A Fallen Novel LAUREN KATE
CONTENTS : Prologue : Falling 1 : The Book of Watchers 2 : Parting Ways 3 : The Sunken Sanctuary 4 : Bargaining Blind 5 : A Thousand Kisses Deep 6 : Found Wanting 7 : Knot Angels 8 : How Heaven Wept 9 : The Desirata 10 : Starshot in the Dust 11 : Via Dolorosa 12 : Unholy Water 13 : The Excavation 14 : Air Apparent 15 : The Gift 16 : Apocalypse 17 : The Invention of Love 18 : The Invention of Love 19 : Lucinda's Price 20 : Perfect Strangers Epilogue
First there was silence— In the space between Heaven and the Fall, deep in the unknowable distance, there was a moment when the glorious hum of Heaven disappeared and was replaced by a silence so profound that Daniel’s soul strained to make out any noise. Then came the feeling of falling—a drop even his wings couldn’t prevent, as if the Throne had attached moons to them. They hardly beat, and when they did, it made no impact on his fall. Where was he going? There was nothing before him and nothing behind. Nothing up and nothing down. Only thick darkness, and the blurry outline of what was left of Daniel’s soul. In the absence of sound, his imagination took over. It filled his head with something beyond sound, something inescapable: the haunting words of Lucinda’s curse. She will die . . . She will never pass out of adolescence—will die again and again and again at precisely the moment when she remembers your choice. You will never truly be together. It was Lucifer’s foul imprecation, his embittered addendum to the Throne’s sentence passed in the Heavenly Meadow. Now death was coming for his love. Could Daniel stop it? Would he even recognize it? For what did an angel know of death? Daniel had witnessed it come peacefully to some of the new mortal breed called human, but death did not concern angels. Death and adolescence: the two absolutes in Lucifer’s Curse. Neither meant a thing to Daniel. All he knew was that being separated from Lucinda was not a...