Shawn SmuckerRevell / 2018 / Trade PaperbackOur Price$9.295 out of 5 stars for The Day the Angels Fell. View reviews of this product. 20 Reviews
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bonnie5 Stars Out Of 5the day the angels fellFebruary 4, 2021bonnieQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Awesome book a lot of action hard to put down I will read this book more tha once.
DB5 Stars Out Of 5Fantastic Story!July 14, 2020DBQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5What an incredible imagination this talented author brings to the written page! The story-within-a-story will captivate one's interest from the first pages and hold it until the conclusion. I always thought a story about an effort to find the Tree of Life (as an adventure in fiction) could make an incredible adventure and that thought has been brought to life by the author. Just incredibly written. I can't imagine the younger generation not being captivated by this adventure. Great reading pleasure at a very good price!
NanceeGrand Rapids, MichiganAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Brilliant!June 16, 2018NanceeGrand Rapids, MichiganAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Highly recommended by friends, I had to read this book. I'm so glad I did! Classified as a young adult book, I must say that every adult should read it. It broaches our deepest fears surrounding death, and how we approach that topic. The author integrates symbolism into the story in a beautiful and earthy manner. The beginning of time and the battle of good vs evil are strong points throughout this enchanting tale of seeking answers to the age old questions about life and death.
The Tree of Life is at the center of this amazing story of a young boy and his friend, and their quest for truth and what is right. The battles between good and evil become their fight for life. A fantastic journey in the eyes of a boy and his elderly self, this book kept me riveted to the story until the very end. I can hardly wait for the release of the second book in the series! This is a debut novel that surpassed all my expectations!
CozyWriter'sDen5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent!October 30, 2017CozyWriter'sDenQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5A smashing success for Shawn Smucker with his debut novel, The Day the Angels Fell! It was beautifully written, plotted brilliantly, and I fell in love with his cast of characters. I was asked minutes after finishing this book how I liked it. My reply was that I haven't read such a fantastic fairy tale in a long time. What was brilliant about this book was that it was an amazingly clever twist off the story of the two cherubim who were left to guard the Tree of Life from the Bible. I tell you, this book is a must read. In trying to find another way to describe it, I would also add that it had some definite ways it reminded me of the Chronicles of Narnia (I don't say that lightly, those have been my all time favourite books since I was five years old).
The story is told from the point of view of an old man - an old man we almost immediately find out is the young boy in the story, Samuel. Samuel is about twelve years old, and he and his best friend are the main drive behind this story. Samuel and Abra find themselves thrust into the craziest adventure of their lives when the veil between physical and spiritual is pulled back and a thousand year old drama begins to play out on the land of Samuel's farm. Ancient foe, heavenly hosts, devilish monsters, legend, and a supernatural weapon weave their way through Samuel and Abra's summer as they fight to deal with the scenario they find themselves at the head of.
The Day the Angels Fell is clever enough for an adult or teen to be fully engrossed. The content could have been written quite easily for an older audience, but the way Shawn Smucker penned this book I would be comfortable giving it to a young teen, no problem. There are some mature questions asked about right and wrong, "just because you can do something, should you?", what is death?, is death a gift or a curse?, and so on... The Day the Angels fell definitely made me think in addition to thoroughly entertaining me. I really hope that this book is the start of a long series (ten or more books please!). Congratulations to Shaw Smucker and his team for an excellent job well done. I am quite spellbound and waiting for me.
Thank-you to Baker Publishing House and Graf Martin Communications for a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.
Fitzysmom4 Stars Out Of 5Review from Rambles of a SAHMOctober 5, 2017FitzysmomQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4If you are a fan of supernatural fiction then you will be pleased to know that there is a new voice in the field. Shawn Smucker makes his debut with The Day The Angels Fell. Supernatural fiction is really not my thing but I enjoyed the story and felt like it was a quick read.
The story is told from the perspective of Samuel Chambers. He's an old man about to attend the funeral of his last friend. Due to age and circumstance he is reflecting over the events that surrounded the death of his mother. It was a summer that would change the course of his life and those around him.
As I said before it is a work of supernatural fiction so expect that in the writing. I thought Mr. Smucker did a good job of working those elements into the story without making it weird. The overall theme is that death is a gift. That may sound strange at first but after reading the novel I appreciate that phrase.
If you can check your theology at the door and just read this title as a work of fiction I think you will enjoy it. The writing is good and the characters are engaging. Once you start the story I think you'll be hard pressed to put it down.
I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review.