Armageddon wasn’t a figment of some ancient society’s imagination. It isn’t centuries away, either. It’s on our doorstep. Our fate hinges on a young, overlooked angel who is desperate to prove her worth to Heaven and herself.
Guardian Angel, Andrea, journeys to Earth on a mission to find the key to winning the final battle between good and evil. She enlists the help of James, an embattled veteran who is dealing with his own demons from the past. With threats—both human and supernatural—at every turn, the repercussions of James and Andrea’s alliance far exceeds what they bargained for.
James’ life would be so much simpler if his path diverged from Andrea’s. But he can’t shake the feeling that the impending battle is not only about settling the eons-old score between Heaven and Hell, but also for the rights to his world. Matters are further complicated when he and Andrea discover that she is not merely a chess piece but a central player in the looming apocalypse.
Time is running out. The stakes have never been higher. Earth is the prize. The angels already had their turn. So has mankind. Who’s next?
A dystopian fantasy set in modern times, this book has a very interesting take on the conflict between Heaven and Hell, angels and demons. As a reader, I very much like to be entertained by the books I choose, and this one definitely delivered. I loved the concept of Andrea’s character, an angel who doesn’t know her own place in the world, and has no inkling of what she is capable of at the start.
I also really enjoyed James’ character. He’s a veteran suffering from demons of his own making, and inexplicably winds up in the middle of the greater conflict. He was by far my favorite character in the book, particularly after what he does at the end. (No details; they’re spoilers. You’ll have to read it for yourself.)
The action sequences were not only exciting, but EPIC. The last battle especially.
Given its premise, it would have been very easy for the author to fall into heavy religious themes, but he kept the story firmly in the fantasy realm, which made it much more enjoyable for me.
This book does end on a bit of a cliffhanger. The second book came out a few months ago, and it’s on my TBR. I’d really like to see where the story goes from here.
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