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THE ANGELIC MYSTERIES: A Novella [Kindle Edition]

James Sanderson
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Book Description

Believing he is leaving the specter of madness behind him, Daniel Allman flees to Europe where he meets Sarah, a woman who believes herself to be an angel. To make matters worse, she is being pursued by a psychopath she believes is an anti-angel sent to capture or kill her. As they travel together Allman tries to resist her beauty and charm. Will he fall in love with her despite his misgivings? Will they be overtaken and killed by the evil angel on their tail? Is any of this even true or has he completely lost his mind? Such are the problems confronting the characters in 'The Angelic Mysteries'. A thriller. A love story. A literary adventure.

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  • File Size: 135 KB
  • Print Length: 80 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005HFA3K0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,738,656 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not so well researched February 7, 2012
By Celine
Format:Kindle Edition
I rushed through The Angelic Mysteries in about one hour. However, this kind of themed book shouldn't be rushed through. You have to create some time to ponder about the theme, about the message. For me it felt like the book just didn't have enough words.

Daniel is travelling through Europe, trying to find himself, to find God. On a misty day in Holland he meets a mysterious woman, Sarah. She claims to be an angel, descended from haven. But she is in terrible danger, she says. A demon from hell is after her.

I liked the story. I liked the theme. It just could have been so, so much better. For every sentence in this book, I would like to add five more. Not more plot, just more words. More descriptions, more emotions, more everything. Just so it can become a story, not just words on a page. I want to smell the stinking water of Venice. I want to feel the rain on my skin. I want to know the main characters.

Throughout the novella, I found the main characters Daniel and Sarah terribly lacking. They don't seem to have a personality at all, they are just means to tell the story. It felt like they were puppets in a puppet-show. One-sided characters that the narrator uses to get his message across. Being a person that likes first-person narration, I'm more used to really being inside someone's thoughts. I now missed all the emotions that make characters human, likeable.

The upcoming paragraph contains some ranting of a teeny bit annoyed Dutch person, that stubbornly claims to know more about Europe than a writer from Colorado.

Through the lack of detail I was left wondering even in which time this book is set. The writer mentions having to show your passport before crossing the Dutch-German border.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Short and good August 19, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
The Angelic Mysteries is a short story. If you like lots of action, a little romance and a short story you'll like this.

Daniel is traveling across Europe in hopes of finding himself. Along the way he meets Sarah who claims she is an angel from Heaven. She believes that she is his guardian angel even though she is now somehow human. There is also this crazy demon guy that is after Sarah at first and then both of them. I can't reveal anymore without telling you the entire story, so you'll just have to read the book to find out what happens.

I thought the story flowed along at about the same pace most of the time. There were some things I felt was a little rushed, but that happens sometimes with short stories. We know very little about Daniel's background and even littler about Sarah's. There were a few scenes that grossed me out. I enjoyed reading it for the most part. I wish we would have learned more about the characters background and had more time in between everything happening.

This was given to me by the author for review. This did not affect my review in any way.
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More About the Author

James D. Sanderson (1952 - ) is an author living in SW Colorado with his wife and they are raising a granddaughter. He has written two novels in the past -'Mirabilia' and 'The Angelic Mysteries'.

His novel 'The Angelic Mysteries' has been completely re-written ("For the better, I assure you", he says), and is available as a novella in Kindle on August 18th, 2011. It is the story of a man who meets a woman who believes she is an angel. They are being pursued through Europe by a psychopath - a man she believes is an anti-angel. A love story. A thriller. A literary adventure. It is an experimental Christian novella.

A screenplay of 'The Angelic Mysteries' is also complete and James D. Sanderson will be looking to market it to film production companies soon.

Also available is 'Sacred Are the Brave' a collection of short stories about nonviolence. These include a Christian view of peace and agape love.

Author James D. Sanderson is also working on two other books of Christian nonfiction: 'Called To Love' and 'A Greater Love', and other works of Biblical Historical Fiction.

He loves to travel, hike, camp, read, blog, and volunteer at his church. "I have been a writer all my life and love to read classic literature," he says. "I hope my readers will love my work as much as I love writing it."


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