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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.