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Series: Dark Angel #3
Published by Gypsy Publishing on October 18, 2013
Length: 283 pages
Reviewing eARC from Author
Israel lies dying from demon poison. To save him, Alyx needs the recipe for the cure, supposedly contained within the Threads of Dark, and she needs Mayrekk’s knowledge of herbs to make it.
But Mayrekk remains imprisoned in Michaelea, being punished for his hand in Alyx’s escape, and Michael himself guards the key to Mayrekk’s freedom. The Threads of Dark is sealed within a secret chamber deep under the Archives of Urielos, a Seraphim city clinging to cliffs somewhere along the coast of Italy. Even if Alyx does manage to find a way into the city, the chamber is guarded by ancient riddles and deadly traps…
Can Alyx rescue Mayrekk and retrieve the Threads of Dark before Israel slips away?
Oh. My. God!!!!!! So just like with book two I thought this installment couldn’t live up to the last, but it did and then some! I just don’t even know where to start. How bout the beginning…
Angelsong book three of the Dark Angel series by Hanna Peach picks up right where Angelstone left off. Israel is lying on his death bed after being poisoned from a knife wound. It is up to Alyx to save him. She turns to Jordan for help. Step one of their plan is to save Mayrekk. He is the only one they believe that will know how to save Israel. Step two is to break in to Urielos and steal the Threads of Dark (ominous right?). But can they do it in time?
So 4% into the book, Alyx is having a complete meltdown because she feels the weight of the world on her shoulders. Israel is dying, Mini was kidnapped, Aradale was destroyed, Ky is dead…..while she sobs in a tunnel off the Saint’s Revenge (yep the pirates are back…yay!!) a woman appears to her and says “Just let go.” So she does and the pain and weight is gone or at least partially………WTH! Stupid Memory Thief! She took Alyx’s memory of falling in love with Israel…….which leads us to one of the main plot points of this story…..Alyx and Jordan.
In book two I could sense a love triangle coming on and I resented it. I loved what the author had created between Alyx and Israel. I felt it was soul deep. But then with her love for Israel out of the picture, we see Alyx fall in love with Jordan and with a few exclusive Jordan POVs we see just how deeply he cares for her.
She was falling for him. He was the sun that warmed these deepest spaces in her soul, her empty Sahara. This desert had been cold before him and would be cold without him.
I am so team Jordan! Their friendship slowly developing into more just stole my heart completely and then ugh the heartbreak at the end when both realize what has happened! I actually teared up for both of them.
There were so many twists and turns in this plot that I don’t even know where to begin without spoiling it for you! Alyx and Vix travel to China and meet the Elder there who tells them about the Threads of Dark and how to find them. Then Jordan, Vix, and Alyx stage a rescue mission for Mayrekk who is on death’s door. And finally Jordan and Alyx go to Urielos and break into the archives to steal the Threads of Dark. I think my favorite scenes come from that last adventure. So detailed and so emotionally ridden as Alyx confronts her feelings for Jordan and tries to stay focused on the task at hand.
Another cliff hanger……I might just kill over from anxiety waiting for book four! If you enjoy angel and demon fantasy books, you will enjoy this series. It’s not your typical mythology and the author does an amazing job with world-building and having such believable characters. Can’t wait for the next book!