Death Sword by Pamela Turner

Posted March 28, 2012 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments

The only thing more dangerous than an angel of death is one obsessed with vengeance. Karla Black has always known she’s different from other people. She learns just how different after she’s fatally stabbed and brought back to life as a half-human angel of death. 
With newfound power comes a newfound boss. 
Samael despises her. He considers Karla impure and resents her relationship with her partner Xariel…who also happens to be Samael’s ex-lover. When he takes that hatred to a higher level, Karla vows vengeance – a task easier said than done. 
With the loss of their angelic powers, Karla and Xariel face a dilemma – how will they defeat an unstoppable Samael, whose poisoned rapier can kill human and angel alike? 
If Karla doesn’t awaken to her true identity, both heaven and earth are in danger of annihilation.

It’s funny a couple of months ago I hadn’t read any books about angels, but yet they were a topic that was very intriguing to me. But then I happen to mention on twitter that I was looking for books to review that involved angels, and so far I have had a ton of books submitted for review, and Death Sword was one of them. But the thing I really like about this particular part of the urban fantasy genre is that there are so many unique takes on how to write angels. 
So this book ha to do with angels of death, which I think may be the first book about angels of death I have read, although I did read a book about two brothers who were grim reapers. That being said I really enjoyed how the whole thing worked. It was a pretty unique take on angels, and they were super interesting to read. I like how serious the angels take their work. 
I have to say that this book started off pretty strong from the very beginning of the book, and also managed to keep up the plot in terms of suspense until the end of the book. I think the writing was pretty good, and I love a book that keeps me wanting to turn the page. 
I really enjoyed the characters. I thought the author did a really good job of putting together an interesting group of people. And you also get pretty invested in the characters, and it’s easy to start pulling for them. 
I think the story was pretty good, although I think there could have been more done during the editing process. I think it could have used maybe one more pass to make the content just a little more polished. But honestly even without it the book was pretty good as it is. 
So I think if you enjoy books about angels, or even if you just are looking for an urban fantasy book to try, this one is pretty good.

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