Adriana Noir is no stranger to me. I’ve been privileged to read pretty much everything that she has so much as scribbled in the last twelve years. We met online through our writing and from that first moment there was a bond. The others in the group dubbed us the “Terror Twins” and we’ve never been separated since. She is my friend, confidant, writing partner, and TT. Requiem:Book of the Fallen is her debut novel. I hope you enjoy her writing as much as I do.
REQUIEM:BOOK of the FALLEN
Seir is uninterested in the human condition. He’s always been content to watch the world suffer from afar.
Thousands of years on Earth have left him cynical, jaded, and unsympathetic to the plight of mortals, but when a mysterious woman seeks his help, he’s unwittingly thrust into what could become the end game between Heaven and Hell. Within Ava lies an important key–one this fallen angel must protect in order to survive. The stakes are higher than ever before, and the most dangerous force of all may be the tumultuous past Seir is forced to confront.
The hosts of Heaven are starting to descend, and some of them are none too happy with the choices he’s made.
As angelic and demonic forces collide, the world’s fate hangs precariously in the balance.
MY REVIEW of REQUIEM:BOOK of the FALLEN
I had the honor of an advance copy of Requiem:Book of the Fallen. This is no typical story of good and evil. Noir’s Angels, divine and fallen, jump off the page with endearing quirks and gut wrenching angst in this apocalyptic tale. The author paints an eerie picture of what the world is like after “The Collapse.” In the light of recent economic times and world happenings, it is easy to imagine the world she creates.
Requiem: Book of the Fallen introduces us to a young woman, Ava, that holds the key to humanity’s salvation or their downfall. Neither side truly knows the power she possesses, as they jockey to be the one to control her. Both sides are on edge as she chooses to walk a fine line between her heavenly guardians and the dark forces that seek to destroy all. One thing I would’ve never imagined is the sarcastic, scathing, humor of the main character, the fallen angel Seir. His sometimes bitter, but blunt, take on all involved in the battle will make you think, and surely make you laugh even in the darkness. The connection he forms with Ava is perhaps even more surprising to him than to the reader.
The battle between good and bad, light and dark is a story older than time, but told here with an intensity and skill that will send a chill down your spine and make you think. Noir’s descriptions of the residents of Heaven and Hell are beautiful and horrific, the battle being waged believable, and all the more frightening for it.