5 Stars Out Of 5
September 29, 2013
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 is planning to bring the G8 nations to their knees for his own larcenous purposes, aided by the dark forces to whom he has sold his soul. 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. This is a gripping novel of the unseen forces that throng our world.
When I first picked received the Ebook of AngelGuard I was uncertain, when it comes to speculative fiction I am a picky reader, rarely branching out from Ted Dekker or Frank Perretti, so I was naturally uncertain how I would enjoy a title by a new writer, however with courage, determination, and a mug of hot cocoa I began my adventure.
The Adventure Begins
The Story begins off by thrusting us into the aftermath of a terrorist attack in England, at first it took me a few pages to get to grips with what was happening, however soon we were introduced to the titular Angelguard and their demonic foes, I found each angel and demon to be distinct and not cheaply glossed over characters.
Personally as far as the human characters Jack Haines was one of my all time favorite fiction characters, he was the "everyday guy" hero, the character of Loren summers was also well done.
The main villain was very well done and felt he was portrayed in an excellent manner, a man very much consumed by the love of money and power.
Upon closing the book i have just one complaint, that book 2 isn't already released! I would easily compare this book to be on-par with any of Frank Perretti's or Ted Dekker's speculative fiction works, In my opinion its like a sequel to Perretti's Darkness series.
Angelguard was one of my favorite books in a long time, the christian content was flawless, the theology sound, the plot exciting, the characters memorable, all in all I feel this will one day be a classic of christian fiction.
As a Note
This book is very much aimed at older teens and adults, there is some violence, references to adulterous affairs by the major villain, and for those in the united states two cuss words appear b*tch and n*gga are spoken by bad guys during one or two scenes.
However the story is one of glorying Christ and his Kingdom, with a great emphasis on prayer and following Christ.