Evolution of Angels

Evolution of Angels

by Kevin Wall

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BN ID: 2940149387779
Publisher: Nathan Wall
Publication date: 06/03/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 310 KB

About the Author

Nathan has been writing for as long as he or anyone else can remember. It is a passion for him. Raised abroad, he has vast knowledge about different countries and the cities within. He is married and currently resides in Dallas, Texas.

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Evolution of Angels 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anka_D More than 1 year ago
The title “Evolution of Angels” is quite deceptive, as this book is not really about angels. Not in the form or from the point of view you would expect, anyway. It is an action-adventure/ urban fantasy/ science fiction novel that deals with superheroes who fight to save the world. Characters The source of the characters seems to have its roots both in mythology – we encounter angels, Cyclops, satyrs, the Minotaur, Charon – and in video games - superheroes with their detailed armors and fantastic weaponry. Author’s attitude towards his characters is detached, you don’t feel that he has a close connection or preference toward any of them. As to character delineation, most of the characters are sketched, the author paying more attention to their appearance and especially their armors, than to the psychological or moral traits. The motivation behind their actions is well defined, though. The author prefers to “show” rather than “tell”, a laudable characteristic of his style. The numerous flashbacks in the novel show the motivation that drives them. The characters are not static, but they change, drastically sometimes, from human beings to superheroes with amazing powers, or, in one case, from a tough researcher who disconsiders human life to a caring father and husband, when given a second chance. My favorite character was Oreios, as he is portrayed with a sense of humor and is the only impartial character in the book; a mercenary monster who doesn’t care about anybody but himself and who chooses which fight is worth fighting by weighing the advantages that it would bring him. I also liked the way the angels are presented, not as innocent chubby cherubs, but as powerful (fully grown-up) beings, dressed in impenetrable armors and making use of weapons. They have a conscience, and they carry their memories from thousands of years ago. Setting In his story, the author makes us travel all over the world and beyond: from the Middle East to Russia and then to Texas; from the world as we know it to the underworld; from a normal, earthly environment to a secret base; from the outside to the inside of someone’s head. At one time, we even follow him through space, having a beautiful image of the Earth from out there. Style Nathan Wall’s diction floats between casual and slang, making you feel “at home” in his book. He is very original in the way he avoids “he said”/ “she said” tags after or before dialogue lines, by replacing them with action phrases, showing that the action takes place at the same time as the speech. What I want to highlight is the dialogue itself: it is dominating the book, and I consider it a praiseworthy characteristic of Nathan Wall’s style. Criticism I would have liked to know more about the characters, about their personality.. Also, I think the endless fight scenes take place much too often. Even if this is not my cup of tea, it will be immensely enjoyed by action book readers, as the fight scenes are described in great detail. Recommendation This book will be loved by science fiction readers, and especially by those who enjoy playing RPGs (role-playing games).