“I am Uriel: The Harbinger of Chaos, The Keeper of the Gates, The Begetter of Life, The Dam of The Ends, and I’m coming to take what is mine!”
The clash with Baza and his angels had demonstrated to Ariel that Earth (Apkallu) is not the safe heaven she hoped it would be, and it is only a matter of time before she is hunted and dead.
The only way to survive is to accept her destiny and to fight back.
But upon her return to Uras, Ariel is rejected in her own domain and has to suppress the revolt against her reign. The angels refuse her and her lead, abandoning her and Uras in favour of another ruler.
She knows that without an army of followers she won’t stand a chance against Baza or Mik’hael, so now she needs to go into the most unexpected places to find it.
Ariel doesn’t seem to catch a break, and it almost makes me chuckle, this girl needs a spa day. Harbinger picks up right where Hallow left off, and I appreciate that as it was an intense ending.
Now that Ariel has no choice but to accept what she is, that she’s got a destiny, well, it’s time for her to figure out the best way to do it…her way.
She’s working with Rafe and the angels who remain in the place that Uriel ruled. There are so many obstacles in her way though, the angels only see her as a human, the other army is better, bigger, and probably stronger, and well….her sister is definitely having an experience with her trip to Uras.
First step for Ariel is getting an army, and she knows there’s only one other place left to look after Uras, and I so loved that she went back to this place which I won’t say because of spoilers.
As always, I demand more Sam, and I demand to know what happened to Tabby.
I liked that Ariel is having to come to terms with her destiny and that she’s still foul-mouthed, spontaneous and stubborn.
I probably liked this one the least out of the three, but, that doesn’t take away the fact that I did enjoy it and that I am ready to read the final book when it comes out. This was a set up for what is sure to be a really intense fourth and final book!
Thanks to Olga and Fraser’s Fun House for an eARC of this in exchange for my honest review as part of the tour.
Content Warning: Gory and quite bloody, a bit of ‘torture’ and violence abound!
About the Author
Olga Gibbs lives in a leafy-green town, nestled amongst the green fields of West Sussex, England. She was writing from the age of fifteen, mainly short stories and novellas and was a guest columnist for a local newspaper. When she is not dreaming up new adventures for her imaginary friends, she does outreach work with teenagers.
She is currently writing a second book in the “Celestial creatures” series and another stand-alone psychological crime thriller book.
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