Reviews of Juno Books Juno Editor/Paula Guran on 08 May 2011 09:15 pm
Navarro brings a definite religious, bent to urban fantasy in this tale of a fallen angel seeking redemption. The demon Astarte is tired of Hell, and takes human form on Earth, with the name Brynna Malak, She speaks all languages, knows much of ancient history and things beyond human ken — but she has almost no clue about modern-day life, and find herself in Chicago without money, ID, or a place to live. Then a nephelim (half-angel) gets shot right next to her, the latest victim of a serial killer. Brynna has no interest in stopping a murderer, but Police Detective Eran Redmond persists in asking difficult questions. and gradually Brynna begins to care and see that helping others may be part of her reformation. She’s an interesting character, rather childlike and amoral in many ways, neither understanding nor caring about humans at first, despite having done her time as a sex goddess/succubus; her notion of a happy ending is a bit different, as well, helping make this a quirky, but highly entertaining, start to a new series.