Series: Earthbound Angels
Number in Series: 2
Release Date: February 4, 2014
Publisher: Red Adept Publishing
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Synopsis from Goodreads
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 Bedlam has no choice but to interpret woefully outdated clues and race her to its ancient resting place.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.
Raising Chaos is the sequel to Carrigan's Earthbound Angels series. This time we follow the Demon of Chaos, Bedlam. Bedlam is the best friend to Carrie (now called Khet) and would do anything for her. When Bedlam is out once again fighting off his boredom, he makes a terrible discovery. The demon Azrael that Lucifer cast into the Abyss because of Khet is out somehow. The one thing she has on her mind is revenge. She wants to kill Khet for what happened. Khet, however, is as immortal as the angels and demons. But Azrael has found a way around that. She knows where the Spear of Destiny is and that is the only weapon that can kill her or any of them. Bedlam is not going to let anything happen to Khet, but first, he has to find her.
Let me start off by saying how much I enjoy these book covers. They're awesome. I really enjoyed Oracle in Philadelphia and this was a super fun sequel. The main reason this was such much fun was due to our main character, Bedlam. Bedlam was a favorite in the first book and he still is now. I just love his personality. He is just all over the place, bouncing off-the-walls crazy, but you can't help but love him. He can be a bit selfish at times, but I just can't hate him. Khet is still running the diner she owns and it is in a bit of a dump. She wants a change of scenery, so she ups and leaves her life behind. Khet runs into a bar for a job, but ends up in a bit of a situation that becomes bigger than she thought. I really like Khet. She is smart and able. I love how far she will go to save those around her. Just like in the first book. It makes you love her more.
I really love Corrigan's imagination. Her take on the angel and demon world is so creative and fresh. I am so glad she made a sequel so we can revisit that world. Corrigan kept with the rich storytelling. We got the flashbacks which I love. These guys have been around for thousands of years, you know they have a few good stories to tell. I love that we got into the mind of both Bedlam and Khet. Again, Bedlam's monologue is just a riot. He is so much fun, but I love that we see him grow a bit in the book. He goes through his own trials throughout the book. I do love where it ended. I am extremely curious about one character in the book though. I hope it is explained in another book. A character goes through a change (through some violent means) and the book doesn't really explain how. I am dying to know how because it doesn't make sense when it happens to another character, but with a different result. When you read it, you will know what I am talking about.
This is a great read. It is funny and well-written. The world Corrigan has made is so vast and complex. It makes this book quite the pageturner. Bedlam and Khet are such great characters. They are very easy to root for. I got pretty emotional about them given what takes place. I hope in the next book they will have a romance. Not with each other because they make it clear that they are the best of friends. I love the two of them together, but they both love someone else. I would love to see if it goes anywhere especially between Khet and the Angel of Joy, Gabriel. I am so excited for more, I really hope there is more. I am loving this series. Highly recommended for Urban Fantasy fans.
*This book belongs to the following challenges* The Book Vixen's 2014 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge Under The Covers Book Blog 2014 Immortal Reading Challenge
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