Image of Guardian


Image of Guardian

Delacroix's post-apocalyptic saga continues. Picking up after the events of the previous book, it explores the hot themes of discrimination and slavery. Delacroix does an admirable job of creating a nightmarish atmosphere for this series where survival is not guaranteed. Chillingly good!

Although classified as a Shade, or subhuman, number Twenty-three knows that she has been blessed by the Angels and is in fact the next true oracle of the republic. But any attempt to establish her identity can only lead to being hunted down and destroyed.

Fallen angel Rafe has been given the mission of tracking down born seer Delilah Desjardins. Rafe finds Delilah, aka Twenty-three, just as she reveals her gift. Now the only way to save Delilah is to kidnap her and take her to safety. Keeping the un-trusting Delilah safe from assassins will be no easy task. Keeping his emotional distance will be even harder.

(TOR, Oct., 368 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith