Raising Chaos (Earthbound Angels #2)

Raising Chaos (Earthbound Angels #2)

by Elizabeth Corrigan

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When good fails, chaos rises to the challenge.

The daily life of a chaos demon is delightfully sinful--overindulging in Sri Lankan delicacies, trespassing on private beaches in Hawaii, and getting soused at the best angel bar on the planet. But when Bedlam learns that the archdemon Azrael has escaped from the Abyss in order to wreak vengeance against the person who sent her there--Bedlam's best friend, Khet--he can't sit idly by.

Only one relic possesses the power to kill Khet, who suffers immortality at Lucifer's request: the mythical Spear of Destiny, which pierced Christ's side at His crucifixion. Neither angel nor demon has seen the Spear in two thousand years, but Azrael claims to know its location. Bedlam has no choice but to interpret woefully outdated clues and race her to its ancient resting place.

His quest is made nearly impossible by the interference of a persnickety archivist, Keziel--his angelic ex--and a dedicated cult intent on keeping the Spear out of the wrong hands. But to Bedlam, "wrong" is just an arbitrary word, and there's no way he's letting Khet die without a fight.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148358374
Publisher: Red Adept Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 02/04/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Elizabeth Corrigan has degrees in English and psychology and has spent several years working as a data analyst in various branches of the healthcare industry. When she’s not hard at work on her next novel, Elizabeth enjoys singing, reading teen vampire novels, and making Sims of her characters.

She drinks more Diet Coke than is probably optimal for the human body and is pathologically afraid of bees. She lives in Maryland with two cats and a purple Smart Car.

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Raising Chaos (Earthbound Angels #2) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
JBronder More than 1 year ago
Carrie, or Khet as Bedlam calls her, has moved to a new town and change her name without telling Bedlam any of this information. This is something they have done throughout time so Carrie can get a little alone time. But Bedlam hears that Azrael has escaped the Abyss and has her sights set on Khet. Azrael is pissed at Khet and looking to kill her. But the only thing that will kill the oracle is the Spear of Destiny. Bedlam goes on the hunt through old. Obscure clues to find the Spear of Destiny himself so he won’t lose the only person that loves him. I loved Bedlam from Oracle of Philadelphia and was so excited to see this book was about Khet and him. I love how scattered he is yet how hard he tries to focus to save Khet. But this story is not just from his side. We follow Khet as she is settling into a new town and life. We also follow Siren’s angelic stories. All three stories do come crashing together for a completely unexpected ending. I really like this series. You have a great modern day treasure hunt with the end result being the possible death of the Oracle. I was kept engrossed as we followed the three stories as they converge. And the ending completely threw me. I can’t wait to see where this series goes next. I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.
TheBibliophilicBookBlog More than 1 year ago
After the events in ORACLE OF PHILADELPHIA, Carrie (Khet) has decided to take off for a while on her own, leaving Bedlam to his own devices – never a good idea! When Bedlam finds out about Azrael’s plot to use the Spear of Destiny to murder Khet for wiggling her way out of her soul debt, he can’t let it happen. Bedlam sets out on a quest to find the Spear of Destiny before Azreal to save his best friend. Living now as Caela, Khet wants to be around humans but she has a way of finding trouble even without Bedlam around. Bedlam’s search for the Spear is ruffling a lot of feathers, but sometimes it takes chaos to restore order. RAISING CHAOS is told via three viewpoints – Khet (Carrie/Caela), Bedlam, and the angel Siren. I loved, loved, loved RAISING CHAOS as Bedlam is my favorite character. He totally cracked me up with his logic(!) and the conversations he had with himself. This book also shows the depths of Bedlam’s character when it comes to his best friend in the entire universe. Siren was an interesting addition to the story. She’s tasked with stopping Bedlam and during her portions of the story she divulges her role in the Fall. She became a true and integral part of the story and I ended up really liking her. RAISING CHAOS carries on the great story started in ORACLE OF PHILADELPHIA and outshines it by the end. Even more Bedlam, please!
wazi More than 1 year ago
Raising Chaos by Elizabeth Corrigan “The daily life of a chaos demon is delightfully sinful—overindulging in Sri Lankan delicacies, trespassing on private beaches in Hawaii, and getting soused at the best angel bar on the planet.” Bedlam was by far my favorite character in Oracle of Philadelphia and I was excited to learn that he would have his own book. This story has several plots that weave back and forth in time with some interesting history, new characters, and adds more depth to characters we have met before.  Ms. Corrigan uses differing points of view, which are divided into chapters, to shift from one scene to another keeping the suspense heightened between story threads. One new character was Siren, the Angel of Truth, who ends up being quite entertaining. Not only does she have to speak the truth, others around her must speak the truth as well. They can not lie when in her presence. Siren could end up being another favorite character of mine, solely because of her inner dialogue. Bedlam's inner dialogue is totally unique as we get to listen to his good side argue with his demon self throughout his tests of worthiness by the Keepers of the Spear of Destiny, it was pure gold. This is a complex tale that requires a lot of attention to details. If you read through quickly you will find yourself wanting to go back and reread sections. I wouldn't consider this a light beach read. But if you want to be pulled into a unique story with depth this is a good one for that. The pace is fast, but readers are given time to take a few breaths when the story switches to Carrie, who is vacationing on an east coast beach. She also has her own story within this book. So there is a lot going on throughout. The ending was amazing, after I got past the gut wrenching scene where I thought I might have to throw my Kindle against the wall. By the way, I have never thrown a book but I could feel the need rising. I could not have been more satisfied and I didn't see it coming! Heaven is going to be turned on its ear and I can't wait to see who the next book is about or where the story may lead. FYI: This is the second book in the Earthbound Angels series. Ms. Corrigan did an excellent job filling us in on the facts we needed to know for this story, it could be read as a stand-alone, although, I highly recommend reading Oracle of Philadelphia. Format/Typo Issues: I found no significant issues with editing or formatting. **Originally written for "Books and Pals" book blog. May have received a free review copy.** April 11, 2014
megHan-sHena More than 1 year ago
Earthbound Angels 2: Raising Chaos I read this book for my Double Review on her Blog Tour. In this one, Carrie (Bedlam calls her Khet) has moved on to a new town, a new job and changed her name and, as usual when she's done this throughout the thousands of years she's been alive, she doesn't let her best friend Bedlam know where she's gone, wanting to enjoy the little bit of Bedlam-free time in a new place before he finds her (a game that they play). Even though this one is still centered on Carrie, it's mainly focused on Bedlam and the adventure he sets out on to save Carrie's life. This book is a lot of fun and I love it as much, if not more, than the first one. You learn a lot more about Bedlam and other characters, PLUS it switches Point of View, which is done very well, as were the flashbacks that gave you more information about the individual characters. In this book, I especially like the way that they use the Spear of Destiny and all that he has to do to prove that he is worthy. The ending was not at all what I expected when I began this story, but I loved every minute of it. I really would like to read more about these characters so Elizabeth, if you have more of this story in you, please - PLEASE!?!?! - write it. :) Note: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
KikiD870 More than 1 year ago
I really loved the first book in this series, Oracle of  Philadelphia, and I think I loved this one even more!  For once, I was grateful for my inability to sleep at night because it gave me that much more time to read.  I couldn't put it down and was sad when it was over! The first book centered around both Bedlam and Carrie, who was known to humans as Caela in this story.  For much of this book, they weren't together, each on their own personal quests.  We got to see a lot more of Caela's personal side, those human parts of her that are hard to reconcile in a normal way.  Having personal relationships with normal humans is not always the easiest thing to accomplish when one is immortal and has a chaos demon for a best friend.  I think the events of the first book have made her reevaluate her life and she has realized that she needs more than a demon in her life. We also meet Siren, who I really loved despite her rather cantankerous nature.  She is the Angel of Truth, incapable of telling a lie.  She is also an angelic lie detector.  Tact is not something that she subscribes to, and the image of her mouthing off to her angel superiors is rather hilarious. But the real star of the book is Bedlam, the unexpectedly adorable and lovable demon who chooses good over evil.  His expletives are hilarious, more than once causing me to giggle out loud.  He is on a quest to save his best friend after Azrael declare her intent to kill her.  The mythology is centered around the Spear of Destiny, a weapon made strong by the blood of God and the only thing that can kill Caela.  We see a side of Bedlam that we haven't before.  He isn't just the fun-loving demon out for a good time.  He is intense and we learn so much about him.  But no worries!  He is still Bedlam, quips and humor and all!   There are multiple plot lines in this book, each one of which strong enough to be a story of its own.  Woven together as they are creates a truly engaging read with lots of twists and turns and suspense.  I can't wait for the next book! Things to love about Raising Chaos...    --Bedlam.  He is intense and hilarious, but thoroughly entertaining.  He is the most lovable demon you will ever meet!    --Siren.  Moody as anything, but hilarious in her own irreverent way. Things I wanted more or less of...    --More compassion.  The plot line with Lacey and Jacob and her friends drove me nuts because her friends weren't more proactive. Some quotastic goodness...    --I swiped the piece of paper out from under her pen and beheld what appeared to be a shopping list written in cuneiform. “What in Mephistopheles’s tomb is this?”  (Loc. 145-146).    --But for someone who got along with everyone, Gabriel could be extremely clueless about other people’s emotions. More oblivious than me, and I had once given Khet a dead puppy. Long story short, no inside joke can survive the giving of a long-deceased canine, and I probably should have known that beforehand.  (Loc. 160-163).    --“So I assume there’s a catch. Are we going to come across rabid cobras and blue bee-spitting dire swans?”  (Loc. 2737-2738). My recommendation:  Oracle of Philadelphia is definitely needed to grasp the entirety of this book so I recommend that first.  But definitely read, read, READ this!
CheeryBeggar More than 1 year ago
Raising Chaos is a great sequel to Oracle of Philadelphia. We continue to follow the exploits of Carrie and Bedlam, with more time with everybody's favorite chaos demon this time around. As in Oracle, the characters shine here - Carrie is thoughtful and empathetic, Bedlam is hilarious and intense, and we get some great background on him. We also meet Siren, a somewhat discontented angel with an attitude. The stories were enthralling - especially Bedlam and the Spear of Destiny - and I'm looking forward to future installments in this series!