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Ebook Details
  • 04/2020
  • B087P4XPMW
  • 248 pages
  • $9.99
Paperback Book Details
  • 04/2020
  • 9798609902030 B087LB33Y9
  • 388 pages
  • $15.99
Dark Angel: A Supernatural Suspense Novel of Good vs Evil

Adult; Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror; (Market)

Lucas Daniels’ law practice is struggling, his marriage is crumbling, and his relationship with his three daughters is tenuous. He wonders where God is at in all this, and wonders if it even matters. But it does matter. More than Lucas can imagine. A demon has been sent to destroy Lucas’ faith once and for all and take out his family at same time. There is hope. His autistic ten-year-old daughter, Abby, can see angels. But the one showing up these days scares her. Because this angel has a dark side. The angel is a slayer of sinners, tortured with a dual thirst; one for protecting the human race, one for the blood of the unrighteous. Lucas has no idea these two beings are waging war over his soul, but soon finds himself in a downward spiral he cannot escape. And when the two beings reveal themselves to Lucas, he realizes following one leads to salvation, following the other leads to hell. And Lucas has no idea which one is which.
Plot/Idea: 5 out of 10
Originality: 5 out of 10
Prose: 6 out of 10
Character/Execution: 4 out of 10
Overall: 5.00 out of 10

Assessment:

Plot/Idea: The concept that biblical angels and demons intervene in the lives of individuals to drive them to heavenly redemption or the damnation of hell is ambitious. The work’s premise is not developed convincingly, however, and has very little traction for the story’s contemporary characters and its setting in modern Tacoma.

Prose: Meddaugh’s prose is solidly crafted and workmanlike. It gets the job done for the story it tells, but neither style or language usage allows the work to stand apart. The theological discussions of religious faith that punctuate the story’s dialogue eventually become repetitive and distracting.

Originality: This novel is a Bible story for adults and thus part of a long-established tradition of tales in which heavenly and infernal entities battle for the souls of humans. Its most original stroke is misdirecting the reader to believe initially that Dante, the being characterized as a demon who wants his human victims to give up their religious faith, in fact depends on them to believe in God.

Character/Execution: The characters in this novel have potential for growth, but are not well developed. Lucas Daniels is a predictably fallible husband and father with a wife and family that don’t effectively materialize. The angels and demons are not convincingly anthropomorphized and their direct interactions with the human characters at the novel’s end are wildly improbable.

Date Submitted: May 07, 2020

Formats
Ebook Details
  • 04/2020
  • B087P4XPMW
  • 248 pages
  • $9.99
Paperback Book Details
  • 04/2020
  • 9798609902030 B087LB33Y9
  • 388 pages
  • $15.99

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