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AngelKiller (The Angelkiller Triad #1)

3.61  ·  Rating Details  ·  38 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
Why do bad things happen to good people? Simple. In the ancient war between the Angels of Light and Darkness, the Dark won. Now it is the job of an undercover force simply known as The Army to rectify that.

Using every tool available, The Army has worked to liberate our world from The Enemy for thousands of years, slowly and painfully lifting Mankind out of the dark. On the
Paperback, 207 pages
Published 2011 by Seventh Star Press
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Mar 27, 2012 Abigail rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Abigail by: Stephen Zimmer
4.75 stars truly

"Nature is, after all, a series of cycles: seasons without end, life and death and life again"- location 55

A primary example of the beautifully written prose you will find within the pages constructed throughout this engaging read. AngelKiller` maybe 200 pages long, but this is no Sunday Shorts read. The book is thick, full of a wonderfully wrought world that is feasible to the mind's eye as a definitive reality very near in our future. The reality of the world we live in today,
Angelya (Tea in the Treetops)
Review originally posted at The Oaken Bookcase on November 12, 2012.

The Conflict between the Light and the Dark has been raging for centuries. Jonah Mason is a veteran in The Army, working to free mankind from the clutches of evil. Together with his fellow soldiers and an impressive array of high-tech wizardary, they are gradually gearing up for what could be the battle of their lives.

Set in the near future, Mason and the members of his cell have been using full-virtual-reality MMORPGs (online g
Mar 09, 2012 Jessica rated it really liked it
This is a book that has had me curious. The blurb alone is interesting and while many a story is based on the basic premise of good v evil in this case the evil having won and are still waging the battle.

How curious to think that we live our lives and what with wars and religion being such big players in the lives of humans that we assume that good has won when in fact they have lost. You start to think of the world differently. I love that the story played with my head that way. I love that it’
First in the Angelkiller Triad, David Blalock’s Angelkiller stands alone on its own merits and draws readers quickly and enticingly into a near-future world of ecological risk, governmental control, virtual reality, and… the great Conflict. The blend of slightly changed real-world and curious technology is pleasingly low-key, adding an almost surreal realism to the tale. Time’s running out. The bad guys, who won when the Enemy was thrown down to earth, are almost ready to make their victory fina ...more
Rachel Brune
Oct 06, 2015 Rachel Brune rated it liked it
I am a big fan of urban fantasy, and was looking forward to reading this book. The premise is, the big battle between Good and Evil already happened - and Evil won, but Good keeps fighting. If this were two different books, separated halfway, they would each have gotten different starred reviews - the first half of the book would get a two-star review and the second half four stars. Why? It took me a long time to get into the story - at least five or six chapters. Due to the expository nature of ...more
Patricia Graham
Aug 29, 2012 Patricia Graham rated it it was amazing
Drawing on Jewish folklore and levels of angels, David has exemplified the battle of angels. This book will grab your attention, and I found it quite intriguing. Very well written and organized. Great Job David
Cassandra (The book & movie dimension blogger)
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Angelkiller! What a book title this book has and it story background when first saw it on Seventh Star Press enticed me very much. Once I actually read it did enjoy its story and found a very quick attachment to the characters.

First off with Angelkiller the story begins with Mason a fighter for The Army's side who has lived for centuries. He has been in conflict with the supposed bad side known as The Enemy. The Enemy are conspiring t
A Book Vacation
Jan 07, 2012 A Book Vacation rated it liked it
Angelkiller is an interesting take on the battle between heaven and hell, a battle that has been morphing along with society for thousands of years. And, as society evolves and moves forward, so do the tactics taken to fight The Enemy. Jonah Mason, the main character throughout this novel, has been fighting the Darkness for far too long to remember, meeting with his newest cell group through online gaming. This was a very interesting development within the story as it gives each member the anony ...more
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Jan 13, 2012 Home. Love. Books. rated it really liked it
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I was very intrigued by the idea behind Angelkiller when it was sent to me for review. There were two reasons for why I was so interested. In the world that Blalock created the war between Light and Dark ended with the Dark winning. I found this to be an interesting way to start the book because it meant the the world was living in a darker set of circumstances and it made the Light side basically a bunch of rebels. The sec
Robin Blankenship
Nov 09, 2012 Robin Blankenship rated it really liked it
This was a great good vs. evil story. This was a short read but by no means a light one. It was pretty intense. It was very plot driven and I am looking forward to more in the series for more character development. I am stickler for in depth characters which sometimes I found myself wondering more about some characters and I am betting that was a way for them to be aloof and mysterious. Which is what they felt like to me and which drew me in wanting to know more. I loved that this was a futurist ...more
Oct 07, 2012 Eric rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: Fundamentalist Christians with minimal SF exposure
Shelves: fantasy, ebooks
AngelKiller is a book with an interesting premise that fails on multiple levels.

"Why do bad things happen to good people? Simple. In the ancient war between the Angels of Light and Darkness, the Dark won." Wow. That's a great set-up. Thinking about the balance of power in the world for the last 1000+ years, it has some seriously subversive implication. I was hooked by the idea.Sadly, the book fails to deliver pretty much every aspect of this promise.

Given that Christian powers have heavily domi
Ali (Ali's Bookshelf )
As soon as I read the synopsis of this book I knew I wanted to read it. I knew right away that this one was going to be very different from all the other angel books out there that I had been reading recently. I needed different and was glad that this book was just that.

Cyberspace mixed with angels and demon's....well that's defiantly different. That would be the first reason I really enjoyed this book. Another thing I really enjoyed in this book is how well thought out the plot is and the descr
Herika Raymer
Feb 21, 2013 Herika Raymer rated it really liked it
Ever wonder why bad things happen to good people? Well, what if it was because the Dark won in the Great Angelic War, and the forces of the Light are constantly battling to beat back the Dark?

This is a great story of a near future wherein a rebellion, called The Army, fights to defeat the Dark. The stages of battles are not only in reality but also in cyberspace! Through MMO's and other interactive digital scenarios. The Dark does not wish to relinquish its hold, and the Light has heard the crie
William Bentrim
Jan 07, 2012 William Bentrim rated it really liked it
Angelkiller by H. David Blalock

This is a story of good versus evil. Angels and Demons so to speak are the main characters in this story. However they aren't the traditional Angels and Demons. It is the Army versus the enemy, but again not the traditional Army or the traditional enemy.

Jonah Mason is described by some as an Angel killer. And reality of the story Angels are the enemy, the minions of evil. Jonah may not be immortal but he did fight for the Roman Empire. He and his army self find the
Nov 15, 2014 Kathryn rated it it was amazing
I really liked Angelkiller, it has the right amount of supernatural elements and a really good spy story in it as well. The main character Mason, is well written and as the book went on I cared what happened to him and his cellmates. H. David Blalock has a wonderful style of writing and is able to make me care about the characters and make the evil characters kinda sympathetic.
Ira Gansler
Dec 09, 2013 Ira Gansler rated it liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
AngelKiller by H. David Blalock made for a very interesting read. At first, the action was intense and you are drawn right in with an introduction to the protagonist early in his life. After the prologue, however,it becomes a little difficult to get into. There are multiple instances where the author seems to assume a certain base of knowledge of technology on the part of the reader. However, it does not take long for the book to take right off. Many times it is simply a matter of reading throug ...more
Shan Winslow
Dec 20, 2011 Shan Winslow rated it really liked it
As I read this short novel, I really became immersed in the world that Blalock has created and began to care for the characters that inhabit it. It's an interesting twist on the whole light versus darkness theme, with aspects of the story being in the relatively new arena of the internet and virtual reality.

Anyhow, I'm glad there's more to come and I will be checking out the rest in the series, to see what Jonah Mason and the rest of his cell are up to.

Kaitlin Michelle
Feb 04, 2016 Kaitlin Michelle rated it really liked it
I would recommend this book to gamers who play MMORPGs and anyone who enjoys a creative fantasy novel. I even recommend this book to my husband, who hardly reads anything, because I think it would suit his tastes more. I really liked that it was an old idea that was updated (evil wins and up-to-date technology).
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Alexandra Christian
Oct 22, 2015 Alexandra Christian rated it really liked it
Blalock spins a tale that is both terrifying and thought provoking. Highly recommended!
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H. David Blalock has been writing speculative fiction for nearly 40 years. His work has appeared in novels, novellas, stories, articles, reviews, and commentary both in print and online. Since 1996, his fiction has appeared in over two dozen magazines including Pro Se Presents, Aphelion Webzine, Quantum Muse, Shelter of Daylight Magazine, The Harrow, The Three-Lobed Burning Eye, The Martian Wave ...more
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