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Anne Rice returns to the mesmerizing storytelling that has captivated readers for more than three decades in a tale of unceasing suspense set in time past — a metaphysical thriller about angels and assassins.

The novel opens in the present. At its center: Toby O'Dare — a contract killer of underground fame on assignment to kill once again. A soulless soul, a dead man walking, he lives under a series of aliases — just now: Lucky the Fox — and takes his orders from The Right Man.

Into O'Dare's nightmarish world of lone and lethal missions comes a mysterious stranger, a seraph, who offers him a chance to save rather than destroy lives. O'Dare, who long ago dreamt of being a priest but instead came to embody danger and violence, seizes his chance. Now he is carried back through the ages to thirteenth-century England, to dark realms where accusations of ritual murder have been made against Jews, where children suddenly die or disappear . . . In this primitive setting, O'Dare begins his perilous quest for salvation, a journey of danger and flight, loyalty and betrayal, selflessness and love.

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"Full of provocative moral reflections, this kickoff to bestseller Rice's new Songs of the Seraphim religious romance series centers on hired assassin Toby O'Dare, a one-time aspirant to the priesthood until personal tragedy unmoored his life. Guardian angel Malchiah visits Toby, who's just consummated his latest kill, and offers him redemption for his sins. After accepting the offer, Toby is whisked away to 13th-century England, where, in the guise of a Dominican friar, he becomes the protector of a Jewish couple accused wrongly by the gentile populace of having murdered their young daughter for her conversion to Christianity. Two eloquently told if clunkily joined digressions give the backstory on Toby and on the persecution of the Jews in medieval Europe. Readers will revel in Rice's colorful recreation of the historical past and in her moving depiction of characters struggling to reconcile matters of the heart with their personal sense of faith. 250,000 first printing. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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"Thrilling...divinely entertaining." People Magazine

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"Readers looking either for a convincing story of faith rediscovered or simply an exciting read will be pleased by Rice's compelling tale." Booklist

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"Rice revisits the shadows of her vampire classics; now however with her return to Catholicism, her sinners vie for redemption...Angelically inspiring. Devilishly clever." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

Rice returns to the mesmerizing storytelling that has captivated readers for more than three decades in a tale of unceasing suspense set in time past — a metaphysical thriller about angels and assassins.

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Anne Rice is the author of twenty-nine books. She lives in Rancho Mirage, California.

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Gregorio Roth, December 8, 2009 (view all comments by Gregorio Roth)


Where most Christian Writers stumble in their writing, Ann Rice moves them gracefull and deals expertly with: church, church history, Jews, Mission Art, Consumer Culture, Catholicism,
prayer, alienation, alcoholism, and broken homes. She shows how God redeems all who come to him with repentnt hearts; even an assassian with many kills can be Redeemed and saved from sinful living.


Can a "Christian Book" be written well? Can new light be shined from a 2,009 year old gospel? Rice answers, YES!.
"In keeping with my commitment to do Christian fiction in a variety of forms, I am developing a new series called Songs of the Seraphim. I'm hoping for a long life for the series..
I continue to work on Christ the Lord, the Kingdom of Heaven, the third book in the Christ the Lord series."

Can a pulp vampire chronicler tell the gospel accurately? Some Catholic ideas bleed into her fiction but for the most part as a Reformed Christian I did not see a stained gospel.

She makes us look again at division between the Jews and Christians, and the scripture cited in Matthew 28:11-15. She asks us to not tell tales but live in the light of truth.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781400043538
Author:
Rice, Anne
Publisher:
Knopf Publishing Group
Subject:
General
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Assassins
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Metaphysics -- Fiction.
Subject:
Thrillers
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.6 x 6 x 1.03 in 1.1 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Full of provocative moral reflections, this kickoff to bestseller Rice's new Songs of the Seraphim religious romance series centers on hired assassin Toby O'Dare, a one-time aspirant to the priesthood until personal tragedy unmoored his life. Guardian angel Malchiah visits Toby, who's just consummated his latest kill, and offers him redemption for his sins. After accepting the offer, Toby is whisked away to 13th-century England, where, in the guise of a Dominican friar, he becomes the protector of a Jewish couple accused wrongly by the gentile populace of having murdered their young daughter for her conversion to Christianity. Two eloquently told if clunkily joined digressions give the backstory on Toby and on the persecution of the Jews in medieval Europe. Readers will revel in Rice's colorful recreation of the historical past and in her moving depiction of characters struggling to reconcile matters of the heart with their personal sense of faith. 250,000 first printing. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Thrilling...divinely entertaining."
"Review" by , "Readers looking either for a convincing story of faith rediscovered or simply an exciting read will be pleased by Rice's compelling tale."
"Review" by , "Rice revisits the shadows of her vampire classics; now however with her return to Catholicism, her sinners vie for redemption...Angelically inspiring. Devilishly clever."
"Synopsis" by , Rice returns to the mesmerizing storytelling that has captivated readers for more than three decades in a tale of unceasing suspense set in time past — a metaphysical thriller about angels and assassins.
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