Murder of Angels

MURDER OF ANGELS
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http://ositough.henkel.buildingonline.com/money-saving-budget-advice.php She is the Hierophant in her ex-lover's plans to expel the Dragon.

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She is pursues by red witches and dark minions as Spyder leads her to the bridge between the worlds and brings her face to face with something that will test her every strength. Daria, ridden with guilt over placing career before love, rides to the rescue, herself crowded by portents, dreams, and messengers. She is on a quest to retrieve the philter, something needed for the Hierophant to complete the ritual that Spyder is trying to fulfill.

Using very clear and solid strokes, Kiernan takes us back and forth between realities without ever leaving the reader lost in the shuffle. She is not the kind of horror writer that sprays blood over her pages, which makes this kind of mythological story especially difficult to write and keep up interest. The only fault is one that is common in this kind of story.

The ending comes too swiftly - as if Kiernan so cared for her characters that she was reluctant to let them go until the last moment.

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The story, in a nutshell, is about 3 lesbian girls one a rock star, one a goth and the other a diagnosed schizophrenic under the care of a gay nurse the author is homosexual who all play a part in a extra-dimensional power struggle to open a doorway between this world and another in order to dispatch a seemingly evil, devil-like entity whom we never get to see. To solve a high-profile abduction, one former-police officer must confront a dark past. Unbound Worlds Exploring the science fiction and fantasy universe. It was a meaningless silly tale. To really 'get' everything that happens in 'Murder of Angels' I think reading 'Silk' is a required first course.

This novel can be read in standalone mode, but it will require a vivid imagination to fill in the blanks. To really 'get' everything that happens in 'Murder of Angels' I think reading 'Silk' is a required first course. Since both books are good, this shouldn't be a drawback. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I enjoyed this book and very much liked the story. Unfortunately, I read it before reading Silk. I'd like to give it 3. My rating may change to 4 stars once I read Silk One person found this helpful. Kiernan's "Murder of Angels" is the sequel to "Silk," but you need not have read that novel but why haven't you?

If you're not familiar with her, meet her here for the first time, in her world filled with "ramparts of bone," and "narrow serpentine streets filled with shadows and lantern pools and nervous, suspicious whispers. When Niki develops a mysterious infection in the palm of her hand, it triggers the beginning of her long strange journey that leads her eventually back to Another Place, where Spyder Baxter, presumed dead at the end of "Silk," lives on.

The tale, which crosscuts among the characters, and across this world and the other-place, mixing the mundane world of hotels and airport lounges with the goth world of bridges made of bones, is full of literary, psychoanalytic, and scientific references and downhills recklessly, painfully to a thrillingly ambiguous conclusion.

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Was it a dream? In the end, it hardly matters. The point is, you'll probably be gasping for breath. I would very much suppose that is Ms. See all 49 reviews.

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Also by Caitlin R. See all books by Caitlin R. Inspired by Your Browsing History. The alternate world itself is It's not clear to me whether it's supposed to be a place in itself or the outgrowth of Spyder's imagination.

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It feels rather more like the latter - like the sort of archetypal place a well-read kid would invent and populate, and one of the scenes at the end seems to support that position. It doesn't really matter, though - it's an interesting setting, but it's just the backdrop for the interpersonal conflict anyway.

I don't think this is the sort of book I can say I like. I feel that way about a lot of Kiernan's better work.

It's damned good, but it's almost too much for me - too dark, too personal. Glad as hell to have it on my shelf, though. Jan 19, Victoria rated it it was amazing Shelves: I am very fond of the beautiful language used, the most graphic and gory scenes were written out so that you find a dark beauty in it. The characters are unforgettable, I found myself routing for the Hierophant.

The scenery was absolutely gorgeous, Kiernan created an entire underworld of monsters so well, that you have no idea who is evil and who is good as they are all so amazing. I would have rated it 5 solid stars, except view spoiler [ the ending came to such an abrupt halt, it felt un-finished. I knocked half a star off for that, although I feel foolish even doing so, because I feel greedy and selfish, the author has her own reasons for such an ending, I just walked away feeling a bit unsatisfied and unsettled- hide spoiler ] but I guess that is the point when you venture into this unknown genre.

This is horror fantasy at its greatest, and there is no other author such as Kiernan! I place her high in the ranks of my favorite authors ever! Nov 19, Rachel rated it it was ok Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. It is a sad thing when you realize that you disagree with all of the glowing reviews on the book cover. As a sequel, this didn't require knowledge of the first book - everything tied together and made sense of itself. And she had some very good turns of phrase.

But - after pages, the touted Hierophant hadn't actually done anything other than be a puppet. The "more powerful than anyone except the other two god figures" character was pushed around against her will until she decided to up and die It is a sad thing when you realize that you disagree with all of the glowing reviews on the book cover.

The "more powerful than anyone except the other two god figures" character was pushed around against her will until she decided to up and die. Right after her hand was chopped off. While she lay there, watching it happen. The entire mythos that was built up seemed pretty pointless. Like The Dry Salvages, it felt like there wasn't a payoff - perhaps I'm supposed to be more moved by the rocks fall, everyone dies ending? It didn't feel tragic.

The scene where Marvin breaks the mirror, the bit with Lila's hidden diary In the end, I'm left disappointed and glad that I borrowed it from the library. Feb 16, Heather rated it it was amazing. A wonderful follow up to Kiernan's "Silk," this book explores the downward spiral of Niki Ky into darkness and mental illness.

The reader struggles with Niki trying to sort out what is real and what is imagined as she slides deeper and deeper into nightmarish landscapes where she is alternately told she is the world's only hope or the bringer of its destruction.

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As the title implies, this is a dark read and not something for kids under at least But for adults and older teens who like their f A wonderful follow up to Kiernan's "Silk," this book explores the downward spiral of Niki Ky into darkness and mental illness.

But for adults and older teens who like their fairy tales dark and rich as well beautifully written, this book is highly recommended. Sep 15, Ralph McEwen rated it it was ok.

I can understand how this book got such high ratings, it is very descriptive, full of twisted imagery and the story is intriguing. That being said I still didn't enjoy the book as much as I got through the book. I seem to have trouble with the disjointed and abrupt changes from our world and the other world. Sep 28, Tashie rated it liked it.

This book makes my brain hurt. The first 50 pages were hard to get through but once past that it really picked up and got interesting. If you like a schitzophrenic lesbian than this is the book for you. Jul 07, Zachary Owen rated it it was amazing. Kiernan has such a command of language. She weaves some of the most beautiful sentences I've ever read. As a sequel to Silk, this expands that universe while also doing its own thing.

It's a more accessible book, which is interesting, because Silk would probably be a more "challenging" book to the standard reader, so the two as a pair have quite a unique dynamic. Whereas the first book was brooding dread, Murder of Angels is more of a cosmic dark fantasy. To me, this is a novel a Wow.

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To me, this is a novel about the repercussions of trauma, the choices we make, and the struggle to understand there are no absolutes or certainties, in this world or the next. Jul 07, J. Stone rated it it was amazing. I believe this is Caitlin's best novel. I won't say why. Read Silk and then read this.

Aug 17, Emmalise rated it liked it Shelves: I'm torn between liking Kiernan's writing and the characters, and finding the actual plot and, to a lesser extent, pacing to be an absolute mess. Having read Silk and The Drowning Girl, I was expecting a large amount of explanation to come near the end, which kept me eagerly reading I finished this in two days, fast by my standards , the problem being that those details never actually showed up.

It's not that I don't understand what happened, just that the logic behind it doesn't work for me I'm torn between liking Kiernan's writing and the characters, and finding the actual plot and, to a lesser extent, pacing to be an absolute mess. It's not that I don't understand what happened, just that the logic behind it doesn't work for me at all.

I've read mediocre fanfiction with more internal consistency. And, while this would have been hard to avoid, I feel like Murder of Angels loses the really wonderful and creepy tone that Silk had by becoming more of an overt fantasy. The relationship between Niki and Daria is disappointingly underdeveloped, and I didn't find the characters actions to be entirely consistent. So why does it still get three stars? Well, the actual writing style is still strong, it's definitely a novel with a lot to say even if it doesn't always succeed at saying it, I still love the characters even if they would have been fleshed out more, and it did keep me interested.

Murder of Angels isn't bad, it just suffers from being the sequel to a better book, as well as having lot of unfulfilled potential to be truly exceptional. A sequel the way they are meant to be. Silk was a great book but a little confusing if you weren't paying close attention.

Murder of Angels takes the mythology laid out in the first book and expands on it.