My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Well-written and, in places, often lovely in regards to descriptions, certain expressed ideas and the narrative’s overall tone and feel. To me, the book is reminiscent of older (classic) Christian novels, a nice change of pace from contemporary stories. My favorite part was the end, when the angels (and the reader) get a glimpse of the Father’s master plan and what is in store for the rest of the series. My one issue with the story was that the world felt small and difficult to fathom: it was hard to get a sense of space or where places were in relation to each other or how much time passed between events. There is a note of Cronus, for example, finding refuge away from the Father’s eyes but it’s not clear if this place is on earth, in another dimension, in the heavens…I found this disorienting. Perhaps a map might help ground the reader in this world. Other than that, a very good and enjoyable read. Recommended.