They walk among us. With blades and blood magic, they have kept us safe and ignorant − so far.
Earthbound for centuries and ruled by the Elders, these dark angels hunt at night, disappearing to their hidden cities before dawn. Alyxandria is a young angel warrior with a fondness for customized knives and illegal night-races. If only she could overcome the taint of her parents, who abandoned her to become Rogues.
When Alyx saves Israel, a gifted mortal with a past, she is forbidden to see him again. But she can’t help herself, drawn to him through their Guardian-bond, an ancient and long-forgotten bond − if he dies, she dies. But why does he need protecting? And from who?
Alyx begins to dig into the Elders’ secrets − two thousand years of secrets, which begin with the death of the Archangel Raphael. She is not prepared for what she uncovers. Who can Alyx trust when Good and Evil are no longer clear?
The war for Earth begins.
I was so excited when I found this book on Amazon for free of all prices(now still a steal at $0.99), as the world the description built had me enraptured from the beginning. Then, the actual book took me in even more.
Alyx was an interesting choice for a main protagonist as she was so tiny and petite and yet she was this tough, brave lightwarrior. All of a sudden, she starts having these “visions” involving only one person- whom she later finds out is named Israel. But, Alyx starts to question everything when she realizes that Israel is human, and oh yeah, the Rogues who she’d always been taught were in league with the Darkened(demon possessed humans), may not all be so bad.
You really see Alyx become her true self as she shakes off the shackles she’d grown up in and becomes her own person and realizes that she has a right to choose the life she wants to live. I enjoyed this book from start to finish and am so surprised that this book isn’t more popular, as Ms. Peach has definitely created an intriguing world that I can’t wait to be a part of again. It is recommended that the reader be 16+ and I assume that is because of violence and mild sexual content. Either way, I would definitely recommend this to anyone who loves a new world to dive into. One where right and wrong doesn’t seem so black and white.