Within a period of weeks, three horrific bomb blasts devastate areas of London, Los Angeles, and Sydney. No explanation is offered, no victory claimed for these acts of terror. Yet behind the scenes a Machiavellian European businessman, aided by the dark forces to whom he has sold his soul, is planning to bring the richest nations to their knees for his own evil purposes. Jack Haines, an Australian academic, is grieving the loss of wife and children in the Sydney blast. Against his will, he finds himself thrown into a war that transcends the physical world, a conflict in which angelic guards have a special mission for him. But how will Jack respond when angels turn out to be more than precious porcelain statues? And will he accept that he has been chosen to fight for the future of mankind?
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Length: 384 pages (Paperback)
Source: Review Copy
Available Formats: Print/E-book
Publication Date: February 1st 2013 by Monarch Books
I'm always up for giving a new author a try so when the good folks over at Kregel Publications had the sign ups for this book I thought it was a good opportunity to read and review a book that normal would have been passed over by me simply because it's not my typical sort of read.
Angelguard was definitely a unique read. I've never read a Christian supernatural thriller before so I'm glad I branched out to read this one and get a taste for the genre. I thought the parts in the book about the Angelic and Demonic realms quite intriguing and was probably my favourite part of the book and I kind of wish the author went into further detail.
The plot as a whole was interesting and was very fast paced. There was a lot of action and enough thrills to keep me reading and the battle scenes were definitely adrenaline pumping and had me on the edge of my seat.
While I enjoyed the basic plot lines and the action in the novel I found that the characters could have had a little more substance and I thought they were a little outrageous and I thought the dialogue was a little out there and seemed slightly robotic but for a first novel there are bound to be some kinks.
Overall, I liked Angelguard. It had a very interesting plot and one that I haven't seen before. While the book could be a wee bit too religious for me in some parts but that's just personal preference. I enjoyed the author's writing style and think that the book was a nice debut and a solid start to a new series.
I would recommend this to fans of Christian Fiction who want to read a fast paced apocalyptic disaster novel with a supernatural twists with Angels, humans, and Demons.
*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my free and honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed herein are 100% my own.
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