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First edition cover
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|Genre||Young adult fantasy
|14 June 2011|
Passion is a 2011 young adult fantasy novel from the Fallen series written by Lauren Kate. Passion, the sequel to Torment, continues the story of Lucinda Price (Luce) who, at the end of the previous book, decides to find out more about her past lives by stepping through an Announcer, ignoring Daniel's plea to stop. Daniel, Luce's boyfriend and fallen angel, decides to follow her, promising to find and rescue her. Before Luce and Daniel met at Sword and Cross, before they fought the Immortals, they had already lived many lives. And so Luce, desperate to unlock the curse that condemns their love, must revisit her past incarnations in order to understand her fate. Each century, each life, holds a different clue. But Daniel is chasing her throughout the centuries before she has a chance to rewrite history.
- Lucinda 'Luce' Price
After the events in Torment, she will try to travel to her different past lives to find out what are the secrets Daniel is hiding from her, and she will find a way to end the curse that both their love has.
- Daniel Grigori
Luce's fallen angel boyfriend. He will try to bring Luce back to the present, from the shadows. He will realize that he, himself, can do something to end their curse. He and Cam are brothers...
- Cameron 'Cam' Briel
Cam is also a fallen angel. He will try to help Daniel recover Luce from the shadows, but Daniel would always refuse help. His past will be revealed and the reason for his being "evil" will be known. Cam and Daniel are brothers.
- Arriane Alter
Arriane is another fallen angel, from Daniel's side. She will be one of the few who will try to get Luce back from the shadows. She and Roland are together.
- Roland Sparks
He is another fallen angel, from Cam's side. He will be able to speak to Luce in one of her past lives and know that she is from the future. He and Arriane are a couple.
- Mary Margaret 'Molly' Zane
Fallen angel on Cam's side. Who has never gotten on with Luce since the beginning.
- Gabrielle 'Gabbe' Givens
Gabbe is a fallen angel on the side of Daniel. She tries her best to convince Daniel to side with Heaven.
- Miles Fisher
He is one of the Nephilim, and one of the first friends that Luce makes in Shoreline (in Torment). He proved how much he loves Luce in Torment. He will be helpful to Daniel in this book and he will soon be in good terms with him.
A Nephilim friend of Luce. She will be with Miles looking for Luce in the shadows.
She was introduced briefly in Fallen, but will play some more minor roles in Passion. She is introduced to Luce as Arriane's older sister, with pink hair and calmer than Arriane.
The first fallen angel. One of the reasons of the start of the Heaven War. He tricks Luce in the announcers appearing as a little gargoyle, Bill. He tries to make Luce kill one of her past lives.
One of the remaining Elders.
One of the remaining Elders.
Types of characters
- Fallen Angels
According to the Bible, a fallen angel is an angel who, coveting a higher power, ends up delivering "the darkness and sin." The term "fallen angel" indicates that it is an angel who fell from heaven. The most famous is Fallen Angel Lucifer himself. The Fallen Angels are quite common in stories of conflict between good and evil.
They are the children of fallen angels with mortals.
A particular rank of angels. Cam describes them as the worst kind of angel. They stood next to Satan during the "revolt", but did not step into the underworld with him. Once the battle ended, they tried to return to heaven, but it was too late. He also mentions that when they tried to go to hell, Satan cast out permanently, and left them blind. Nevertheless, the outcasts have a tremendous control of the other four senses. In "torment", they chased Luce because they think that if they captured her, they will get back to heaven.
It is not explained very well what the elders are, but they want to see Luce dead more than anything. Miss Sophia is the eldest and most important member.
Are minor angels who remained faithful to the throne. They act as law makers for fallen as the monitor them on earth. They are described as having blue wings and wearing brown cloaks. Some reside inside the "Announcers" (also known as the "Shadows").
The series is scheduled to be four books long. The first book, Fallen, was released December 8, 2009. Torment, the second book of the series, was released on September 28, 2010. The release of the third book, Passion, was on June 14, 2011. Lauren Kate announced that her fourth book, Rapture, would be released in Spring 2012.