The Seraphim Rising
I assume that this is a first novel as well, and as a first novel, it's not as brilliant as the Russell, but it has a more distinctly SF feel to it as the book progresses. In the future, we are visited by angels -- quite literally. Hatched full-grown from eggs that mysteriously appear on earth, they are paragons of beauty and magnets of suspicion; they attract the faithful...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published October 1st 1997 by Roc
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May 05, 2011 Michelle F rated it 3 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Adults interested in science fiction.
To say it briefly: This was a very interesting take on a typically religious topic that tried too hard to be progressive and "challenging." I did not feel that I got to know some of the characters nearly as well as I would have liked, nor was I able to see the effects of the main characters on the masses, which is what the book appears to try to address.