And when she stands in his celestial presence, her heart is utterly, completely lost…
One of my favorite characters in all of my books is the mighty but tortured Raziel, the author of the magical book that everybody wants in LADY LAZARUS. His motives may be murky as seen through Magda’s eyes, but Raziel never does things halfway and despite all the dangers and his essential mystery, she knows he will never leave her. They go from Budapest, to Paris, to Amsterdam, to Poland and by the third book, REBEL ANGELS, to the eastern wilds of the Caucasus.
As Magda's world explodes, Raziel is the one she can lean on, the one who is strong enough to sacrifice everything to save her. Here’s a quick list of just a few of the reasons to love Raziel as much as I do! No spoilers…promise…
1. This man with the celestial sword and the gigantic golden wings is righteous. Unlike me, he doesn’t second guess his role in the world and knows his place in the universe. Until he meets that infuriating witch, Magda Lazarus, face to face, and…
2. Wingspan. There are angel wings, and then there are the blocky man-wings of Raziel. Except when he gives them up to…eerrrr….
3. He looks great in a suit. Raziel knows how to dress, though he doesn’t know how to button a shirt. Ahem…moving on…
4. He is hard-core tough, even in situations where he has to leave his angel advantages behind. Werewolves turn into gray goo on contact. Wizards back away when he arrives on the scene. Except he seems to know the most ancient demon of the Reich a little *too* well…
5. He stands by Magda. Despite all of the above and much more, he never doubts the fact he is meant to watch over her. Except when he realizes their feelings for each other could doom them both…dun dun dun…
No spoilers here -- win a set of the whole trilogy to get the whole story… J But I can promise that by the end of this epic tale, you know where Raziel and Magda stand. Both of them defy death in the name of love, and you might be quite surprised where these two star-crossed creatures end up!
I think of the LADY LAZARUS historical fantasy trilogy as World War II fought with angels and demons. The series is set on the eve of World War II, and tells the story of Magda Lazarus, a witch with the power to call souls from the dead.
In order to avert her sister’s visions, Magda must battle SS werewolves, wizards, and demons, including the one who has possessed a willing Adolf Hitler. Together with her guardian angel, Raziel, Magda fights the ultimate evil to the death, and beyond...
Book 1: LADY LAZARUS
"An absolutely unique protagonist in an engaging tale set against the backdrop of the greatest clash of good and evil in human history. What's not to love about LADY LAZARUS?"
-Jim Butcher, #1 NYT Bestselling Author of THE DRESDEN FILES
Book 2: DARK VICTORY
-Rachel Caine, NYT Bestselling Author of the MORGANVILLE VAMPIRE series
Book 3: REBEL ANGELS -- releasing March 12, 2013!
-D.B. Jackson, author of THIEFTAKER
About Michele Lang
Michele Lang writes supernatural tales: the stories of witches, lawyers, goddesses, bankers, demons, and other magical creatures hidden in plain sight. Author of the LADY LAZARUS historical fantasy series, Michele's most recent book in the series, DARK VICTORY, released January 2012 from Tor Books. The next book, REBEL ANGELS, is coming in March 2013.
Michele is also a lawyer who has practiced the unholy craft of litigation in both New York and Connecticut. She returned to her native New York shortly before 9/11, and now lives in a small town on the North Shore of Long Island with her husband, her sons, and a rotating menagerie of cats, hermit crabs, and butterflies.
Visit Michele on the web at www.michelelang.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/michelelang !
Tor will give away three sets of the whole trilogy to three different lucky winners!
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