- Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Pocket Books; 1st edition (May 31, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1439191972
- ISBN-13: 978-1439191972
- Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.9 x 6.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 17 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,229,758 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Concrete Savior (Dark Redemption, Book 2) Mass Market Paperback – May 31, 2011
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From the Back Cover
They say no good deed goes unpunished. Brynna Malak is living proof.
A fallen angel in human form, Brynna is trying to earn another chance at heaven. So far, her road to redemption is littered with casualties, especially since Lucifer's minions are intent on dragging her back to hell. And being mortal only got more complicated since Brynna became involved with Detective Eran Redmond.
Still, Brynna's relationship issues-- like the fact that one glimpse of her can drive men crazy with desire-- may have to wait. A mysterious "hero" is saving Chicago's citizens from certain death, with strange and sinister consequences. Brynna knows too much about demonkind to believe in coincidences. Some dark force is at work here, and Brynna may be the only one who can stop it...
CONCRETE SAVIOR"A well-paced tale that is both hard-edged and emotion."
(Top Pick, 4 1/2 stars) on HIGHBORN
About the Author
YVONNE NAVARRO is the author of twenty-two novels, numerous short stories, and a nonfiction book. The recipient of the Bram Stoker Award for her young adult novel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Willow Files, Vol. 2, she was also nominated for Stoker Awards for her novels AfterAge and deadrush. Her novel Final Impact won both the Chicago Women in Publishing's Award for Excellence and the "Unreal Worlds" Award from the Rocky Mountain News. She and her husband live in Arizona with rescued three Great Danes and two spoiled, oversociable parakeets. Visit her at YvonneNavarro.com and check out the Dark Redemption series at DarkRedemption.net.
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"Concrete Savior" courageously asks difficult questions that many (perhaps most) people don't want to know the answers to. Brynna from Highborn (The Dark Redemption Series) continues to seek redemption for her millennia of diabolic actions. This time the demon antagonist is out to create havoc by blackmailing one mortal to wrong doing and tricking another.
Navarro doesn't shy away from difficult questions like, "Why would anyone trust some one who'd kidnap a loved one?" It's nice to see a book take a more mature look at this over used trope. The human villains in the story are painted with a deft touch and are even sympathetic in their outrageous evil. One man takes aim at those who belittle and emotionally torture him. It's easy to cheer when he executes the bullies who delighted in his pain, but the man's slide into killing the innocent is as disgusting as it is inevitable. The retarded girl who kills her damaged classmates and teacher is a poignant reminder that a simple mind does not make for a simple soul.
I'd feel like I was spoiling the book, but each little vignette is heavily foreshadowed and in some cases is an outright reprinting or something that occurs early in the story. This is where the story breaks down. It has very little to do with Brynna and Eran, her cop boyfriend. It reads more like a series of short stories than a cohesive novel. The constant switching of point of view character gets irritating after a few chapters.
For a book that is more of a long parable, it fails to listen to its own message. The story revolves around death and how it is the cycle of life that is sacred rather than the individual lives within it. Actions portend certain consequences, and we choose our actions. Actions chosen unwisely can spell our own doom. Yet, in the end Brynna lacks the courage of her convictions. She allows evil to continue when she has the power to end it. She doesn't learn the lesson, but is rewarded as if she did.
It's a disconnect that lessons the impact of the otherwise brilliant thinking that went into the book. Coupled with the lack of time spent on the protagonists it makes for a mediocre effort.
Urban Fantasy - May 31st, 2011
Concrete Savior is a compelling book that brings up moral questions of right and wrong. This is the second book in the Dark Redemption series concerning the fallen angel, Brynna, but can easily be read by itself.
Brynna is a fallen angel who has escaped Hell. Lucifer wants her back and has sent demons to hunt her down. Ever vigilant of these Hunters, Brynna is disturbed by a rash of murders and suspects demon intervention. A string of people have been recently rescued by a mysterious savior, but these victims of near death experiences do not take a new lease on live. They instead kill other humans in fits of rage or insanity. Determined to find this `savior' and prevent him from rescuing more people. Brynna enlists the aid of her boyfriend and cop, Eran. They soon discover that this savior is not working alone. Can they protect future innocents from dying before it is too late or will Brynna be a target herself?
This was a fast and involving read. All the characters are very sympathetic except the villain. The author definitely brings an edgy, daring plot into this original story. Everyone in this book has human frailties that make their actions never purely black or white. Although I did not agree with all their actions, it was easy for me to empathize and sympathize with their pain and motivations. This novel made me think of what I would do if someone I loved was in trouble. How do you out-weigh one life over another? I also liked how Brynna is becoming more human-like, feeling emotions and starting to really care for her boyfriend, Eran. She has come a long way from seeing humans as 'others' to empathizing and really wanting to help them, and not just for personal redemption. Since Brynna's ultimate mission is to do `good works' and return to heaven. I just wonder as she grows to care for humanity and gets closer to getting her wings back, how she will have the strength to leave earth and her growing ties here?
Highly charged and darkly emotional, this is a book that will make you think even as it sucks you into its pulsing intensity.
Reviewed by Steph from the Bookaholics Romance Book Club