Angelguard : Not All the Spirits are Good Paperback
by Ian Acheson
Part of the The Angelguard Trilogy series
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.
A gripping novel of the unseen forces that throng our world.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages
- Publisher: Lion Hudson Plc
- Publication Date: 14/03/2013
- Category: Religious & spiritual fiction
- ISBN: 9781782640028
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Review by bgknighton
Jack Haines stumbles across a horrific plan to destroy the G8 summit. But, this time it is not terrorists, but a megalomaniac with money to make his plans come true. His will and faith are tested in the many trials involved in solving this mystery. Overall a well-written story, the only problem I had is that the weight of all the convolutions makes it drag at the end.
Review by mamaove
I received this book as part of the Early Reviewers program. I may have picked it up otherwise at a bookstore just because the cover was intriguing and the blurb on the back sounds interesting and like something I would like to read. Just goes to prove you can't judge a book by its cover. Now to be fair I couldn't manage to finish this book. This is a very rare occurrence for me, because I can usually hold out the hope that the book will get better. I did get over half way through it though. The premise of the book is great. The ongoing battle between angels and demons. Corrupted men causing havoc and a few ordinary individuals destined to help save mankind. The book falls short on the execution. I am familiar with angel and demon lore but still would have like a little more background within the setting of this book. Too be fair there is a who's who cast of characters list at the beginning of the book, which is helpful as the book jumps around a lot especially at the beginning. As a non-Christian I found the continuous reference to the power of god and prayer very cloying. The dialogue between characters is very stilted and trite. With a few glaring syntax errors especially when Americans are speaking. This is only one person's opinion and I do give the author credit for actually getting a book written. I know this is a very difficult thing to do. There may be an audience out there for this book but unfortunately I am not one of those. I have seen favorable reviews on another site so don't let my opinion deter you.
Review by StanSki
I received this book as a Library Thing Early Reviewer. I have since tried to read this book 3 times. Every time I pick it up, I cannot believe that I simply can't go on. One of the cover blurbs says " Fans of Frank Peretti will love Angelguard." Well, I am a fan of Frank Peretti, I am definitely NOT a lover of Angelguard. Enough said!!!
Review by readafew
I have mixed feelings about this book. It was very strongly a Christian book, angels and demons were warriors for God or the devil. The story was actually pretty good but the execution didn't impress me very much. If taken as a YA book I suppose I could forgive some of the writing. But I had a hard time with angelic beings several thousand years old using current slang. There were other things with the writing that I would think was unlikely things to say by adults. I think my biggest problem was it felt like all 'bad' behavior humans did was instigated by demons and not by innate nastiness of the person. 'It's the devils fault' kind of thinking.If you have a problem with Christianity or obvious support of the faith, you will likely hate this book. If it doesn't bother you or you like Christian stories of faith this might be just fine.
Review by maureen61
This is my first novel of the supernatural. The plot was as expected with the interface of good and evil, God and Satan. The story was fast paced with several characters and traumatizing events. Strong faith and spiritual support saved the day.
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