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A Dance with Darkness: An Angelfire Novella (Angelfire Trilogy (Quality)) [Kindle Edition]

Courtney Allison Moulton
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Book Description

With scorching romance and fantastic action, this original novella is a prequel to Courtney Allison Moulton's gripping and epic Angelfire series.

There were shadows in this alley that no light touched, and where there was no light, anything could hide.

At the end of the fourteenth century, angelic reapers struggle to defend London against a legion of the demonic who have their sights set on claiming human souls and ancient relics for a dark purpose. Madeleine, a young but powerful warrior, is duty-bound to fight the demonic, and she lives for this pursuit above all else. Then, on a routine night of tracking, she is ambushed by a cadre of reapers and, though she defeats them all, she is left wounded and at the mercy of their lord, the notorious Bastian.

Madeleine is astonished when Bastian lets her live. She goes deeper into the world of the demonic and is shocked to meet him again—this powerful reaper whose touch makes her restless and gives her a thrill unlike anything else. When they fall into a dangerous clandestine affair, her head and her heart must wage their war: can their love overcome his demonic nature? Will her dance with darkness burn her or bring Bastian into the light?

Product Details

  • File Size: 1244 KB
  • Print Length: 82 pages
  • Publisher: Epic Reads Impulse (January 2, 2013)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008QY37A2
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #411,628 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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A Dance with Darkness is the love story that I never knew that I wanted to hear -- the love story of Will's parents, Bastien and Madeleine. Having only recently discovered the true story of Will's parentage, I hadn't thought enough about it to ever really wonder how that ended up taking place. A generally cold-hearted demonic reaper and a generally good-hearted angelic reaper? It shouldn't make sense. It shouldn't work out. And we already know that it isn't going to end so well. But this little novella (and it really is super, super short) gives a little taste of how two unlikely lovers could end up together, and even though I never thought I needed to know this story, I'm super happy that I have had the opportunity to read about it.

My experience with Bastien in the first two Angelfire books has been entirely negative. Until the very end of Wings of the Wicked I wouldn't even say that there were any layers to his character. He was just evil. Pure evil. But all of the sudden, at the very end of that book he revealed his true relationship to Will, and he showed a tiny (itty,bitty) bit of hesitation to be part of this grand evil plan he was hatching. And suddenly he became very, very interesting to me. And then (well ... I don't want to ruin it for those who haven't read the series yet, so just know ... something big happens to him). So when I found out that this novella was being released I jumped at the chance to hear more about this forbidden love match.

As for this story, I really did enjoy it a lot. It was neat to see how Will could have become such a powerful guardian. His family history destined him for the great role he would take on as protector of the Preliator. I enjoyed seeing the many sides to Bastien's personality. It was fascinating.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A shocking book. February 15, 2013
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This book is filled with so much romance and pain that it's almost heart wrenching. The ending is a kind of bitter-sweet that leaves you hungry for more. I already read Angelfire, and I think it was a mistake reading this book after it. Still, I could not believe what I was reading. I simply cannot wait to read Wings of the Wicked. My heart reaches out to Madeline and Nathaniel as well. I feel no sympathy towards Bastian because I feel he deserves whatever he gets. I do feel bad for Cadan though and wish his life will change for the better.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Dance with Darkness February 14, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This novella is a prequel to the Angelfire series.

A Dance with Darkness tells the story of a forbidden love affair between Bastian, an extremely powerful demonic reaper and Madeleine, a very skilled angelic reaper. Cadan and Nathaniel also make an appearance in this story as well.

Bastian and Madeleine are the parents of Will, whose story begins in Angelfire. Bastian and Madeleine's love happens pretty rapidly.
When they are together they feel things for each other that despite their obvious differences makes it hard for them to deny.

This story is a prime example of how opposites really do attract and how affairs of the heart can lead them down a thrilling yet dangerous road.
I enjoyed Courtney Moulton's writing. The world and the characters she creates are awesome. Even though it was short, it was still entertaining and easy to get into.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Better read the series before this prequel... March 27, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Having read this book as the prequel it is meant to be, without first having read the trilogy, I ended up with more questions than answers. it can be quite confusing. It has a beautiful love story in the background but it doesn't stand alone without the details of the other books in the Angelfire series... It's still worth 4 stars for the feel hot romantic scenes/pages!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent prequel December 14, 2013
By Bseal
Format:Kindle Edition
I really enjoyed this book. It really sums up what you learned in the Angel fire series. I wish there were more.
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More About the Author

Courtney Allison Moulton lives in rural Michigan, where she rides horses and is a full-time author. She has always loved reading about ancient mythologies, studying dead languages, and writing about magic and monsters. ANGELFIRE is her debut novel. For more information about Courtney, visit her online at

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