Tuesday, April 15, 2008

A Kiss Before the Apocalypse by Thomas E. Sniegoski

A Kiss Before the Apocalypse
Thomas E. Sniegoski
May 6, 2008
ISBN# 978-0-451-46205-3

Remy Chandler is a Boston P.I. with an amazing history. Once part of the Seraphim, the angel Remiel chose to give up his place in Heaven and live among the humans on Earth. Like most men Remy fell in love with a beautiful woman and married. Now Madeline’s life is approaching the end as she fights a deadly disease.

Hired to follow a cheating husband, Remy finds himself the witness to a murder/suicide, but the fatal wounds don’t actually claim their lives. His fears are confirmed when Nathanuel, accompanied by three other Seraphim, asks for his help in locating Israfil, the Angel of Death.

Souls are not being claimed, so those who should be dead are left to linger. Sacred scrolls are missing, and if opened they will unleash the four Horsemen and bring the Apocalypse. A battle rages, its instigators intent on destroying mankind for their selfish purposes. With one of the fallen by his side, and the power of an angel within, Remy becomes the planet’s only hope.

Blurring the lines between good and evil, A Kiss Before the Apocalypse will keep readers riveted until the very end. This is an emotional journey that’s sometimes filled with sadness, but once it begins you won’t want to walk away. Mr. Sniegoski defines the hero in a way that makes him very real and thoroughly human. While the supernatural plays a large and detailed role, much of Remy’s decisions come from his human heart as opposed to the angel’s intellect and strength that he keeps locked away. Fast-moving, well-written and wonderfully enchanting, this is one that fantasy readers won’t want to miss.

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews


Anonymous said...

Sounds interesting.

Kimberly Swan said...

I wasn't sure I'd like it, much less enjoy it as much as I did. It was a very nice surprise. :)

Robert said...

I'm really looking forward to reading this myself :) I've never read anything by the author, but he collaborates a lot with Christopher Golden who is a personal favorite of mine :D

Kimberly Swan said...

Hi Robert - I read Crashing Paradise (The Menagerie) last year, but I don't think I've read him alone before this. He has a very neutral 'writing voice', and that made it even more enjoyable for me. :)