Not a Novel Review: The Archangel by Michael Young

Okay… so I’ve tried to finish The Last Archangel by Michael Young in time, but alas… I don’t think it’s going to happen. Normally if I thought I’d be late, I’d just post it the next day. Tomorrow is promised to another author though. 🙂 So we won’t be stealing his thunder. Instead, I’ll just let you know how this book is going. A quick reminder of what this book is about:

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.

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I received my copy from the NetGalley

This book has a strong start… very strong, I might add. It starts with Xandir’s POV, and the writing is marvelous. The prologue really drew me in.

The plot deals with quite a bit more than just Xandir though and introduces quite a few more POVs. I’d say Xandir is the main character as every other chapter is in his viewpoint while throwing in various other characters in between.

I get the idea that the book starts wide and narrows to a single point. Right now there are so many sub-plots, I’m not sure what’s important and what’s not. Xandir didn’t even come into physical contact with the woman I thought was a key player until the 39% mark. However, now I’m not sure how important she is as she spends most of the story unconscious, and I haven’t read a chapter in her POV for a very, VERY long time. Her story is now told from the eyes of another, who doesn’t seem very important at all to me.

So I’m about 59% through The Last Archangel now. The verdict is still out on this one, but I’m hoping for a grand finale. We’ll see. Expect my review next Monday, July 18, 2011.


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