Leviathan (Fallen Series #2)

Leviathan (Fallen Series #2)

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by Thomas E. Sniegoski
     
 

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Eighteen-year-old Aaron is on the run from the Powers that killed his foster parents and took his younger brother, Steven. With his dog, Gabriel, and Camael, a former Power, he is drawn north to a small town in Maine. Here Aaron, who still hasn't accepted his newfound heritage, finds comfort in the isolated, tight-knit community. But when Camael and Gabriel go

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Eighteen-year-old Aaron is on the run from the Powers that killed his foster parents and took his younger brother, Steven. With his dog, Gabriel, and Camael, a former Power, he is drawn north to a small town in Maine. Here Aaron, who still hasn't accepted his newfound heritage, finds comfort in the isolated, tight-knit community. But when Camael and Gabriel go missing, and their landlady suddenly attacks Aaron, he is forced to learn more about the War in Heaven and the many Powers that are fighting for dominance...of humankind.

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Children's Literature
Book two of the "The Fallen" series, this novel uses Christian themes of good and evil as the loose basis for a supernatural adventure set in today's world. Eighteen-year-old Aaron Corbet was raised by humans, but has recently discovered that he is a Nephilim, the offspring of a fallen angel and a human. Aaron tries to evade the pursuing heavenly Powers, who have killed his foster parents and stolen his little brother Stevie, and who want to destroy him as well. He is drawn north to a small town in Maine, where his companion, an angel named Camael disappears, and the townspeople begin acting strangely. Ultimately, Aaron learns more about the clash between the powers of Heaven, and must battle the ancient monster Leviathan. Sniegoski's tale is exciting and often entertaining; the comedy stems in large part from Aaron's mental conversations with his dog Gabriel, who is an insatiably hungry golden retriever with the gift of ESP. Although it has Biblical themes as its basis, the novel is not, strictly speaking, Christian (for example, the angels of Heaven are often deeply flawed and power-hungry), and parents who prefer that their children read only Christian books might want to steer clear. 2003, Simon Pulse/Simon & Schuster, Ages 14 to 18.
—Julie Govan
School Library Journal
Gr 8 Up-In The Fallen (Pulse, 2003), 18-year-old Aaron Corbet learned that he was a Nephilim (the son of a mortal woman and a fallen angel); lost his foster family in a battle with fallen angels; brought his dog, Gabriel, back from death; and gained the power to understand animal speech. Here, Aaron; his angelic traveling companion, Camael; and Gabriel encounter a vicious Orisha, a goblinlike creature that bites Gabriel, forcing Aaron to find the vet in the small Maine town to which they have been drawn. Katie McGovern, the new vet, has also been strangely drawn there by the mysterious disappearance of her fianc , and she and Aaron quickly unite to investigate the strange goings-on in Blithe. It doesn't take long for them to discover that the townspeople are being controlled by a horrible beast living underground. Confronting Leviathan forces Aaron to recognize, accept, use, and refine his angelic powers. Although the story revolves around angels, heavenly messengers, and otherworldly creatures, it has no clear religious message. The real emphasis is on guts, gore, and bodily fluids of all types. The plot reads like a grade-B horror movie with as many nauseating descriptions as possible and dialogue reminiscent of the comics the author has written. This addition to the series stands on its own, with enough background from book one included to introduce the characters. There is also plenty of foreshadowing of later developments along with hints about the sequel. It's not great literature, but fans of the first installment might want it.-Susan L. Rogers, Chestnut Hill Academy, PA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9780689853067
Publisher:
Simon Pulse
Publication date:
06/10/2003
Series:
Fallen Series, #2
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
4.30(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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