Alexandra Keller is Chicago’s most brilliant reconstructive surgeon. Michael Cyprien is New Orleans’ most reclusive millionaire—and in desperate. If Angels Burn (Darkyn, book 1) by Lynn Viehl – book cover, description, publication history. Lynn Viehl (or Jessica Hall, or Gena Hale, or S. L. Viehl) manages to do something In the case of If Angels Burn it’s almost all for the better.

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However, I don’t feel that this book did enough to hook me and make me want to continue with the series. This is my second time reading this story and I am baffled at how underrated this story is. For me she giv This is the first vamp-themed romance, for me, in which the vampire Darkyn are the dominant characters in the story.

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The hero in this story is Michael Cyprien, his face is a big ol mess of horrifying mutilation and he keeps sending requests to Alexandra to help him in his home. There she was introduced a different race named the Darkyn, humans cursed to drink blood and hunted by a religious group as an abomination. Hidden Fire Jo Davis. Among them are science fiction as S. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

I plan on reading the other books in the series. Sometimes it felt like reading Anne Rice fanfic. Having said all that, the world she builds for the Darkyn and Alex is great reading. I need you, I’ll help you, I’ll take care of you. Perhaps the somewhat darkly painted world aided in cultivating my pleased feelings for the Darkyn.


The story between Michael and Alex had merit and carried well through the severed views of alternate characters telling the story from their POV. Banks was coming out with her next one.

I look forward to the next book: So tit for tat. Alexandra relents and does the surgery, totally reconstructing Micheals face but guess ,ynn he becomes enthralled with Alex and turns her into a vampire. I especially angel the Kyndred books.

If Angels Burn

Beneath the foundation of a mansion in the heart of the Garden Anges, Alexandra will perform an illegal surgery. View all 18 comments. The violence and descriptions of violence are pretty graphic — necessarily so.

Her patient’s disfigurement is beyond medical repair. Ward did a lot of world building in Phury’s book to where she focused more sngels world building than story telling, and as a result, the story fell short – in my opinion. View all 8 comments. Alexandra Keller has built herself a life very much based in facts, and science.

If Angels Burn (Darkyn, book 1) by Lynn Viehl

The plot wasn’t interesting and waaaay too unbelievable, a plastic surgeon who can build a new face from scratch? From there, the story really launches and Alexandra finds herself in the middle of a Fantasy world she never knew existed… But her brother knew it did.

That very couple died years later in a car crash, leaving them once again homeless. I patient in particular, Michael Cyprian won’t take no for an answer and eventually has his people kidnap Alex, flying her to his mansion in New Orleans and forcing her to reconstruct his horribly Opening line: It just wasn’t believable to me.

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I will probably read the next book in the series sometime, I’m just not in a big rush to do so. Return to Book Page.

I suspect that might be the reason for so many mixed reviews–the book missed its target market. She and her family currently live in Florida. Books by Lynn Viehl.

Series gets angelw and better with each book I had put off reading this, based on the mixed reviews on Amazon. I really don’t like Feehan’s work and really wish I hadn’t stuck it out so long with Kenyon. Where was that emotional connection? For godsakes, the author should have given the characters a little joy. I will probably read the next book I thought this book was definitely different.

Three- The use of religion was interesting. She meets him, helps his other Darkyn. Dec 12, Jen rated it did not like it Shelves: Jan 02, Buggy rated it liked it Shelves: I did like Phillipe Really – I kid you not – graphic descriptions of torture is fairly common in this book. Nov 04, Liz rated it liked it. Anbels Cyprien is from New Orleans and is one of the most reclusive milllionaire’s in Louisiana.