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About THE BLESSED KNIGHTS (The Angel Knights Book 3):
Eli, Lucia’s half-demon love interest, has been stabbed with a true-cross dagger and captured by Cyrus, master of the possessor demons.
The Chosen Knights must work together once again not only to save Eli, but also to decipher a clue to find the second missing page of Jacques de Molay’s journal. Meanwhile, Uncle Davin informs Crossroads Divine Elders of the danger ahead and learns there is much more to fear.
Countless children are being taken from all over the world to be turned into demons.
Michael, one of the Divine Elders, has no choice but to intervene. The Chosen Knights track down Mortem, the demon who is the key to finding Cyrus, and learn they must travel deep into the pit of a Hawaiian volcano.
When they astral travel to the past in search of a clue and follow Jacques de Moley to Roselyn Chapel in medieval Scotland, what they find will rewrite history.
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Teaser of The Angel Knights (Book 1) by Mary Ting:
“Why, look here, Michael. I caught me another dove.” The Fallen grinned triumphantly. “Won’t the master be proud of me that I’ve killed two more?” His tongue glided across his lips at the same time he caressed my face. I grimaced and jerked my head away. “This one is beautiful. I think I’ll have my way with her and then rip out her heart.” He leaned into me, pressing his face to my hair, and touched my cheek with his. I wanted to throw up.
I shivered, mentally blocking out the vision of his words from my mind. Fear would not take me. I had created my situation and it was up to me to get out of it. Knowing I had backup, my courage grew. The Fallen pierced his dark, devious eyes into mine as if he could reach inside my soul. His brows were thick, nose sharp, and his lips so thin they were hardly there. His ghostly pale skin revealed a long scar running from his temple to his chin on his left cheek.
“Please, let her go. You have me,” I stammered.
“Oh, this one is so brave. What a great combination. Maybe I’ll brainwash her and train her to be on our side.” He hissed at me, showing me all of his abnormally sharp teeth. They appeared as if he’d purposely sharpened them.
My team had gotten closer, but where were Uncle Davin and Zach? Knowing we were outnumbered three to one didn’t give me much hope, but I had to remind myself we were stronger than we thought. Father and Uncle Davin were with us, the greatest demon hunters of their time.
“I’m giving you one last warning,” Father stated with authority.
The Fallen laughed again, mocking Father. “You’re giving me a warning? Let me tell you my name so everyone will remember it when they die. I’m called Mortem…meaning death.” Trailing the dagger down Victoria’s neck, he nicked it. Crimson liquid seeped from the wound, creating a red line down the front of her. “Beautiful. I love this color. I can’t wait to see more of it…on her.” Then, with a wicked grin, he plunged the sword into Victoria’s heart.
Review of The Angel Knights (The Angel Knights #1):
The Angel Knights by Mary Ting is a prequel novella to The Angel Knights series and a spin-off to the author’s popular Crossroads series. While I personally have not read Crossroads, it did not diminish my enjoyment of this new series! The Angel Knights was exactly what I needed during my reading slump last month. It’s a light read, yet sets the series up well. Lucia and her twin brother Zachary are out on their first demon hunting assignment. It’s the first time they’ve encountered demons with their team and they are out with their dad Michael and adoptive uncle Davin. They’ve trained their entire lives to be Venators and the time has come to use their knowledge as the demons seem to be rising again.
The story is mostly told from Lucia’s perspective. I like her. She struggles to suppress her half human side. She allows for her emotions to get the better of her, more than once, putting herself and her team at risk. Yet she’s easily relatable unlike the other Venators who seem emotionless in comparison. I like her relationship with her twin. Though he’s only minutes older, he’s protective and everything I imagine a big brother to be. They work well as a team and they’ve inherited their father’s gift of speaking into each others’ minds. A little freaky, but how awesome a power that would be!!
The point of this novella (which clocks in at just under 90 pages) is to set up the series. While it isn’t necessary to read it prior to reading the rest of the series, I feel it is a bonus and would help to explain Lucia better. Also for fans of Crossroads it bridges the gap from the last book to now, showing Claudia and Michael as adults and parents. The demons are rising again, yet who is leading them? Why are they coming back now? These are the questions asked in the novella along with what are they going to do about it. Lucia and Zachary are chosen to go with Davin to earth and investigate what is happening.
Overall I really enjoyed this novella. It’s a fast read, I read it in a couple of hours one night. It sets up the series well and provides background for Michael and Claudia’s children. If you enjoy urban fantasy, looking for a new series, and of course like a little romance, I highly recommend picking up The Angel Knights!
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I received this book via Barclay Publicity, My Book Shelf. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of this review.The Angel Knights by Mary Ting
Series: The Angel Knights #0
Published by Self Publish on 2016-03-04
Length: 59 pages
Reviewing eARC, eBook from Barclay Publicity, My Book Shelf
Reading Challenges: 2016 ARC August, COYER 2016 Summer Vacation
Michael and Claudia’s decision to move back to Crossroads was to keep their children safe, but they can’t escape who they are. Their children, Zachary and Lucia, were destined to be demon hunters—Venators. From the age they were able to hold a sword, they were trained to become the best and to ensure they would become leaders one day.
All is peaceful throughout the land until the Fallen and demons’ presences were felt in the between and on Earth. As the Venators investigate these locations, they will quickly learn how dangerous their lives are. Hearts will be broken. Teammates will lose their lives. And they will face obstacles which will test their faith.
As danger grows, the fear of fallen angels and demons regrouping has the Divine Elders on pins and needles. Now, Zachary and Lucia, along with Uncle Davin, must prepare themselves—mentally and physically—to live on Earth to investigate where the focal point of evil resides before it’s too late.
When teens go missing in Hawaii, a group of demon-hunters—half human and half angel—disguised as high school students, must leave Crossroads, the place where they reside. In a race against time, they uncover the mystery connecting the missing teens, which dates back to the era of the Knights Templar. However, when they discover one of the Templars passed down a book containing all the secrets and codes to finding a particular treasure, they soon realize this forbidden treasure needs to be found before Cyrus, the lord of the possessor demons, acquires it—a treasure which been safeguarded and hidden from him.
There is only one problem: the pages containing the clues leading to the treasure is missing. When the first page is found, Cyrus threatens to kill more descendants of the Knights Templar if it is not given to him by Friday the thirteenth. In the midst of threats and discovery, the demon-hunting angels find they are not alone when supernatural beings begin to reveal themselves. Can they put their differences aside and work together to solve the Knights Templars’ cipher? As they astral travel to the past, they witness a lot more than they have bargained for. And some things are better left unseen.
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