The story starts with Hugh as a soldier for his Lord D'Aulnoy. He has spent the last two years protecting Lord D'Aulnoy's wife, Isabel. Once he returns Lady Isabel home, he meets Lilith, a woman who deals with lies and temptation. Lilith serves her father, Lucifer, trying to bring new damned souls to Hell. Lilith is trying to tempt Hugh, Isabel and Lord D'Aulnoy into loosing their soul to the devil. As Lilith's plot spiral, Hugh is killed and Lilith must make a choice whether to make him a soldier for the Below or to call for help from Michael, a Guardian.
For over 700 years, Hugh serves as a Guardian for mankind. Hugh swears he will find a way to free Lilith from her father. Through the years Lilith and Hugh meet and interact, never giving in to their feelings for one another. Until finally in 1991, Hugh feels he can no longer remain a Guardian, he is Fallen. Hugh destroys Lilith and regains his mortality; he spends 16 years in San Francisco. Lilith is brought back by her father and spends her new life as an FBI agent. Finally, there is a battle where Lilith and Hugh must find a way to save the people they love, and one another.
I found this book very interesting and a fast read. The author did a wonderful job of creating a new world that holds the readers interest. I was quickly drawn into the plot and found myself very interested Lilith's and Hugh's future. I found the secondary characters very well described and easy to like, I hope to read more of them in the future. I would recommend this book and read it again.
For two thousand years, Lilith wrought vengeance upon the evil and the damned, gathering souls for her father's armies Below and proving her fealty to her Underworld liege. Bound by a bargain with the devil and forbidden to feel pleasure, she draws upon her dark powers and serpentine grace to lead men into temptation. That is, until she faces her greatest temptation-Heaven's own Sir Hugh Castleford... Once a knight and now a Guardian, Hugh spent centuries battling demons-and the cursed, blood-drinking nosferatu. His purpose has always been to thwart the demon Lilith, even as he battles his treacherous hunger for her. But when a deadly alliance unleashes a threat to both humans and Guardians in modern-day San Francisco, angel and demon must fight together against unholy evil-and against a desire that has been too long denied...