Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
Gabriel 1089 is an angel—an enhanced and cybernetically modified human designed to protect the city in the sky called Heaven. He follows Heaven’s orders and fights its enemies. But when an attack by demons leaves him trapped on the earth below, missing both a metal wing and his network-enabled halo, he’s cut off from his home for good and at the mercy of one man.
Jeff Werth is used to demons in need of his mechanical expertise showing up on the doorstep of the junkyard he runs in Old Trent. However, he doesn’t expect to be stuck with an injured angel. Jeff owes the demons for saving his daughter’s life, so he does what they demand—he nurses the angel back to health and keeps close track of him as a possible pawn in the high-stakes war between Heaven above and the demons below. But he doesn’t expect the effect Gabe has on his heart, or having to choose between his daughter and the man he’s come to love.
This was an interesting concept for a story, its set in the future (not really sure how far) but in some ways they are more advanced and in some less so. Jeff has been living the last few years in dept for his daughter’s life and he isn’t willing to sacrifice anything else that may cause her harm. Gabe has been thrown out of the only world he knew and trusts Jeff with everything he may need to learn or do in this new life.
Jeff is continually struggling with himself as he begins to actually learn about the man Gabe is underneath the angel reprogramming. Gabe is thrust into a world so different from all that he knows but as his memories start to come back he isn’t sure he wants to go back to that world.
We get to see how both of these characters are thinking and feeling throughout this book. Gabe is like a child in some ways right after he is injured and re-learning who he is and then deciding who he wants to be. I could feel his confusion and heartbreak when he began to remember his life before he became an angel. Jeff is stuck in the same circle ever since his daughter was injured he hasn’t figured out how to move on or at least move past what happened. Gabe is there to push him to see he can forgive himself and have his own happiness. This world is so different and intricate from now it is sometimes hard to figure out what it is like since you learn little bits and pieces as you go.
Cover art by L.C. Chase is nice and gives a good visual of Gabe.
ebook, 200 pages
Published: 2nd Edition, November 27, 2017 by Dreamspinner Press
Edition Language: English