Reviewed by Melissa Brus
Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild review team
This is the fourth book about the Nefilim by Frohock. The first three are novellas but are not necessary to thoroughly enjoy this book. This story takes the reader into Europe between World War I and World War II. I love that amongst the good and evil in the history of that period, Frohock has placed angels and daimons, and our main voice for this narrative, Diago, who is literally both. The concept of the reincarnation of angels and daimons, with the ability to tap into the memories of those previous lives, is intriguing. Dancing on the line between horror and fantasy, the adventures and situations that Diago faced kept me flipping pages long after my bedtime. What made the book hard to put down was the connection between the characters. The relationship between Diago and Miquel is not simple. None of the relationships are. The fact that these connections had lifetimes of memories made it even more interesting and creates a depth of empathy for them that is surprising. I really appreciated that failing was not seen as an end, especially when pressing forward was a threat to the family. The concept of family is addressed in many ways. The family we are born into versus the family we choose is a primary focus of this story. There is deftness to the language that makes you think about this story long after you have finished the book. I can definitely recommend this book for fantasy and horror fans. But even if you aren’t a fan of either of those genres, this is just an overall good story for any reader.