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Just to make sure I touch the bases with this and do this incredible novel justice, I just want to make sure that you know I did have a Q&A with this author on my blog last week. Feel free to hit the archives from last week and enjoy the read, he gave some really good answers to my questions; basically he did the best he could with what I threw at him. He hit all the questions out of the park for home runs; I wanted to post that before my take on his work. I was hoping to gain more insight into his thought process and writing style before I hammered this out. Great stuff so enjoy it.
“The Paradise Prophecy” is a really good read. It did screw with my head quite a bit as I am a Catholic and I think most of us, whether we are believers in God or the afterlife, heaven and hell, angels and demons are handed a bundle to consider as this novel blazes a trail through the mind and soul. It is hard not to question things and to look at them in a different way as one reads through this. Browne puts forth a believable hypothesis and seemingly backs it up with many things to bring his narrative home, to make his points, to make this an engaging, explosive read that has stayed with me since I finished it. The read is entertaining, insightful, action packed, fast paced, and thought provoking. I am glad that he will be following this up with the same characters because I really came to enjoy them as they are excellent foils and I can see myself becoming very attached to them. I have been fortunate of late to have found a bounty of awesome reads, and this one is surely a keeper. Grab it, expect to spend some time with it, and expect it to expand your mind and your beliefs a bit.
Here is the synopsis:
“A spectacular thriller inspired by John Milton's Paradise Lost in which the final chapter of the War in Heaven is about to play out on Earth, with the fate of humanity hanging in the balance.
When God cast the archangel Satan into Hell, ending the War in Heaven, peace prevailed on Earth. Until the fallen angels took revenge in the Garden of Eden. Ever since, mankind has been in a struggle between good and evil, paradise and apocalypse: the fall of Rome, The Crusades, World Wars, nuclear proliferation, the Middle East Crisis... The War in Heaven never really ended-it just changed venues. For millennia, God's angels have been fighting Satan's demons on Earth, all in hopes of bringing about Satan's greatest ambition, the Apocalypse.
Satan has never been closer to his goal than right now.
Agent Bernadette Callahan is a talented investigator at a shadowy government organization known only as Section, on the trail of a serial killer with nearly supernatural abilities. Sebastian "Batty" LaLaurie is a religious historian who knows far too much about the other side- and that hard-earned knowledge is exactly what Callahan needs. This unlikely duo pair up for a race across the globe, decoding clues left in ancient texts from the Bible to Paradise Lost and beyond. In the process they stumble upon a vast conspiracy-one beyond the scope of mankind's darkest imagination.”