Review copy provided in exchange for an honest review as part of the Confessions Publicity book tour
In An Angel Fallen we meet two teenage boys. They are looking for trouble and find it, unfortunately it’s not the kind either were expecting. Our protagonist, Mike, follows Ralp around and considers him his friend. Ralp on the other hand doesn’t give a crap about Mike by bulling him into questionable activities. Ralp likes to hurt and kill animals while Mike watches and thinks he is an innocent bystander. Mike and Ralp see what they assume is a comet that crashed near a friend’s farm. Of course they have to check it out, what kids wouldn’t?
This is where the story gets strange. Animals start acting erratic and food begins to spoil. The farm fields are being destroyed by hoards of locust. The power goes out and the world isn’t right anymore. I thought the Apocalypse was on it’s way, which would have been cool, but sadly this wasn’t the case.
I’m not sure what to make of An Angel Fallen. The story had forgettable tertiary characters that didn’t lend much to the plot. The story really needed some help with character interaction and flow. I never connected with Mike or Ralp and lost interest in them, that’s not a place I like to be in any story. By the last 10 pages I could see where the author was going, but for me it took too long to get there. The ending tied the story together but by this point I wasn’t into it anymore. I wish the story had the same beginning and a similar ending without most of what filled the middle.
Length: 79 Pages
Release date: June 13, 2017
You’re eighteen. Bored. Dad’s away a lot. Says its business, but you’ve seen the lipstick stains. Mum’s home. Too much. Keeping the world gin market afloat on her own. There’s Ariel, the family maid. She’s cool. The one piece of this messed up world that makes sense. And then there’s Raph.
Raph’s the leader of your gang of two. He gets off on doing those things to the animals you both catch: the slicing, crushing, and maiming. Buried a few alive, too. His relationship with that hammer of his is sick.
You run with Raph because, well, nothing else to do out here, right? Except if your folks found out what you’ve been up to, there’d be hell.
Then you find it. Whatever it is.
It can’t be what you think it is. Those things don’t exist. But it’s staring at you. Asking for help. Is it dying? Can these things die? You need to do something for it. Raph wants to do something to it.
Time to choose. Do you run with the human devil you know, or take a chance on this thing that fell from the heavens?
An Angel Fallen is a tale of divine retribution from British author Andy Graham. On a day when the world is struggling to stay sane, and is being ravaged by biblical plagues, what price will two teenagers pay for their past?
Andy Graham, Biography-
Andy Graham is a British author currently living in the Czech Republic who will now stop talking about himself in the third person because it’s odd. I have two main collections of books: The Lords of Misrule is a series of dystopian political thrillers set in an alternate world based on life in 21st century EU/ US. I also have an expanding collection of creepy reads that explore the darker side of life, death, and the undead. There are a few unfinished stories rattling around in my hard-drive and some unstarted ones knocking around in my head. They range from disposable airport fiction and YA sci fi to grimdark epics, but they will have to wait their turn. (Unfortunately for my wife, who is waiting for me to write something ‘nice’, preferably with sparkly vampires.) Outside of reading and writing, I’m a musician, qualified osteopath, seasoned insomniac, and father to two young kids who have too much energy to let me grow old gracefully.
You can find me online at http://www.andygrahamauthor.com (where you can claim a free book), twitter – @andygraham2001 and FB – andy graham author.