The Rise of Gadreel

Fantasy Angels Series Book 3

Fiction - Fantasy - General
306 Pages
Reviewed on 02/05/2024
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Reviewed by Tracy Traynor for Readers' Favorite

The Rise of Gadreel by Vashti Quiroz-Vega is book 3 in the Fantasy Angels Series. Gadreel was an angel belonging to the order of Cherubim. Cast out of heaven when she joined ranks with Satan, she now wanders the Earth seeking redemption. Separated from her daughters, her spirit is downcast and she drifts aimlessly. Yet, horrors and monstrosities are sweeping through medieval England and Dracúl comes to put meaning back into her life. Red Dracúl, with his serpent lower half and formidable horns, is the son of Satan but is now dedicated to serving God. The two friends move from place to place, defeating evil and moving ever closer to the cause of the rising devil worship. Satan has risen from the dead and calls his followers to him. Can the friends find their inner strength and faith before it is too late?

The Rise of Gadreel opens with intrigue and high stakes. Although part of a series, this book reads very well as a standalone. The narrative is split into two viewpoints; the protagonist, Gadreel, and the antagonist, Satan. I thought this added a high level of interest. It is a story of redemption and forgiveness packed with arresting characters such as an angel who doesn’t know her own strength, a horned demon serving God, and a rock giant (to name just a few). This is a paranormal fantasy delight, a real page-turner. Vashti Quiroz-Vega is a gifted author and every character rings true. The writing is smooth, and the descriptions are succinct. The steady pace mounts to a climactic ending where good and evil clash with magic, spells, and fierce fighting. The fantasy elements of this supernatural thriller are great. I was soon rooting for the lovable band of misfits. A very enjoyable read and highly recommended.

Vashti Quiroz-Vega

You can find reviews for the 1st and 2nd books in my Fantasy Angels Series here:

The Fall of Lilith (Book 1)
Son of the Serpent (Book 2)
The Rise of Gadreel (Book 3)

High/Dark Supernatural Fantasy sprinkled with Horror and Romance (18+)