Way back in college, sometime in the 90s (yes, I am that old) I saw a mediocre movie about angels. No, it wasn’t Highway to Heaven, which was a God-awful piece of dreary pulp about angels helping people. It was The Prophecy and it starred Eric Stoltz and Christopher Walken as angels out to respectively save the soul of a general and steal the same soul.
Honestly, the plot was kind of convoluted.
Anyway, the angels in the movie were the classic warriors of Heaven angels and were generally pretty good at kicking ass and taking names for Heaven. If you’re ever bored, the movie’s a good way to pass a couple of hours.
A number of years later comes a much better interpretation of the fearsome defenders of righteousness in the form of a book by a buddy of mine. The buddy is Rob McCandless and the book is “Tears of Heaven.”
So, full disclosure here: I know Rob from way, way back. We were roomies in college (he got the best room and I still haven’t forgiven him for that), competed on the speech and debate team together and so on. That said, I’m not plugging his book because I’ve known and respected him for, like, ever, but because he’s written something off-the-wall unique. He’s managed to take the outlandish and bring it back to Earth and make it real.
If you want to read something clever and unique, give it a shot. You can find it easily on Amazon, and it’s also on Apple iBooks, Barnes and Noble, and probably some other places.
“In the past, the children of angels and humans, the Nephilim, were allowed to lead their lives as they willed. But they proved too strong, too ambitious, and too cunning for their own good. They became warlords, conquerors and emperors. They caused war and strife until the Throne stepped in and forced them to submit to Its will, or die.
Unlike most of her fellows, Del, one of the first Nephilim, had no interest in conquest and domination. In the ancient past, prior to the Throne’s interdiction, she met and fell in love with Dami, a Mediterranean ship captain and trader. Together, they face down pirates and storms and try to create a future together.
In the present, Del unwillingly works for the Throne, obeying the commands of the angel Ahadiel. She helps to keep the world safe from the horrors of escaped demons. At the same time, she keeps herself in the Throne’s good graces. Whenever a rogue demon breaks free from Hell, she and her partner, Marrin, another Nephilim, work together to banish it.
Thrilling danger, fast-paced adventure, high-seas action, and heart-warming romance fill this novel, with a page-turning story that won’t let you put it down.”