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The Angel & the Brown-eyed Boy (Earth's End 1) [Kindle Edition]

Sandy Nathan
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Book Description

AWARDS--THE ANGEL WON FOUR NATIONAL AWARDS:

2011 IPPY (Independent Press) Awards, Gold Medal Winner in Visionary Fiction.
The IPPYS are the oldest and largest contest for books produced by independent presses. Almost 4,000 books were entered in 2011.

2011 Indie Excellence Awards, Winner (1st place) of the Visionary Fiction Category.

Best Books of 2011, USA Book News

  • Winner: Fiction, New Age 
  • Finalist: Fiction: Fantasy/Sci-Fi
SYNOPSIS:
Tomorrow morning at 7:35 AM, a nuclear holocaust will destroy the planet. Two people carry the keys to survival: Jeremy Edgarton, a 16-year-old, tech genius and revolutionary; and Eliana, the angelic, off-world traveler sent to Earth on a mission to prevent her planet's death.

Welcome to a future world only heartbeats from our own.

By the late 22nd century, the Great Recession of the early 2000s has lead to a worldwide police state. A ruined United States barely functions. Government control masks chaos, dissenters are sent to camps, and technology is outlawed. War rages while the authorities proclaim the Great Peace.

It's New York City on the eve of nuclear Armageddon.


Join Eliana & Jeremy as they begin a quest to save two doomed planets . . . and find each other.

TESTIMONIALS:

Another Sandy Nathan classic! Aldous Huxley meets Orson Scott Card in this sci-fi thriller with political undertones. If Nathan had written a 300-page non-fiction polemic on
nuclear non-proliferation, rising sea levels, and government/media censorship, I might have learned as much, but it wouldn't have been the page-turner that is The Angel.
Nathan Fisher, MBA Stanford Graduate School of Business

Sandy Nathan is a talented writer with a gift for creating multi-layered characters and putting them in do-or-die situations. In The Angel & The Brown-Eyed Boy, Ms. Nathan introduces us to a dark Earth of the future where humans have surrendered all freedoms to total government control in order to live in peace. Now a secret from the past threatens to annihilate all life on the planet. Survival--of a sort--can come only from an extraterrestrial "angel" and the boy she has loves. But only if they can act in time. Captivating from the first page onward, this entertaining tale will draw readers in and keep them riveted. Highly recommended.
L.C. Evans, author of Talented Horsewoman


A good book elicits an emotional response while being read; Nathan's book
haunts the reader long after the final page is turned. 
In Angel & the Brown-Eyed Boy two dying worlds fight for survival, their futures dependent on a revolutionary and an angelic otherworldly dancer.  Nathan shows us a future Earth whose indifferent citizens and uneducated politicians have allowed their fears to rule them believing everything they are told even in the face of the reality around them.  It is a world not that many heartbeats away from our own, making the premise chilling.  Is there hope?  Yes, Jeremy and Eliana are the key.  But to what end?  Future volumes of the tale will tell.
Todd A. Fonseca, award-winning author of The Time Cavern


Editorial Reviews

Review

This is Book 1 of the Earth's End Trilogy. We recommend that you read the books in order to fully understand the story.
Book 2 is Lady Grace: A Thrilling Adventure Wrapped in the Embrace of Epic Love
Book 3 is Sam & Emily: A Love Story from the Underground
Thank you, Vilasa Press

Set in an unkind future, The Angel and the Brown-eyed Boy is the engaging story of an intergalactic traveler and an angry young man . . . surprising aspects are not revealed until the very end.  Ilene Dillon MSW, host Full Power Living

5 Stars! Blends the paranormal, science fiction, and Armageddon styles well for a riveting read.  Midwest Book Review


From the Author

I had a dream several years ago. I dreamed of a golden creature of love and life. As the dream progressed, that angelic creature was superimposed upon me. And then she became me. Joy coursed through me. I was totally good, totally alive. Golden light poured from me. I was the Angel. The experience carried forward into my day, slowly dissipating until I was my ordinary self. I realized I'd been given a gift. I'd been granted a glimpse of the Angel's reality.

That experience formed the basis for Earth's End. In the days that followed, the book The Angel & the Brown-eyed Boy flowed out, as the characters revealed themselves to me. My dream provided the angelic dancer, Eliana, who came to earth on a mission to save her own planet. Jeremy Edgarton, son of a great musician and an infamous beauty, heir to one of the great fortunes of his world. Then came Jeremy's friends and the dangerous milieu in which they lived, a tortured United States on the verge of disaster.

Was that dream all that prompted Earth's End? No. A few months before I had the dream, my brother died unexpectedly and tragically. My grief wrote The Angel & the Brown-eyed Boy. As I remembered our life together, I wanted to give my brother a tribute that captured his essence.

That was how the Earth's End series was born. The three books are stories of human beings pushed to their extremity, literally to the end of the earth. They come from my depths being jostled and torn, wounded.

Product Details

  • File Size: 590 KB
  • Print Length: 310 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0976280906
  • Publisher: Vilasa Press (January 2, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004I1L1AU
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4.6 out of 5 stars
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A World Not that many Heartbeats from our Own... January 2, 2011
Format:Paperback
A good book elicits an emotional response while being read; Nathan's book haunts the reader long after the final page is turned. In Angel & the Brown-Eyed Boy two dying worlds fight for survival, their futures dependent on a revolutionary and an angelic otherworldly dancer. Nathan shows us a future Earth whose indifferent citizens and uneducated politicians have allowed their fears to rule them believing everything they are told even in the face of the reality around them. It is world not that many heartbeats away from our own, making the premise chilling.

Hope lies in the few who stand and fight for their beliefs, but they must do so in secrecy. Clandestine operatives in the government are ever watchful of the citizenry, quashing dissension immediately; people literally disappear in the middle of the night never to be heard from again.

Angel explores a number of themes crossing political and cultural boundaries. Should one put their faith solely in their leadership? What about following orders--are there lines that should never be crossed even in support of one's country? When does one stop trying to change the system from within and instead become a revolutionary? And what of family--what does one do when one's own family members believe in something diametrically opposed to one's own beliefs? How far does a person go to save themselves, their friends, their family, and their world?

This future world is dark and disturbing a pre apocalyptic malaise covering the Earth similar to the movie Children of Men. Is there hope? Yes, Jeremy and Eliana are the key. But to what end? Future volumes of the tale will tell.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The power of love in a disturbing future universe February 3, 2011
Format:Paperback
This excellent science fiction/fantasy novel left me wanting more. I hope the author continues the story of Jeremy and Eliana in future volumes.

The beginning of this story shows us a bleak and frightening society, but the twists and turns of the plot deftly carry us into a world where people still have hope and fight for their beliefs. But there is much danger, from the ruthless and powerful government and from the citizens who will not dissent out of fear or from long conditioning to obey.

Revolutionaries can save the world, but first they must understand and embrace the pure innocence and goodness they find in Eliana and the world she comes from. If they fail to do so, two worlds may die.

Angel reminds me of the group of special books and films that include 1984, A Brave New World, Brazil and The Prisoner Series. We come away from reading Angel with determination to fight for our individuality, creativity and goodness and to be ever watchful of authority.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating Dystopian and apocalyptic world May 5, 2011
Format:Paperback
This is a wonderful book- and I use that word in the older sense of eliciting a sense of wonder. Set in a dystopian USA some time in the future (saying more would spoil it), a grubby little angel named Eliana (great name!) , wearing a pair of ballet slippers visits the Earth and the USA just before the Big Event. How will the World end- or will it? The dystopian world is science fictional (I was reminded a bit of the Matrix) but all too possible.

Who is this enigmatic avatar of love? Alien? Angel? Lost Russian ballerina?

Several of the characters were very well done, you can believe in them.

Warning: contains some rather graphic and disturbing torture scenes!

I rcvd a copy for review.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dancing Angel October 9, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This book is so well written and interesting. When I read the blurb, I knew that I wanted to read it. Then when I started reading, I realized that the book is in the fantasy and sci-fi genre. While I will read most any book that interests me, I usually stay away from certain genres. I am so glad I did not know what the genre this book is classified in before starting.

First off, I had an advance reader copy in .pdf format. I hate .pdf format because it does not covert to either the Kindle or Nook without something missing. However, that in no way reflects on the author or editor. We can blame the problem on the internet gremlins.

To me personally this book offers, hope, light, love, and a chance for something better.

This book will take readers on a one-day journey. There is so much to read and learn about the characters, plot, and setting in that one day.

I enjoyed how the author created the plot on the eve of a nuclear holocaust. After reading this book sit back and think, is it possible for these events to happen. How would people act, would the rich have everything, would the less fortunate live in tent or lean-to's, would speak revert to missing sounds when communicating? Would food become scarce? What would happen with law enforcement? Would they still protect the people?

Start reading this wonderful series with me. Learn all about Jeremy, Eliana and what will happen after the holocaust.

Thanks for an amazing and unique read Sandy.

The bunnies and I give this book 5 carrots.

*Disclosure of Material Connection: I am a member of Pump Up Your Book and a copy of this book was provided to me by the author.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Odd, weird, and very different dystopian novel
I forced myself to finish this book because the story line was so different and possessed such interesting characters. Useless torture and bloodshed became boring.
Published 2 months ago by Susan Tydings Frushour
4.0 out of 5 stars An Imaginative and original vision of the future
The novel centers on the relationship between a mysterious young girl and a boy who is trying to preserve something of humanity in a world facing nuclear Armageddon. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Jay Allan Storey
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
It was a really nice story and made me cry at a few points. I would buy the next book if it was cheaper..
Published 13 months ago by Janelle
5.0 out of 5 stars Astonishingly well written
Sandy Nathan turns a bizarre plotline into a superb novel by fleshing out her plotline with intriguing characters and themes and presenting them to us with writing technique that... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Linda the Writer
5.0 out of 5 stars What if....?
A group has discovered that a world-wide holocaust is going to happen at a certain time, so preparations are made to keep a certain group alive to restore life when the radiation... Read more
Published 16 months ago by L. Mihay
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable
I really enjoyed this book. It was a unique look at the end of the world. The story was engaging.
Published 20 months ago by Thomas C. Culkin
3.0 out of 5 stars interesting
to say the least..... I enjoyed reading this book. It took me a while to really start reading it. I don't know if it was the title but I had it on my kindle for quite some time... Read more
Published 22 months ago by D. Anderson
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a visionary page-turner
This was a thoroughly satisfying, great read. The book is very well written and exciting, and the subject well treated. The images, aesthetics and action added so much. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Author Gal
5.0 out of 5 stars Should Be a Movie!
This was an excellent read. I felt like I was watching a movie, drawn in completely. The world and characters were so real I could smell it. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Enchanting Dream Tale Tells of Future!
Sandy Nathan had a dream--and she named it! You are now reading my thoughts about this quirky little book telling that dream--"something that is strange, not normal but cool"... Read more
Published on March 21, 2012 by Glenda A Bixler
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More About the Author

When you read the About the Author portions of books, they usually sound as though the writer is sequestered on the far side of the moon, leaving an all-knowing narrator to hand out propaganda. I'm going to tell you the real story, heart to heart.

I was born to be a princess. I was a princess, for a while. My parents overcame the poverty of their youth by becoming extremely successful. My hometown was one of the most affluent places in the country. Giant oaks, old mansions, and flashy cars surrounded me. I spent my time showing horses and water-skiing behind my dad's obscenely overpowered boat.

Princess Sandy died when a drunk driver hit my father head-on in 1964, killing him. Those words aren't enough. My father died of suffocation, as bloods clots from his massive internal injuries broke loose and lodged in his lungs.

My old life vanished. Through structures and systems I will not describe, I lived at a below poverty level income for a while. I could qualify for food stamps, yet I worried that I wasn't doing enough charitable work. My brain still thought I was upper class.

What happened in the coming years opened my eyes. I've seen and lived the over-privileged existence I describe in the Bloodsong Series. I've seen how ephemeral its rewards are and how it warps those who are trapped by it. I've seen how it masks mental illness.

Want to know why a San Francisco-born, Silicon Valley-raised woman is so obsessed with Native Americans? After I'd drafted a few thousand pages of the Bloodsong books, I had this giant Ahah! At least half of the characters were Native Americans. Why? I don't think I'd ever seen an Indian.

I realized that had lived the lite version of what happened to Native Americans. They had the kingdom--the entire continent--and lost it. I know how that feels. They were treated abominably for centuries, and had the worst abused hurled at them. They were asked, "What's the matter with you? Why aren't you doing better, you lazy bums?" I know all about that, too.

My writing has a bite. My life has had a bite. Recovering from what happened to me has taken many years. And I have recovered. What was legitimately mine came back to me, along with the fruit of my own labor. If your life echoes mine, you might like to see how I healed; it's in my books.

My writing isn't for everyone. I write about people getting better and the world working out, but its not always gentle and nice. A reviewer described my Mogollon as "equal parts horror, spiritual, romance, and action." If that's for you, you're my reader.

I write visionary fiction, which is about making the world a better place. Why that with the bio above? I have had huge spiritual experiences all my life, as well as gentler ongoing guidance. Whatever is behind them and this earthly life wants me to tell you about them.

Now for my "regular bio": I've been in school a very long time and have two advanced degrees. I've had prestigious careers. My writing has won twenty-four national awards. I'm very happily married; my husband and I have been together forty years. I have three grown children and two grandchildren. We live on our California horse ranch and love it.


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