Of Love and Evil: The Songs of the Seraphim, Book Two (Google eBook)
“I dreamed a dream of angels. I saw them and heard them in a great and endless galactic night. I saw the lights that were these angels, flying here and there, in streaks of irresistible brilliance . . . I felt love around me in this vast and seamless realm of sound and light . . . And something akin to sadness swept me up and mingled my very essence with the voices who sang, because the voices were singing of me . . . ”
Thus begins Anne Rice’s lyrical, haunting new novel, a metaphysical thriller of angels and assassins that once again summons up dark and dangerous worlds set in times past. Anne Rice takes us to other realms, this time to the world of fifteenth-century Rome, a city of domes and rooftop gardens, rising towers and crosses beneath an ever-shifting layer of clouds; familiar hills and tall pines . . . of Michelangelo and Raphael, of the Holy Inquisition and of Leo X, second son of a Medici, holding forth from the papal throne . . .
And into this time, into this century, Toby O’Dare, former government assassin, is summoned by the angel Malchiah to solve a terrible crime of poisoning and to search out the truth of a haunting by an earthbound restless spirit—a diabolical dybbuk.
O’Dare soon discovers himself in the midst of dark plots and counterplots surrounded by a darker and more dangerous threat as the veil of ecclesiastical terror closes in around him.
As he embarks on a powerful journey of atonement, O’Dare is reconnected with his own past, with matters light and dark, fierce and tender, with the promise of salvation and with a deeper and richer vision of love.
From the Hardcover edition.
What people are saying - Write a review
Review: Of Love and Evil (The Songs of the Seraphim #2)User Review - Stephanie - Goodreads
While still a skilled writer, her story telling has lost its edge and waivers toward pedantic and didactic. Read full review
Review: Of Love and Evil (The Songs of the Seraphim #2)User Review - Valentin - Goodreads
During the process of compiling my list of books to read for 2014 I found "Of Love and Evil" part two of the "Songs of the Seraphim" series by Anne Rice. While it didn't make the list I recalled the ... Read full review