"Xuemei has written a very original plot that dances on many story lines of ancient myths, and givens them the most enchanting and invigorating twist ... It is refreshing to read a YA that still has magic in its binding, but are free of Vampires, Zombies, Witches and Werewolves. For this purpose alone, this book would stand out among the rest, but her adept story telling even furthers that agenda." - Online Book Club
"There's such an original plot that many fantasy and sci-fi book lovers will appreciate." - Young Adult Hollywood
"A fascinating maze of mysteries." - Ramblings on Readings
From the Author
Though packed with adventure, explosions, and romance, thisseries isn't about action or entangled love interests. At theheart of The Laments of Angels & Dark Chemistry seriesis the very survival of humankind.
I left clues on the mysteries of human origin, evolution, and ancientcivilizations and wars throughout the first three books, but you'll have your answers in the fourth and last installment.
Long ago, Earth was filled with wars between more advanced species andwars we fought among ourselves and against them. Our ancestors called thesuperior race "the fallen angels," who insisted they were thefirst Earth natives.
As humankind increased in numbers and became a new kind of predator, ourconflict with the angels could no longer be settled. Human spirits couldnot accept the role of "inferior race." Our ancestors chose todie free than live on their knees, and so they devised a weapon and drovethe angels into the space. The cost was deadly--numerous brave men andwomen perished, and by turning back time, destroyed all technology andevery advanced civilization.
Now millions of years have passed.
Humans stand hesitantly at the threshold of a quantum evolution, but therace we exiled has found a way to wage a new war against us. They'veupgraded their magical powers and technology beyond our perception.They're coming to take back Earth.
Unfortunately, the weapon our ancestors deployed has been lost to us. Wedon't know anything about ancient warfare or our secret history. We don'thave the slightest idea that we're facing extinction.
Our only hope rests with Lucienne Lam, the last and most powerful of theSirens, who leads her Sphinxes nation in the fight against the returningangels. She will stand with the last of us to save our planet.
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