When good fails, chaos rises to the challenge.The daily life of a chaos demon is delightfully sinful—overindulging in Sri Lankan delicacies, trespassing on private beaches in Hawaii, and getting soused at the best angel bar on the planet. But when Bedlam learns that the archdemon Azrael has escaped from the Abyss in order to wreak vengeance against the person who sent her there—Bedlam’s best friend, Khet—he can’t sit idly by.Only one relic possesses the power to kill Khet, who suffers immortality at Lucifer’s request: the mythical Spear of Destiny, which pierced Christ’s side at His crucifixion. Neither angel nor demon has seen the Spear in two thousand years, but Azrael claims to know its location. Bedlam has no choice but to interpret woefully outdated clues and race her to its ancient resting place.His quest is made nearly impossible by the interference of a persnickety archivist, Keziel—his angelic ex—and a dedicated cult intent on keeping the Spear out of the wrong hands. But to Bedlam, “wrong” is just an arbitrary word, and there’s no way he’s letting Khet die without a fight.The Earthbound Angels Series:Book One: Oracle of PhiladelphiaBook Two: Raising Chaos
A Fire Fairy Review
I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
Raising Chaos is the 2nd book of Elizabeth Corrigan's Earthbound Angels Series. The book picks off a few months later where the first book, Oracle of Philadelphia, ended. Khet left for a new place and Bedlam goes to Haven to spend time before finding Khet. In the haven he overhears Azrael's plans for vengeance and she plans on killing Khet using the Spear of Destiny. It's now up to Bedlam to prevent Azrael from completing her plans, by getting the spear first.
Unlike the first book, where the whole story is in Carrie's (Khet's) POV, Raising Chaos shifts in three POVs: Khet's, Bedlam's, Siren's. Siren is a new character in the series and I have to say that I love her. She's sassy, brave, and she stands up for what is right. In this book, we look deeper in the angels' history through Siren's eyes. We see demons before the rebellion and what prompted them to do what they did.
Even though I liked both Khet and Siren, my favorite character is still Bedlam. He's so funny and loyal. Who wouldn't love a demon who can hum Rihanna's S&M? I love how he talks to himself. It was just so funny reading about him having an argument with himself.
Like in the first book, I was again blown away by the author's imagination. She is indeed a master storyteller. The book kept me waiting for surprises throughout the story. I especially love the different version of biblical stories in the book. Plus, Bedlam's Keeper tests were really entertaining. I loved how Bedlam passed those tests. He was so funny and charming!
Plot-wise, I really love this book. I love how the author shows the angels here being subjected to human flaws and emotions. The story is so riveting. The three POVs will make you feel like you're reading three different stories: because they aren't really connected with each other. But I love how they shift and they're really entertaining.
My favorite part of this book are the last chapters. The ending was unexpected. I was ecstatic about what happened to Bedlam. I think he totally deserved it since he's not really a bad demon. And the last chapter blew me away. This is not romance but the author had added enough of romance in the end that makes me want to read the next book ASAP. Will there be a HEA for Khet after all? I guess we'll have to wait for the 3rd book to find out.
I'm giving this a solid 5 fairy wings. I would've given it 6 fairy wings if I can. I want to recommend this book to everyone. Actually, I wish EVERYONE will read the series. It's very fascinating and the author did a very wonderful job when she wrote this book.