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Armageddon Angels vs Demons Good vs Evil These are the themes in the author s new book, Flaming Dove But, for me, the book was muchthan these larger than life themes I found the relationships especially those of Laila, the half angel, half demon, had with Beezlebub, Michael, Bat El and even Zarel, The Demon Queen, were what propelled the book forward and kept me turning the pages Mr Arenson did a magnificent job in portraying Laila her wants and desires, her sorrow and ultimat Armageddon Angels vs Demons Good vs Evil These are the themes in the author s new book, Flaming Dove But, for me, the book was muchthan these larger than life themes I found the relationships especially those of Laila, the half angel, half demon, had with Beezlebub, Michael, Bat El and even Zarel, The Demon Queen, were what propelled the book forward and kept me turning the pages Mr Arenson did a magnificent job in portraying Laila her wants and desires, her sorrow and ultimately her anguish at what her life had become She is a sad tortured soul Everyone wants a piece of Laila except for her ever faithful wolf, Volkfair It is to Volkfair that Laila pours her heart out from her tragic childhood to her current struggle to find some peace and a place to call her own This is where the author shines and makes Laila come alive in the reader s mind.Being half demon half angel means she does not belong in either Heaven or Hell, but that doesn t stop each side from trying to woo Laila to their side Her power could turn the tide in the 27 year long war that continues after Armageddon failed to produce a clear winner Beezlebub, King of Hell, and Archangel Michael, Heaven s highest ranking angel, would say anything to win her loyalty There is no black or white or good vs evil here, only shades of gray Demons are not all bad Angels are not all pure and good Beezlebub plays on their former love affair, while Michael continually reminds her of her angel side and her responsibility to her sister, Bat El Laila doesn t want to help either one of them because it won t matter which side wins the war, she will lose her temporary home on Earth, the only place she has found a modicum of peace There are many twists and turns in the story that continually surprised me, but I have some slight criticism The author needs to trust his readersThere are too many character descriptions that are repeated over and over along with countless instances of dripping fangs All of these become distracting after awhile.Without spoiling the ending, I will say that the climax is exciting and unexpected Everything you want in a novel This book is a fun read, but on a deeper level it makes you think nothing is purely black or white, good or evil, it s muchcomplicated than that It takes a talented author to make you ponder these things long after you finish the book I highly recommend Flaming Dove and look forward to readingbooks by Mr Arenson (((READ KINDLE))) ☠ Flaming Dove ☋ The battle of Armageddon was finally fought and ended with no clear victor Upon the mountain, the armies of Hell and Heaven beat each other into a bloody, uneasy standstill, leaving the Earth in ruins Armageddon should have ended with Heaven winning, ushering in an era of peace That s what the prophecies said Instead, the two armies one of angels, one of demons hunker down in the scorched planet, lick their wounds, and gear up for a prolonged war with no end in sight In this chaos of warring armies and ruined landscapes, Laila doesn t want to take sides Her mother was an angel, her father a demon she is outcast from both camps And yet both armies need her, for with her mixed blood, Laila can become the ultimate spy or ultimate soldier As the armies of Heaven and Hell pursue her, Laila s only war is within her heart a struggle between her demonic and heavenly blood This was an absolutely fantastic book I really really enjoyed it I loved it so much I kept quoting it to my wife Beelzebub was one of my favorite characters He had so many different personalities, with trying to be romantic, sweet, mean, funny He was awesome The book was pretty much non stop action with a few flashbacks about the characters, but it never slowed down the pace of the main story line The ending caught me by surprise as well I never expected it to end the way I did.I always This was an absolutely fantastic book I really really enjoyed it I loved it so much I kept quoting it to my wife Beelzebub was one of my favorite characters He had so many different personalities, with trying to be romantic, sweet, mean, funny He was awesome The book was pretty much non stop action with a few flashbacks about the characters, but it never slowed down the pace of the main story line The ending caught me by surprise as well I never expected it to end the way I did.I always like alternate takes on stories and hearing about the fighting of angels and demons was a nice fresh story I m an atheist so whether this was true to another fictional book, the bible, doesn t matter to me This is a fantasy book and I enjoyed it It was entertaining which is what I look for in a fiction book In Flaming Dove, Arenson weaves an absorbing tale of the ultimate example of internal conflict a being part angel, part demon, and fully belonging nowhere In her quest for a home, she becomes caught up in the ongoing battle between Heaven and Hell for dominion over the Earth, knowing that a win from either side would lead to her death He places his heroine in quite the predicament Laila rises to the task admirably, causing the reader to root for her despite the impossibility of her goals The In Flaming Dove, Arenson weaves an absorbing tale of the ultimate example of internal conflict a being part angel, part demon, and fully belonging nowhere In her quest for a home, she becomes caught up in the ongoing battle between Heaven and Hell for dominion over the Earth, knowing that a win from either side would lead to her death He places his heroine in quite the predicament Laila rises to the task admirably, causing the reader to root for her despite the impossibility of her goals The complexity of her character unpredictable, angry, impulsive, loving, and lonely makes her personality stand out when it could easily have been swallowed up by a face paced storyline and rapid fire action sequences Similarly, Bat El and Beelzebub are thoroughly explored, calling into question the belief that the two represent opposite ends of the spectrum There is a humanization of the major players here that draws out a reader s compassion I was flipping each screen with a combination of anticipation and dread, knowing that there was no way for everyone to wind up happy.One of the risks in writing about angels and demons is the polarization effect characters are depicted as being wholly good or wholly evil In Arenson s world, however, the angels have their own hedonistic tendencies, while the demons are barbarians with a heart He capitalizes on these traits, creating a storyline filled with internal conflict, betrayal, and sacrifice, with thousands of unnamed casualties tossed in for good measure I almost missed my bus stop a few times as I focused on satisfying the itch to find out how everything would be resolved I finished the novel satisfied with the course of events and the open doors that the author left.A second challenge in writing about angels and demons is dealing with readers preconceived notions based on Judeo Christian theology Some circumvent this by leaving faith and God out of the equation, creating an alternate environment in which these beings exist and fight one another in an age old battle of good versus evil without the oversight of an omnipotent, all powerful being Arenson, however, takes a different route entirely, referencing angels such as Michael and Gabriel and turning them into flawed protagonists While this is an innovative approach, it greatly diminished my ability to believe in the book.In Judeo Christian theology, sin is sin, regardless of the magnitude of the transgression Within this framework, therefore, it is unlikely that adultery and drunkenness would be so easily overlooked by the same God who threw fallen angels out of Heaven for their rebellion Equally difficult to swallow is the lack of human involvement, as the war being waged is over souls, not burned up land That Bat El s actions were never punished, or even really addressed, is still a source of incredulity, as is the acceptance of the plethora of lies told by those who are supposed to be good Still, I gave the author some creative license to pick and choose aspects of religion that suited his needs After all, this world was his I just wish that someone would explain to me from where Laila obtained all those bullets and grenades.There were many passages in this book that were written well, drawing the reader into the unfolding drama and rapidly pushing the story forward Even so, there were also areas where the information presented became redundant For instance, multiple references might be made to a character s current location when it has already been established where he or she is This might not have been as noticeable had the same word, such as amphitheater, not been used each time and in back to back paragraphs The author also favored the word maw throughout the novel, and it started to lose its impact by the fourth or fifth instance of its use.Stylistic preferences are subjective, but another issue that I had was grammatical in nature the confusion of direct object pronouns and subject pronouns An example of this would It was her instead of It was she This came up several times, and while it s understandable in dialogue, I was still bothered by it when it occurred outside of quotation marks.Overall, this was a fascinating fantasy novel The plot moves along quickly, the sequence of events makes sense, and the development of the characters along the way adds depth to an action filled tale I guess this was okay It was quite interesting and or fun in places, and it was interesting to view an Armageddon story from the viewpoint of the angels and demons for a change instead of the typical human centric focus, but overall it didn t really hook me I m not sure how much of that is just me being my usual difficult to please self I have ridiculously high standards Some of my favourite authors still only get 3 star reviews and how much was that the story itself seemed quite simplist I guess this was okay It was quite interesting and or fun in places, and it was interesting to view an Armageddon story from the viewpoint of the angels and demons for a change instead of the typical human centric focus, but overall it didn t really hook me I m not sure how much of that is just me being my usual difficult to please self I have ridiculously high standards Some of my favourite authors still only get 3 star reviews and how much was that the story itself seemed quite simplistic even though the second half seemed to be trying to shove in some deeper philosophical meaning on the nature of good and evil.TBH most of my time seemed to be spent rolling my eyes at how every woman seemed to throw themselves at Beelzebub and profess to love him so much even when he was nothing but a massive horndog that couldn t keep it in his pants and not actually a very nice person Demon Whatever It was weird how much time the story spent focused on him, especially since he wasn t even the main character view spoiler I still have no idea how his supposed star crossed lover thing with Bat El happened, or why she still thought she loved him even though he d chain her to a wall in a dungeon for weeks at time whenever his demonic wife was around Zarel was a crazy demon, but I kind of felt sorry for her She just wanted her husband to stop sleeping around on her and love her hide spoiler At 97% I thought the ending was really quite fitting, in a sad, tragic sort of way, until the true reveal happened at which point it completely spoiled everything for me view spoiler turns out Laila wasn t a half demon at all, she was just a fanged, bat winged angel baby all along The angels made up a lie about how her mother was raped by Lucifer because it was easier than admitting that even angels had both good and evil inside that manifests as bat wings I m still unclear on that part After they consigned their daughter to a life of misery and loneliness on Earth for no real reason it s no wonder that her nameless mother committed suicide and her father became a withdrawn workaholic hide spoiler I m also a little unclear on the division between realms and supernatural concepts in this story Heaven and Hell seem to be separate from Earth, but you can get to Heaven by flying through the clouds and you can get to Hell by digging down really far Nothing is ever mentioned about how you have to do this in a particular ritualistic manner to make it work, so I have to assume it s a literal, child like view of Heaven as white, fluffy cloudland and Hell as the core of the world Also god seems to be an actual being that used to at least chastise wayward angels before the Rebellion, but then at least two of those same arch angels claim that god never literally spoke to them and wasof an abstract concept that was in all things Yet angels and demons were both very biblical in form and function except for that whole sex thing and acting like winged humans most of the time , so I d have expected the angels to haveof a concrete and tangible relationship with the god that s supposed to rule in Heaven.Anyway, to round things up I found this to be an adequate time waster but I don t really care to re read it in the future If you like biblical depictions of angels and or demons, or like tales of Armageddon, then perhaps this will beto your liking Laila s blood wars within her Her mother an angel and her father a demon, she wanders the earth after Armageddon has arrived Both factions seek her assistance in ending the stalemate between heaven and hell All she seeks is a place to belong.I was torn between giving the book 3 or 4 stars I wish you could give a 1 2 star For me this story is a sad one Laila is a tragic character and very well written The plot is a new take on the very old story of Armageddon Even the devil gets a makeove Laila s blood wars within her Her mother an angel and her father a demon, she wanders the earth after Armageddon has arrived Both factions seek her assistance in ending the stalemate between heaven and hell All she seeks is a place to belong.I was torn between giving the book 3 or 4 stars I wish you could give a 1 2 star For me this story is a sad one Laila is a tragic character and very well written The plot is a new take on the very old story of Armageddon Even the devil gets a makeover I really enjoyed this book and the ending had me on the verge of tears I did roll my eyes a few times at some of the scenes between Beelzebub and Bat El, but liked both of the characters All in all a well written story with great characters a good plot and pace There are good books There are really good books And then there are the books you can t tear yourself away from This is one of those books Daniel s descriptions so vivid and alive that you feel like you re right there I loved it from the first few sentences and enjoyed it to the end There are very few books that can hold your attention through every single word, but this one can It is an amazing story that I plan on reading again and again. Flaming Dove is a dark fantasy that pits angels against demons in the battle for supremacy on earth However as the battle rages, the distinction between good and evil blurs, epitomised by the dual nature of Leila, a half angel, half demon After twenty seven years, weary from the unforgiving conflict, both sides hope that Leila will deliver them victory.Banished from God s grace and abandoned by Hell, Leila searches for a place to call home among the wasteland that is Earth Leila s bleak and l Flaming Dove is a dark fantasy that pits angels against demons in the battle for supremacy on earth However as the battle rages, the distinction between good and evil blurs, epitomised by the dual nature of Leila, a half angel, half demon After twenty seven years, weary from the unforgiving conflict, both sides hope that Leila will deliver them victory.Banished from God s grace and abandoned by Hell, Leila searches for a place to call home among the wasteland that is Earth Leila s bleak and lonely existence provokes a sympathetic response from the reader, even while she proves she isthan able to take care of herself Leila s desires are seemingly simple, a wish for acceptance and belonging, but her very nature means that this will always be denied despite her admirable struggle to achieve this aim Arenson portrays both Leila s internal and external conflict well, through both thought and behaviour As a half breed, Leila emphasises the schizm that is present in all of Arenson s characters Arenson has humanised the iconic symbols of good and evil to communicate his basic premise that neither people nor situations are inherently, nor completely, good or evil.The angels, including Michael and Gabriel are not only righteous avengers but are also flawed with an odd vulnerability They may believe that they are fighting on the side of right but recognise their hypocrisy Neither is Beezlebub a being of evil, but instead a creature motivated by revenge and bitterness for what he feels is an unjust punishment, who is also capable of a suprising charm, and affection for the women in his life For me, Bat El is the character that I found the least credible, her change in personality and behaviour didn t track for me Arenson s imagery for both character and place are detailed and evocative I particularly enjoy his descriptions of the crumbling streets in the battle scarred towns I do feel the narrative could be tighter in places, as at times it is melodramatic and repetitive I also felt that Arenson s dialogue is often inconsistent with the character or situation While Laila is prone to dramatic declarations, I am Laila of the night, godlight and hellfire , she also refers to Lucifer as Dad, and Bat El trades quips with Beezlebub who promises no funny stuff , the disparaty in language is jarring for me.Despite the focus on the internal conflicts of the characters, there are action packed scenes as demon hordes and angel warriors face each other in battle which Arenson skillfully describes with lashings of godlight, trails of demonfire, dripping fangs and bloodied courage These are well written and introduce tension and excitement into the story I think this is a story that will appeal to both male and female fans of the genre Arenson has written a creative and entertaining fantasy with an unexpected conclusion While I had some issues with the writing, I enjoyed the story elements of Flaming Dove, with its complex characters, epic conflict and thought provoking examination of good versus evil When I was a teenager I was fascinated by angels Not the puffy winged halo sporting type,the Archangel wrath of God type The fact that there was a whole army of sword wielding higher beings blew my mind TheI read, theI needed to read, and before I knew it I was knee deep in biblical reference material and spouting angelic tales to any poor soul that would listen Now like every other one of my unique and sometimes warped fascinations my futile need for warrior angel infor When I was a teenager I was fascinated by angels Not the puffy winged halo sporting type,the Archangel wrath of God type The fact that there was a whole army of sword wielding higher beings blew my mind TheI read, theI needed to read, and before I knew it I was knee deep in biblical reference material and spouting angelic tales to any poor soul that would listen Now like every other one of my unique and sometimes warped fascinations my futile need for warrior angel information wained and I moved on, If I remember correctly Al Capone was next on the list but one thing is forever certain once a junkie always a junkie That being said, I will ask you now to imagine my excitement when I read the blurb for Daniel Arenson s new novel Flaming Dove and discovered it is basically the literary version of Avenging Angel Crack Life on Earth hasn t been the same since Armageddon A battle that was supposed to bring peace and happiness instead brought confusion, desolation, and for Laila a whole lot of anger Being the daughter of an Angel, and the rape victim spawn of a Lucifer Laila,than anyone, finds herself at a loss Not wanting to take sides in the inevitable battle for Earth s holy possession she roams the woods like the outcast she has unknowingly made herself But sometimes hiding is not enough As the armies of Heaven and Hell search for their pawn, Laila finally realizes something until she can accept her demon angel ways, she will never be able to accept her fate in the history of the world.Having read and reviewed Arenson s work before I was almost certain I would enjoy it I am no stranger to fantasy duh and Arensonthan most has a genuinely unique way of storytelling, but even with the expected rapture, the quick reading, and unwillingness to put my Kindle down what I didn t expect was to gasp, sigh, grit my teeth, cuss my Kindle and cry.This was not just a story about an emotionally lost half breed girl It s wasthan epic battles and avenging angels It was the discovery of ones self, the inner battle between good and evil It was about accepting our fates, understanding our future, and blazing our own paths to happiness regardless of our ancestry This was a story about choosing your own way of life.Now I m sure your next question is Misty, how in the hell can you wrap all of that up in 294 pages and to that I say It s simple Perfectly executed inner dialogue Off the charts characterization, and battles so intense that even the smallest of deaths left a dent in the reader s armor If there were flaws I failed to notice If there were holes, I must have taken a different path, because to me Flaming Dove is what a fantasy novel should strive to be.Happy reading my fellow Kindle ites and remember Michael may be made of stone, but in the end everything can be broken Posted at Armageddon has taken place, and now angels and demons are fighting for the Earth.In the middle of this fight is Laila, the half angel, half demon Her only place to live is Earth, since the light at Heaven or the hellfire at Hell would burn her Laila was an intriguing character Since the begging of her story, we know she isn t interested in this war It doesn t matter to her who wins, since she would still die She only cares for her wolf, Posted at Armageddon has taken place, and now angels and demons are fighting for the Earth.In the middle of this fight is Laila, the half angel, half demon Her only place to live is Earth, since the light at Heaven or the hellfire at Hell would burn her Laila was an intriguing character Since the begging of her story, we know she isn t interested in this war It doesn t matter to her who wins, since she would still die She only cares for her wolf, and drinking But when she discover she may have a future after this war, she decides it s time for her to take her rightful place.Besides Laila, the other characters were also interesting They were all angels or demons, but it was difficult to think of them only as good or bad For example, Michael, the good archangel, likes to lie And Beelzebud, Michael s brother and the ruler of Hell, can be kind and charming when he wants As if it wasn t difficult to fight your own family, love is also present, mixing things , specially when the characters fall for someone at the wrong side.Personally, I wasn t immediately caught in the story The first chapters were slow, only trying to explain the war and Laila s life But as the story unfold, I found myself wanting to knowabout the characters and wondering how was this story going to end It wasn t a light reading, and it took metime to read it than normally because sometimes I stopped, and continued after a couple of hours.Overall, I liked the story even when it wasn t the page turner fast paced book I prefer I recommend it if you re interested in the fight between good and bad, angels and demons