Forced to rely on her own instincts, along with the limited knowledge she’s gained of this world in the quest to fulfill the Promise of a New Morphósis, Amy Darlidale must find a way to acquire the remaining three Extiguos to piece together the prophesy and reunite her team of protectors. But despite feeling constrained in her ability to combat otherworldly forces she cannot comprehend, she discovers she must now strive to overcome the darkest intent of those before her as an emerging foe poses an unimaginably sinister threat.
As new truths are revealed by those she thought she knew, Amy finds the lines between this world and her own continue to blur. Pushed to her limit, she shatters preconceptions about what she is capable of and takes charge of her fate. Forever changed, she pushes forward toward her destiny but finds she must reclaim what was left behind before she can move ahead.
by H.L. Cherryholmes
Lizard Queen #6
August 14, 2015
In Furious Angels, Amy and her companions finally reach the city that holds the last three Extiguos, but getting their hands on them won’t be as easy as planned, despite having an ally with a connection to the Chief. Director Tamucier welcomes Madu, Maru’s brother, into his new position on the Council and shortly after that gets him started on a mysterious project. Though the Director invites both Amy and Licha along, it becomes obvious he has his sights set on one guest in particular, Licha.
I really loved how this book unfolded. What’s the Director up to? The Madu thing? Odd, and a bit dangerous. Then some more underworld activity, and somehow Amy gets involved. La Arana’s followers are still about and causing problems. Multiple conspiracies erupt, and the team’s missing member is still absent, much to everyone’s worry. There’s also another dose of fascinating history, religious oddities, and, of course, another reading of the Extiguous. And that’s just in Cascadota.
Again, Licha gets thrown into the role of attractive distraction, though first Amy and then the rest of the companions dislike this. She’s still being foolish and the others are letting her because it’s convenient. And it happens over and over. I’m hoping she settles down at some point.
Anyhow, I guess what I’m saying is this book kept me guessing, kept me reading, and kept me wanting more all the way to the last page. I can’t wait for the next one. I’d highly recommend the series to folks who like mysteries, magic, and fascinating worlds and characters.
The review copy of Furious Angels was supplied by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.
About H.L. Cherryholmes
H.L. Cherryholmes, author of The Lizard Queen Series, Come Back for Me, and A Slight Touch was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico but has spent most of his adult life in Southern California. He has a BFA from University of New Mexico and a Master’s degree in Playwriting from the University of California, Los Angeles. Currently, he lives in Los Angeles and Palm Springs with his husband, Ron Cogan.