Death Sword

This book started off so wonderfully and I was looking forward to more of it, but then it kind of went off track and became very sophomoric and overtly filled with romantic drama. Death Sword could have been so much more action-packed and filled with twists and turns. I felt that it relied too much on overused clichés, slang, and mountains of dialogue that did nothing to move the plot forward. The slang especially distracted me and I feel that it didn't need to be used to explain the situations. I absolutely loved the first chapter, but midway through the second chapter I had a hard time being drawn in. The romantic tension was very cliché and it cheapened the book for me. It has a wonderful idea. The first chapter shows this, but, for me, it went the opposite way when the romance became more of the focus. I am usually not one that likes romantic fantasy novels, so maybe this is a perfect book for others, but it was not one that I particularly loved. I do have to say that there was good suspense and it certainly has potential to be a fun book.

Book Blurb for Death Sword

The only thing more dangerous than an angel of death is one obsessed with vengeance.

Karla Black has always known she’s different from other people. She learns just how different after she's fatally stabbed and brought back to life as a half-human angel of death.

With newfound power comes a newfound boss.

Samael despises her. He considers Karla impure and resents her relationship with her partner Xariel…who also happens to be Samael's ex-lover. When he takes that hatred to a higher level, Karla vows vengeance - a task easier said than done.

With the loss of their angelic powers, Karla and Xariel face a dilemma – how will they defeat an unstoppable Samael, whose poisoned rapier can kill human and angel alike?

If Karla doesn’t awaken to her true identity, both heaven and earth are in danger of annihilation.

Night Owl Reviews Jan, 2012 3.00