In this third and final installment in the Angel Eyes Series, Dark Halo, the battle between good and evil crescendos in the heavenlies over the town of Stratus, while a battle equal to if not greater in magnitude takes place within Brielle's heart. Her boyfriend Jake, who has the gift of healing hands, has been taken by the Damien, an evil demon, and Brielle doesn't know where. His shield, the angel Canaan, is searching for him, but there isn't much time left before Damien turns Jake over the the evil Prince himself. Brielle has been gifted with Celestial vision, and is able to see into the Celestial realm as the angels see. This has been a gift that is magnificent, but also very, very fearful and difficult at times to bear. As the Sables and other Angelic Hosts battle the evil demons above her head, causing the veil between the Celestial and the Terrestrial realms to become thinner and thinner, Brielle does what she can on the ground below to man the fort and figure out where Jake is.
Ultimately, Brielle is left face-to-face with the Prince of Darkness himself, and he does what he does best, presents himself as a beautiful angel of light with lying lips and a deceptive tongue, tempting Brielle by presenting her with something she finds it almost difficult to refuse. As tough as Brielle is, she isn't perfect, and fear for her loved ones, fear of loss, and fear of the things she sees in the Celestial realm are often more than she can take. He presents her with a dark halo, which stop the visions, the dreams and nightmares, and the ability to see into the Celestial, providing her with reprieve from it all when it gets too much to bear. With Canaan's halo of light in one hand and the Prince's halo of darkness in the other, Brianna embarks upon the most difficult leg of her journey thus far, facing the most difficult choices she will ever make, finally boiling down to the one choice that could cost her everything, even Jake.
Dark Halo is a riveting finale to this action-packed series. The world that Shannon Dittemore portrays is creative, magnificent, and sometimes scary. I loved Jake and Brielle, and I have so enjoyed watching their characters grow, as well as watching their relationship develop. The secondary characters, again, are so well developed and all played important roles in the story. I loved watching how things played out in the story and Shannon Dittermore throws in some twists and turns in the plot that are surprising and keep you guessing. The romance is pure, sweet, and heartfelt, and the story also conveys a good message. The ending was very good and very well done, and there is also an epilogue, which just closed things out in the series perfectly. Overall, I have enjoyed this series, which is both imaginative and enlightening.show more
by Ellen Gault