a world of angels & apocalypse
Ferren and the Angel
Every night in
the sky overhead, fearful battles take place in the Millennial War
between Heaven and Earth. Every night, the people of Ferren's tribe
lie trembling in terror.
Then a Junior
Angel called Miriael crashes to
the Earth. When Ferren discovers Miriael still alive, her strange
radiant beauty takes his breath away.
teaches Ferren about the world he lives in. Ferren's tribe is
descended from the original human beings, but they have preserved
only a few myths and objects from the 'Good Times' of long ago.
For the tribe,
contact with a Celestial is punishable by exile. When Ferren is
found out, he is driven forth into a world of burning hills, overbridges,
Morphs - and the military
camp of the sinister 'Humen'.
As the War builds
up and up, Ferren and his tribe are drawn into vast events beyond
their control. On the Humen side are Doctors, Hypers and Plasmatics.
On the Heavenly side are Seraphim, Cherubim and the greatest of
archangels like Uriel.
The final outcome
hangs on the choices of Ferren and Miriael . . .
and the Angel is published by Penguin
- from best-selling
author, Isobelle Carmody:
'Ferren and the
Angel is that rare thing, a profoundly original fantasy that is
at the same time, funny, tender and wise. A lovely gem of a book.'
- from Ian
Irvine, author of the View from the Mirror quartet:
dazzlingly original fantasy.'
- and from Van
Ikin, reviewing in the The Sydney Morning Herald:
been a Richard Harland fan, but in this book he had outdohimself.
This is a full-scale wide-screen production, brimming with special
effects and fast-paced action.'
lovely gem of a book."