See what I did there with “angel” and “angle”?
SASS is back again, with some more information about my upcoming release, Boundless Limits: Transcendent Choice. Before I proceed, I’d like to make one important announcement.
For all of you hard core mythology and/or religious buffs out there, this is not going to be heavily immersed in “Angel Fact”. In more cases than not, you may find that not only in this book but the others following it that I will take liberties. So, keep the butt hurt to a minimum.
Um … guess that wasn’t PR friendly.
Okay, carrying on.
Similar to Amare, the closest classification of Vindicta as it relates to the actual Hierarchy of Angels would be the Second Triad. Below is the description and many thanks to fellow author C. Desert Rose for her assistance in the technical bits.
Dominions, Virtues, Powers
Angels who oversee other angels to make sure they do their duties. Known as the shining ones, they are miracle makers. The border guards between the first and second level of heaven. They are also the guardians of human souls.
The reason why Vindicta closely mirrors the Second Triad is because she is a guardian of human souls. In passing, she is guardian of an individual named Collette. However, one of the souls that is in the spotlight is a woman named Marina. Marina lost her life in a very tragic way, and like Therice, wants to be able to visit her loved one as well—her husband Tómas.
So … about Vindicta.
Not Your Typical Angel
She is the exact opposite of Amare. There is a bit of darkness about Vindicta that seems a bit off putting to the other Angel population. For one, she has abilities that other angels do not have. For two, she rebels against a vast amount of protocol set by the Higher Council (who acts as the governing body). Vindicta also sometimes refers to the Higher Council as the “Establishment”.
Vindicta is not a member of the Favored. In fact, she detests the Favored. For a little peek as to why, you can check out this guest stop I made on Adonis’ blog. Although Amare is a member of the Favored (and very high on the chain at that), they develop a friendship that spans centuries.
The Era of Modernization and Its Impact on Vindicta
Not too long ago, there was a period called the Era of Modernization. It will get referred to in other installments of Transcendent Choice as the Age of Humancipation. During this time frame, the Higher Council (who acts as the governing body) gave angels the options of adapting qualities mimicking those of humans.
One of the things an angel can do is trade in his wings. If an angel does this, then it is final, even if he later expresses remorse and wants them back.
Vindicta loves being an immortal and has no desire to embrace aspects of humanity. She is one of the few angels that keeps her wings. When it comes to her wings, she is a bit of a showoff.
Where the Higher Council and Vindicta Are In Alignment
There is one area where Vindicta and the Higher Council are in sync—the belief that the spirit non-visitation rule should be upheld. From Boundless Limits: Transcendent Choice, here is an excerpt of her thoughts.
On the surface, it seems like a great idea and it pleases the deceased. What about the living? They have a right to move on with their lives—meet different people, create new memories. Where does nostalgia end and torture begin? These spirits can’t tell the difference, so we have to do it for them.
How does her stance impact the bond between her and Amare? That’s part of the thrill when you read Boundless Limits: Transcendent Choice.