Friday, April 12, 2013

Angelguard by Ian Acheson

This is an exciting, action-packed novel that shows what's really going on behind the scenes of our world!  Jack Haines is in the middle of a war.  First, he's hurt in one of three bomb blasts that occur in Sydney, Los Angeles, and London.  He loses his wife and two of his children.  Then, months later and on the road to recovery, he meets two others who miraculously survived the other blasts.  There's a reason they've been brought together, but for what? He discovers some information that leads him to suspect another attack is imminent.  Meanwhile, in the supernatural realm, angels and demons are fighting all around them as good and evil fight for the upper hand.

I liked the action in the story.  There are a lot of characters to keep track of, which could get a bit confusing, but there is a character guide in the front to help out.  The story focuses more on action than on character development, and I would have liked there to be more of a balance.  I really liked the emphasis on prayer and how that was shown to make a huge difference in these battles.  There are a few instances of swearing, which I don't like to see in a Christian novel.  This is an entertaining and exciting read from a first-time author!

I received this book free from Kregel Publications in exchange for an honest review.

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Ian Acheson Bio

Ian’s debut novel, Angelguard, is available now in the USA, Canada and the UK. It will be released in Australia in May. It’s been 10 years in the making and he’s very pleased it’s made the light of day.

Ian reads a lot, and a lot, and a lot more. He’s been telling and writing stories for most of his life since early childhood.

When Ian’s not writing he’s a professional strategy consultant having been in the Corporate world for the past 25 years. He brings some of this experience into his stories. He’s lived in Sydney, Australia, all of his life. Ian shares life with his wife, Fiona and they try to keep up with two almost-twenty something young men who give them much joy and you know what else if you’re a parent.

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  1. Veronica, I'm pleased you enjoyed Angelguard.

    Thanks for this generous review.