The Seven Signs, Book 1
Synopsis: A fallen angel with a mission and a medical examiner who’s lost her faith are fighting for their souls in a glittering, near-future Manhattan…
Blind faith is for fools. That’s what Dr. Morgan Sterling believes. And she’s going to prove it by curing the zombie plague ravaging her city’s slums. She’s certain it’s not a sign of the End of Days, but a nasty disease—until an angel appears in her morgue in a flash of glory.
Luniel is not just a fallen angel. He’s a powerful warrior sworn to fight evil in hopes of a chance at redemption. He’s after the demon princes who are stealing the seven vials of holy wrath which, when perverted, will unleash eternal hell on earth.
To stop the plague, Luniel needs Morgan’s help, and her faith. But Morgan believes science is their salvation. If the zombie plague is a demonic curse—and if Luniel is true—he’ll have to prove it. Even if he loses his heart to true love or his soul to Hell…
Review: I heard a lot about Erica Hayes and even if I didn’t start with the series I thought, I’m glad I had the opportunity to read this one. I must say that I was completely surprised by this first volume, I was much more excited than I would have thought by reading the summary.
Morgan is a doctor working in a morgue. She is obsessed with the new disease ravaging her city. Indeed, zombies appear increasingly, killing many people every day and our young heroine is determined to find a cure. Although everyone thinks it’s one of the seven predictions of the end of the world, she is determined to prove them wrong. God has no place here and science is something that is much more important for her. And yet, some signs are difficult to understand, as the transformation of water into human blood. But her life is turned upside when Luniel appears in her morgue, trying to understand what happened to his brother. He does not hesitate to reveal to our dear Morgan his angel’s condition. A quite strong attraction appears between our two heroes, but they resist both for their own reasons. A new world opens itself to our doctor; it will be very difficult for her to accept what she has so long denied. I must say that she has been through a lot and it’s hard for her to trust Luniel. They are a very good team together; it was pretty funny to watch their arguments and researches. It must be said that there are many things to speak about when you have a man who has faith and a young woman who believes in nothing. Many arguments or persuasions. We will read little by little the story to discover their past and all the characters around them. I also found very interesting the different POVs of the characters throughout the novel, it allows us to get an idea of each of them. It intrigues us for the novels to come.
I haven’t read a lot of books about angels and I was immediately intrigued by the ideas of Erica Hayes. The end of the world, zombies, demons and warriors: a very nice mix. We immediately want to understand who is behind the end of the world and especially the reason. And yes! It is much more complicated than expected! Many paths are open for the other characters and I must say it is really intriguing. It was a good idea because we are now eager to find out more. This is a nice discovery and I’m curious to read more about each of our characters.