Time for my second book review from December’s reading list, Angel Time by Anne Rice. Apologies for the lateness of this review! I didn’t get a lot of reading done in December, but I have caught up now and made a start on January’s list!
Angel Time by Anne Rice: A Review
Blurb from the back cover
Toby O’Dare – Lucky the Fox – is a contract killer of underground fame. In his youth, Lucky had dreamt of being a priest; instead, he fell into a life of danger and violence.
Living under a series of aliases, he long ago lost any sense of his true self, becoming a pawn to “The Right Man”, a contractor of dark and unknown allegiances.
Lucky has one place where can be without disguise, but his latest assignment is at this sanctuary, The Mission Inn. And it is an order to kill. Into this nightmarish world of lone and lethal missions comes a mysterious figure, a seraph, who offers him a chance to save lives rather than destroy them. Now Lucky has the chance to repair the damage of his past.
My thoughts on the book
I vaguely remember reading Anne Rice when I was around 10 or 11. I loved her vampire books, although in all honesty I can barely remember them now. When I saw Angel Time, I knew I had to give it a go, just because it’s by Anne Rice.
The first part of the book introduces us to Lucky and tells of his current life as a contract killer. He seems at peace with this life until his latest assignment comes to him and it’s at his special place.
He is visited by a seraph and the seraph explains why he has been chosen. This part of the story gives us a lot of background on Lucky and he somehow becomes a likeable character.
The final part tells of him attempting to save some innocent people and redeem himself.
The story is actually quite touching at times and Anne Rice tells it perfectly. I never would have guessed I would be rooting for this kind of character, but there is something about him that makes him likeable.
Conclusion and rating
This is quite a short book, so it misses out a lot of the pointless filler which I liked. It gets straight into the story, and keeps it moving at a good pace. Well written and enjoyable. 4/5
Have you read Angel Time? What did you think? Let me know in the comments 🙂