Every atrocity.Every war.Every act of vengeance. One fallen angel walks the earth to bring mankind to its destruction...Turning love into hate, forgiveness into blame, hope into despair. Through the fires of hell he will come to haunt one girl's dreams. But what if everything she ever dreamed was true? Every time Cassie Smith tries to sleep, she is plagued by visions of a death: A little girl called Zillah. A victim of the holocaust. In desperation Cassie is sent for treatment in an old manor house. There she meets other children just like her. Including Seth...Seth who looks so familiar. Her dream becomes nightmare. And then reality.
A little note from Bryony regarding her song choice:
Whenever I try and think of a 'playlist' for Angel's Fury Faithless - Insomnia always comes top (Dream a little dream of me comes second).Angel's Fury is about a teenager called Cassie, who suffers from nightmares every single time she falls asleep; the same nightmare, over and over again, about a little girl called Zillah, a victim of the holocaust.During a class visit to Germany, Cassie recognizes places she has never been and finds the spot Zillah was killed.Fearing for her health and sanity, her parents send Cassie to a retreat where she finds out that she has lived a number of past lives.However, her Doctor is not what she seems and Cassie and the boy she comes to love must escape both her evil influence and the misery of their shared past.
Cassie is not the only one suffering sleeplessness.My son Riley, has spent the last two and half years failing to sleep through and that, combined with my own insomnia, has led to some very long nights.In fact, in the early days of editing Angel's Fury, a night with four or hours sleep in it was considered a good one!
There are two versions of Insomnia' (album version and censored version). It is in the censored version that Maxi Jazz sings most clearly to Cassie and I:
"Deep in the bosom of the gentle night
Is when I search for the light
Pick up my pen and start to write
I struggle, fight dark forces
In the clear moon light
Without fear... insomnia
I can't get no sleep"
"So when it's back this insomniac take an original tack
Keep the beast in my nature under ceaseless attack"