Friday, April 22, 2016

Review 34: The Angelic Gene

The Angelic Gene. Steve Goodwin. 2013. [December] Software Development Pty Ltd. Pages 347. [Source: Own]

First sentence:  

Rain drenched, in the middle of the night, a handsome solitary man in his mid-thirties burst through the weary large oak doors of the bleak St. Thomas Hospital cradling an unconscious pregnant woman in his arms.

From Amazon:

An orphan girl unsure of who she is or why a man wants her dead carries a secret. She will experience humanity.

Are you ready?

Join Sophia in a heart thumping adventure across England set in the 1870’s, exploring faith, doubt, love and fear. A story, quoted by the editor as “really something special”, you’ll continue to contemplate long after the journey unfolds.

My thoughts:

Steve Goodwin has done it again.  This is another great novel in the Elijah Hael universe, only instead of in modern times this is set in Victorian England during the time of Jack the Ripper.  This was a roller coaster ride from start to finish I loved every minute of my journey with Sophia.  This book while the third installment conceivably could be read first so has to have background on Sophia before meeting her in The Last Judgment. 

The good:  The story is engrossing and compelling.  Character development was superb and believable.  The ending was great and tied up the loose ends nicely!

The bad:  The book ended and another one is not on the horizon.



Recommendation:  Christians, lovers of sci-fi, historical fiction lovers, pretty much anyone in my opinion

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