Here is my review of Broken Wings:
Ms Dittemore has given us another great story about the spiritual warfare that surrounds us. She portrays angelic beings as much more individual and personal than I had ever thought. But since they are created beings as we are why wouldn’t they be so? I loved imagining along with the author the angels doing battle, protecting, and serving humans as the Bible indicates they do. And being reminded that while the Prince of this World and his crowd are powerful, they are no match for God’s armies.
Broken Wings reminds me in a way of Randy Alcorn’s nonfiction book Heaven in that both authors remain true to what Scriptures have revealed, while using their imagination to extrapolate the details. Both Alcorn’s book and Dittemore’s evoked my worship for God’s greatness, love, and creativity. And I love that Dittemore uses the the angels’ worship to defeat evil. This powerful image is so different from the usual one of wimpy angels and dead saints playing harps in perpetual boredom.
But I wished I had been given more cues so that Broken Wings could completely stand alone and still make sense. Although I had read the first book, Angel Eyes, I had a little trouble getting back into this fictional world. I also thought there were problems with the pacing, which if corrected, would have made the cliff hanger ending even more powerful. I love the relationship between the two characters, and I can’t wait to find out what happens next.
Broken Wings (Angel Eyes Trilogy #2)
Release Date: February 19, 2013
Summary from Goodreads:
Giant angels with metal wings and visible song. A blind demon restored from the pit of darkness. And a girl who has never felt more broken.
Brielle sees the world as it really is: a place where the Celestial exists side by side with human reality. But in the aftermath of a supernatural showdown, her life begins to crumble. Her boyfriend, Jake, is keeping something from her—something important. Her overprotective father has started drinking again. He’s dating a much younger woman who makes Brielle’s skin crawl, and he’s downright hostile toward Jake. Haunting nightmares keep Brielle from sleeping, and flashes of Celestial vision keep her off kilter.
What she doesn’t know is that she’s been targeted. The Prince of Darkness himself has heard of the boy with healing in his hands and of the girl who sees through the Terrestrial Veil. When he plucks the blind demon, Damien, from the fiery chasm and sends him back to Earth with new eyes, the stage is set for a cataclysmic battle of good versus evil.
Then Brielle unearths the truth about her mother’s death and she must question everything she ever thought was true.
Brielle has no choice. She knows evil forces are converging and will soon rain their terror down upon the town of Stratus. She must master the weapons she’s been given. She must fight.
But can she fly with broken wings?
Here is my earlier review of Angel Eyes, book one in the trilogy: Click Here
About the Author
Shannon Dittemore has an overactive imagination and a passion for truth. Her lifelong journey to combine the two is responsible for a stint at Portland Bible College, performances with local theater companies, and a focus on youth and young adult ministry. The daughter of one preacher and the wife of another, she spends her days imagining things unseen and chasing her two children around their home in Northern California. Angel Eyes is her first novel.
(1) Print copies of Angel Eyes and Broken Wings (US Only)
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