When Angels Fall
|Title:||When Angels Fall|
|Fandom:||Beauty and the Beast (TV)|
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This complex alternate 3rd season novel packs a considerable charge of emotion. Because to give more than a brief overview would diminish the impact, the story, in brief, is this: in a long prologue, V's feelings during the time he approaches the Trilogy cave are recounted in insightful grim detail. Following him, C plunges into the abyss-apparently to her death. Father conceals that death from V, claiming C finally acknowledged the harm her relationship with V has done and must do them both, and has departed for Europe. This fabrication, given by Peter to C's friends and associates Above, raises their suspicions that C's disappearance is not as Peter claims and sets off a long and complex subplot involving a search for C by Joe, Elliot, and Manning. Meanwhile, as V accepts C's supposed decision and tries to live with it, C has providentially fallen into a net and is held prisoner Below by sinister characters opposed to Father and his community. One of these intends to loose C, drugged, into V's presence while V is agitated, believing this will cause Vincent to kill her in the throes of passion. To put it mildly, this is not what happens. The tables are turned on this plotter by someone previously wronged, and everything comes out all right in the end. During 95% of the novel, V/C are apart, so the element of romance is small. The tone, overall, is rather melancholy and occasionally grim. No parallels, here, to 3rd season. As with all Davis' work, this novel is eminently worth reading and well above average, though readers of her Kaleidoscope series should be warned that this is much darker than her previous work.