Of Love and Evil (Songs of the Seraphim) Audio CD – Audiobook, 30 Nov 2010
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"Ghosts and angels aside, "Of Love and Evil" transcends the metaphysical thriller label through its grounding in historical fact...[Toby's] sense of wonder proves infectious for the reader as well...[Rice] not only explores a battle against evil, but asks what it means to be evil and who gets to define it. Above all, "Of Love and Evil "is simply good entertainment."
"--"Carmela Ciuraru, "The Boston Globe
"Rice tells a good story, nicely balancing the profound and the profane."
"--"Judith Chettle, " Richmond Times-Dispatch
"Rice knows how to tell a story, and this one's a lot of fun. . . Rice's knock-your-socks-off cliffhanger ending leaves no doubt that this series has wings."
--"People "magazine (31/2 stars out of 4)
"Rice is remarkable in her ability to breathe life into another place, another time."
--"The Associated Press"
"Present, as always, is the author's ability to craft dreamlike prose to lull readers into believing every he
"Intoxicating. . . . Rice remains at the height of her talent." --"Associated Press "
"Rice knows how to tell a story, and this one's a lot of fun. . . . [Her] knock-your-socks-off cliffhanger ending leaves no doubt that this series has wings." --"People"
"A fleet and nuanced theological ghost story." --"The New York Times "
"Transcends the metaphysical thriller label through its grounding in historical fact. . . . Simply good entertainment." --"The Boston Globe "
"A breath of fresh air. . . . By page two, readers are willing to follow Rice anywhere." --"Minneapolis Star Tribune "
"Songs of the Seraphim . . . qualifies [Rice] as one of America's most dependably surprising storytellers. . . . An absolute bull's eye." --"Kirkus Reviews "
"Amazing. . . . The Songs of the Seraphim series . . . carries all the heart and urgency of [Rice's] most popular books." --Bookreporter.com
"Anne Rice at her best. . . . Entertaining." --"Midwest Book Review"
"Filled with superb storytelling, vivid imagery and eloquent, thought-provoking conversation." --"The Post and Courier "(Charleston, VA) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Anne Rice's magnificent Songs of the Seraphim continues with her lyrical and haunting new novel of angels and assassins set in dark and dangerous worlds -- in our time and the fifteenth century's high Italian Renaissance. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.See all Product Description
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Then he goes on a mission in Rome to save a Jewish doctor and his patient from the claws of the brother of this patient.
We discover the deep mistreatment of Jews in Italy under Girolamo Savonarola in Florence particularly but also in Rome at the beginning of the 16th century.
The story is simple. It reveals the anti-Jewish practices of the Catholics at the time. But that's not after all the main spring of this novel. It is a turning point because at the end he cleans up his past as a hit man but he is followed by a young man who has a very personal and direct question to ask him. And that is his dilemma because he has just confessed and promised never to be a hit man at all or even kill anyone under any circumstances and here is a the son of one victim.
The novel then is waiting for the next volume, and this one being kind of small, maybe an extension would have been a good thing. We'll have to wait. But the novel is also a turning point because the last part seems to be a development that was not planned at the beginning, or there is a mistake in the writing. When Toby writes, and we assume he is the writer because he tells us so and the novel is in the first person: "Instead I typed a brief and concise account of all that had happened to me since my last "report." "I wrote down not only the story of my adventure in Rome, but also the story of my meeting with Liona and Toby, and what had taken place." (p.158)
We wonder then who wrote what we have just read.Read more ›
I liked cause i like her writing in genereal, although not as good as the Vamoire Chronicles, a good read anyhow .)
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Good book, one of the few of Anne however not reaching all star in my personal view.Published 15 months ago by Cordula Roosa-Riedener
Just not the same depth of characters or intriguing plots any more. Quit e sad as Anne Rice is superb do not judge her on these newer,less gripping, novels.Published on 22 April 2014 by Mr J M Bruce
I love Ann Rice, although the book is not as good as the vampire chronichles I love the way she writes and loves her characters.Published on 8 April 2013 by Amazon Customer
I have all her books but this is the first one on Kindle. Havent finished it yet but will order more in the futurePublished on 18 Mar. 2013 by Ms. C. E. Steinborn-busse