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End of the Beginning

3.53  ·  Rating details ·  152 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Earth's ancient heroes and man's oldest and most dreaded foe collide in the greatest epic saga ever known to man. BEFORE their race became the mystical beings we now call angels, they ruled the earth as mortals in an age of mystery. Gabrius, a humble stargazer and astronomer must decipher cryptic messages as ancient as the universe itself to unravel the growing corruption ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published March 15th 2013 by Theos Investments, LLC (first published March 13th 2013)
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Jon Snyder
Sep 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Recommends it for: anyone who likes fiction, especially fantasy
For an author review, I'm admittedly biased. However, this book is truly original: I don't think anyone has ever written a "prequel", if you will, to the origins of angels. So in that, this book stands alone, while staying true to the historical/mythological origins of the characters in both their personality and powers to create a world that is original, imaginative, magical, mystical and compelling.

As a sci-fi, fantasy novel, this book has it all: action, adventure, romance, mysticism, wisdom
Oct 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book needs to become a movie! Not to give away too much with spoilers - but the scene near the end when everyone is fighting together and everyone has their powers was awesome.

A little critique - as a Christian reader, I heard it was a Christian fantasy book and at first i was wondering where the Christian influence was. But it is definitely in there as you read on - but not in a way that you wouldn't like it if you aren't a Christian. I think the writer did a good job taking this topic, w
Caroline Åsgård
Jul 01, 2014 rated it liked it
I only read the four chapter sample, but I still wanted to say what I thought about it.

So this is supposedly a book about angels, but already from the start we are told that it's not the same as other stories.
We meet both good and evil, we get to see pictures of the flower of life, the tree of life and maps of stars and the history of this universe, which I appreciated a lot.
Suddenly our good hero Helel is transported to the chaos of the modern world (has the dark lord anything to do with this?)
Jean Miller
Jan 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: christian and spiritual audiences ages 14+
This innovative novel does an intriguing job creating a world before we know it with characters that had a lot of personality and depth. I've read other angel books that had really wooden, static characters and I was surprised how much I liked the characters, the story and the concept. Well done & a great read. I couldn't put it down.
Nov 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book.
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great. I also suggest The Last Pharaoh: Mubarak and the Uncertain Future of Egypt in the Obama Age
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