- File Size: 1274 KB
- Print Length: 289 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0994762909
- Publisher: C.M., Publisher; 4 edition (August 22, 2015)
- Publication Date: August 22, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B014C4JL18
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,810,011 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The premise: Avalon is a paradise created by Goddess, hidden from the view of other divine beings who would destroy it.
I enjoyed the idyllic setting of Avalon (not Arthur's Avalon) but as is always the case, the paradise is invaded (I guess the book would have become boring otherwise). The Elysian Fields are a myth after all.
We have angels behaving as badly as humans, ... or angels, who knows? We have love, envy, violence, hate, kindness, tenderness and abuse.
Angels and Avalon spans several lifetimes and got a bit confusing towards the end because of this. Not horribly so, and it is an integral part of the story so it can be forgiven by the reader.
The activities of the characters in Angels and Avalon may give pause to more fundamental Christians (Goddess?), but my advice to them would be: It's fiction.Further as a Christian the story does not offend me in the slightest. Lucifer is Lucifer, so it is no spoiler what he is about.
Angels and Avalon is at its core a heartwarming tale of love (see? not my usual fare). But is not saccharin sweet or cloying. A good balance. Author Catharine Milos has given us a nice, clean, often gentle story, yet there are plenty of moments of evil and horror to keep the story balanced. I think if you give Angels and Avalon a look you will find it a pleasing read, Enjoy!
I would like to of gotten more information about Adamina’s kids. I felt like even though that got brought up multiple times, there was no resolution to it. I know the story is about Adamina and Gabriel but, the kids were an important part of the story too.
I feel like this would be a great series book. As a stand alone novel, it felt rushed. I really think there is much more story to tell here. I’m left with a lot to wonder about.
The story is fantastic though. It’s well written and will definitely draw you in. I guess that’s why I’m so bummed it ended the way it did. I wasn’t ready to leave Avalon or Adamina.
Adamina and Gabriel are star crossed lovers to say the least. It seems that no matter the situation, they will never be together the way they should.
I found, however, that the story was packed full of characters that came and went, and the point of view was changed many times within the same scene. It became quite a challenge to follow the story at times. Part Two seemed to be a whole new story rather than part of the same story. The book could've been divided into two novellas rather than one entire novel. Generally speaking, however, I enjoyed the story as the author writes beautifully and in great sensory detail.
From a dark world, an unwanted, nameless girl is saved by Goddess and brought to a secret paradise, Avalon, in which she finds a home and a name, Adamina.
The Archangel Gabriel wants to retire from his duties as an Arch, a life void of freewill and filled with destruction and battle. Goddess allows him refuge on Avalon on the condition he protect her treasure.
Rumors spread about a secret paradise, and God sends Gabriel’s brothers, the other Archangels, to search for this land and the god who formed it. The Angels bring a new threat to Avalon and Adamina.
Lucifer aspires to build a better universe, and get revenge on God for casting him out of heaven. Avalon is the perfect place of power to do that and Adamina its key. What he doesn’t know about Avalon and Adamina brings his plans for revenge to a halt.
Reincarnation carries Adamina and Gabriel through a desperate attempt to find each other and stop Lucifer. But a soul can only take so much. Elizabeth McAllistar wants a new life free of Angels and Avalon. Will she be able to overcome the tragedy, magic, and the past that haunts her?