I’m sure somewhere down the road, I’ve read other novels in the urban fantasy genre, but this is the only one I can say I really enjoyed. Blake has a knack for bringing you into the story, but he doesn’t push it in your face and the novel is not overly done. I enjoyed the characters and how even angels can be snarky – even downright violent when the situation calls for it. I found that I could relate to the characters, sympathize with them, cheer them on, or want to smash their face. I also liked the fact that the religious undertones were not preachy, but interesting enough to hold my attention and added to the story instead of used as a filler for another chapter.
I can honestly say I am a Bruce Blake fan and I can’t wait to read the second book in this amazing series and see what happens to Icarus Fell next! I do hope we’ll see some of the other characters in the next book, as well, as they helped shaped the story and gave it more depth. I recommend this book to anyone, no matter what your favorite genre is. Trust me, there is something in this book for every reader!