I’ve already written up an essay on Dark Angel which examines it more in depth but thought that before I sent you on to the essay I’d make a few comments here.
Dark Angel, as you will find, plays on a theme that was first brought up in the book right before it, Spellbinder. That theme is spirits. In Spellbinder Thea Harmon was forced to send away a spirit, a spirit who wasn’t really evil but was out for revenge. In Dark Angel you have another spirit who seems evil but who really isn’t, who’s simply, as I state in my essay, misguided in his lonliness.
Dark Angel also brings back a character from Secret Vampire and Daughters of Darkness, Ash Redfern. We get an update on how Ash is doing now that he’s not in Briar Creek with Mary-Lynnette.
And now, the essay examining Dark Angel's merits.