Boy oh boy, I’m not sure where to start. I have to say this book kinda blew me away. I wasn’t sure what to expect from the synopsis (see below) but basically its about a couple of bored teenagers, Ralph a total head case and Mike the hanger on, who find the unexpected.
I’m normally a fast reader but I found that I had to take my time with this, for no other reason than appreciation of the written word. There were so many delightful nuances and interactions that if I had read at my normal speed I would have missed so much.
The character of Ralph was so well developed, that I caught myself wondering if Andy has come across someone like that. If so then beware my friend and run far far away! I found myself carried away with the choices that Mike had to make, and was willing him to make the right ones – which I get is silly as my feelings can in no way influence a completed story. But then that is the power of this piece, it had me totally invested from the get go. To be honest I’m not one hundred percent sure if I am satisfied with the way things all turned out, but if I get the chance to read any of Andy’s work again I know I’ll jump at it.
If you like your stories with meaning and depth then this is for you, all you bubble gum readers (I include myself in this category on occasion) should steer clear – unless you want a delightful challenge.
You’re eighteen. Bored. Dad’s away a lot. Says its business. You’ve seen the lipstick stains. Mum’s home. Too much. Keeping the world gin market afloat on her own. There’s Ariel, the family maid. She’s cool. The one piece of this messed up world that makes sense. And then there’s Raph.
Raph’s the leader of your gang of two. He gets off on doing those things to the animals you both catch: the slicing, crushing, and maiming. Buried a few alive, too. His relationship with that hammer of his is sick.
You run with Raph because, well, nothing else to do out here, right? Except if your folks found out what you’ve been up to, there’d be hell.
Then you find it. Whatever it is.
It can’t be what you think it is. Those things don’t exist. But it’s staring at you. Asking for help. Is it dying? Can these things die? You need to do something for it. Raph wants to do something to it.
Time to choose. Do you run with the human devil you know, or take a chance on this thing that fell from the heavens?
An Angel Fallen is a tale of divine retribution from British author Andy Graham. On a day when the world is struggling to stay sane, and is being ravaged by biblical plagues, what price will two teenagers pay for their past?
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Andy Graham is a British author currently living in the Czech Republic who will now stop talking about himself in the third person because it’s odd. I have two main collections of books: The Lords of Misrule is a series of dystopian political thrillers set in an alternate world based on life in 21st century EU/ US. I also have an expanding collection of creepy reads that explore the darker side of life, death, and the undead. There are a few unfinished stories rattling around in my hard-drive and some unstarted ones knocking around in my head. They range from disposable airport fiction and YA sci fi to grimdark epics, but they will have to wait their turn. (Unfortunately for my wife, who is waiting for me to write something ‘nice’, preferably with sparkly vampires.) Outside of reading and writing, I’m a musician, qualified osteopath, seasoned insomniac, and father to two young kids who have too much energy to let me grow old gracefully.
You can find Andy online here www.andygrahamauthor.com (where you can claim a free book), or stalk him on twitter why don’t you- @andygraham2001. Facebook more your thing, then he’s got that covered too- andy graham author.