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The Lost Angel: A Novel

3.28  ·  Rating Details ·  859 Ratings  ·  137 Reviews
New York Times bestselling author Javier Sierra returns with a heartpounding, apocalyptic thriller about mankinds most ancient desireand the modern evil some will unleash to obtain it.

Every religion has a story for how our species came to mix with yours and was doomed to this planet. We are the sons of exiles. Cursed. Even man condemned us, blaming us for all the evils
ebook, 400 pages
Published October 4th 2011 by Atria Books (first published October 3rd 2011)
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Phoenix Robles
Oct 24, 2011 Phoenix Robles rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
~ What is the opposite of "unputdownable"? *...
Sep 26, 2011 Idris rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The story at the beginning is very promising, especially in the synopsis where they promise us an incredible story full of terrorists, legends, mysteries, religion, and a young woman with a rare psychic gift who must find the courage to save her husband, Martin Faber an undercover American scientist, who has been kidnapped.

I must admit that this book caught my attention considerably, and I thought for a moment that I would find a book like The Da Vinci Code, or maybe better! The problem was that
Paul Sass
A low three.
This book was a bit maddening because it was so uneven and the pacing so choppy that it couldn't hold any suspense. This should have been a lot more fun. I mean come on, we're talking about angels trying to phone home. There should have been a freedom and energy. I love books that mix these religious stories and history and try to make some sense of it all. But I felt like the author, after all his research, took all of his ideas way too seriously and refused to realize that this is
Sumando Libros
Oct 16, 2011 Sumando Libros rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Hola a todos!!! después de un largo tiempo sin reseñar >.<
Lamentablemente estaba (estoy) un poco atareada pero ya lo vamos solucionando jejeje… nos estamos esforzando para ello :D

Yyyyy seguimos cambiando las temáticas.
Les cuento que este libro me arrastro de un genero a otro, de hecho… a veces me preguntaba '¿cómo se pueden mezclar tantas ideas... religión, mitos, meteorología, ocultismo, tecnología, intriga política, policial con un resultado coherente y mejor aun… Creíble??'
Kevin Kazokas
Javier Sierra describes his writing method as "a little unorthodox," and his book "The Lost Angel" bears that out. Clearly Sierra intended to fuse academic facts with ethereal postulations in this far-reaching suspense thriller. Perhaps he wanted to create an enlightening, and potentially transcendental experience for the reader, while capitalizing on Dan Brown mania. But unlike the supposed holy and mystical stones on which his book focuses, -- yes, that's right, the main characters put their N ...more
Giovanni Gelati
Sep 30, 2011 Giovanni Gelati rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Do you enjoy possibly learning something while reading? I do. This novel is chock full of stuff even before you get to the first word of the story. This was the first time I have read this author; I was pretty well caught up in his style and substance. I enjoyed the original take he has on the subject matter, his plotline was nice and tight, I was pretty well captivated with his universe and timeline of events, his characters were engaging, and the read moved right along. Personally ,I found the ...more
Dec 03, 2011 Britni rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
During the great flood the earth was cleansed of all but a few choice survivors, Noah and his family. Thousands of years later the earth is threatened by another life ending catastrophe and Julia Alvarez is the only one hope to stop it, but she doesn't know that yet. All she knows is that her husband Martin has been kidnapped by a terrorist group and that she must find and save him.

Javier Sierra's new book The Lost Angel is an apocalyptic thriller that is part Da Vinci Code part National Treasur
Paul Pessolano
“The Lost Angel” by Javier Sierra, published by Atria Books.

Category – Mystery/Thriller

“Enoch predicted that after the Fall from Grace and the Great Flood, the next ‘end of the world’ would come by fire.”

If you like a good mystery that incorporates true historical fact and science to take you to the final days this book is a must read. The story revolves around Mount Ararat and Noah’s Ark.

The religious or mystical aspect centers around angels on earth trying to get back to heaven by using mysti
Book Him Danno
This book grabbed me from the very beginning. The characters are varied, multi-leveled and interesting. Noah’s ark…is it real, does it still exists somewhere in the mountains of Turkey, and if so what does that mean to mankind? Those are a few questions I found myself asking while reading this book. Angels and humans mixing blood and knowledge? I’ve read a few books lately on angels and many say the same thing about a race of fallen angels, who came to earth and lived as humans, but they passed ...more
Undercover climatologist Martin Faber is kidnapped by a group calling itself Forces of Popular Defense. They want the immediate withdrawal of all NATO troops from within 150 miles of Mt. Ararat.

Each chapter tells about one character in a revolving method with Julia narrating her own movements. This change in point of view can be difficult to manage but the author does it well.

Julia is rescued when there is an attempt on her life. Col. Nicholas Allen of the National Security Agency not only saves
Jan 18, 2013 Daniela rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Me rindo... Ni siquiera lo terminé de leer, es demasiado aburrido, lento, no tiene una trama muy interesante, tarda miles de páginas y sigue en lo mismo, me quedé en la mitad del libro y aún no ha pasado nada que te lleve a descubrir de qué va en si la cosa.

Se supone que tienen secuestrado un científico que había trabajado para un escuadrón secreto de las fuerzas armadas de EUA y tenía unas piedras que invocaba a los ángeles; su esposa era una persona que tenía un sexto sentido en cuestión espir
Georgia Flanagan
Great read, real page turner!
Is Noah's Arc on Mount Ararat in Turkey?
Will the sun one day destroy the earth?
What's really happening when the internet is down or you can't get a signal on your phone?
Did Moses, Abraham, Noah, etc., leave messages hidden in sacred places for Angels who walk this earth?
Are we really living in the fourth world as the Hopi tribe believes?
Are Angels using Jacob's Ladder to travel back and forth between Heaven and Earth?
Are you an Angel?
"Javier Sierra wrote this apocaly
Kitty Honeycutt
Jul 15, 2012 Kitty Honeycutt rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Book Title: "The Lost Angel”
Author: Javier Sierra
Published By: Atria
Age Recommended: 18+
Reviewed By: Kitty Bullard
Raven Rating: 5

Review: A scathing book about terrorism and the possible end of the world. This book is at once frightening and true. Written with an insightful rendering of the hopes and fears of mankind and leaving you with the burning question… what if… could this truly happen?
A wonderfully dark read with many twists and turns, interesting characters and a sound plot!
Jul 14, 2011 Kim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Oct 02, 2011 Eve rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't think I've ever been more impressed by a fiction writer as I have been by Javier Sierra. As part of his meticulous research into the religious, mythical, and historical details of The Lost Angel, Sierra actually climed Mt. Ararat in Turkey and Armenia, which is where the story's climax takes place. He's like the Krakauer of thrillers; beat that, Dan Brown!

The ARC I received is also quite impressive as it came with a beautiful, shiny glossary complete with photos and author's notes. Ther
Marilyn Fontane
Jun 05, 2015 Marilyn Fontane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, fantasy
The Lost Angel is in the same genre as The Secret Supper. I am not sure which angel is "the" lost angel, but I would guess Martin Faber, whose wife Julia Alvarez is the central protagonist and part time narrator of the novel. When the narrator is "I," it is Julia, but to conveniently give the whole story, other chapters are third person omniscient. No one character could know all the ins and outs of this plot. Julia is working in Santiago de Compostela, Spain restoring the medieval church. Her h ...more
Ray Palen
Nov 27, 2011 Ray Palen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
International best-selling author, Javier Sierra, is a native of Madrid, Spain and his work has been translated into thirty-five languages. The crux of his novels centers on religion and spirituality --- with his latest release, THE LOST ANGEL, being no exception to this rule.

What if mankind had discovered a way to open up a line of communication directly to God? Sounds farfetched, but that premise is what drives the latest historical/spiritual thriller by Javier Sierra. Dr. John Dee lived under
Dec 22, 2011 Rachel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: general-fiction
This book had almost too much going on, with an extensive glossary in the beginning pages - complete with color photos - that I needed to read beforehand to keep up with the plot. Javier Sierra made a point of mixing fact with fiction in this novel, and the book reads like an extensive 'conspiracy theory.' My husband is much more familiar with many aspects of the plot, and I often asked him if what I was reading about was really true or not. The book opens with a quotation of Genesis 6: 2-3, whi ...more
Jan 11, 2016 Walt rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history-fiction
The Lost Angel is in the same vein as Angels and Demons. Sierra interweaves religion, mysticism, and adventure into one thrilling book. The action starts quickly with a gun battle in the cathedral of Santiago di Campostella, and ends with a climatic escape from an earthquake in Turkey. The action dominates the book as there is seemingly always someone shooting at someone else. The religion and the history are secondary which makes the book a little confusing.

Julia is restoring the ancient churc
Costea Constantin
În timp ce lucrează la restaurarea Porticului Gloriei din catedrala Santiago de Compostela, Julia Álvarez primeşte o veste care îi pustieşte sufletul: soţul ei a fost sechestrat de un grup terorist într-o regiune din nord-estul Turciei. Din acest moment, ea descoperă că cei care l-au sechestrat pe soţul ei, membri ai unei misterioase secte orientale, caută, cu înverşunare, la fel ca atotputernica Agenţie de Securitate Naţională americană şi însuşi preşedintele SUA, două pietre antice, pe care ce ...more
Stacie (MagicOfBooks)
This was a rather strange book for me, and I'm still trying to figure out why exactly. I love mystery/thrillers. Especially if they have a bit of a supernatural twist to them.

The basic plot of the book is that Julia Alvarez's husband has been kidnapped, and she in turn gets kidnapped by this group of people who claim to be descendants of the fallen Biblical angels. Julia apparently has supernatural powers and the "angels" need her to communicate to God so they can return to Heaven. What results
Sep 15, 2013 J rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I usually have no truck with book-jacket blurbs written by other authors who've read the book in question. Generally, the comments are all superlatives (nothing wrong with that) but too generic to mean much.

However, this time I enthusiastically support the conclusion of Kirkus Reviews: "Sierra is a more sophisticated writer than Dan Brown [of "Da Vinci Code" fame] and he offers fresh perspective on the Renaissance
Xyleen Qien
Apr 15, 2016 Xyleen Qien rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical

i had high hopes for this book. cuz it looks like those Dan Brown books, escalating from what the actual hell to WHAT THE ACTUAL HELL and gone back to aww hell. plus it was written by this spaniard with a heavy research on it. as the book said so.

but it just... how do i put this...

there is alot of talk and discussions. followed by a brief action of the heroine, Julia, being tossed around from captor to captor, and more talks and discussions, and i was like Julia being tossed around the acti
Oct 20, 2011 Kai rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
Having the glossary at the beginning of The Lost Angel is wonderful concept. The glossary helps me familiarize the subjects, people and things that are in the book. There is so much facts and myths to the story that if I were to read the book without the glossary, I would have been lost.

The Lost Angel has so many myths and biblical stories from one religion to another regarding the great flood and the communication to God. The legend of Noah's Ark has always fascinated me just as the story of At
Jun 18, 2011 David rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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this wasn't really a GoodReads win, but I won The Book of Lost Fragrances back on 1/16/12 but never received it. They answered my inquiry last week and said they would send it out immediately along with another book for my wait. This is the other book. Hope to get to it soon, but I do have 10 others plus my current read in front. 5/7/12
Started 7/10/12
Finished 7/15/12

Martin Faber has been kidnapped by terrorists. He sends a cryptic message to his wife in the proof of life video. His wife, Julia A
Tami Hawley
Jul 08, 2011 Tami Hawley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Do you like Dan Brown? The Lost Angel by Javier Sierra has everything I love about Dan Brown's books with even more spirituality and new age hocus pocus (which I love) mixed in. This book is fabulous and when it is released in October you MUST read it!

It's not just another angel book, I promise. This is mature, adult, smart, historical. I love that one of it's main issues deals with crystals and their immense energy; I love and collect crystals. No, it's not like Superman's kryptonite crystals;
Glenda Christianson
The Lost Angel by Javier Sierra

The amount of detailed research was apparent from the first page of this book. My copy included a well written glossary of terms, events and people that was interesting on it's own and added lots of detail to the story. I referred to it several times during my reading.

The plot is based on real science and real world events. At times I had to question what parts were fiction and what parts were real facts. This is the mark of a great novel! Unfortunately at other t
Jul 09, 2011 Melanie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book courtesy of Simon & Schuster Canada

The book follows a woman with a very mysterious and unique gift. Julia is the only one who can activate stones called "adamantes". These stones are used to communicate with angels. When her husband is kidnapped by Middle East terrorists convinced they are the living descendants of angels and plan on returning to heaven, Julia must put her gift to use in order to see her husband again. It's not as easy as she thinks since a lot of people want the stones
Kelsey Mccluskey
Picking up this book and reading the blurb on the back mad me think about Dan Brown and all of his historical secret adventures. I was intrigued, the mention of Angels bringing on the end of the world was enough to make me want to read it. It took me about 200 pages into this book to actually feel like I didn't want to put it down, before that I was kind of bored with the pace the plot was moving at. Also the way the author switches from first person when it is a chapter about Julia and then thi ...more
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