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Monday, April 8, 2013


All four men hugged each other enthusiastically. It had been over six months since they last met. They always gathered here before a job. The three others were an odd mix of nationalities: a Russian, a Saudi, and an American. All had been schooled in Switzerland, where their friendship began over forty years ago. From those early days, the foursome learned the power of money, fueling insatiable greed that had driven their future education and employment decisions.

Four powerful and wealthy men. All were men of influence. All wanted to leave their marks on the world. They had been planning their strikes for the best part of a decade. They had watched as the extremists and militants had conducted their own deadly missions and marveled at the continued vigor with which those groups persisted.

They weren't interested in the so-called faith-based battles. Their religion was money.

But the world had seen nothing like the three merciless strikes of January past, which had shown such unbridled hatred towards humankind, such lack of remorse.

"We have received confirmation that all members of the Security Council will be in attendance, together with the leaders of the G8 countries."

"By this time next week our mission will be complete, a message will have been firmly sent, and our careers as terrorists will be over." (pg163).

In the debut novel, Angelguard by Ian Acheson, the world has already experienced three bombings in London, Los Angeles and Sydney without any apparent motive. Now as world attempts to gain an understanding to what is happening all over the world, another war is being staged behind the scenes, only this one no one can see. This is the war between the demonic armies of Satan and the heavenly angels of God. Each has their own agenda. The warriors of God are working to ensure that God's protected people remain unharmed by the recent violent attacks orchestrated by Satan himself. These heavenly warriors are referred to as the Angelguard and are doing all they can to ensure that Loren Summers, Jack Haines and Thierry Le Bon remain alive to work together to bring a stop to the biggest threat that the world has ever seen. However Leopold Grosch, a Belgian industrialist, is merely a puppet in the hands of Satan's demons that will stop at nothing to ensure that the world is prepared for the ultimate in chaos to be unleashed.

I received Angelguard by Ian Acheson, compliments of Kregel Publications for my honest review and did not receive any monetary compensation for a favorable review. For those of you that are fans of Frank Peretti's "Darkness" series on spiritual warfare, then you will definitely want to pick this one up. The action picks up with the first bombing in London and moves briskly alternating between the seen and unseen world, humans, demon and angel battles happening at lightening fast pace. It does take more than half way into the novel to get an understanding to what exactly is happening, who the major players are, and what the final plot is before you really gain an understanding to all of it. The author does a great job at including a reference at the beginning because there are so many characters it is easy to get them mixed up. This is one of those novels you have to read without being interrupted because there is something going on all the time, you wouldn't want to lose your place. In my opinion this one rates a 4 out of 5 stars. There is a sequel coming, Wrestling with Shadows coming out soon, hopefully. All in all a great premise to build a story of spiritual warfare on and one I look forward to continuing. 

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Ian Acheson Bio:

Ian’s debut novel, Angelguard, is available now in the USA, Canada and the UK. It will be released in Australia in May. It’s been 10 years in the making and he’s very pleased it’s made the light of day.

Ian reads a lot, and a lot, and a lot more. He’s been telling and writing stories for most of his life since early childhood.

When Ian’s not writing he’s a professional strategy consultant having been in the Corporate world for the past 25 years. He brings some of this experience into his stories. He’s lived in Sydney, Australia, all of his life. Ian shares life with his wife, Fiona and they try to keep up with two almost-twenty something young men who give them much joy and you know what else if you’re a parent.

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Lion Hudson; 1st New edition edition (February 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1782640029
  • ISBN-13: 978-1782640028
  • Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 5.1 x 1 inches

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