Sword of the Gods: The Chosen One

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A tiny Mesopotamian village becomes ground-zero for this fantasy fiction retelling of mankind's most epic story about the battle between good and evil … the clash of empires and ideologies … and the greatest superhero to ever walk the Earth. The Archangel Mikhail. More
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Published by Seraphim Press
Words: 180,520
Language: English
ISBN: 9780985489601
About Anna Erishkigal

Anna Erishkigal is an attorney who writes fantasy fiction under a pen-name so her colleagues don't question whether her legal pleadings are fantasy fiction as well. Much of law, it turns out, -is- fantasy fiction. Lawyers just prefer to call it 'zealously representing your client.'
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Seeing the dark underbelly of life makes for some interesting fictional characters. The kind you either want to incarcerate, or run home and write about. In fiction, you can fudge facts without worrying too much about the truth. In legal pleadings, if your client lies to you, you look stupid in front of the judge.
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At least in fiction, if a character becomes troublesome, you can always kill them off.

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Review by: James Jenkins on Nov. 25, 2014 :
I read 42%, it was a bit too epic for my taste, but not bad. There are some interesting concepts for the science, species and back story.
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Review by: Peter Nicholas Farrell on July 22, 2014 :
Excellent
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Review by: Amy Eddings on July 05, 2014 :
Loved this book. It took a couple of chapters until I got used to the different species, but don't get discouraged - keep reading! The character development is outstanding. I could not put this book down and will be purchasing the remaining books in the series ASAP. I love the length of the book - I am a fast reader and can never find books that last more than a day or two for me. I truuly did not want this book to end, but an ecstatic that it is a series so I can keep on reading!
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Review by: dmcw on April 22, 2014 :
Book is extremely enjoyable jumping between planets, galaxies, time with lots of action, humor and a great love story. Fantastic read.
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Review by: Philippe Baranger on Dec. 01, 2013 :
I chose this book due to good previous reviews (and it was free, so there was no risk at all). I really enjoyed the ideas developed in this novel, it is very innovative. This kind of theme is a bit risky but was mastered. in this story.
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Review by: J. F. Weckesser on Sep. 07, 2013 :
I really do like this novel, but I'm only giving it a 3-1/2 star rather than a 4 star (saving the 5 stars for the Dan Brown/JK Rowling/Taylor Caldwell-type authors). The writing is good, the plot is very good, the characters are likable or unlikable; the problem is, the book severely needs copy editing. If the author can't afford a professional proofreader, I suggest brushing up on some basic proofing skills, especially possessives. There are dozens and dozens and dozens of possessive errors, which is distracting. I kept going because I was enjoying the story, but others may just stop reading. Please, dear author, don't be discouraged by my suggestions. You're a very good writer with a great story to tell. But it lacks professionalism when you don't seem to know the difference between goddess, goddesses, goddess's, goddesses'; family, families, family's, families'; also lay and lie, hanger and hangar, etc. And, decide which spelling you'd like to keep: Jophiel or Joffiel, and then change every one to that spelling. Oh, and would it be possible to put a Hyperlink between the characters list at the beginning and, say, the character in the title of each chapter? I was getting confused trying to remember who the good guys and bad guys are. The story is quite complex, which is super, but I need a bit of help sometimes.
I will be buying the second book of the series (and probably more), because I MUST know what happens! It's that good, so please don't be disheartened. It simply needs proofreading, and with e-books, it is either the author's responsibility, or you must hire a professional (not an acquaintance who 'seems good at that stuff).
I wish you well, and hope you keep writing. Thanks!
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Review by: J.L. Low on July 26, 2013 :
Erishkigal is nothing if not a master at writing characters. With her characters, it's as if all of them were actually my friends in real life and I can actually feel their joy, sorrow, pain and remorse as the story progresses. I particularly enjoyed reading about a Lucifer who is not a downright evil reincarnated for once. The awesome thing about Erishkigal is, she manages to make readers sympathize with her villains while still root for her heroes.

The world that she created was interesting to read but I'm not sure how well first time readers would take it. For me, I entered the world without problem because I read Angel of Death first, so I already knew who the true villains were.

Overall, it's an enjoyable read and I certainly recommend this book for anyone looking for a good epic fantasy about angels.
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Review by: Martine Celestin on July 16, 2013 :
This book was a random pick for a book but now has made me a stalker of when she will come out with the next one. She takes you through the eyes of all the characters in such detail that you cheer, get pissed or want nothing but the them to get their cake and eat it too. She-Who-Is always gives you a choice but know you are in the end god of your own path. Nice beginning and the second one is even better!
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Review by: Hershell Aurorum on July 15, 2013 :
This book leaves me without words. For three days i read a story so unbelieveably beautifull it stole the wery breath from my lungs. If there is a true fantasy book in existence, it is this. There is no need to explain why the book was good. If you love fantasy, you dowload this book immediatly or suffer the wrath of The Emperor!
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Review by: C Leppard on June 07, 2013 :
I read this book and was very pleased to be introduced to what might be termed a parallel universe, or even this universe, just in a way never looked at before. The romance, action, and politics kept the plot moving rapidly. When I finished I searched and found the 2nd book is out- "The Chosen One, Prince of Tyre". It continues the story from the 1st book, and is a nice 800 pages, so you can really bury yourself in the story.
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Review by: dmcw on April 09, 2013 :
Absolutely loved this book. I really got into this book and read it in 2 days. Well fleshed out characters, great character development. Excitedly awaiting the rest of the books connected with this saga.
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Review by: Patricia Maki on Feb. 25, 2013 :
I really got into this book. It has it all. Darn, where is the second? I want more.
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Review by: Kristy Hoover on Feb. 24, 2013 :
A creative alternative to the history of what we call angels. It feels like...Star Trek meets creation mythos. The characters will draw you into their world leaving you wanting more from this author. A worthwhile read.
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