Ongoing series with 3 novellas (in one collection), and 1 novel.
Genres: urban fantasy, historical fantasy
Diago Alvarez, a singular being of daimonic and angelic descent, is pulled into the ranks of Los Nefilim in order to protect his newly-found son. As an angelic war brews in the numinous realms, and Spain marches closer to civil war, the destiny of two worlds hangs on Diago’s actions. Yet it is the combined fates of his lover, Miquel, and his young son, Rafael, that weighs most heavily on his soul.
This series is amazing. If you think that all urban fantasy is the same, please read this. The world of Los Nefilim is stellar. This is everything I want out of an angel vs. demon story. Add in the nephilim, and I’m intrigued to pieces. The fact that they use sound/music to work their magic is all the better for this story and for my life.
The story gets better and better with every new addition. It becomes clear early on that this is a world in turmoil, mirroring the mortal world at the time. We’re a short time away from the Spanish Civil War, and a few years further from the start of WWII. And when the players are angels and demons who have supreme powers, the stakes are high and the danger is higher. It is so much fun. I also love how the mortal world and the supernatural world are interwoven together. The characters belong to the mortal world while also not belonging entirely. Especially with the masquerade in effect, it can be difficult to straddle this line, and it is handled so beautifully.
I love Diago, the main character. He is flawed as a person but in his flaws you can find his perfection as a character. He is trapped in between two worlds, never quite trusted by either side. Yet he has Miquel, his husband. The relationship is adorable. They aren’t the perfect couple, just like Diago isn’t the perfect person. They also have a song they are raising together. I loved Rafael so much. He hasn’t always been with them, in fact he is a recent addition, so he has to learn to be their son as much as they have to learn to be parents. It is adorable. Their entire family is adorable, and I need more of them. Which you can find here!!
There are a few more books planned in this series, and I eagerly await them. Los Nefilim rocked itself up into my favourites list before I even finished the first novella.