''We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience” – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
|Until Next Time|
author Amy Lignor's first book in The Angel Chronicles series introduces the reader to angels and warriors undergoing rigorous training in Heaven and what befalls them on Earth. it is presented in two perspectives - angelic and human. it was like reading two distinct stories which were nonetheless interconnected.
honestly, i struggled with the whole story. i was not expecting it to be a faith-based one. although i am a Catholic, i found the "angelic sections" quite complex and profound. the discussions Emily had with certain heavenly luminaries were also a bit sublime. Christian elements are emphasized - eternal life in Heaven and perpetual damnation in Hell. it was really all about salvation and redemption. these are familiar to me as part of my faith but i kept wondering how and what these concepts would mean to non-Christian readers or believers.
i liked the "human sections" better. initially, the vague details of Emily and Matt's mission were puzzling and so were the dark secrets of the Faire family which Charlie Faire and his best friend Jason were running away from. yet, these were the parts which i considered interesting especially when things began to unravel and finally made sense.
there is no question, however, about the author's writing style. her prose is excellent. the story - specifically certain parts of it - was just not for me.
*Until Next Time: The Angel Chronicles Book 1 is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords and Payloadz.com.
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my personal rating is:
Until Next Time contains material not suitable for younger readers 13 and under.
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