Angel Within is the second of Julie Nicholls Fallen Angels trilogy. Kia is the monarch of the kingdom with Eloise at his side and their subject’s believe he is a just and fair ruler. But an evil that no one can identify disturbs the kingdom. Villages are burned to the ground leaving no evidence that raiders are the cause. The quest to discover the source of this evil spreading across the land leads to a spell binding adventure that I did not want to put down.
New characters are introduced in this second novel and the development of characters first introduced in Demon Within continues as conflicts arise and romances develop. The plot thickens in this continuing saga. A sacrifice is required as more sorcery and intrigue come into play. There is difficulty in identifying new friends from foe and secrets kept do not help. This is a classic battle between good and evil in a time of kings and queens.
There is a good balance in the fight of good against evil and the characters come alive with their fears, suspicions, and acts of heroism. There are some steamy sex scenes as relationships are developed. As with the first novel in the series, this is targeted for adults over 18. The book is well written and the story is quite engaging. Readers who like middle ages settings with magic, mystery, betrayal and romance will certainly like this novel. I give this a 5 star rating for well developed characters, intriguing plot, and well edited writing.