Angelguard : Not all the spirits are good
A vivid and powerful novel of the unseen spiritual forces at work behind terrorist attacks worldwide.
- Paperback | 384 pages
- 130 x 198 x 24mm | 259g
- 22 Mar 2013
- SPCK Publishing
- Lion Fiction
- United Kingdom
- New edition
- New edition
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 which 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, a conflict in which angelic guards have a special mission for him. A gripping novel of the unseen forces that throng our world. Ian Acheson is a freelance strategy consultant, based in Sydney, Australia.
About Ian Acheson
Ian Acheson, an Australian, is a freelance strategy consultant based in Sydney.
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I'm always up for giving a new author a try so when the good folks over at Kregel Publications had the sign ups for this book I thought it was a good opportunity to read and review a book that normal would have been passed over by me simply because it's not my typical sort of read. Angelguard was definitely a unique read. I've never read a Christian supernatural thriller before so I'm glad I branched out to read this one and get a taste for the genre. I thought the parts in the book about the Angelic and Demonic realms quite intriguing and was probably my favourite part of the book and I kind of wish the author went into further detail. The plot as a whole was interesting and was very fast paced. There was a lot of action and enough thrills to keep me reading and the battle scenes were definitely adrenaline pumping and had me on the edge of my seat. While I enjoyed the basic plot lines and the action in the novel I found that the characters could have had a little more substance and I thought they were a little outrageous and I thought the dialogue was a little out there and seemed slightly robotic but for a first novel there are bound to be some kinks. Overall, I liked Angelguard. It had a very interesting plot and one that I haven't seen before. While the book could be a wee bit too religious for me in some parts but that's just personal preference. I enjoyed the author's writing style and think that the book was a nice debut and a solid start to a new series. I would recommend this to fans of Christian Fiction who want to read a fast paced apocalyptic disaster novel with a supernatural twists with Angels, humans, and Demons. *I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my free and honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed herein are 100% my own.show moreby Kimberly Roy
My thoughts: Angelguard is a work of fiction and the reader must on every page realize that as pertaining to Scriptural beings the author has created angels and demons with personalities and traits rather human in nature. Ian Acheson has written a very well developed and exciting story about an evil, Satanic plot involving depraved humans to create havoc, terrorism, and utter ruin of the political entities and systems of the World. Acheson also uses a brilliant university professor, Jack Haines, as the ultimate hero in the story. But Jack's strength and decisions are guided by the Angelguard (yes, a host of angels protecting him and guiding him). However, there is opposition and not just from depraved, power seeking humans. Opposition from ultimate evil, Satanic demons. The prayers of faithful Christians throughout the World give strength and power to God's Angelguard. But it is truly God who is the Director and who is the ultimate victor. The strength of the praying Christian is not to be missed in this story. The story is fast paced, interesting, and covers a lot of territory - the United States, Belgium, London, Australia, etc. It involves high ranking political figures. The goal of the evil plot is the world-wide destruction of the policital systems and ensuing chaos. I enjoyed the intrigue, the overcoming of evil by good, the characters, conversations, and descriptions. But as the saying goes, "....I have somewhat against thee." There were a few uses of profanity that could have been left out (this is Christian fiction and as such readers expect a higher standard). It is quite understood that in the real world there are no holds barred as far as language and behavior are concerned. I believe that Christian authors CAN give us the entire story without bad language or descriptions of bad moral behavior. This book was clean and decent except for the use of a few bad words. I also have an issue with the portrayal of angels and demons with such inane humor and conversations and characterizations. Angels are good and demonic spirits are evil - understood. However, flippant conversations between angels or between angels and demons is a little too much for me. And, too, I don't "see" angels as beautiful women and strong men. To me they are "angels" and as such basically neutral in gender. They are a different creation by God and not to be alluded to in human terms. True, in the Bible they took on the "form" of men when visiting Abraham. But this was not (my opinion, here) their normal form and I simply don't think they carry on flippant conversations. The author has been compared the Frank Peretti in his writing of spiritual warfare novels. I think each stands on its own merits. Ian Acheson has written a very good book and I would like to read his next. I would like a little more dignity ascribed to the Angelguard, though. DISCLOSURE: I received a copy of Angelguard from Kregel on behalf of Lion Hudson Publishing and the author, Ian Acheson, in exchange for my honest review. Opinions expressed are solely my own.show moreby Vera Godley