Heaven Sent by John G. Hartness
Glory the Guardian Angel meets John Abraham Quincy Holmwood Harker, Demon Hunter. What happens when an angel hangs with Quincy? Corruption. That’s what.
Publisher’s Description: It’s the summer of 2009, and Harker has a brand-new guardian angel. Her name is Glory, and she’s here to try to keep Harker from getting himself killed. Try is the operative word. Because not even a divine guardian with a Joss Whedon fetish can get Harker through this mystery unscathed.
Someone is murdering Nephilim, the rare offspring of human and angel, and using their blood for a terrible ritual. Harker, with some help from his Uncle Luke (you probably just call him Count Dracula), has to find out who the next victim is, who the murderer is, and what the plan is. All in three days. Because no matter what kind of help Heaven Sent, it might not be enough to prevent someone from raising a lot of Hell. Heaven Sent is a prequel novella, with far-reaching effects that will change Harker forever.
Nervous Nellie’s nervousness necessitates knowledge of the novel (or, in other words, SPOILERS).
Nervous Nellie says…
This is an urban fantasy that takes place 7 years before the prior books in this series. There is no sex, plenty of violence, a fresher faced Quincy but no less restrained. Uncle Luke makes an appearance to help with research and Quincy meets his guardian angel, Glory. The story isn’t a cliffhanger, but it does continue with the next book Heaven’s Door. Be sure you have it with you because you will want to pick it up as soon as you finish with #5.
Quincy is learning that he doesn’t know everything when it comes to angels and demons. He is not as kick ass or nearly as jaded as he is in current time, but he is still Quincy. I enjoyed the mystery and the introduction to Glory. The book description does tell you that the half human/half angels are being killed for a ritual, so no spoiler there. The mystery is the who and the why. Also, if you read carefully, you’ll catch the story arc that continues in the next book. Usually Quincy’s books are wrapped up in one sitting, but this story obviously takes a little longer.
I got to go to Mort’s again and visit with Christy. I got to learn a little more about that world I also learned that Quincy is fighting creatures that are seriously above his pay grade. Seriously, if Uncle Luke (Count Dracula) is worried about Quincy’s well being, there is something worth worrying about!
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- Black Knight Chronicles by John G. Hartness
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