Book Watch: Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton

Goodreads description:

This debut, the first novel in a trilogy, is achingly romantic, terrifying, and filled with blistering action.

When seventeen-year-old Ellie starts seeing reapers – monstrous creatures who devour humans and send their souls to Hell – she finds herself on the front lines of a supernatural war between archangels and the Fallen and faced with the possible destruction of her soul.

A mysterious boy named Will reveals she is the reincarnation of an ancient warrior, the only one capable of wielding swords of angelfire to fight the reapers, and he is an immortal sworn to protect her in battle. Now that Ellie’s powers have been awakened, a powerful reaper called Bastian has come forward to challenge her. He has employed a fierce assassin to eliminate her – an assassin who has already killed her once.

While balancing her dwindling social life and reaper-hunting duties, she and Will discover Bastian is searching for a dormant creature believed to be a true soul reaper. Bastian plans to use this weapon to ignite the End of Days and to destroy Ellie’s soul, ending her rebirth cycle forever. Now, she must face an army of Bastian’s most frightening reapers, prevent the soul reaper from consuming her soul, and uncover the secrets of her past lives – including truths that may be too frightening to remember.

Angelfire, Courtney Allison Moulton’s debut novel, is the first book in a new trilogy set in a world of angels, reapers and the fallen. It will be released on February 15, 2011 in hardcover and electronic format. The eBook version is currently available for pre-order at

The second and third books in the series are titled Wings of the Wicked and Hymn to the Fallen.

According to the author, Angelfire was a NaNoWriMo book.

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To read an excerpt from the author’s website click here.

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