Oracle of Philadelphia



Carrie Works At A Diner In South Philadelphia, Dispensing Advice To Humans And Angels Wise Enough To Seek Her Counsel But There Are Some Problems That Even The Best Advice Can T SolveHer Latest Supplicant, Sebastian, Is Unique Among Those Who Have Sought Her Aid He Sold His Soul To A Demon In Exchange For His Sister S Life, But His Heart Remains PureCarrie Has Lived For Millennia With The Knowledge That Her Immortality Is Due To The Suffering Of Others, And She Cannot Bear To See Another Good Man Damned When It Is Within Her Power To Prevent ItIn Order To Renegotiate His Contract, Carrie Must Travel Into The Depths Of Hell And Parley With The Demons That Control Its Pathways As The Cost Of Her Journey Rises, Carrie Must Determine How Much She Is Willing To Sacrifice To Save One Good SoulOracle of Philadelphia

Elizabeth Corrigan has degrees in English and psychology and has spent several years working as a data analyst in various branches of the healthcare industry When she s not hard at work on her next novel, Elizabeth enjoys singing, reading teen vampire novels, and making Sims of her characters.She drinksDiet Coke than is probably optimal for the human body and is pathologically afraid of bees She lives in Maryland with two cats and a purple Smart Car.

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  • 222 pages
  • Oracle of Philadelphia
  • Elizabeth Corrigan
  • English
  • 13 October 2018

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  1. says:

    Carrie is an oracle who has already lived thousands of years and she knows that her immortality comes at the price of the suffering of other innocent souls She s been working in a diner in Philadelphia now in the current time while she councils whoever comes to seek her advice whether that is humans or angels The latest person to seek Carrie s help is a man named Sebastian who is a good soul who traded his soul to heal his sister who was dying of cancer Carrie knows it s her duty to stop this Carrie is an oracle who has already lived thousands of years and she knows that her immortality comes at the price of the suffering of other innocent souls She s been working in a diner in Philadelphia now in the current time while she councils whoever comes to seek her advice whether that is humans or angels The latest person to seek Carrie s help is a man named Sebastian who is a good soul who traded his soul to heal his sister who was dying of cancer Carrie knows it s her duty to stop this deal whether that means she ll have to actually travel to hell herself to save Sebastian Oracle of Philadelphia is the first book in the Earthbound Angels series During this story there are flashbacks all throughout time as Carrie remembers things she had been a part of including counseling Mary and Joseph after the birth of her baby so it certainly made for interesting reading having a fictional tale spun around real life events However, I did find myself sometimes getting a tad bit bored and feeling like I wished this one would pick up the pace a bit The story overall was really good but I sometimes just found myself feeling like there were too many info dumps as new characters or situations became involved or that the story would just slow here and there Overall, certainly an interesting story in the end but just a bit slow keeping my attention at times I received a copy from the publisher via NetGalley Forreviews please visit

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    From the moment I heard about this book, I knew I wanted to read it When the email came from Red Adept Publishing about the Raising Chaos Tour, I jumped at the chance, now having a reason to spend 5.99 on this book Boy was I surprised when I received the information from the tour and it included BOTH this book and Rising Chaos thanks guys D.This book was every bit as good as I thought it would be and then some It is one of those books that I just could not put down and if I could ra From the moment I heard about this book, I knew I wanted to read it When the email came from Red Adept Publishing about the Raising Chaos Tour, I jumped at the chance, now having a reason to spend 5.99 on this book Boy was I surprised when I received the information from the tour and it included BOTH this book and Rising Chaos thanks guys D.This book was every bit as good as I thought it would be and then some It is one of those books that I just could not put down and if I could rate it over 5 stars, I totally would One of my favorite books of 2014 so far and this is impressive since I ve read over 100 at this point.Angels, demons, an oracle who knows what s going on in other people s minds a new look at not only the characters, but also some Bible stories that I know quite well i.e Cane and Abel Her character build up was amazing The book was well researched and those Bible stories very uniquely re written Every page keeps you wantingand the choices of the different characters throughout were ones that I didn t expect I like the way the flashbacks are done as well very smooth.Let s talk about characters When it comes to the heroine I either absolutely love them or completely despise them usually the ones I hate are the ones that everyone else seems to love I get frustrated with the beautiful, can t see how gorgeous she really is, everyone fawning all over her, acts ditsy heroine that seem to be in a lot of books these days Carrie is amazing She s intelligent, has been through a lot and is willing to do what she has to in order to make things right There are no silly love triangles either, which is a definite plus.My favorite character by far is Bedlam He cracks me up, makes me think and I don t think the story would have been near as good without him there Him and Carrie just have a chemistry that is very well written and throughout the story you feel like you re actually there in the room watching as the conversations and events take place It is very rare for me to love every character in a book, but in this book, every single one is so well written that you just can t help it Even the bad guys have endearing qualities and there were several that I wish I could have knownabout.An excellent book that I recommend to everyone It has a little bit of everything for everyone fantasy, scary moments, adventure, actionNote I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review

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    Reviewing for blog tour on March 29Review of The Oracle of PhiladelphiaElizabeth CarriganRed Adept Publishing5 starsFirst of all, the Oracle of Philadelphia really is an Oracle She likes to disguise that by keeping a psychic around in her diner, so folks think the psychic is the one issuing the pronouncements She is also an immortal, just like demons and angels and archangels The only problem is, Cassia is soulless she had to sell hers to gain immortality, so she has kind of a soft spot for Reviewing for blog tour on March 29Review of The Oracle of PhiladelphiaElizabeth CarriganRed Adept Publishing5 starsFirst of all, the Oracle of Philadelphia really is an Oracle She likes to disguise that by keeping a psychic around in her diner, so folks think the psychic is the one issuing the pronouncements She is also an immortal, just like demons and angels and archangels The only problem is, Cassia is soulless she had to sell hers to gain immortality, so she has kind of a soft spot for others who have done the same, for whatever reasons Sometimes it s done to achieve fame or wealth or perks other times out of altruism, to save a loved one s life, for example Either way, Lucifer seldom agrees to return any soul, and so no matter how good or negative the life of the one who has sold a soul, eternity is going to be unpleasant The Oracle of Philadelphia doesn t just throw that information at us and let us dwell with her in present day Philadelphia No, it bounces back and forth through history and prehistory, examining Cassia s past and her very extensive life span, and then spins her through adventures in the present day She may be an immortal, but as I wrote above, she does have a soft spot every now and then for those who have made the fateful decision to sell a soul.Elizabeth Carrigan s approach is delightfully easy to follow, and her explorations of history and beyond are detailed and impressive Her cozy view of theological constructs is relaxing, yet appealing For example, Cassia gets a feeling of surpassing peace in the presence of an angel, such as Gabriel and the handsome and sort of hyperactive Bedlam, demon of chaos, is constantly on the move, fomenting havoc and then getting bored with it I highly recommend The Oracle of Philadelphia and hope it finds a wide readership

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    Lately I have been reading a little bit on the fantasy side and I have thrown a few paranormal romances in there Excitedly I have to report this was pretty good Nothing nuts that someone who is not an avid fantasy genre reader to grasp The Oracle of Philadelphia has kept certain things a secret Like the fact that she is the immortal one and has her channeling not the psychic everyone believes is the source Cassia is immortal and therefore, I had no idea, she is soul less I got a little edu Lately I have been reading a little bit on the fantasy side and I have thrown a few paranormal romances in there Excitedly I have to report this was pretty good Nothing nuts that someone who is not an avid fantasy genre reader to grasp The Oracle of Philadelphia has kept certain things a secret Like the fact that she is the immortal one and has her channeling not the psychic everyone believes is the source Cassia is immortal and therefore, I had no idea, she is soul less I got a little education on this and how he gained immortality Lucifer yikes that scared me a bit makes sure that the bad souls are sent to the most unpleasant place There is no going back, he does have the power to decide, but rarely does Eternity as far a Lucifer is concerned is just that eternity.The author, Elizabeth Carrigan helped me to get into the set up ad the characters I was scared a few times but it was NOT dark The good angels were displayed equally as the demons were I certainly have started to like this type of writing I think if I have someone to thank it is Elizabeth Corrigan If it wasnt for this type of characterization I would be diving into a novel like this

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    Original review here of Philadelphia is a story that follows a woman named Carrie who lives a pretty simple life She runs and lives at a little diner that isn t always busy, but it keeps her busy Not only does that keep her busy, but trying to hide her true identity is also hard work She is an oracle and she has been around since the Bible days She keeps a psychic around her diner so people won t ask a Original review here of Philadelphia is a story that follows a woman named Carrie who lives a pretty simple life She runs and lives at a little diner that isn t always busy, but it keeps her busy Not only does that keep her busy, but trying to hide her true identity is also hard work She is an oracle and she has been around since the Bible days She keeps a psychic around her diner so people won t ask about her One day while working, a man named Sebastian comes by the diner He obviously sold his soul and wants to see the oracle to see how he can get out of his contract Carrie has seen this happen plenty of times over the years, but for some reason something about this man s situation has caught her attention Unlike many who sell their souls, she sees that Sebastian is a really good man and doesn t deserve to go to hell for trying to save his sick sister So Carrie will do something drastic to save him She may be immortal due to a terrible deal, but possible death is the least of her worries I loved how Corrigan put this story together It does a wonderful job of bouncing back and forth between the present and the past way in the past I loved our main character Carrie or Cassia, Khet, etc She is immortal, so she changes her name up a bit At first I was a little miffed at Carrie when she wasn t helping those sell their souls and want her help But I do understand though Carrie has the ability to read people s minds and can direct them on the right path People seem to sell their souls for the most ridiculous things and she can t help them all since their souls are tainted to begin within But I loved that even though she has been alive for a very very long time, she isn t cold and soulless I really loved the lengths she went to save someone that deserves a good life It is good she listened to her instincts But the best thing about this book was Bedlam Oh my goodness, this guy was an absolute riot He was so funny and so full of energy He is the demon of chaos and he has caused quite a few chaotic moments throughout history But he isn t really evil He doesn t want to go back to Hell to be punished for nothing and he didn t want to go back to Heaven to work under Michael s rule He is Carrie s best friend I loved how they did everything together for as long as they have been alive Although I would have liked itif there was a romantic relationship between them They were just the ultimate best friends The love interest in the book, Gabriel, was great But we don t get to see him and Carrie together You just know they feel something for each other I hope we getin the next book The story was so rich in story I loved that we get to see the present time and get so much story from the past I loved learning about Carrie s past, well her pasts She is human, but she can t die It was definitely something she wouldn t have asked for though Her ability only belongs to one other personLucifer Lucifer has taken quite an interest in Carrie Learning that part of her story was so heartbreaking It was a disturbing scene to say the least Like I said, I love that Carrie is as old as she is and she isn t detached and thinks she is above humanity She puts it all on the line to save someone Sebastian sold his soul to save his dying sister, Carrie knows that is not fair at all She travels to Hell to get him out of his contract even though she is quite the commodity in Hell given Lucifer s stake on her I loved all these scenes especially the Beelzebub The Santa Claus thing just crept me outI knew it I highly recommend this read It is such a beautifully written story Corrigan did such a wonderful job with these characters and their histories Everything was thought out and very detailed There was never a dull moment I really loved this and I can t wait forespecially Bedlam Please tell me he gets his own story or something His personality is too big for him not to get one Although I will have to drink a lot of coffee to keep up with his thoughts I will be looking out forwork from Corrigan Definitely go and buy this

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    Published in March 2013, Oracle of Philadelphia is a fresh and original tale The book is narrated by Carrie, an immortal human who has the ability to read the minds of others Over six thousand years ago her village elders made a deal with a demon to ensure her immortality and thereby gain fame for the village But deals with demons are never straightforward, and Carrie was blamed for the ensuing bloodbath With her soul barred from going to heaven because of the actions of the elders very old Published in March 2013, Oracle of Philadelphia is a fresh and original tale The book is narrated by Carrie, an immortal human who has the ability to read the minds of others Over six thousand years ago her village elders made a deal with a demon to ensure her immortality and thereby gain fame for the village But deals with demons are never straightforward, and Carrie was blamed for the ensuing bloodbath With her soul barred from going to heaven because of the actions of the elders very old testament, blaming the victim Carrie has endured,because she has no other choice She is immortal like the angels and demons, but unlike them has free will Her only real friend has been Bedlam, one of the fallen angels Bedlam has been staying on earth, avoiding Hell and the Abyss since the Fall His chaos driven mind is white noise to Carrie, allowing her some peace among the buzzing thoughts of humans and angels One of the best aspects of this book is the incredibly fresh and humorous take on the Christian mythology of angels and demons The angels and demons are as petty and full of personality quirks as any human, driven by their personalities and going about the business of their domain It s basically a soap opera of divine dimensions, all witnessed by the low key Carrie.Until one day a pure, good soul enters her diner, bearing the mark of the Archdemon Azrael Sebastian has sold his soul to save his sister s life, and in all her millenia Carrie has never met another human with a soul as pure Believing that he doesn t belong in Hell, Carrie decides her life on the celestial sidelines has gone on long enough, and she spirit journeys to Hell to seek out Azrael and try to save Sebastian s soul Over the course of five nights Carrie travels to Hell, visiting the domains of five archdemons, until she finds Azrael on the last night Each trip causes Carrie to remember a piece of history as she recalls how and when she met the demon, creating an amazingly rich backdrop of Carrie s life This part reminded me very much of Dante s Inferno And while the narrative was fascinating, and the world building is simply outstanding, it also highlighted what I didn t like about the book, which is the rather thin plot driving this otherwise compelling narrative Trying to save Sebastian s soul is a worthy endeavor, and Carrie has finally had enough of being passive after thousands of years of observing and reporting But Oracle of Philadelphia did not feel like a mission to save a soul and in the process redeem her own soul , but rather like a travel narrative A littleaction to move the plot would have strengthened the story for me.Other readers may not agree with me, and I strongly recommend this book based on the strong and unique world building, the witty dialogue and humorous asides, and the distinct characters As a character driven story, this is truly something special

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    Oracle of Philadelphia is the first book in Elizabeth Corrigan s ongoing Earthbound Angels series In this first installment, we are introduced to the owner of an unassuming Philadelphia diner who just happens to be a centuries old Oracle Carrie has borne witness to power struggles between Heaven and Hell for millennia, but she is drawn back in to their conflict in an attempt to save a man who has sold his soul to protect his sister s life.As someone who is mostly unfamiliar with mainstream Chr Oracle of Philadelphia is the first book in Elizabeth Corrigan s ongoing Earthbound Angels series In this first installment, we are introduced to the owner of an unassuming Philadelphia diner who just happens to be a centuries old Oracle Carrie has borne witness to power struggles between Heaven and Hell for millennia, but she is drawn back in to their conflict in an attempt to save a man who has sold his soul to protect his sister s life.As someone who is mostly unfamiliar with mainstream Christian lore, I was pleased with how the intricacies of the Earthbound Angels world were revealed without feeling burdensome Characters and their histories are revealed as the story weaves through time, shifting between present Philadelphia and scenes in Ancient Egypt or Paris in the midst of the industrial revolution This look at their shared histories enhances what was one of the greatest strength of this book the bonds between characters In such a large cast of angels and demons each has a distinct voice, goal, and purpose within the story They exist independently, not as mere obstacles or aides for the protagonist This extends to one of the most notable of Carrie s companions, the fallen angel Bedlam The duo s rapport lends story humor and hope when in bleak times.Though this is the first book in the Earthbound Angels series, it also serves well as a standalone story I tend to stay away from series because the endings are often unsatisfying, leaving too many unanswered questions or relying on the next book to wrap up loose ends Instead, Oracle of Philadelphia strikes the perfect balance It is satisfying as a standalone read, but leaves ample room to expand on the questions left hanging in the books that follow Whether you re seeking a quick, well developed urban fantasy novel or a new series to dive in to, I highly recommend checking this out.I received my copy of Oracle of Philadelphia in exchange for an honest review

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    Favorite Lines At last someone else knows the truth Of course, I had promised Gabriel that I would never separate my soul from my body again But then, I wasn t some angel, to put a centuries old promise ahead of doing what was right And as for me, I had achieved my goal I had saved his soul And now it was time for me to go It s you and me, right That s what you said What a feel good book this is Carrie may not be her only name but that s the one I m sticking with by all accounts Favorite Lines At last someone else knows the truth Of course, I had promised Gabriel that I would never separate my soul from my body again But then, I wasn t some angel, to put a centuries old promise ahead of doing what was right And as for me, I had achieved my goal I had saved his soul And now it was time for me to go It s you and me, right That s what you said What a feel good book this is Carrie may not be her only name but that s the one I m sticking with by all accounts could be a different pouty person I mean who would blame her, she can t die and she hears every persons thought I would be crazy from that alone When she was younger her village elders I use the term loosely made a deal with a stranger to give her gifts but, not because they wanted her to have a good life but because they thought it would rub off on them She carries guilt over there deaths She has been beaten and shunned and still through it all she is this beacon of just WARMTH It s a book that by the time I was done my smile was infectious Don t think it s all rainbows though There are evil demons and righteous angels and human suffering It s just a great book The author did a great job of making sure the reader wasn t confused when Carrie was reading thoughts and sucking you into this life of this fabulous woman and her hilarious demon of chaos best friend Bedlam made me laugh until tears came BRAVO I was given this book by author in exchange for an honest reviewFIVE PURE FARIRES

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    I received a copy of this book for honest review Oracle of Philadelphia is the first in an urban fantasy series about immortal girl Carrie, who counts demon Bedlam and angel Gabriel as her closest friends, and the latest human Sebastian to seek her advice regarding a deal he made with a demon.To begin with it took a little while to get into the story, mainly because there was quite a lot to take in with regards to the world Corrigan has built and the relationships between the different an I received a copy of this book for honest review Oracle of Philadelphia is the first in an urban fantasy series about immortal girl Carrie, who counts demon Bedlam and angel Gabriel as her closest friends, and the latest human Sebastian to seek her advice regarding a deal he made with a demon.To begin with it took a little while to get into the story, mainly because there was quite a lot to take in with regards to the world Corrigan has built and the relationships between the different angels and demons etc., however once I got a grasp on these things it turned into a very satisfying and highly captivating read There is quite a bit of back and forth between Carrie s past and present and she has gone by many names over the centuries but none of this ever becomes confusing as everything is woven together so well I was surprised by some of the twists the story took and satisfied by the way it ended.While I liked and easily sympathised with Carrie and enjoyed reading about her life, I found Bedlam to be the most interesting character overall He was very entertaining and added a welcome sprinkling of humour to the story I would be interested in reading the next book for his antics alone All in all this is a very well written beginning to an interesting and different urban fantasy series with some fantastic characters Highly recommended

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