Synopses & Reviews
The slave Aeriel is kidnapped by the Darkangel, who sweeps her up into his dozen black wings and carries her to his distant keep. There she is to serve his bride, thirteen pitiful creatures who were beautiful women before the Darkangel drained away their souls.
Aeriel must obey the Darkangel, though she knows it is ultimately up to her to destroy him. For when he has found his fourteenth and final bride, he will come fully into his powers -- commanding not just Aeriel but her entire world. Aeriel must kill the Darkangel soon, even though a spark of goodness buried deep within him makes her love him.
A young woman's unlikely love saves the soul of an evil vampyre in Meredith Ann Pierce's classic fantasy. "Easily the year's best fantasy."--The New York Times
"Seductive . . . bewitching . . . unique. A brilliant fantasy."--Boston Globe