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Angel Time (Songs of the Seraphim, Bk 1)
Angel Time - Songs of the Seraphim, Bk 1
Author: Anne Rice
Into O'Dare?s nightmarish world of lone and lethal missions comes a mysterious stranger, a seraph, who offers him a chance to save rather than destroy lives. O'Dare, who long ago dreamt of being a priest but instead came to embody danger and violence, seizes his chance. Now he is carried back through the ages to thirteenth-century Englan...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781400078950
ISBN-10: 1400078954
Publication Date: 8/31/2010
Pages: 384
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 52 ratings
Publisher: Anchor
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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thomkat91303 avatar reviewed Angel Time (Songs of the Seraphim, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 3
This book was pretty good. I wasn't sure what to expect when I started reading it but I have read all of Anne Rice's vampire and witch books. I have always thought her a very descriptive author and that is no different this time. I enjoyed the book, not her best writing, but if she writes more books like this I will probably read them. I would recommend it if you are an Anne Rice fan. I thought the story was good about a guy who is an assassin and is taken back in time by an angel to try and do right.
catk avatar reviewed Angel Time (Songs of the Seraphim, Bk 1) on + 13 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I have always been an Anne Rice fan, but have found her recent writings much less "hardcore". Since she has found God again, it is reflected in her writings, and that makes for a very different type of book. That being said, this book still has her flair for details and "make-believe" characters, without the trash found in many of her vampire novels. It was a very quick read, but still good enough to make me want to read the next in the series.
Nightcrawler avatar reviewed Angel Time (Songs of the Seraphim, Bk 1) on + 207 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
A wonderful treat for Anne Rice fans new and old....Anne Rice has found a new hero/new storyline that combines her gift for recreating 'the past and her desire to write Christian fiction following the conclusion of her Vampire Chronicles and Lives of the Mayfair Witches. Toby O'Dare is a character full of potential and the premise is a goldmine for both the author and her fans. If you gave up on Anne Rice with her Christ the Lord series-I encourage you to not only give those books a chance but to indulge in 'Angel Time' as well....a wonderful read and a delightful tease of 'more to come'.
tiffmeister avatar reviewed Angel Time (Songs of the Seraphim, Bk 1) on + 14 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I picked up a copy of this book at the grocery store. This is the first Anne Rice book I've actually read all the way through in awhile. Some of her latest books have not been appealing to me lately. But the subject of angels really grabbed me. I enjoyed the main character and his dilemma of good vs. evil, esp. since he's a hit man. I loved the descriptions of the Mission Inn and San Juan Capistrano. I want to visit the Mission Inn now. The adventure of visiting the past was interesting, and I'm looking forward to the sequel to see where the angel takes Toby next.

I didn't rate it as high as some of her other books mostly because I think it's less engaging than her other vampire books. Though Toby is a killer like the vampire characters, he's not as enrapturing as Lestat and Louise. But I do recommend this book since it still has her brilliant writing style, and creates enough of a reaction that you want to read the next book. The sequel comes out in Nov. 2010. Can't wait. I've preordered it already with Amazon.
luv2cnewthings avatar reviewed Angel Time (Songs of the Seraphim, Bk 1) on + 55 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Finished this book less than a week ago! Unfortunately, it didn't enthrall me like most of the vampire novels or even the ones about the witches (or spirit - if you will). However, if you are curious about how a good kid becomes an assassin and how guardian angels are involved then this is your book.
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reviewed Angel Time (Songs of the Seraphim, Bk 1) on + 49 more book reviews
Very different, and a quick read. Looking forward to the next in the series.
bookdeejay avatar reviewed Angel Time (Songs of the Seraphim, Bk 1) on + 132 more book reviews
This story makes you come to love a hit man! Why would he be chosen to be given the opportunity to redeem himself? But he was and he is taking full advantage. His prayers begging for forgiveness for setting himself apart from God are heartfelt. In Angel Time this hit man is dropped into medieval time to help the Jewish parents who have lost their child to illness only to be accused of murdering her. It is a dangerous time for the Jews and he must find a way to help them.
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This is only the second Anne Rice book I've ever read since I do not like stories about vampires.

Educated in Art History and specifically the Middle Ages and Renaissance periods, I hoped for a story-line more detailed about place rather than the characters inner angst. This was not an interesting read for me and Rice's writing style is too 'breathy' for my taste.
reviewed Angel Time (Songs of the Seraphim, Bk 1) on + 52 more book reviews
I love Anne Rice, and she didn't disappoint with 'Angel Time'. The story's protaganist is an assassain who once dreamed of entering the priesthood. Toby's story is enthralling, especially when an angel comes to him after a kill and offers him the opportunity of his life...maybe of redemption.
reviewed Angel Time (Songs of the Seraphim, Bk 1) on + 7 more book reviews
Enjoyed this and can't wait for the next book in the series.
busterboomer avatar reviewed Angel Time (Songs of the Seraphim, Bk 1) on + 96 more book reviews
Vampires and witches-----now Anne Rice is writing about angels. Just finished reading this book of 268 pages, a short book compared to some of her other books. It is about a hitman who was very good at his work and they called him Lucky the Fox. Not getting into great detail, things came about that he went on a mission with an angel back to the past to help out with a dire situation. The plot was simple, but yet complex at the same time. I liked this one. This won't be the last book about angels, either.

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