Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Chasing Darkness by Cassie Sanchez

Book Description:

Pain is inescapable. Suffering is a choice.

Azrael, the Angel of Death, knows pain. The deaths of his mother and sister, as well as his harsh experiences in the Watch Guard at age twelve, have brutally shaped him into the most feared assassin in all of Pandaren. Azrael’s role as a Hunter requires him to search for those with magic, called Spectrals, which he is happy to do. Hunting allows him to pursue his true goal—exacting revenge on the Fire Spectral who altered the course of his life.

Azrael’s obsession with revenge and power leads him to undergo an experimental procedure that gives him magic, but when this procedure has unexpected and dangerous side effects, he becomes a liability to the Hunters and the Watch Guard. Rescued by the people he has sworn to eliminate, Azrael finds himself questioning everything he once believed as years of secrets and lies are exposed. His very nature is challenged as he battles unfamiliar emotions and navigates relationships that contradict the heart of a killer.

Can the Angel of Death have a conscience? Can Azrael?

Chasing the Darkness is an escape to a land of magic, sword fights, and love, with memorable characters who must face the darkness within and journey down a path of destruction or redemption.

My Thoughts:

This book was great.  It was a lot more than I ever expected from the blurb in a really good way.  Azrael is an assassin.  He had some really terrible things that shaped him to be, let's just say great at his job.  The author does a great job with the flow of the story and the characters.

It's all about revenge, but then again its not.  An experiment gone wrong changes everything and I think the author did a great job on it all.  I don't want to say a lot because no spoilers but the author has built a world that I can't wait to visit again.  Fast paced with action, magic and so much more.


Thank you to the author/publisher for the review copy of this book via PUYB.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


  1. Thank you Ashley for the kind review and for taking the time to read Chasing the Darkness.

    Cassie Sanchez