Justine Musk – October 4, 2005
In downtown Manhattan, a rising young painter is haunted by disturbing dreams…In small-town Minnesota, a teenage orphan struggles with a knowledge beyond his years-and a destiny he wants no part of…In California, young and old, hipsters and hippies, fall under the spell of a wildly charismatic singer whose voice breaks down all barriers-including the ones between heaven and hell.
The fans of Asha are finding one other-and the world is running out of time.
The writing style is amazing. I love what the author has done with this story. The writing itself is very choppy and abrupt, which definitely suits the main character, Jess, and the overall mood of the story. Jess is a painter who is recovering from addiction and a traumatic upbringing when she’s thrown head first into the world of magic. The story explores themes of addiction and loss, vengeance and justice, and a modern outlook on love and sacrifice and what they truly mean. Magic, demons, psychic powers, and ancient angelic warriors.. BloodAngel has it all. For those who love Dark Fantasy, this is a must read.
The book flows nicely into its sequel Lord of Bones, which goes even deeper into the rabbit hole.. and explores even more taboo themes. Justine Musk has a website that doesn’t appear to be updated any more but her blog is A+ for creatives and feminists. Sometimes I’ll just go into the archives and read a few posts and come out feeling super energized and inspired. I recommend this post in particular.
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