(From the publisher):
From the publisher
In a distant age of brutal chaos, young Kelene is her family's salvation. An exquisite, golden-haired child just entering womanhood's embrace, she is blessed -- and cursed -- with a great gift: the protection of the Militant Angels. For most of her fourteen years, God's messengers have guided her, shielding Kelene, her parents, her brothers and sisters from the horror and devastation visited upon their neighbors by the bloodthirsty Ottoman hordes.
But suddenly another has invaded her dreams. This angel who speaks to Kelene in the night is far more elusive and demanding than any who came before -- filling her with uncertainty and terrors while tempting her with impure thoughts and unholy desires. He will come to her, he vows, in Kelene's darkest hour. And then she will be his...for eternity.
Betrayed by her own blood in the city of Belgrade, facing a grim future of enslavement, pain and degradation, Kelene bravely resolves to endure -- and that is when her angel appears to her as promised, a dream no longer. A creature of mesmerizing sensual power -- more than mortal and less than human -- those who know his name fear it. It is he who purchases Kelene's body and soul for a fortune in gold, drawing an innocent child-woman against her will into sacrilege and sin. And though she realizes death surely awaits her at the end of the long and terrible journey to her new lord's fortress home, Kelene will oppose her dread fate as long as her spirit remains alive... as she struggles to preserve the humanity that is slowly being drained from her, drop by drop.
Original title: The Angry Angel
Genre: Fiction→ Fantasy→ Dark Fantasy
Fiction→ Historical→ European→ Medieval