The Lost Angel

The Lost Angel

by Javier Sierra
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The Lost Angel 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Aelius More than 1 year ago
Liberate a handful of pages from the DaVinci Code, and then rip some more from the secret government agency yarn du jour. Bind them together with the pages from Frommer's Guide to Europe and The Idiot's Guide to the Bible and you're well on your way to creating an at-home copy of The Lost Angel. So, is this a bad thing? Nah. It makes for some interesting and fun reading but ultimately it leaves the reader wondering why so many tools were brought to the job when, clearly, only a hammer was needed. Consequently, The Lost Angel fails to be a great thing. All while reading The Lost Angel, I wondered, "Is this a kidnapping mystery? A biblical story come to life? A government cover-up story?". And often the answer was yes to all three questions. Too many ingredients in the chili make it taste funny. Couple this with a man, a woman and a relationship that are difficult to warm up to, and a long list of characters that are only minor players in the grand scheme, and you've got a story that underwhelms. And though the climatic end scene had me turning pages with anticipation, ultimately it turned out to be very disappointing and more than a little corny for my taste. There is value to this story. It is entertaining, competently written (like I can be the judge of that!), and has elements of plot lines that appeal to many. Read it. Lose yourself in the story for a bit. If you're satisfied with moderately entertaining escapism then The Lost Angel won't disappoint. If you're looking for something a little more focused and warm, then keep looking.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read worse, but found that this book dragged endlessly in places and took forever to get to the point. The ending was an anticlimatic disappointment that left me scratching my head wonder WTF just happened. Characters did not evolve, the main character was dull and uninspired and you never really got to know her. Far too entrenched in meaningless detail....
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bookhimdanno More than 1 year ago
This book grabbed me from the very beginning. The characters are varied, multi-leveled and interesting. Noah's ark.is it real, does it still exists somewhere in the mountains of Turkey, and if so what does that mean to mankind? Those are a few questions I found myself asking while reading this book. Angels and humans mixing blood and knowledge? I've read a few books lately on angels and many say the same thing about a race of fallen angels, who came to earth and lived as humans, but they passed their divine DNA to the Earth's population and those half-angels are trying to find a way get home. This is an interesting tale that kept me reading and reading. Even a Mormon mention when the seer stones were discussed. The Urim and Thummim, was what Joseph Smith used to translate the golden plates the angel Moroni gave him, two stones connected to a breastplate. The story tells us that the stones were Seer stones that came from the Ark, and that many exist on the Earth, but most are lost currently. I enjoyed this book and would suggest it to anyone who likes a good mystery mixed with a few well placed facts. Religion, secular knowledge, emotional manipulation, historical facts and fiction, fill these pages making this a book you won't want to put down. If you enjoy Dan Brown you will enjoy this book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book, good read. Very well woven.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it!
harstan More than 1 year ago
At the National Security Agency, field operative Nick Allen watches a tape of his friend scientist Martin Faber being kidnapped by Kurds. Faber was conducting research into climate change near Mount Ararat when he was abducted. To insure Faber's wife Julia Alvarez a psychic is safe and for her to help his rescue attempt, Allen searches and finds her in Galicia, Spain studying the sculptures at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela; just before an assassin almost got her. However, as time runs out on Faber, Allen and Alvarez try to save him using the clues he left in the video for his wife to interpret. The group that holds Faber believes they are descendants of angels and the time is now for their return to Heaven with their abductee as the enabler. Faber, who was also looking for the biblical arc, believes that that Elizabethan astrologer John Dee spoke to angels. There is less than seventy-two hours to before this fanatic group ends the world. All these descendants of exiles will converge on Mount Ararat where a stone of power will either save the world or send everyone to their maker. The Lost Angel is an exciting religious thriller that grips the audience from the moment Faber is snatched and never slows down until the final confrontation. Although there are a few unlikely revelations that detract from the story line, for the most part Javier Sierra ties universal beliefs shared by most religions into a terrific twisting end of days' thriller. Harriet Klausner