Tears of Heaven


Del, one of the first Nephilim (half human/half angel), must obey the demands of the Throne or perish. Alive for thousands of years, she is bold, rebellious, and weary. In the ancient past, before the Thrones interdiction, she fell in love with Dami, a Mediterranean ship captain and trader. Wanting only to live her life and forge a future with Dami, she suffers great loss at the hands of the Throne, making her the Nephilim she is in the present. Known for her excellence as a warrior, her job is to hunt and extinguish evil rogues who prey on the weaknesses of mortals.


This entertaining read is a unique approach to the story of the Nephilim. The story line covers the years 223 BCE to the present and draws the reader into its fast-paced action and thrilling adventure. Its incongruous delivery, which alternates between the past and the present, is somewhat unsettling and hard to follow. Its too easy to lose focus, and the conveyance may have been stronger if the past was told as a whole before switching to the present. 


Despite the incongruity, it keeps the reader interested and turning the pages until its surprising conclusion. The intriguing portrayal of angels as hit men, rather than protectors, which is not the usual form for fiction novels, is done well and in a believable manner. This well-crafted fantasy with interesting twists and well-developed characters will appeal to readers not only of fantasy and action, but also of many different genres.


Janna Shay