Karen Dales
Angel of Death
The Chosen Chronicles #1
Limited Edition Includes Changeling: Prelude to the Chosen Chronicles

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The Vampires of London are being murdered and only the Angel of Death can save them.

When Father Paul Notus, is captured and threatened with a gruesome death by the Mistress of London and her vampires, the Angel is forced into a dark world of murder and deception to discover who is killing the Vampires of Britain.

Forced into a partnership with the Noble Fernando de Sagres, a vampire of sadistic tastes, and joined by the beautiful and mortal Jeanie Stuart, the Angel seeks out who is behind these killings.

Plagued by demons from his past and his increasing affections for Jeanie, the Angel walks a fine line between his heart and his fears. He discovers the culprits but at a high cost – the irrevocable discovery of what he truly is and the Destruction of one he loves. (From Amazon)

Changeling: Prelude to the Chosen by Karen Dales

Demon or Fay? Human or Chosen? Mortal or Immortal?

Delve into the past of the Angel of Death.

Abandoned at birth and left to die as a Changeling, the Angel is found by the local healer. In loving secrecy he is raised unnamed lest his strange appearance bring down the wrath of the villagers. Growing up, exiled from humanity, he is discovered and hurtled into a dark world as one of the Chosen. Even amongst the Chosen, who call themselves Vampires, he must remain apart for his differences could mark him for Destruction. (From Amazon)


In the first installment of “The Chosen Chronicles”, Karen Dales introduces her readers to “The Angel of Death”.  He is abandoned at birth, grows up in seclusion and begins his journey in discovering what he really is.  Adopted and chosen by Father Paul Notus, he is equally loved and feared.  When he is asked to discover the identity of a vampire murderer, he comes up against those who would try to steal his soul and kill what he holds dear.  Dales’ characters were dark, layered and intricate.  The story was fast paced and gripping with an ending that will leave you breathless.

I really loved Gwyn as “The Angel.”  He is not your typical vampire hero.  I found him to be just a little sad and misunderstood as he is constantly torn between his own desires and protecting his people from destruction.

I enjoyed the book and would recommend it to those who love vampires but crave something out of the ordinary.