Jayde Scott rated it 5 of 5 stars
Having read Paradox – The Angels Are Here, I feel I’ve been left with a different world view on angels, heaven and spirituality.
There is no easy way to sum up the plot, so I shall just say that the story focuses on two elements: one being the war between the different angel houses and how they interact with humans. Some are good, others are evil, and so they fight each other in their quests to become the stronger house.
The second part focuses on Grace, a little girl who’s gone through a lot in life, and whose life is about to be turned upside down.
While the angels’ part focuses on world building and description and setting a solid background for the next books in the series, Grace’s part emphasises her emotions based on a deep loss, her relationship with her family and the actions that rise into a dramatic crescendo, inevitably leading to an ending that will leave you wanting to read the book all over again because you just couldn’t see it coming.
There’s no doubt Patti Roberts is someone who knows how to build strong characters and a vivid setting. I liked the darker side of some of the angels. It was a unique and convincing way to view spirituality and the angels’ role within humanity.
I also liked how they were connected to Grace and Grace’s role within the larger picture. I do agree with others who said some questions were left unanswered, but I feel that was necessary in order to be able to explore those in detail in books to follow.
All in all, this was a great first book in the series with interesting characters that invite further exploration.
It was a touching read that I would recommend to all fantasy readers, and I eagerly await the next book in the series.
Jayde Scott – Author of the Book “A Job From Hell“
3rd May 2011 – Book review – 4 out of 5 – by Darkiss Reads
The world of Angels in which Patti Roberts creates is one of greed, power, sex, control with a bit of conspiracy theory which lays the ground work for the war between good and evil.
But who is good and who is evil remains to be seen. Her world of Angels is multi-faceted and for a brief moment I was immersed into their world and presented with very complex and twisted characters and I found myself wanting more.
The author has truly created a villain worth reading, he is dark and so very bad that you can’t help but want to see more of his dammed soul.