Requiem for the Devil
My first novel, e-published by Time Warner in 2001. Click the links on the right to learn more.
Jeri Smith-Ready is a fresh new voice in modern urban fantasy. Requiem for the Devil blends fantasy, sensuality, and humor in a remarkable tale. It offers a compassionate mirror to questions of reconciliation and redemption that humans have struggled with for ages.
–Catherine Asaro Nebula Award™-winning author of Quantum Rose
Set in modern-day Washington, D.C., REQUIEM depicts the end of the Devil's ten-billion-year career. For the first time in his existence, Lucifer falls in love, and this event threatens to transform his identity and perhaps even his destiny. Gianna O'Keefe is the woman who drags him out of his ancient despair and points him toward possible salvation.
Yet Lucifer's path from evil is neither straight nor smooth. Pursuing love means betraying his fellow fallen angels, the loyal friends who once followed him to damnation. Divine and infernal forces seem to conspire against his and Gianna's union. Lucifer's empire crumbles around him as he dares to defy the natural order and question his fate.