Angels, Hit Men and Redemption: Angel Time by Anne Rice

For me, experiencing an Anne Rice novel is like visiting an eccentric but beloved old friend.  I’ve been reading her work since my college days, which were long enough ago that anyone who read the adventures of the Vampire Lestat and his companions on the Devil’s Road was considered freaky and a bit outré.  These days, of course, vampires are like breakfast cereal.


In any event, Angel Time is not a Vampire Chronicle, although the hero displays shades of Lestat and The Witching Hour’s proletarian crusader Michael Curry.)  It’s the launch book for Songs of the Seraphim, a new series about reformed hit man Toby O’Dare, who’s transported by his guardian angel Malchiah from the scene of his latest hit to thirteenth century England, where the good Christians of Norwich are threatening to burn out the Jews in retaliation for a fabricated outrage.  It’s up to Toby, disguised as a wandering Dominican friar, to answer the Jews’ prayers and deliver them from ruin.  By saving an innocent and appealing young Jewish couple from destruction, Toby takes the first steps on the long road toward finding his own redemption.


Although I wouldn’t call this vintage Rice in the grand tradition of The Vampire Lestat and The Witching Hour, there’s plenty here for a fan to savor.  As mentioned, Toby betrays hints of both working class Irishman-turned-billionaire Michael Curry and the spiritual, contemplative Lestat who emerges in Tale of the Body Thief and especially Memnoch the Devil.  Rice explores similar spiritual themes in Angel Time, and her trademark style infuses the work—opulent and sensual, although in this case nearly innocent of sex itself (which could hardly be said of her previous work.  The infamous Sleeping Beauty books she wrote long ago as A.N. Roquelaure spring to mind.) 


If I felt any sense of unmet need as a reader, it was a hunger to plunge deeper into angelology and the angel mythos.  But I imagine that’s still to come as the Songs of the Seraphim series continues!

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