focus. That said, I would gladly have read about these two character’s no matter what genre or world they were in. Reading about their love for each other was bliss and torture combined. When the author describes their longing for each other, I turned to mush. And as thrilling as it was to read about winged beings dueling in the sky like planes in a dogfight, it was just as thrilling to read about Tiamat and Kali. These two character’s have grown. They’ve endured so much adversity. It was also fun to reunite with old character’s and meet some new ones. There was a certain someone who pinged my curiosity radar. Couldn’t put my finger on just what he was or what his role would be in the trials ahead. And the story takes a huge turn, going somewhere I’d never have guessed. Having waited so long for this sequel in the trilogy, I couldn’t be happier with what I got. Whether laughing at, swooning over, or crying about things that occurred, it all felt so dang good.
I loved the first book, Wormwood by D H Nevins, so I was very excited to get my hands on Angel of Shadow, and OMG…if was fabulous…unputdownable. It took D H Nevins five years to write it and it was worth the wait! The world and characters captured me and I am so eager to get back into the story and find out what Kali will do. In her dystopian world, she has some difficult choices to make. Her forbidden love for Tiamat…will it sway her decision? Good and evil. Angels and demons. If you think you know angels…think again. These angels are not ones you want knocking on your door. Tiamat is Nephilim. They were sent to wipe out humans from Earth in The Cleansing. But, when Tiamat met Kali, his world shifted. Can an angel disobey? Will he? Kali is half human, half demon. Tiamat is half human, half angel. When Kali is faced with death, her Shadow saves her, but at what cost? Is it a friend or foe? Can she control it, or will it control her? Each character, no matter the size of their role, is a valuable addition to the story. Not all will survive and I was especially saddened by one Nephilim’s death in particular, but I do like that an author is not afraid to kill off a character if they feel it is necessary. Life is not always happy ever after, so why should a novel be? Tension mounts and war approaches. Nephilim against Nephilim, demon against angel, where does Kali fit in? I am so happy that I have watched Supernatural, the TV show, because it allows me to understand and visualize the world that D H Nevins has created. I am eagerly anticipating Book III, And After The Shadow, Light by D H Nevins, which will be published in the fall of 2018. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of Angel of Shadow by D H Nevins.