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I debated getting this book for at least a month, due to the negative reviews, and the low star rating. But I was intrigued by the premise for the book. I AM SO GLAD THAT I DOWNLOADED IT. I loved this book, the plot, the characters. I hope the sequel comes soon. This would be a great series to replace the endless Vampire based books. A Saga of Angels on earth, count me in. I have to apologize to the narator, I ripped her for the naration of The Eight by Kathrine Nevile....She completly redeems herself with this naration.
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I will begin with what I liked. First, the narrator was excellent. She made the characters come alive and each character voice was distinct and consistent. The second half of the book had a good deal of action and plot twists that kept you listening. The basic concept of the Nephelim is intriguing. I enjoyed the imaginative world of the story. The central human characters are engaging.
As to the negatives, I agree with many of the points raised in other reviews and will not repeat them here. However, the greatest weakness of the book is the handling of the Nephelim. They are cardboard characters who act like psychopaths. An entire species of psychopaths could not survive, especially when their main defense is bluster, smoke and mirrors. There is no real complexity to any of the Nephelim characters, even Percy and his sister, who offer some hint of depth, act like confused adolescents and never develop beyond caricatures. It is frustrating.
The author would have benefited from a tough editor who told her that she had a good idea and plenty of talent but that the story needs more work before it is ready for publication. The story is set up at the end for a sequel. I like the basic idea of the story and if the author does a sequel I will probably give it a read/listen in the hope the author addresses the weaknesses of this promising but ultimately disappointing first effort.
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