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Where Angels Fear to Tread (Remy Chandler #3)

3.9  ·  Rating Details ·  1,423 Ratings  ·  69 Reviews
The fact that six-year-old Zoe York has been kidnapped is disturbing enough, until Boston PI Remy Chandler sees her drawings-nightmare visions of everything leading up to her abduction and of the man with wings who would come and save her. A man who is an angel, just like Remy...
Paperback, 304 pages
Published February 1st 2011 by Roc (first published March 2nd 2010)
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Sep 27, 2013 Magdelanye rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: mievillans,angel lovers
The Archangel Remiel of the Order of Seraphim makes a most engaging anti-hero,Sherlock Holmes wannabe with a twist,and the series continues strong in this fast paced third adventure. TES has the ability to empathize with the vilest personalities,which is important because we encounter quite a few unpleasant life forms here,some resembling humans or with a remnant of humanity cloaking an older evil,and a whole army of those who have been summoned from death.TES doesn't actually use the word evil ...more
A surprisingly quick read. Perhaps because the plot was more straightforward than the previous novels in the series. A little girl is in danger and Remy is hired to track down those responsible. Marlowe, Remy's black Lab, reprises his role as the adorable sidekick; I've said it before and I hope to say it again, Sniegoski writes great dogs.

There are some somewhat more subtle (than in the last 2 books) digs at the Christian god and his role in our world, along with some interesting questions, an
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May 29, 2010 Megan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sniegoski produced another amazing addition to the Remy Chandler novels with this book. I will say that I was slightly disappointed that the end of the second book isn't really addressed in the third, but the new plot was still excellent. The book flashes pretty consistently between Remy's investigation and the brutal methods used by Delilah to find Zoe. The primary plot line still involves a Biblical story (hopefully, you caught the references to both Samson and Delilah), but Sniegoski begins t ...more
Mar 23, 2010 Melodie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2010
I enjoy these books and the fact that Remy is an angel just makes them that much more interesting. I'm always interested to see what Biblical characters might show up in the books and I wasn't disappointed with the characters in this one. Remy is hired to find a little girl who has very special skills who has been abducted by her father. There are others who are after the child, too, because of her "abilities", so the path to finding her is going to get nasty. The first one is still my favorite, ...more
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja)
I admit that the angel storyline is a huge draw, and the concept of the seraphim lurking within Remy appeals very much. I liked the different look at some very well known Old Testament biblical figures, even though one was quite chilling and the other very irreverently portrayed. This is urban fantasy that jumps back and forth across the horror line, sometimes even in the same chapter. I liked it a lot, so that's why it gets a four star rating from me.

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The third book in a wonderful series, Where Angels Fear to Tread has a mother hiring our detective-angel to locate her child, who has been kidnapped by her father. Remy is drawn into the case when the mother shows him a picture the child drew of him and Marlowe -- though she has never met him. Remy quickly discovers that he is once again wrapped up in a supernatural mystery involving historic characters. If you have not read the Remy Chandler novels by Thomas Sniegoski, you are in for a treat. T ...more
Susan Gourley
Jan 01, 2011 Susan Gourley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love the tortured and lonely hero in this series. I can't wait to read the next one. I do wish they were available for my eReader.
Jul 18, 2016 Cst rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: devil-angels-god
This was painful.

There is almost nothing positive to say here, reading this book was excruciating, every bit of fun gone. I actively avoided having free time normally spent reading, because I didn't want to continue. The author's tendency to kill off supporting characters means the protagonist has ample time to walk/dive/sulk around alone, wondering about how good the times before were. While I heartily agree, I don't want to read an entire book about that.
The other part of the book is taken ove
Rachel Thompson
After six-year-old Zoe is kidnapped, her mother seeks help from Remy Chandler, once known as the angel Remial, but now a Boston PI. The girl has something everyone wants, and Remy will have a hard time tracking her down and saving her.

I didn't care for this book at all. The blurb made it sound interesting, but I guess I didn't realize this was Book #3 in the series, so I was mostly lost from the very beginning as the author explained very little of what had come before, though Remy spends a grea
Fangs for the Fantasy
Remy Chandler, private investigator and seraphim, is still in a rut from the death of his wife, fighting both depression and his angelic nature that flares more strongly with his loneliness. Even his friend is beginning to worry about him – and not much worries the veteran cop.

He also has a new case – a man has run off with his daughter without the mother’s consent, and she is desperately worried for her child. More, this child, Zoe, seems capable of seeing the impossible including both the futu
***Dave Hill
Oct 10, 2013 ***Dave Hill rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: text
RE-READ REVIEW (Oct. 2013)

The Remy series continues to improve, as this book strikes a great balance between otherworldly and grounded, earthly limits. It also broadens the palette upon which the series is grounded from the baddies being just about Miltonian wars in Heaven and Hell.

There are still some problems with fully engaging, as a reader, with Remy. It occurred to me, as I read this volume, the core problem is that Remy is screaming to be done from a First Person PoV. So much of the backgr
Byron Gordon
Where Angels Fear to Tread
By Thomas E. Sniegoski

I will be the first to admit I’m a very particular reader. I tend to stray wildly across the genre-scape and like to think that what attracts me to my favorite books is good writing. Of course, what reader doesn’t? For an example of this straying, I love Butcher’s Dresden Files but couldn’t stand Green’s Nightside books.
That being said, I read the back cover of Sneigoski’s book and was captured. An angel who wants to be human and pretends to be w
Feb 17, 2013 Maythavee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
This book was better than I had expected. I really enjoyed it! Finally, I had found a book (series) about angels that I really like! I stumbled on this book at a charity book sale and of course, I could not resist the awesome cover and the summary about Remiel, the angel who chose to renounce Heaven and live on Earth, so I bought it. I did not regret it one bit :P

Only now did I know that 'Where Angel Fear to Tread' is the third book of Remy Chandler, but I could understand the story just fine so
Kathy Davie
Mar 11, 2016 Kathy Davie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Third in the Remy Chandler urban fantasy series about a fallen angel working as a P.I. in Boston.

My Take
In his search for Zoe, Remy takes us to some interesting bars with even more interesting characters before he prepares to do battle after battle.

Sneigoski teases us with Delilah's actions and the veiled references as to her purpose in hunting down Zoe are maddening. As for Remy, it's heartening to read of his becoming more reconciled to Madeline's death. Of course, part of that is due to his g
Oct 25, 2012 Lyndaa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the third in the series of Remy Chandler stories. Remy is a Private Detective. He's also an Angel. Since the war in Heaven which banished Lucifer and his followers, Remy (Remiel) decided he had had enough of Heaven and went to live his life on Earth. There he met his wife Madeline and eventually confided his true identity to her. They lived a happy life together although they never had children, due to his angelic nature, causing any offspring which would be deemed to be "unnatural". Ins ...more
Dec 30, 2010 Karissa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the third book in the Remy Chandler series; the most recent information that I can find says Sniegoski was contracted for four books in this series. This book was a great addition to the series.

Remy gets contacted to work a missing child case; only this missing child is drawing prophetic pictures in crayon and is more than she seems. Deliliah, cursed to forever live without love, is also looking for the child. Samson gets pulled into the mess in an attempt to help Remy fight Deliliah, as
**Synopsis** Six year-old Zoe York has been taken by her father Carl and her mother Deryn has come to Remy Chandler for help. She shows him crude, childlike drawings that she claims are Zoe's visions of the future, including everything leading up to her abduction, and some beyond. It also includes a picture of a man with wings who would come and save her; a man who is an angel.

Zoe's preternatural gifts have made her a target for those who wish to exploit her power to their own destructive ends.
A major thing that bugs me about this book is that there's a lack of religion which seems odd since there's an angel as a main character. I don't want proselytizing at all, but it seemed like there were only a couple of nods to good/evil - a quick synopsis on how God might have created things, holding someone's hand as they died, and set of bible story characters. Why have an angel as a main character if you're not going to use that to say something interesting? Part of my frustration with this ...more
This book disappointed me on so many levels, but I'll name just a few:

a) Multiple POVs. Only about a half of the book is actually about Remy or told from his POV. The rest is about the bad guys or their victims. I really do not care to read about what the baddie's thinking when he fries someone to death or when he pumps someone full of bullets. Really, I don't.

b) Remember the apocalyptic doom of book 2? Non-existent here. Remy mentions it once or twice but after that, it's forgotten. I hoped tha
Apr 30, 2010 Emily rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy-sf
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Jun 09, 2014 Lorelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 The only reason I didnt go 5, is because I really wanted the book to start off where the last one finished. This one was quite gruesome, but really well done. I was captivated until everything at the end became inevitable and you just ride it out. I love this series because of the way fallen angels are portrayed and the way he sticks to his mythology. But he is opening it up now to include other deities and such and I sort of really missed the "classics" from the first two books.
But there i
Jun 24, 2014 Topher rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Remy gets dragged into the conflict between Samson and Delilah in order to protect a little girl who may see the future after being promised as a vessel for one of the Babalonian gods. Yeah.

Took me a bit to get into this one as it had been a very long time since I had read #2. I should probably not wait so long in between books in a series, but there are just so many books out there I want to read.....
Jun 02, 2010 Dorie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy-sci-fi
Third in the series featuring ex-Seraphim angel Remiel, currently residing on Earth as Private Eye Remy Chandler. This story followed the kidnapping of a 6-year old girl named Zoe York, who draws pictures of future events. And Zoe's mother has found a picture of an angel who rescues her, along with Remy's name and address. There were a couple of fun things about this book, including Samson as a virtual eternal being still in love with yet wanting revenge on Delilah. (Who knew Samson had such a f ...more
Mar 08, 2016 Shannon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love books that make me think!

If there's anything Thomas Sniegoski does well, it's to wrap a fictional story seamlessly around religious works and theological dictates. I had to look up some characters mentioned in this book, and I absolutely LOVE when a fictional books adds non-fictional knowledge to my brain.
Feb 19, 2014 MsBDiamondDiva1 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Remy is an ok character. But there was something missing from this story. The plot was very predictable and Remy wasn't as strong as I thought he should be from the context the author keep pushing at us. I will give this series another try another try.
While this entry was not as compelling as previous works, the Remy Chandler series by Thomas Sniegoski has become one of my favorite paranormal/urban fantasy series. Chandler is an angel, a warrior for God, who turned his back on heaven following the Fall. Sickened by the slaughter in that heavenly war, he has come to Boston to live as a human and help where he can as a private detective. Like Jim Butcher's Harry Dresden, Remy is a flawed hero, whose choices often come at a terrible cost. Remy h ...more
J.A. Dalley
This book's story line wasn't as good as the previous two. It was still very good and a fun read, but didn't quite life up to its potential.

However, though the story line may have had flaws there was a lot of great character development in this book. Remy seems to be coming to grip with the loss of his wife, and maybe even preparing to move on. Remy is also beginning to understand that he can be part human and part seraphim, and he seems to begin to embrace his seraphim part.

And once again, Thom
This one jumped around more, and was written from different POV's, but I liked it a bit more than the previous book, since it basically had an ending. The Samson/Delilah storyline was rather interesting too.

I have to admit to being somewhat amused with these books and the author comes across as very harsh on Christianity. The Angels are basically assholes, and jealous as all get out of humanity. God is still non-existent and doesn't seem to care about any of it, them or us. It's probably some o
Synopsis:Six year-old Zoe York has been taken and her mother has come to Remy for help. She shows him crude, childlike drawings that she claims are Zoe's visions of the future, everything leading up to her abduction, and some beyond. Like the picture of a man with wings who would come and save her-a man who is an angel.

Zoe's preternatural gifts have made her a target for those who wish to exploit her power to their own destructive ends. The search will take Remy to dark places he would rather av
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THOMAS E. SNIEGOSKI is the author of more than two dozen novels for adults, teens, and children. His teen fantasy YA series Fallen was adapted into a trilogy of monstrously successful TV movies by ABC Family Channel. His other books for teens include Sleeper Code, Sleeper Agenda, and Force Majeure, as well as the upcoming series The Brimstone Network. The author's first adult novel, A Kiss Before ...more
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