Synopsis: An “angel”, of indeterminate origin and purpose, is trapped on Earth, and they try to help achieve positive outcomes for human beings while endeavoring to find a way back “home”.
What I thought: This novel opens in media res, and it’s one of those books that leaves a lot unexplained, and the reader has to figure out the background from the clues given as events progress. The main character is one for whom the reader can feel empathy, and there is some intriguing worldbuilding and plotting here.
I wanted to like this a lot more than I actually did. It would probably benefit from a second reading, but that’s not in the cards for me right now, given everything else on my reading list for Hugo Nominations. If there's a sequel, I will probably do a re-read, then pick up the second one, because there's enough here that's unique and interesting to make it worth another go.
If the synopsis appeals to you, I encourage you to give this book a try.
- Audible Audiobook
- Listening Length: 9 hours and 23 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
- Audible.com.au Release Date: 21 January 2016
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English, English
- ASIN: B018YA9YYK
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 47,976 in Audible (See Top 100 in Audible)