Wings of Destruction by Victoria Zagar

Wings of Destruction by Victoria Zagar
Publisher: Less Than Three Press LLC
Genre: Contemporary, Inspirational, Paranormal
Length: Full Length (157 pages)
Rating: 4.5 stars
Reviewed by Orchid

Voted BoM by LASR Readers 2013 copy

Society has collapsed, driven to madness after a great economic crash. Gangs roam the streets, taking any man, woman or child without a Mate for their own.

Martin is on the brink of despair, an asexual man who cannot keep a Mate. Facing a life he cannot bear, he heads to Spire Rock to end it. But when he reaches it, he encounters Anael, an angel sent to assess the world for destruction—and the first to accept Martin exactly as he is.

Teaming up with former gang concubine Sarah, they journey to the Tower of Elysius to end the world. But nothing is ever as simple as it seems, and some angels have plans of their own…

Definitely a different look at Christian religion, but I liked it. God rests on the Sabbath, but his Sabbath lasts a million years. Meanwhile Earth has gone to the dogs.

A decision must be made regarding the future of humans. Does man deserve another chance or should the slate be wiped clean to make way for a different species?

Martin, an asexual with an unhappy past, spends his days avoiding the gangs who would make a sex slave of him. Eventually he decides to commit suicide and goes to Spire Rock to throw himself off the cliff. Instead he meets the angel Anael and they become friends. He agrees to help Anael make the decision regarding man’s future.

Anael is exactly what I would expect an angel to be. Full of compassion, but aware of man’s frailty when it comes to life. Martin is the product of hurt and humiliation and the author made me sympathise and empathise with both angel and human. They are joined by an escaped slave, Sarah, who has a secret of her own.

The final decision on man’s future will be made by the Archangel Gabriel and the three journey forth to Spire Rock to advise him of what they have discovered. This book led me onward, wanting to find out what happened but the last few pages held a bombshell of shock. A good read despite the fact I’m not particularly religious.

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