Aug 13, 13
I own a copy
If you loved D.L. Partee’s first book, ‘Keltrius and the Armor of God,’ then I’m sure you will also love the prequel, ‘Leon’s Story.’ The setting is several decades BEFORE the events of the first book happen, which makes it all the more an absorbing read—it’s the 1970s, for Pete’s sake!
‘Leon’s Story’ is about the angels sent by God as some sort of an ‘advance party’ to the future arrival of the son. Leon is an angel with a delicate task: protect a young woman who happens to be with child. The young woman is pregnant with a very important offspring—the very one who would ultimately save the world from destruction—which has made her the target of the devil’s wrath. But in protecting the young woman, something else happens: Leon, the angel, falls in love with her, which only gives a further level of meaning to his task and lends a certain emotional gravitas to the story even when the demons are out chasing them and when everything seems hopeless.
The story often gave me goose bumps—Leon’s ultimate sacrifice is utterly unforgettable. Also, this is an action-packed, grip-the-edge-of-your-seat story. Having read the first book in this series, I am delighted to experience that Partee wisely ups the ante in this second book. The writing is more solid and the cliffhangers are crafted well to effectively hold your suspense. I love the new intensity, the savagery, the brutality, and how it’s all deftly balanced by the love story angle between an angel and a mortal. I hope someone from Hollywood buys the movie rights to this series of novels—it would be incredibly awesome to watch the majestic, epic struggle of good versus evil on the big screen. But as it is, ‘Leon’s Story’ like its predecessor, is a hugely entertaining read, and one I highly recommend to readers of this genre. Five stars, no less.
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