Please join author T.K. Thorne as she tours the blogosphere with HF Virtual Book Tours for Angels at the Gate Blog Tour from March 23-April 17, and enter to win your own hardcover copy!
Based on historical, biblical, and archaeological research, visits to the Middle East, and a large measure of creativity, ANGELS AT THE GATE is the story of Adira, destined to become Lot’s wife. A daughter of Abram’s tribe, Adira is an impetuous young girl whose mother died in childbirth. Secretly raised as a boy in her father’s caravan and schooled in languages and the art of negotiation, Adira rejects the looming changes of womanhood that threaten her nomadic life and independence.
But with the arrival of two mysterious strangers – Northmen rumored to be holy or possibly even “Angels” – Adira’s world unravels. Raiders invade the caravan, and she loses everything she values most – her father, her freedom, and even the “Angels.”
Thorne once again serves her female protagonist well. Not surprising since her forte is in characterization paying homage to the strength and intelligence of women. A must have for this reviewer, a strong, independent, courageous, intelligent female protagonist, without this I am completely disappointed, shrinking violets are my nemesis. Kudos to Thorne for delivering another wonderful leading female in all her beautiful splendor.
A rich atmospheric read, from the barren cruel desert landscape, to the differing tribes. You are steeped in great details – feeling the oppressive scorching sun, the musty smell of camels to the varying languages and traditions practiced by individual tribes, the putrid smell of pitch. The hustle and bustle of Babylon, from the cries of the hawkers, to the throngs of people you feel the vibe of this vibrant colorful city.
Thorne’s gift of fully developed charachterzation is evident with Adir/Adira. Other characters such as Mika, Raph are equally developed. Adira is strong willed, fearless and courageous, every bit a heroine. Lot and his family could have been expanded upon, as is minimum is shared.
I felt time in Sodom was lagging, an unmistakable lull causing the narrative to drag, downright boring . Once Raph and Mika reentered the plot the pace quickened. Minor blights.
With the environs featured, the wonderful charachterzation along with adventure and action creates a memorable read. Thorne brilliantly incorporates the biblical story with clever fiction without detracting from religion, portrayed in a respectful manner.
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T.K. Thorne’s childhood passion for storytelling deepened when she became a police officer in Birmingham, Alabama. “It was a crash course in life and what motivated and mattered to people.” When she retired as a captain, she took on Birmingham’s business improvement district as the executive director. Both careers provide fodder for her writing, which has garnered several awards, including “Book of the Year for Historical Fiction” (ForeWord Reviews) for her debut novel Noah’s Wife. Her first non-fiction book, Last Chance for Justice, was featured on the New York Post’s “Books You Should Be Reading” list. She loves traveling, especially to research her novels, and speaking about her books and life lessons. She writes at her mountaintop home, often with two dogs by her side and a cat on her lap.
Angels at the Gate Blog Tour Schedule
Saturday, March 28
Spotlight at What Is That Book About
Tuesday, March 31
Spotlight at CelticLady’s Reviews
Thursday, April 2
Review at Book Lovers Paradise
Thursday, April 9
Spotlight at I’d So Rather Be Reading
Monday, April 13
Spotlight at Historical Fiction Connection
Wednesday, April 15
Review at Book Nerd
Thursday, April 16
Review at Griperang’s Bookmarks
Friday, April 17
Blog Tour Wrap Up at Passages to the Past
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