Feature Sabrina Benulis
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Books of Raziel Trilogy
Genre: Fiction / Fantasy / Paranormal
On-Sale: February 9, 2016
E-book ISBN: 9780062069436
A Harper Voyager Trade Paperback Original
In the heart-pounding conclusion to The Books of Raziel trilogy, Angela discovers that she holds the keys to both Heaven and Hell, and that angels, demons, and all the creatures in between will stop at nothing to possess her…
The war started by three powerful angel siblings – Raziel, Lucifel, and Israfel – has divided the kingdoms of both Heaven and Hell. Now the destruction is spilling over into our world.
The last hope for a crumbling world is the Archon, also known as the human Angela Mathers. Angela alone can successfully oppose Lucifel and open Raziel’s Book for the power of good rather than evil. But to do so would mean murdering her best friend, a fact Angela refuses to face.
Now Angela sits on the throne of Hell, fulfilling a prophecy of ruin. But ruin does not always mean destruction…..sometimes it means revolution.
Praise for Sabrina Benulis & The Books of Raziel Trilogy:
“[Benulis’] unique take on religion and angels is truly innovative. With just enough left unresolved, Covenant perfectly leads into the upcoming final book of the trilogy”
— Romantic Times Magazine on Covenant
“These angels can be vindictive and cruel, more human than you might expect and oozing supernatural abilities…. If you think you have the guts to take on this novel pick it up.”
— Boulder Examiner on Covenant
“A dark, bold story.”
— Lexington Literature Examiner on Covenant
“Benulis writes a no-holds-barred tale of destruction, love, power, and friendship. Everything you thought you knew about God, the Devil, angels and demons will be wiped away and replaced with a world so terribly beautiful that you will yourself gazing out into the night sky, hoping against hope that magic is real. Her characters have depth and 3-deminsional personalities, while her scenery, complete with candlelight and stain-glass windows, emphasizes the primal battles that humans go through on a daily basis.”
— Tulsa Books Examiner on Archon
“… Benulis uses lush descriptions and larger than life characters to tell the story of a battle between Heaven and Hell…She proves herself as a force to be reckoned with… I will definitely be on the lookout for the next installment in her book of Raziel series so I can grab it up and pour over each page.”
— Suspense Magazine on Archon
Sabrina has done a really good job laying a solid foundation of this coming of the Ruin to the universe. This isn’t a skim read. You will have to pay attention to what you are reading, but it will be worth your time. And a thought to remember (by which I love Ms Sabrina for) Angels are other-worldly, don’t expect them to behave like humans and treat demons the same way. Have no expectations and this will be a fantastic read for you, I promise!!
***Reviewer for Romance Authors That Rock.****
A year has passed and Angela is waiting, but she’s not sure what she’s waiting for. Stephanie has gone insane from not being the Archon after all. It’s widely known that Angela is the Archon, but this doesn’t make her life any easier. Sophia is still her only friend. Kim has disappeared and she hasn’t seen Troy since the fight with Lucifel’s shadow. Sophia and Angela are presented by a group of blood-heads that want Angela to be the head of their committee to show that they are nothing to be feared and not freaks, now that the Archon has been discovered. One of those members happens to be Nina’s half-brother, who relentlessly pursues Angela. She gives in and joins him at the Christmas ball only to find out that was a trap to kidnap Sophia and lure Angela into Hell where plots are rampant and no one is what or who they seem. Angela has no idea who to trust. Sophia warned Angela that there would be a day they would be forced apart and she was not to follow her into Hell, but Angela cannot turn her back on her only friend. In exchange for the setup on the kidnapping, Nina is brought back to life and joins Angela in this seemingly hopeless quest as does Troy, even though at first it seems more out of duty now that she has returned. The longer they trapeze through Hell though, Troy develops a kind of respect for both Angela and Nina, two humans who are supposed to be so lowly according to Jinn tradition. Can they make it out of Hell alive and with Sophia without disturbing Lucifel? Or what of the plots and games that got her there, does someone want her to disturb the Prince of Hell and finally kill her and take her place on the Throne of Hell?
***Reviewer for Romance Authors That Rock.****
Sabrina really keeps you on the edge of your seat while wrapping up the Books of Raziel. There are a few threads that have been waving in the wind that she brings in a little closer to you throughout the book, but the wind picks them up again and takes them away from you again and then finally you are able to make the connection…
When Israfel and Lucifel fight in Hell in Israfel’s final attempt to save Angela, the Archon from Lucifel’s clutches and plans, they are sent back to Heaven and Angela is trapped in Hell. She is crowned and put on the Throne and is the new Prince of Hell. However she is tricked into drinking Angel Blood by Lilith and her memories are removed. She doesn’t remember her purpose and she begins to forget her true purpose and wears the mantel of the Prince of Hell well, although now she is Lilith’s puppet. Along with the loss of her purpose, she’s lost the knowledge of how to open the Book of Raziel. Sophia and Kim are still by her side and now have decided that it’s best to make a deal with the demon Python. Kim forfeits his life to Python in exchange for Angela’s memories. Of course Python’s deal is not so simple and along with her memories returning, he eavesdrops and learns how to open the Book of Raziel, so Angela’s life becomes less important and Python no longer requires her to live. Sophia and Angela fight to escape and try to use an ancient portal back to Luz as there are very few portals back since the Realms are merging. In the meantime Troy and Kim are also trying to fight their way back if such a thing is possible. Unknown to Troy until she’s about to strike Kim, her niece the New Jinn Queen has decided to pardon Kim for his so-called crimes so now they must work together if they are to both escape Hell and Python. Once Angela makes it to Luz, things aren’t much better, she’s immediately attacked and her and Sophia barely escape. She learns that Israfel hasn’t been seen, Lucifel sits on the Throne of Heaven. Lucifel is collecting human souls but the purpose is unclear and Mikel has convinced all the people of Luz that Angela must die. All the blood-heads are being rounded up and killed and their blood collected. Angela feels like there is no hope. Sophia tells her there is always hope, she just must figure it out. Has too much time passed while she was in Hell or can Angela still turn this around and beat back Lucifel and save the Realms from colliding? Or will she truly fulfill the awful prophecy and become the Ruin?
About the Author:
Sabrina Benulis graduated with a masters in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. She currently resides in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania with her husband and a spoiled cockatiel.
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