Review: Angels’ Power Volume 1
The world has always been obsessed with angels. There is something enchanted and grounded when one discusses whether they even are, as we love to believe miracles happen every day, so why wouldn’t angels also exist? Even Abraham Lincoln addressed the altruistic values of these beings at his first inaugural address: “We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.” In my time in the military, I have seen some things which have questioned probability, and have been in some situations home and abroad, where I should have not made it out alive.
I have had some friends who also had some close calls with Death as well, and just about everyone one of them, have spoken, about how they either saw some light or some being at the end of that light. Throughout popular culture, movies like Legion, Gabriel, and Prophecy, have explored what it would be like if Angels were here on Earth. The most recent example that comes to mind, is the ongoing storyline over a few seasons of Supernatural, which has increasingly become complex. So, when I heard of Amelie Hutt’s layered and action-packed Angels’ Power: Authorities That Be, I knew I was in for a treat.
We are introduced to a world where Angels and Dragons must fight an evil known as Diabolicals, who are believed to be behind an affliction killing people, but as all battles have casualties, as a betrayal amongst the Angels, leaves one of their own, Evadrion, becomes a memory impaired. We catch up with her twenty-three years later, as she is recaptured by the Angels and goes on her first mission with Metatron, the father of all Angels, where he suffers injuries, thanks to an attack from the Diabolicals. We are introduced o the Dragons, shapeshifting beings, who can appear as any animal, and are trained to kill, this is where we meet a witch, known as Grainne, and her main goal is to get rid of the Angels, once and for all. By book’s end, Evadrion, finds out who wiped her memory and the reason why, the reader finds out the reason behind Grainne’s thirst for blood and an ally is saved from death.
Overall, an engrossing page turner that will have the reader wanting more, as Hutt delivers story that is beautiful and multifaceted. The story by Amelie Hutt is high fantasy at its best, proving she is one to watch. The art by Hutt reminds me of the work the Sejics do on Sunstone but in an action-adventure setting. Altogether, a story, where love, friendship and betrayal, pushes the limits of belief .
Story: Amelie Hutt Art: Amelie Hutt
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.7 Overall: 9.6 Recommendation: Buy