Title: Archangel (Shadow Advent #1)
Author: D. William Landsborough
Genre: Dark Fantasy
Blurb: Angels are on the brink of extinction.
Demons rule over mankind.
It has been a decade since Earth descended into ruin. Smothered in black clouds lies a land plagued with nightmares and pain, the aftermath of the war between Heaven and Hell. The archangel Uriel has finally been given leave to descend to Earth. He alone can renew the fight against the darkness and reignite the war both sides thought was over.
With a mission that seems impossible and a reluctant half-demon helping him, Uriel must go against everything he ever believed in if he wants to bring light back to the world. But the archangel soon finds that this new world is far worse than he ever imagined, and the vicious fangs of demons are the last thing he should fear.
Review: I was given a copy of Archangel in exchange for a true and honest review.
The story centers around Uriel and his descent to earth, thriving with demons. A great battle between Heaven and Hell left the once thriving planet barren and empty. He is on a mission to bring back the light into the world. He has the help of a half-demon. However, Uriel realizes that the world is much worse than he had expected.
On to the review, D. William's adaption of Uriel is interesting and refreshing. It's always interesting to see an author's depiction of a Divine character show "human" characteristics. Uriel's descent upon the earth was beautifully written. The world that D. William created is one that is believable. What a world would seem like with demons everywhere.
The action within the story was well written. The imagery was timed perfectly. Research must have been conducted for the scenes. The scenes are engaging, and they have moments of awe and shock.
The demon-ridden world was a used concept, but D. William's had more emotion. I give Archangel 5/5 stars. It is well worth the read. I recommend Shadows Advent to everyone who likes to read fantasy (any subgenre)/lovecraftian/sci-fi. You won't regret the time invested in the story.
The cover is also well done. I absolutely love the image used for Archangel. I give the cover A. I look forward to reading more of D. William's works.
Archangel (Shadows Advent #1) releases February 12, 2019. Click this link, and you can pre-order a copy. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MHM2VNS