When I realized Michelle Belanger was trying her hand at writing fiction, I knew I had to check it out. The books she wrote before were all non-fiction topics on the paranormal and so it just seems right that she would follow along that path with her fictional debut. Even though, out of all the paranormal subjects, angels are probably my least favorite fictional characters, I do still enjoy reading books involving them as long as the story is good. Conspiracy of Angels is just that...a good story.
The reader is practically thrown into the action right from the start. Zack has amnesia but he knows that someone or something is after him. It was pretty cool to follow along with Zack as he puts this crazy puzzle together piece by piece. As he learns things about himself and the people around him, such as whether they are trustworthy or not, we are caught up in an intricately woven story. None of the beings in this book are your run-of-the-mill monsters. Sure, there are angels, vampires, zombies, demons...nothing we haven't been introduced to before, but their abilities and actions are unique.
There is a slight cliffhanger at the end and I am interested in reading more about these characters and the one-of-a-kind world Ms. Belanger has created. If urban fantasy is something that suits your fancy, then allow me suggest this book as your next read.
When Zachary Westland regains consciousness on the winter shores of Lake Erie, his memories are gone. All he has are chaotic visions of violence and death… and a business card for Club Heaven. There Zack finds the six-foot-six transexual decimus known as Saliriel, and begins to learn what has happened.
Alarming details emerge, of angelic tribes trapped on Earth and struggling in the wake of the Blood Wars. Anakim, Nephilim, Gibburim, and Rephaim—there has been an uneasy peace for centuries, but the truce is at an end.
With the help of his “sibling” Remiel and Lilianna, the lady of beasts, Zack must stem the bloodshed before it cannot be stopped. Yet if he dies again, it may be for the final time.