Friday, April 12, 2013
Book Review: Guardian Angels by Andrew P. Weston
In a series of terrifying events, otherworldly beings intervene to save innocent lives. The world community reacts with relief as they realize that angels may in fact exist, and they are diligently protecting us.
But there are those who would seek to stop what they feel is a threat against their livelihoods. How far will some go to battle the Guardians? Is the fairy tale over before it even begins?
Guardian Angels is a powerful and compelling story about the catalyst that has the power to unite society in the hope for a better future. The spark of hope is fragile—can it last?
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About the Author
Andrew P Weston was born in the city of Birmingham, UK and grew up in the towns of Bearwood and Edgbaston, eventually attending Holly Lodge Grammar School for Boy’s where he was School Captain and Head Boy.
He was an active sportsperson for the school and a variety of rugby, martial art, swimming, and athletics teams throughout the city.
On graduation in 1977, he joined the Royal Marines and served in a number of roles both in the UK and abroad.
In 1985 he joined the Devon & Cornwall Constabulary, serving as a police officer in a variety of uniformed and plain clothed departments until his retirement in 2008.
Over those years, he wrote and illustrated a selection of private books for his children regarding the life of a tiny kitten, called, “The Adventures of Willy Whiskers”, gained further qualifications in Law and Religious Studies, was an active member of Mensa and continued to be an active sportsperson, providing lessons free of charge to local communities.
An unfortunate accident received on duty meant Andrew had to retire early from the police force, but after moving to the sunny Greek island of Kos to speed up his recuperation, he was at last able to devote time to the “Guardian Concept” he had developed over his years in the military and police.
When not writing, Andrew enjoys Greek dancing and language lessons, being told what to do by his wife, Annette, and hunting shadows in the dark. He has not managed to catch any yet, but is sure he came close on 2 occasions.
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Not all angels have fluffy white wings. In Guardian Angels, Book 1 of the Guardian Series, the Guardians are members of an elite group of humans with special powers. Some have telekinesis, some can control the elements, and some can even teleport. Above all, the Guardian's job is to serve and protect. Their first act when they appear on the scene is to save a little boy from getting hit by car when it should have been impossible, and the feats only get more incredible as time goes on. Whether its fighting crime or natural disasters, the Guardians arrive on the scene in the nick of time, every time. Their goal seems to be to provide peace around the globe, but not everyone believes they are all good Samaritans. While most of the world cheers them on, there is also a group of businessman with some powers of their own, and they have set their sites on turning the Guardians to the dark side or destroying their reputation in any way possible. The governments are also on the alert now that they know these miraculous abilities exist, and special people around the world are being abducted. The plot of the book is unique and there is a little of everything for science fiction fans from plasma staffs to space travel. I am looking forward to reading the second book in the series and especially learning more about the elusive overlord, Adam. The Guardians have a lot to overcome in this original sci-fi novel and it definitely left me on the edge of my seat the whole time.