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Divine Apocalypse: The Beginning Of The End (2009)

by LaVon Gittens(Favorite Author)
4.1 of 5 Votes: 5
0984346600 (ISBN13: 9780984346608)
Nov'al Publishing
review 1: This was a gripping debut novel, with a lot of intriguing ideas and an absolutely killer twist at the end. I had to go back and reread the last couple of chapters again, my gast was so completely flabbered by it.On the premise that it's coming up on the end of days, the author has combined some unusual ideas and has written an action-packed thriller which pits angelic and demonic forces against one another. As the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse ride out and demons start moving on Manhattan, a group of four mismatched young people find their dormant angelic powers are awakening, and learn that they are expected to save humanity. The trouble is, they're really not ready for their new responsibilities.The characters in the book are well fleshed out, and you get to learn abou... moret them as you follow them on their journeys. I must admit, I didn't particularly like any of them to begin with—they all seem to have unpleasant or irritating characteristics to begin with—but they did grow on me a lot through the course of the story, and I found myself caring about what happened to them.The plot moves along at a good clip, and there's very little time wasting—each scene moves the story along or develops one or more of the characters. Sometimes the pace is maybe a little too fast, and there was a bit of a jump, which left me feeling like I'd maybe missed something somewhere, but not to any great extent.This was a good first novel, and I'm certainly interested in reading the next book. I particularly liked the way the author included excerpts from scripture and psychological works in places, it added a nice touch. There are also some nice touches of humour, which appealed to me—it made the characters more real to me. I should maybe also mention that some bits are quite gory, and some bits are quite violent, so possibly not for readers of a sensitive disposition....I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway, my thanks to the author for making it available and mailing it halfway across the planet. The author has had no input to or preview of this review—it's all my own work :)
review 2: First of all, I won this on the First-Reads Giveaway for free. I am glad I finally had a chance to pick this one up and read it. It was not an overly intense dramatic apocalyptic story. Rather, quite comical at times, with an interesting quartet of characters who were the 4 angels sent to stop the four horsemen and the beginning of the end. At times when the four are together and even when alone, their characters are so unlikely the hero or heroin you'd expect to fight a religious battle between God and Evil but they each seem to mature and learn to master their powers with time. Not to mention thier strange mentor, the nun.This is probably the closest thing to reality if in our current society, four twenty-something strangers where thrown together and told they had to save the world.But just when you think they are actually going to succeed. WHAM!!! A shocking blow that makes you turn back to page one and reread again.Well Done. less
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First giveaway won, but never received the book. I see I'm not the only one that had this issue.
This book is crazy, every other page was a twist I loved it!
Won via good-reads giveaway, not received.
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