Archon: The Books of Raziel

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Angela Mathers is plagued by visions of angels, supernatural creatures who haunt her thoughts by day and seduce her dreams by night. Newly released from a mental institution where she was locked away for two years, she hopes that her time at the Vatican's university, the West Wood Academy, will give her a chance at a normal life. Unlike ordinary humans, Angela is a blood head - a freak, a monster, the possible fulfillment of a terrifying prophecy of overwhelming death and destruction. Only in Luz, the Vatican's wondrous enclave, are blood heads accepted and encouraged to discover what kind of powers or special abilities they might possess. But within West Wood, a secret coven plots, and demons and angels roam the streets searching for the key to open Raziel's book - a secret tome from a lost archangel. Some are determined to destroy Raziel, while others, like the beautiful Supernal Israfel, one of the highest of the high, wish to free him. And when the Archon - the human chosen to possess the spirit of a dead angel - rises as foretold, they will control the supernatural universe. Torn between mortal love and angelic obsession, Angela holds the key to Heaven and Hell - and both will stop at nothing to possess her.

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Angels and demons do battle for a girl possessed by the spirit of a powerful, dead angel in this fabulous paranormal debut by Sabrina Benulis. Archon is the first of the Books of Raziel, a truly fantastic and very hip new take on heaven’s warriors that readers of the angelic novels of Danielle Trussoni, Lauren Kate, Becca Fitzpatrick, and Alexandra Adornetto are sure to adore. Archon is new wave urban fantasy, a tale of the supernatural that brilliantly blends passion, obsession, horror, and suspense in a way that will appeal to dark fantasy fans and paranormal romance readers equally. Sabrina Benulis’s angels are creepy, sexy, and totally awesome—and, like Anne Rice’s amoral, ambiguous, and addicting vampires, they will seduce and terrify you at the same time.

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“These angels can be vindictive and cruel, more human than you might expect and oozing supernatural abilities…. If you think you have the guts to take on this novel pick it up.” (Boulder Examiner)

“A dark, bold story.” (Lexington Literature Examiner)

“With the first installment in her trilogy, Benulis uses lush descriptions and larger than life characters to tell the story of a battle between Heaven and Hell… I will definitely be on the lookout for the next installment in her book of Raziel series.” (Suspense Magazine)

“Angela is someone I would want to be friends with, someone I would want to have in my corner. She’s out of her mind, a little, but honestly who isn’t?” (Fictional Distraction)

“Forget what you think you know and allow the book to show you a new vision of angels and demons. It’s a terrifying one, but extremely interesting.” (Sci-Fi Fan Letter)

“Even when I wasn’t reading, I felt a little like I had one foot in the book and the other in reality.” (Literary Feline)

“This plot is original in every way, and it resembles nothing that I have ever read before.” (The Wilkes Beacon)

“In this fascinating, well written first novel, Sabrina Benulis has created a world where it’s hard to tell the demons and angels apart. Be prepared to read this one in one sitting because it’s one of those rare novels that grabs you and doesn’t let go.” (The Baryon Review)

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