Torment by Lauren Kate (A Fallen Novel)

by |July 16, 2010

Torment: A sensational return for fallen angel Daniel and his mortal love, Lucinda, in this fabulous sequel to FALLEN.

How many lives do you need to live before you find someone worth dying for?

In the aftermath of what happened at Sword & Cross, Luce has been hidden away by her cursed angelic boyfriend, Daniel, in a new school filled with Nephilim, the offspring of fallen angels and humans. Daniel promises she will be safe here, protected from those who would kill her. At the school Luce discovers what the Shadows that have followed her all her life mean – and how to manipulate them to see into her other lives.

Yet the more Luce learns about herself, the more she realizes that the past is her only key to unlocking her future … and that Daniel hasn’t told her everything.

What if his version of the past isn’t actually the way things happened … what if Luce was really meant to be with someone else?

In March Lauren Kate Answered our Ten Terrifying Questions – here’s what she had to say about Torment:

6. Please tell us about your latest novel…

The novel I just finished writing is called Torment. It’s a sequel to my novel, Fallen, and it picks up the romantic saga right where Fallen left off. Luce is beginning to grasp the scope of her relationship with Daniel, her fallen angel boyfriend, and she’s looking forward to happy days in love. But of course, she’s in for a few more surprises before she gets her happily ever after… Read more of Lauren’s answers

For the Uninitiated:

About Fallen

It’s no secret that the publishers of Fallen are targeting the Twilight audience with this one. And no wonder – with so many teenage romantic fantasy books on the shelves, this one does stand out from the crowd.

Seventeen-Year-Old Luce is a new student at Sword & Cross, an unwelcoming boarding/reform school in Savannah, Georgia. Luce’s boyfriend died under suspicious circumstances, and now she carries the guilt over his death with her as she navigates the unfriendly halls at Sword & Cross, where every student seems to have an unpleasant — even evil — history.

It’s only when she sees Daniel, a gorgeous fellow student, that Luce feels there’s a reason to be here — though she doesn’t know what it is. And Daniel’s frosty cold demeanour toward her? It’s really a protective device that he’s used again… and again. For Daniel is a fallen angel, doomed to fall in love with the same girl every 17 years… and watch her die. And Luce is a fellow immortal, cursed to be reincarnated again and again as a mortal girl who has no idea of who she really is.

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While still in his twenties, John Purcell opened a second-hand bookshop in Mosman, Sydney, in which he sat for ten years reading, ranting and writing. Since then he has written, under a pseudonym, a series of very successful novels, interviewed hundreds of writers about their work, appeared at writers’ festivals, on TV (most bizarrely in comedian Luke McGregor’s documentary Luke Warm Sex) and has been featured in prominent newspapers and magazines. ​Now, as the Director of Books at, Australia’s largest online bookseller, he supports Australian writing in all its forms. He lives in Sydney with his wife, two children, three dogs, five cats, unnumbered gold fish and his overlarge book collection. His novel, The Girl on the Page, will be published by HarperCollins Australia in October, 2018.

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  • Hunter smith

    August 27, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    OMG i love fallen so much i read it in 5 days, i just could not put it down !!!!!

  • Belle

    October 2, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    I read the book in two days and loved it! But i could never work out if Daniel really did see other girls when lose was dead?

  • Belle

    October 2, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    I meant Luce

  • Tamika

    December 11, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    omg i love this boool o read it in like 3 days <3

  • Tamika

    December 11, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    Omg this book is amazing, when i started reading it i couldnt put it down<3 i read it in like 2days(:

  • Deana

    December 20, 2010 at 6:59 am

    Fallen gave me the perfect fill of romance, action, and mystery. And always being a fan of Gothic history and subculture, I couldn’t complain. 🙂 So strongly recommended.

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