(Angel Knights #2)
Author: Mary Ting
Publisher: Create Space Independent Publishing Platform
Genre: YA, Science-fiction, Paranormal, Fantasy, Urban
When teens go missing in Hawaii, a group of demon-hunters—half human and half angel—disguised as high school students, must leave Crossroads, the place where they reside. In a race against time, they uncover the mystery connecting the missing teens, which dates back to the era of the Knights Templar. However, when they discover one of the Templars passed down a book containing all the secrets and codes to finding a particular treasure, they soon realize this forbidden treasure needs to be found before Cyrus, the lord of the possessor demons, acquires it—a treasure which been safeguarded and hidden from him. There is only one problem: the pages containing the clues leading to the treasure (are) missing. When the first page is found, Cyrus threatens to kill more descendants of the Knights Templar if it is not given to him by Friday the thirteenth. In the midst of threats and discovery, the demon-hunting angels find they are not alone when supernatural beings begin to reveal themselves. Can they put their differences aside and work together to solve the Knights Templars’ cipher? As they astral travel to the past, they witness a lot more than they have bargained for. And some things are better left unseen.
I was intrigued by the synopsis and the idea of the story. I liked that it was set in Hawaii. I thought the idea of the descendants of the Knights Templar being at risk and fighting for their lives.
In all honesty, I struggled with this book. I've looked at the 5-star reviews and am wondering what I missed. I enjoyed the descriptions and the set up. If you haven't read the first book in the series, Angel Knights, you could still read this book and understand what's happening. The mystery of the story is fabulous as well.
I found the dialogue really distracting. It was not the caliber of the narrative itself. The conversations between characters was stilted and flat, detracting from the rest of the story. I found myself skimming the dialogue and in doing that, I missed quite a bit. I think there is potential there, but it was not my favorite. My attention was lost.