As the world turns on its axis, all but a precious few are aware of the cosmic conflict that has continued since time immemorial between heaven and hell, angels and demons. Angels have been tasked with guarding and administering the Human Experiment since creation began. The Archangel Michael fears the experiment has failed due to the pollution of evil and seeks to salvage what he can. The day of reckoning is fast-approaching, and humanity’s blissful ignorance will soon be shattered as these duelling forces come to a head on the battlefield of planet Earth. High-ranking angel Ariel is made responsible for “securing” the Bassett family, and as the conflict begins to unfold, amidst an unreal, unsettling global tempest that seems never to cease, the family is forced to go on the run. With the Bassett family and their allies in constant peril, the conflict widens in scope as well as geographic distance, and they find themselves battling angels, demons and ancient creatures on all sides. Led by Mary, beloved Irish matriarch of the family, the Bassett’s steady themselves for the onslaught ahead- readying for a battle that will test their fortitude and the survival of the world itself.
- Title: Counterpoint (official book website)
- Genre: Science Fiction and Fantasy
- Author: D.J.R. (facebook page)
You know when you read one of those books and go, this would so make a great movie? Counterpoint is one of those books. From the get go I could see the characters in my head. The author did a wonderful job of bringing them all to life. Overall it was a great good versus evil kind of story that really drew you into it. It’s one of those books that really makes you think about society and our own way of life. I was really hooked on this book from the very get go and by the second chapter I absolutely couldn’t make myself put this book down.
What I also like is that while it deals with the familiar iconography of heaven, hell, God and angels, it’s not a book about Christianity. It’s more about life itself in that we are what we are today but what if what we don’t know is that there are all these other things going on around us. We are the great human experiment, and this book looks at a very interesting take on that. I really highly recommend reading this book. It will make you look at life as you know it very different.