You know, I never thought I’d enjoy an alien story or one of those “government conspiracy” stories that you see and read about all the time. However, I have to say that this book slightly changed my mind on the subject. I found the book to be quite entertaining, but also quite hard to follow at times. I also, really felt the ending to be a disappointment, but you’ll read about that in a bit.
I liked the history used here. I mean, I’m not an expert or anything, but it tied it nicely with how things felt. I also believed that such a story could be possibly true and could fall under “Government conspiracy” level. Note: When I say believe, I mean, that the story itself didn’t feel too outlandish that I outright rejected it – but I don’t believe that governments have a great conspiracy with UFOs and aliens.
So, now onto things that are bad. I always hate writing about the bad things, but usually with all books and life, good comes with bad. You cannot have one without the other. I guess in this book; I felt there were too many timelines and specific dates to keep track of. There were too many characters that I ended up not feeling anything for any of the characters. I’m not sure, but I felt that language the British characters used wasn’t historically accurate. Spoiler ahead. Also, I hate to say this, but if you mention a prophecy throughout the book, please do resolve it. As I came to the end of the book and realised it wasn’t yet time and that it’ll probably be in the next book, that annoyed me greatly.
Although it has some neat plots and parts in play, for me, this book was not quite there yet. I know the author kept the story open by leaving a massive cliffhanger, but Jason Chapman also needs to realise that readers don’t like to be played. Overall, I gave this a 3-star rating, which to me means that it’s okay to read, but there are better books out there.
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Note about this review
I received a copy of the book from the author for an honest review. I always try my best to balance the reviews and not favour any one person (though I may be a bit subjective when it comes to the genre).
The Angel Chronicles
Historical, Science Fiction, Thriller
Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
November 4th 2015
What does all this stuff about flying saucers amount to? What can it mean? What is the truth? Let me have a report at your convenience. Winston Churchill 28th July 1952 A mysterious kidnapping. A close encounter at an RAF Base in the north of England. Strange objects seen in the skies above Great Britain. A mysterious stranger with the ability to see the future. A tense standoff between Russian and American warships in the North Sea. When Cambridge physicist Professor Ralph Frederick is summoned to the office of wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill he is given a very unusual task. Frederick is tasked with investigating flying saucer sightings which have been occurring up and down the United Kingdom. Frederick's world is turned upside down, as a diehard sceptic is soon turned when he encounters beings from another world. Set during the 1950s Codename Angel is a blend of Cold War tension and flying saucer paranoia. Based on real life flying saucer sightings and drawn from a memo that Winston Churchill actually wrote in 1952. Codename Angel is a blend of Cold War intrigue, science fiction and hidden history. The first in a book series that spans the second half of the 20th Century and beyond. Are you ready to believe! Reviewers reactions on both side of the Atlantic. A good doe of John le Carrie - Who do we trust? Who do we prepare defences against? For anyone who loves a good quality thriller. For fans and anyone who enjoyed 'The X Files' this will no doubt appeal. Gripping and engaging! A great story woven around actual events concerning the secrets behind the UFO phenomena both in the UK and the US. I'm a sucker for a UFO, conspiracy action packed thriller, deep throated spy, fact, fiction and lots of other well placed words tossed in for good measure.....this one has it all and I love it!