Book Review: Fall From Grace by Ron C. Nieto
Long, long ago, a faction of angels rebelled against Heaven and were cast out, stripped of their wings and imprisoned in Hell. They were meant to be there forever.
Now, some of them are out, escaped through means even they don't understand. The former Archangel of Secret Knowledge finds himself in possession of the mortal body - and the memories - of one Henry Black. And it's his job to figure out how to release the rest of the angels who fell.
The only problem is that he soon comes to suspect that he's not being told everything. Who are the humans who have learned to channel divine fire, and why are they hunting angels? Henry has to find allies among humans and other escaped angels, and try to find out what is going on before Hell swallows them back up again... this time for good.
This is an amazingly written story, with a completely consistent magical system and a very likeable hero. I found myself wondering about the angels' original rebellion, because Henry and the others were certainly not 'evil' as we would understand it. Henry cared about people, even those he had no reason to. I'm very, very intrigued as to where the author is taking this series.
This is a thoroughly enjoyable urban fantasy with just a hint of romance included. If you like angel or fallen angel stories, this is absolutely unmissable... and if you've never tried them, why don't you give it a go?
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for review through NetGalley.