Carrie works at a diner in South Philadelphia, dispensing advice to humans and angels wise enough to seek her counsel. But there are some problems that even the best advice can’t solve.
Her latest supplicant, Sebastian, is unique among those who have sought her aid. He sold his soul to a demon in exchange for his sister’s life, but his heart remains pure.
Carrie has lived for millennia with the knowledge that her immortality is due to the suffering of others, and she cannot bear to see another good man damned when it is within her power to prevent it.
In order to renegotiate his contract, Carrie must travel into the depths of hell and parley with the demons that control its pathways. As the cost of her journey rises, Carrie must determine how much she is willing to sacrifice to save one good soul.
Lately I have been reading a little bit on the fantasy side and I have thrown a few paranormal romances in there. Excitedly I have to report this was pretty good. Nothing nuts that someone who is not an avid fantasy genre reader to grasp. The Oracle of Philadelphia has kept certain things a secret. Like the fact that she is the immortal one and has her channeling not the psychic everyone believes is the source. Cassia is immortal and therefore, I had no idea, she is soul less. I got a little education on this and how he gained immortality. Lucifer (yikes that scared me a bit) makes sure that the bad souls are sent to the most unpleasant place. There is no going back, he does have the power to decide, but rarely does. Eternity as far a Lucifer is concerned is just that eternity.
The author, Elizabeth Carrigan helped me to get into the set up ad the characters. I was scared a few times but it was NOT dark. The good angels were displayed equally as the demons were. I certainly have started to like this type of writing. I think if I have someone to thank it is Elizabeth Corrigan. If it wasnt for this type of characterization I would be diving into a novel like this!