Follow up to the bestselling Fallen.
In Torment fallen angel Daniel and his mortal love Lucinda think they are safe but evil forces are massing against them. As Luce learns more about her past, and discovers that the lives she's already lived hold the key to her future happiness; she starts to wonder if Daniel has told her the whole truth.
What if his version of events isn't the way things happened? What if that means that she's really meant to be with someone else?
©2010 Lauren Late (P)2010 Random House Audio
As a sequel to Fallen, this was well written and re-introduced us to the colourful cast of characters as well as some promising new ones. This is a love story with its ups and downs, its secrets and lies. Probably one of the most realistic romances I've read. The question is, can the lovers work through it? The listener is left with far more questions than answers at the end of this book, putting them in exactly the same frustrating situation as the heroine. The cliffhanger ending sets the scene up for the next instalment.
The fact that Lauren Kate is not afraid to change things up - it would have been the easy option to simply continue the story at Sword & Cross and rehash the first novel over and over to make up the series. Instead she changes the setting and expands the cast of characters. It is also nice to see the religious elements of the story given due respect, they are integral to the whole story and not just used for an easy plot twist.
Simply because of the ages of the main characters, Twilight or Hunger Games. They are similar in the way that they treat their target audience with a degree of intelligence that is sometimes lacking in this genre. The story here has much more depth and range, and is better written with a much better sense of humour. Crucially, it doesn't take itself too seriously.
I have listened to her other performances in this series, and this one is just as good. She has a very good grasp of the story, and her pacing and delivery are excellent. My only slight criticism is that the distinction between female characters is not always as good as it could be, which can be confusing if you are not listening closely.
The ending - you can't leave it like that! I was not too upset though as I know I will listen to the subsequent books.
This is the only series so far for me on Audible that I have listened to back to back. That must be a good recommendation!
Absoluetly, it's a captivating story that you really can't tell where it will end.
I don't know if I would compare it to anything else.
She makes the places seem more real.
Hmm.... This is a hard one... I really don't know
"Series should not torment"
This is a series and should clearly be labeled as such. In reading book 2 I am no clearer about the fallen angel and Lucinda than I was when I read Book 1. Series should have a natural build up with substance this is repetitive and I feel I am in limbo. There is a whole history about Daniel and Lucinda - Lucinda is in an special angel offspring school - she is told people have read about their love story for centuries - and what she is not curious to read about it herself and discover more. One thing about Lucinda - she is not very bright...But I've read two - I will read the third and hopefully the last - cross my fingers there will be more substance to the next one..
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