Wednesday, October 11, 2006

A YEAR AND A DAY reviewed on Amazon

Wow, my first review. Click here for the page and all it's shiny, squee-inducing glory.

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From Green_Melusine, a "Top 500" reviewer on

Have several boxes of kleenex next to your chair when you read this one. You'll need them.

The premise of this story is that the Angel of Joy and the Angel of Vengeance are sent together on a mission to New York City, and are assigned to take human form and live among mortals for a year and a day. Vengeance (who takes the name Julian) is more than a little irritated with his traveling companion (who goes by Eponine), both because of her incessant perkiness and because she refuses to tell him the purpose of the mission.

What Julian doesn't know is that he *is* the mission. Having spent thousands of years among violence and destruction, he is on the edge of madness and in danger of falling. Eponine's task is to save his soul. Along the way, they discover disturbing feelings for each other.

The novel is also populated with a host of delightful secondary characters, including a sassy gypsy named Phina who always gives the impression of being more than she seems. New York also plays a scene-stealing role. Harvey calls this novel a love letter to the city, and she's right. The novel is a feast for the senses. I could almost feel the turning seasons in the air. I know I could taste the chocolate!

The characters are complex, and their developing relationship is a thing of depth. This is not one of those novels where, even at the end, the characters are still in the first blush of infatuation. This is a love that a reader can believe in.

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tongfengdemao said...

Woohoo! That's a great review. I'm eagerly awaiting my copy.

Sara M. Harvey said...

I hope you'll like it as much as she did!