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Book Review - The Angelic Gene - Steve Goodwin

Tuesday, February 4, 2014


What a strange and uttering entertaining tale this is. This is so far out of the realm of books I normally read that I was surprised that I got caught up. It definitely has a religious bent, ultimate good vs ultimate evil and all the shades in-between. This is the third book in the Elijah Hael Series. I did not read the first two but this can definitely be read as a stand alone with no problem. The journey through life that Sophia is destined to follow is not an easy one but the light follows her and her traveling companions until the very end and then beyond. I beleive that teens would enjoy this book as well as their parents.


About the Book: (from CBM Christian Author Press Release)

The Angelic Gene by multi-published novelist Steve Goodwin is the long awaited third book in the Elijah Hael Series exploring faith, love, doubt and fear.

Set in England during the 1860’s, beginning with Sophia’s birth, the reader will find themselves on an exciting adventure between life and death. Sophia as an orphaned girl, with a difficult birth and childhood, does not understand why a man wants her dead. She carries secrets unknowingly and will, in her life, experience humanity.

Goodwin takes the readers back to England in an age that has long since passed, yet still gives relevance of the human condition and the existence of the invisible spiritual realm. This novel is the first book in the beginning of the Elijah Hael novels and is recommended as to be read first in the series, but can also be read as the third book in the series.

Goodwin writes with ease, excitement and fast-paced dialogue giving the readers a sense of being there as the story unfolds. Historically accurate, The Angelic Gene, encapsulates the culture and era of 19th century England. Uplifting, exciting and heart-warming, Goodwin gives the readers “something special” in this novel that they will not soon forget. With well-developed characters, intrigue and suspense, this novel will keep the reader longing to protect orphan Sophia while giving a glimpse of what evil that lurks within the shadows of humanity. Fascinating and awing!


Read a couple of chapters here

Purchase the book here


About the Author: (from Amazon)



After a difficult childhood Steve developed a fascination with the nature of the supernatural, spiritual and physical words and how they affect the lives around us. This led him on a journey spanning two decades of studying, experiences and discovery. As well as demonstrating a profound respect for faith and the battles of doubt, he seamlessly mixes reality with creativity, inspired by Biblical concepts and personal understandings, constructing worlds, dimensions, events, and stories that are relatable.

He is also the author of the acclaimed Elijah Hael series of novels.

Steve is inspired by authors such a J.R. Tolkien (Lord of the Rings) and C. S. Lewis (Chronicles of Narnia) who mix fantasy and reality while promoting Christian values.

Steve's successful software development career allows him to juggle being an author while still creating compelling software solutions for his clients.

Keep up to date with Steve Goodwin’s novels at:

Official Web Sites

www.ElijahHael.com
www.TheAngelicGene.com

Author’s Blog

www.stevegoodwin.org


Facebook
www.facebook.com/TheAngelicGene
www.facebook.com/ElijahHaelTheLastJudgement
www.facebook.com/ElijahHaelTheGeneticCode

Goodreads

Twitter







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33 comments :

Kay Adeola said...

I had never heard of him before reading this but his book sounds interesting i do like something that touches on realness in books rather than full of fiction.

Masshole Mommy said...

I like books in a series that can be read on their own like this. It sounds pretty interesting. I have never heard of this author before, but I would definitely like to try one of his books.

Coolmoms Cooltips said...

Like Sophia already curious to see why someone is chasing after her!

Vinma said...

I love a good supernatural read. Angelic Gene has that and some history intertwined in the plot, it seems. Interesting :)

Aisha Kristine Chong said...

ohh - interesting, it has a supernatural content to it, I'd love this!

Lisa said...

I love to read, but find it difficult to stay focused unless it is light and somewhat funny, I love Janet Evanovich and tend to stay within that line of books, purely fictional and purley fun, light reads. However, I do love series, I like that they stay with the same characters, you tend to start to feel like you are getting to know them. Wonderful review!

Elise said...

Sounds very interesting. I always seem to have a hard time getting ALL the books in a series, so being a stand along is important to me. Thanks for the review!

Michele Butcher said...

This is not the norm of my book subjects but it sounds really good. I am going to have to see if it is on any of my reader programs.

Theresa Mahoney said...

I haven't heard of this author before, but I like the mysterious aspect of the book. I also want to know why someone would want to hurt an orphaned girl!

Nathan W Pace said...

I'll have to pick up his book! Love that I came across this as I haven't heard of him as an Author, but sounds like a great read!

Amberlee said...

It sounds like a great book! I love books that have a good moral to them. I will have to check it out, thanks!

Lawna Noe said...

Sounds like a very unique read. I may have to check it out.

AMBER EDWARDS said...

This sounds like such a fantastic read! I love the typical good vs evil stories. I like that it can be a stand alone book too.

Melanie B said...

It was a great read! I read it last week in my book club. It was very interesting

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

I haven't heard of Steve Goodwin before but, I wouldn't mind giving his books a try. Supernatural is always interesting.

Teresa Moody said...

IM amazed at how many authors there are out there. This book looks very good!

Fabulous Perks said...

I like the mysterious aspect of the book. I haven't heard of Steve Goodwin. Sounds like a great read.

Pam said...

This sounds like an interesting book! I've seen a lot of supernatural themed books with angels or demons in them lately, I'm liking the trend.

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

This definitely sounds like an interesting book - I do like delving into the supernatural x

Cynthia Landrie said...

I love a book with a good versus evil story line. Of course, I suppose they all have a sense of good vs evil. Seems like a great book

Jennifer Williams said...

It is good to venture out of your normal reading material every now and then. I do not usually read books that have any kind of relation to religion, not sure why just don't. Maybe it is time for me to try them again.

Lady Lilith said...

What a nice creepy story. Death and orphans. Thanks for sharing.

Celebrity VIP Lounge said...

This looks like a great book...not exactly my favorite genre, but I'm willing to give it a try.

Maria said...

I love a good series but I'm glad you can step into this book without reading the previous ones.

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

This looks like a great book with just the right amount of action.

Pam said...

I love reading all of the author's bios. It gives you a little bit more insight in to the book. This does sound like a great book.

Mommy 2 J.A.M. said...

I have never heard of this author before however this books sounds like a great read and something I would enjoy.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I'm not sure this one is for me, but I really appreciate the in-depth look at it. I also enjoyed reading about the man who writes this series.

Casa Vilora Interiors said...

Looks like a great book to snuggle up with on a weekend. Great review

Ashley Gill said...

I am a little iffy on this one... I might like it, Might not.. I'll just have to read it to find out! Maybe this weekend since we are going to have MORE SNOW. ugh.

Amanda Love said...

I don't think I've ever read a book like this before but sounds like one I'll be interested in reading. Thanks for the amazing review once again.

Eliz Frank said...

I love the title of this book. It conjured all sorts of images; good and bad. I'd love to check it out and read.
Eliz

becca said...

I like a book with a good versus evil story line. I suppose they all have a sense of good vs evil. Seems like a great book

 
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