The End of Days is nigh, and Gabe appears to be the new incarnation of the Archangel Gabriel.
In this ominous story springing from the book of Revelation, 17-year-old Gabe’s migraines become apocalyptic visions. A seminary student is gruesomely murdered at the church in which Gabe resides, beginning his journey across the planet in search of the Ark of the Covenant. He is all the while pursued by the perpetually bleeding demon that has breached the veil that separates the dimensions of Earth, Heaven and Hell. Gabe joins forces with one of the other four archangels, Michael, here embodied by a young woman, Micah. A slight romance ignites between the two, but with doomsday looming, it merely flickers. When the journey reaches its climax, it’s clear that the angels are still fledglings with much to learn about their potential powers, but with the help of ancient relics, they are able to put up a worthy fight in a catastrophic battle with evil. The tale’s young-adults-saving-the-world plot is formulaic, but the Christian lore, shifting realities and demonic gore are entertaining. There’s clearly more to come, and it will be interesting to see how these angels get their wings.
This apocalyptic adventure delves deep into biblical lore without being dogmatically religious, delivering a fairly satisfying battle between good and evil. (Fantasy. 10-17)