The final chapter in T Frohock s haunting and lyrical Los Nefilim novella trilogy following In Midnight s Silence and Without Light or Guide which bestselling author Mark Lawrence has called a joy to read Save the world, or save his family For Diago Alvarez, that s the choice before him For unless he wants to see his son Rafael die, he must do the unthinkable HelThe final chapter in T Frohock s haunting and lyrical Los Nefilim novella trilogy following In Midnight s Silence and Without Light or Guide which bestselling author Mark Lawrence has called a joy to read Save the world, or save his family For Diago Alvarez, that s the choice before him For unless he wants to see his son Rafael die, he must do the unthinkable Help the Nazis receive the plans to the ultimate weapon.And while Diago grows comfortable not only with his heritage, but also with his place among Guillermo s Los Nefilim, he is still unsure if he truly belongs amongst them.In a frantic race to save the future of humanity, Diago is forced to rely on his daimonic nature to deceive an angel In doing so, he discovers the birth of a modern god one that will bring about a new world order from which no one can escape.
The Second Death The final chapter in T Frohock s haunting and lyrical Los Nefilim novella trilogy following In Midnight s Silence and Without Light or Guide which bestselling author Mark Lawrence has called a joy to
Have you ever read an urban fantasy set in Spain during the unrest that preceded the Civil War with a homosexual demon-angel hybrid as a protagonist? I think not.I discovered the Los Nefilim series while reading the grimdark anthology Evil is a Matter of Perspective: An Anthology of Antagonists, where T. Frohock published her short story Every Hair Casts a Shadow, set a few years after the events narrated in Los Nefilim and told from a certain villain's POV. The series comes in the form of three [...]
FULL REVIEW ON MY BLOG, TOTAL INABILITY TO CONNECTWow.I should start by clarifying that this piece, The Second Death, is the third and final entry in T. Frohock's Los Nefilim series of novellas. Obviously, you will need to read the first two to actually understand what's going on here - but that's a good thing, because they're wonderful. And I apologize in advance to Teresa if I misuse any wording or abbreviations while writing this review - I'm not sure of all of the correct terms :)As this ser [...]
Actual rating: 5.00What an amazing series!
This is the third novella in Frohock's Los Nefilim trilogy. My reviews of the others are also on .In reviewing "The Second Death" there will be some spoilers for the first two books, so you have been warned!The story that was begun in "In Midnight's Silence" is carried forward as the daimon Moloch and his idea for a bomb again becomes a cause that angels would go to war over. We also find out more about how Frohock's world - or rather universe - of daimons, angels and mortals is organised.The qu [...]
THE SECOND DEATH is the third novella in T. Frohock’s ‘Los Nefilim’ series. The series has angels, daimons and Nefilim—marshals of the angels—living and interacting with humans. It is a tale of love and survival, of community and family—the one we are born into and the one we gather and form by choice. Frohock writes with utmost care and imbues her novellas with a touching sentimentality.The story revolves around the Nefil, Miquel, his partner, Diago, part angel and part demon, and R [...]
(Full review here: bibliotropic/2016/03/29/th)Long story short, if historical dark fantasy is your thing, if you enjoy plays and twists on Judeo-Christian mythology, if you want a wonderfully complex story that demands little but delivers much, then the Los Nefilim series is one you should definitely seek out. It’s hard for me to pick my favourite, because they all have appealed to me on various levels, and I’ve enjoyed them all equally and highly. The Second Death deals more with the forgiv [...]
Full review here (with series spoilers): overtheeffingrainbow/201
Love and Magic, Angels and Demons. Gorgeous prose and thrilling action. I highly recommend this series.
“The Second Death” is the concluding novella of the "Los Nefilim" trilogy. The paranormal beings in the series (angels, daimons, and nefilim) all normally reincarnate after death, and the title refers to a final death that can be magically administered to them which terminates this process; it’s accomplished by eldritch singing, with each entity having their own personal “hit” song. Also, we take note that reincarnation can change an individual in fundamental ways, specifically with re [...]
As with the other two parts - I love it so much.It's the conclusion of this arc and it delivers. Oh, boy, does it deliver. Diago and Rafael being kidnapped from their home and Diago singing down to Moloch in order to save Rafael. Awesome. Heartbreaking. Great.I also love the "people can change and use second chances" theme that has been important in this part. ♥I'm still so much in love with the fact that they sing their magic and also dance it. My heart was breaking when Diago and Rafael got [...]
This third and final installment of the Los Nefilim novellas provides an excellent climax and satisfying conclusion to the story arc, but oh goodness, I hate to say farewell to Frohock’s world of angels and daimons locked in complex intrigues! Not only is the setting rich with possibility, but I adore her characters. Half-angel, half-daimon Diago, struggling to overcome a painful past and accept friendship and trust; his lover Miquel, gentle yet fiercely competent; Rafael, the young son Diago [...]
The three novellas for this series has some truly beautiful writing. The Los Nefilim series just glides across your mind as you read with the smoothness of river due to the stately language. But this river has white water because each novella is packed with action. The best part is that there is no wasted time. The action starts immediately and continues at a fast pace until the very end. There is no slow middle section, no grand build-up. It's go, go, go from the start. The characters and world [...]
Wonderful conclusion to the series! You just can't help getting emotionally involved with these characters. We want more, right? Yes, we do!!!!
Teresa Frohock's Los Nefilim series of novellas explores a heady world of angels and daimons with the protagonist Diago having heritage on both sides. Over the course of the novellas, he chooses and makes a family with los Nefilim, who live with humans but report to their patron angels and have the power of songs that effect magic. There's a war on between angels and daimons, but Diago's story is more intimate than that: it's the story of him allowing himself to have a family, and finding his pl [...]
This third novella completes the story arc, and wow. It feels like the full climax of a novel. Action and emotion, start to finish. Frohock has a masterful way of delicately weaving in deep sentiments without it being saccharine. The setting of 1930s Spain is full of dark potential, and the magic is dark as well. The tale is strengthened by the lovely relationship between Diago and his partner Miquel and Diago's newfound son, Rafael.
It's really not fair when an author uses a music/sound based magic system, because all my objective thinking goes out the window and I just throw all my emotional guts at it Just take the damn stars *huff* Hehehe :) I'm doing a thing, I'll update this when the thing is complete.