The Last Archangel- Michael Young

Written By: Kellie - Jul• 08•11

Synopsis: 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. -Goodreads

Review: This book was a lot of fun from beginning to end, a perfect summer read. Michael Young was able to beautifully combine mythology with fast paced story telling (doesn’t start off that way, but it builds beautifully and works well) that kept you hanging onto your seat.

I don’t usually read stories based around angels and the like, but this book caught my eye. Honestly, I think it was the cover… the colours are fantastic and it suits the book pretty well.

Xandir is an interesting main character to follow as he is driven by a few powerful forces. After being banished from heaven, he’s got some tough decisions to make and an important role to play. It’s really interesting to follow, and definitely did not end up where I thought it would when I started the book. Things between Xandir and the mortal, Eden are complicated (in a good way) and interesting, even though they’re not as in your face as most characters.

I would have liked to see some areas of the story fleshed out a little better, mostly concerning giants and Xandir’s past, but there was nothing missing that really detracted from the story. Everything is still really well developed, but I was still left with some unanswered questions and some things I’m not sure I quiet understood, even by the end of the book. But I guess there is nothing wrong with a book leaving you thinking. So overall, still a really interesting read.

Highly recommended! And I can’t wait to see this book followed up with a sequel.

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Second Opinions:
@ Bookworm Lisa
@ The Lonely Book Club
@ My Life in a Laptop

Stay tuned! Michael Young was kind enough to answer some questions about the book and his writing process, those will be going up later today!

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2 Comments

  1. Thanks so much for the review! I do have a sequel planned and I’m very excited about it. It’s great to see what people say about this one to help me improve what comes next.

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