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A Touch of Crimson (A Renegade Angels Novel) Kindle Edition
From the No. 1 international bestselling author of the Crossfire series, A Touch of Crimson is the first novel in Sylvia Day's sensationally sexy Renegade Angels series. If you fell for Gideon Cross, wait until you meet the men who really are out of this world...
Adrian Mitchell is an angel of immense power and an insatiable desire for the one woman he can't have. The head of an elite unit of the Seraphim, his task is to punish the Fallen - angels who have become vampires - and command a restless pack of indentured lycans. Now, nearly two hundred years after losing the love of his life, Adrian has found his beloved Shadoe, her soul inhabiting a new body with no memory of him.
Lindsay Gibson can't resist her fierce attraction to the seductive male who crosses her path. Swept into a dangerous world of tumultuous passion and preternatural conflict, Lindsay realises there's more at stake than her love and her life - both she and Adrian could lose their very souls...
The thrilling Renegade Angels series continues with A Hunger So Wild...
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"Will rock readers with a stunning new world, a hot-blooded hero, and a strong, kick-ass heroine."--Larissa Ione, New York Times bestselling author
"Angels and demons, vampires and lycans, all set against an inventive, intriguing story world that hooked me from the first page. Balancing action and romance, humor and hot sensuality, Sylvia Day's storytelling dazzles. I can't wait to read more about this league of sexy, dangerous guardian angels and the fascinating world they inhabit...a paranormal romance lover's feast!"--Lara Adrian, New York Times bestselling author
"Explodes with passion and heat. A hot, sexy angel to die for and a gutsy heroine make for one exciting read."--Cheyenne McCray, New York Times bestselling author
"Sylvia Day spins a gorgeous adventure in A Touch of Crimson that combines gritty, exciting storytelling with soaring lyricism. Adrian is my favorite kind of hero--an alpha-male angel determined to win the heart of his heroine....Definitely a book for your keeper shelf."--Angela Knight, New York Times bestselling author
"A gripping, touching, and scintillating page-turner. [Day] skillfully blends a timeless tale of love lost and found. [This is] a perfect romance with excellent world-building that's rich with angels, lycans, and vampires."--RT Book Reviews--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B008YGJGKM
- Publisher : Headline Eternal (28 August 2012)
- Language : English
- File size : 1068 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 370 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 224,895 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Prior to reading this, I've read the novella A Dark Kiss of Rapture based on this series and I was quite intrigued about a world with angels, vampires and lycans.
This is the first book in the Rengade Angels trilogy and is mainly about the Sentinels, a group of warrior angels who are tasked to keep the vampires (fallen angels) under control, and their leader Adrian. The fallen angels are cursed with vampirism because they interacted with and felt in love with mortals. Adrian, although, made the same mistake by falling for the nephil child of the first fallen angel, has a different form of punishment. The soul of his beloved Shadoe is reincarnated throughout the centuries with no recollection of their past. And he has to fall in love and then lose her over and over again.
After the death of his second-in-command, discovery of a plague among the vampires and a growing possibility of a rebellions among his lycans, Adrian is trying to prepare for war when Shadoe returns to him in the form of Lindsay. And Lindsay, confused by the connection she has with Adrian, is drawn into the war between the angels and vampires which has been fought for centuries.
It's an incredible read and it kept my attention all the way through. It's packed with action, mystery and romance and it very much reminded me of the early days of the Sookie Stackhouse series, probably with less humour. Lindsay has a skill or disability to be able to sense supernatural which led her to become a hunter and not able to lead a normal life-does that sound similar to Sookie's mind reading skill? Similar to Charlaine, Sylvia has a lot of different characters and species of supernatural beings to handle with. The glossary at the beginning of the novel is very useful. Similar to other readers, I found it hard to get into in the beginning with all the terminology and I had to keep referring back to the glossary. However, once you overcome that, you will realize Sylvia has created quite an interesting supernatural world.
Angels, vampires and lycans are actually different "fruits" of the same tree as they share the same root. And each species have their own hierarchy. I quite like the fact that Sylvia used the term "lycan" instead of wolf which is more common. Unlike in other stories where the werewolves are servants of vampires, in this book, they serve the Sentinels and hunt vampires. And the concept of warrior angels with coloured (not white) wings is quite interesting and very different to the general image of angels we have. Fallen angels becoming vampire is also quite an unusual take on the vampire myth. So is the fact about the losing the angel wings means losing the soul.
As for the characters, Sylvia did a good portrait of the emotionless Sentinel (apart from the case of Adrian) and I also like Lindsay being a selfless and independent woman. Elijah is also an interesting character, very down to earth. To be honest, I can feel the friendship between Elijah and Lindsay better than between Lindsay and Adrian.
I know Sylvia has a lot to introduce to us in the first book and hence she could only give us glimpse and flashbacks from the past and through the dreams Lindsay has. I still however have problem to understand the connection between Lindsay/Shadoe and Adrian. I know Adrian was initially attracted to her because of her being vessel of Shadoe's soul but I don't know when and how he ends up liking her as a person, instead of Shadoe. And towards the end Shadoe is portrayed as the "slut" to make Lindsay the better one, in a way to justify why Adrian chose her. The story of Adrian and Shadoe is also linked to Syre but I do feel like more elaboration on the past story would have been better.
This is a new series with potential and I do like the way Sylvia is organizing this trilogy. Basically, three parallel books told from the point of view of the different species involved in the conflict. I would continue to read on and also the novella accompanying the trilogy. At the end of book 1, we know that there is a traitor in the Sentinel and the lycans have left the Sentinel to claim their freedom. I guess we will find out how the story continues in the next book.
this is a good read but I think the book is let down by the characters as they seem more 2 dimensional than 3 dimensional and they seem to be written without passion and sometimes they become boring, also lyndsey never actually finds out who killed her mother and this was the driving force for her character.
overall I give this a 3.5* and im unsure if ill read the next installment of the series.