Angelguard starts off with a bang. Three separate terrorist attacks in different parts of the world throw people into chaos. A group of very ordinary characters become unlikely heroes as they stumble onto a path of secrets that lead them not only to the identify of those responsible, but a plan for a fourth deadly crime.
This in itself would have made for a great thriller, but below the surface of all of this we get a glimpse into the spiritual realm, where angels and demons are actively involved in the events.
This book had a large cast of characters, both human and supernatural. It was sometimes a lot to keep track of. Fortunately, there was a handy list at the front. I found myself referring to this a couple of times to refresh my memory – particularly with the angels and demons.
The humans were a truly international cast. The people felt well developed considering how many of them there were. The angels and demons felt a little less developed and unique.
This book had the plot of a thriller, but with its many characters (and many points-of-view) it had a feeling similar to an epic fantasy. This made for a unique mixture.
I enjoyed Angelgued. It kept me holding on as we moved toward the explosive finale. I look forward to seeing what Ian Acheson will come up with for the future of the series.