by Cherie Priest
Review by Harriet Klausner
Tor Books Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780765318404
Date: 25 November 2008 List Price $25.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
From official release/information:
Product Description: Before God created the earth as we know it, the planet was home to a race of monsters. In order to prepare for humans, He either banished or killed most of these natives creatures; but those who remain in exile have not forgotten. One ancient tale encourages their vengeance, speaking of an angel with the power to wipe out a quarter of the world's population. Together, the old ones form a plot to catch this being and use him to reassert their reign.
But not every prophecy is a promise.
Scattered throughout the globe a handful of unwilling heroes are preparing to intervene. One of these sits frozen in stone, mistaken for a statue and abandoned in a courtyard for eighty years. Though Nia finds it difficult to believe, that strange prison was her rescue--a cocoon that transformed and protected her until her story could truly begin.
(Source: Tor Books)