Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Book Review: The Last Archangel by Michael D. Young

    The Last Archangel is is a new novel from author Michael D. Young, who also wrote the Canticle Kingdom.

Cover Blurb:
Xandir has been exiled to earth until the end of time. But when his cherub trainee disappears, Xandir makes a deal with rogue angels and giants that could restore life to the mortal woman he loves and end his assignment as a destroying angel in exchange for helping them bring about the end of the world and all of mankind.

     I heard Michael Young speak at LTUE last year and have been wanting to read The Last Archangel since then.
     I really liked Xandir as the protagonist. He was witty, slightly sarcastic, and overall the under-dog I could root for. I felt his devotion to his love, Sempre, was genuine, and I could feel his pain and determination to do everything possible to get her back. The supporting characters did blur together and were sometimes hard to keep track of. But I enjoyed meeting Yearti, or as he is mistakenly called, Yeti.
Characters: 3 Stars
    The plot was a little slow at the start, but things really picked up towards the end. As Xandir's path crossed in and out of the underground the adversaries' plot slowly unfolded. It was hard to tell who he could trust and false faces were on everyone. But the last few pages finished with a bang. And, while still tying up the book, left good openings for a sequel.
Plot: 4 Stars
     Michael D. Young's The Last Archangel was a quick read It didn't require too much investment but was still interesting and a fun.
Style: 3 Stars

Rating: 3.3 Stars
Source: From Author For Review
Genre: Fantasy / Action
YA Fiction

Author Info:
Twitter, @mdybyu

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