|Gates of Paradise (Book)|
|Author||Melissa de la Cruz|
|Publication date||January 15, 2013|
| Preceded by|
Lost in Time
| Followed by|
Vampires of Manhattan (second cycle)
|“||Lucifer was moving his pieces across the chessboard. Endgame was upon them. The survival of the vampires was in question. The ﬁght for Heaven and Earth would begin and end with her. [...] Time was running out — the Dark Prince had set his sights on destroying the gate and was gathering his forces for battle to reclaim the throne he had been denied.||”|
— Schuyler's mission.
Schuyler Van Alen is running out of time. The Dark Prince of Hell is storming the Gates of Paradise, intent on winning the heavenly throne for good. This time he has his greatest angels by his side, Abbadon and Azrael, or as they are known in the coven, Jack and Mimi Force. Will Bliss and the wolves she has recruited to join her win the battle for the vampires? Is Schuyler prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice, the same one Michael was forced to make in Florence so long ago? Love and vengeance, duty and loyalty, life and death, are all at odds in the gripping, heartbreaking finale of the Blue Bloods series.
About the storyEdit
- Main characters : Schuyler Van Alen • Oliver Hazard-Perry • Jack Force • Mimi Force • Bliss Llewellyn • Kingsley Martin • Allegra Van Alen • Lawson
- Secondary characters : Charles Force • Lawson's Pack • Jane Murray • Leviathan • Lucifer ...
- Minor characters : Lucas Mendrion • Danel ...
- Locations : London • Hell • St. John's Chapel • ...
- Terms : Blue Bloods • Silver Bloods • Wolves • Holy Grail • Gate of Paradise • ...
- “You look beautiful and tragic, just the way a heroine should on the eve of battle. Like Joan of Arc in her silver armor.”
- — Oliver to Schuyler.
- Lucifer was moving his pieces across the chessboard. Endgame was upon them. The survival of the vampires was in question. The ﬁght for Heaven and Earth would begin and end with her. [...] Time was running out — the Dark Prince had set his sights on destroying the gate and was gathering his forces for battle to reclaim the throne he had been denied.
- — Schuyler's mission.
- Mimi was impressed. She was sure he would have turned back and done the right thing. But that was the old Jack Force. The former Venator, the one who used to follow the rules. There were no rules now. The trolls backed off, fear in their ugly faces. The Force twins stepped through the Gates of Hell.
- — Mimi contemplating the new Jack, the one that follows Lucifer again.
- The town featured on the cover is London.
- Melissa de la Cruz answered a few question about the book before it was published.
- The first and second chapters of the novel were released during a tweeting game:
- Each time ten #GrowThePack tweets were sent via the Blue Bloods Books website, a line of the first chapter was released. (at the time of the release of Wolf Pact #1)
- Each time five #GrowThePack tweets were sent via the Blue Bloods Books website, a line of the second chapter was released. (at the time of the release of Wolf Pact #3)
- The novel was released in its french translation on November 2, 2012, that is two months before the original U.S version was released.
- For the first time in the Blue Bloods series, the novel is divided into parts: Forget about the Past, Past won't let us, The Sins of the Father and Absolute Beginners.
|Blue Bloods Universe: Novels|
Misguided Angel • Lost in Time • Wolf Pact (#1, #2, #3, #4) • Gates of Paradise
Vampires of Manhattan • White Nights
"Just Another Night in Suck-City" • "Always Something There to Remind Me" • "Ring of Fire"
Triple Moon • Double Eclipse