Emily is taken to a safe house in Italy where she meets the rest of the Fallen Angels and another 'potential' called 'Adrian', a descendant of Joan of Arc.
It happened so fast that I wasn’t sure I’d actually seen it at first. Armaros brought the sword down towards
Adrian’s head and, just as I drew in a breath to scream,
certain that the blade would lodge in his skull, ’s hands came up and caught the blade
between his palms. Applause erupted and I buried my head in Sariel’s shoulder
for a moment. Adrian
I glanced at his face – as always he looked impassive although a small smile curved the corner of his lips. He was either impressed or amused by Armaros and Adrian’s theatrics. I couldn’t tell, although the urge to merge my mind with his and find out was more than tempting.
Beside us Uriel sighed and I forced myself away from Sariel. She was shaking her head. “Smoke and mirrors,” she muttered, “Cheap parlour tricks.”
Armaros swung around to face her. “You have something to say, sister?” he sneered.
Uriel nodded. “You think that a boy magician is what we need?”
Armaros’ eyes narrowed and his gaze flicked from Uriel to Samyaza and back again. He raised his voice. “You don’t believe that this boy has been blessed with these talents?”Uriel smiled dangerously. “I don’t believe that an Archangel gifted him with them. Otherwise we’d have an army of amateur magicians running around boring the Demons to death with card tricks.” '
Demon's Revenge will be out in paperback and eBook format on 16th August 2012.