Book Tour: Review: Halo of the Damned by Dina Rae

Title: Halo of the Damned
Author: Dina Rae
Publisher: Eternal Press
Release Date: February 7th 2012
Pages: 249
Read it in: 4 days
Source: Book Tour / For Review

You can buy it on amazon.

Synopsis: Goodreads:

A chain of advertising agencies, a new breed of humans, and a fallen angel to worship…
Andel Talistokov is known for his slick advertising agencies across the globe. He is a fallen angel that uses advertising as a weapon for Satan’s work. His growing power emboldens him to break several of Hell’s Commandments. Furious with his arrogance, Satan commands him to return to Hell after finding his own replacement.

Yezidism, an ancient angel worshiping religion, quietly expands throughout the West. Armaros appears as a guest of honor during their ceremonies. He mates with young women to produce nephilim, a mixed race of humans and angels. They are alone and unprepared for their supernatural power. 

Joanna Easterhouse, a recovering drug addict, steps out of prison shortly after her mother’s fatal accident. She and her sister, Kim, unravel their mother’s secretive past. Intrigued, they learn their bloodline is part of a celestial legacy.
Both worlds collide.

Halo of the Damned is a horrifying tale that weaves research together with suspenseful twists and turns.

My Review:

So Dina’s book opens introducing us to Andel after his first kill – a very interesting opening that’s for sure. Not gonna lie, but this intro definitely hooked me. I really enjoyed it, and then it kind of went down hill from there. Halo of the Damned had it’s good moments… it’s great moments… it’s meh moments… and it’s down right slow and bad moments…

I’m torn about this book because I did enjoy a lot of it. Andel and Marcus were my favourite characters (which is weird since they are the bad guys…) but their chapters always hooked me back into the book. 

The chapters switch to different pov’s and the switch in the chapters also. It might have just been me but it wasn’t always easy to follow. But in saying that, the characters are well developed. 

It was graphic in places, but it wasn’t completely disturbing. Marcus has his moments however where his chapters are slightly disturbing… But apart from that, I handled it pretty well. 

Rating: 3/5

Book Tour information:

As this was read as part of a book tour, I’m going to include futher information that I wouldn’t normally include!


Dina Rae is a new author here to stay.  As a former teacher, she brings an academic element to her work.  Her two novels, Halo of the Damned and The Last Degree, weave research and suspense throughout the plots. 
Dina lives with her husband, two daughters, and two dogs outside of Chicago.  She is a Christian, an avid tennis player, movie buff, and self-proclaimed expert on several conspiracy theories.  When she is not writing, she is reading novels from her favorite authors Dan Brown, Anne Rice, Brad Thor, Jim Marrs, Alex Jones, C.C. Finlay, and Preston & Childs.  

Important links:

Twitter:  @haloofthedamned

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