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After her parents mysteriously disappeared at the age of thirteen, Evangeline Evans has been on her own. As a military pilot for Olympus, the most powerful and technologically progressive Citadel of the new world, she keeps her reasons for finding them a secret.

Without warning a terrifying disease that could destroy civilization begins to infect citizens across the city.
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Paperback, Republished, 438 pages
Published March 28th 2017 by Independant (first published November 1st 2014)
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Nicholas Adams
Oct 07, 2014 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone!
Recommended to Nicholas by: Me, Myself and I
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Nicholas Adams Of course I think it's awesome! But I'm not allowed to give it a Five-Star rating since I already rated it from my own personal account.
D.M. Cain
Dec 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was very lucky to be given a free copy of this book to read and give honest feedback on, because it was a fantastic read and I would recommend it to anyone! The writing style is mature and well-developed, especially for a first novel. The author expresses settings and characters through the action, painting a vivid picture in the readers head without doing too much telling. I got hooked into the story quickly and couldnt stop reading until I got to the end. There was so much action and mystery ...more
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Oct 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gift, fantasy, sf, english
Avenging Angels, the first installment in The Seraphim Chronicles series written by Nicholas Adams is good piece of SF/fantasy fiction, a debut work that can be equally recommended for its style and story the author skillfully brought.

The main character, pilot named Evangeline Evans is unhappy person troubled by her past, she will be drawn into the secret war between the Dissidents in the Low Technology Zones and Olympus, the most advanced Citadel of future world.

Beside this major premise of
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Robert Guerrera
May 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

The author of this tale is from the city of Boring, Oregon. However, his suspense story is anything but the name of his rural childhood town. Avenging Angels is spun with a web of gripping suspense as a military pilot, Evangeline, and her technically savy husband, Jack, take on the big brother world of the Quorum. Adams paints a grim, cold futuristic world of humans living with special peaceful beings referred to as Angels. One Angel is found dead due to mysterious causes and Evangeline and her
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Michelle
Jul 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book as part of a Goodreads giveaway. I enjoyed the story though it was slow in a few spots. The characters are well developed and unique. The book has something for everyone. Its heavy on mystery and technology, but there's romance, politics, space, war, espionage, rampant disease, aliens, AI, no vampires or ghosts yet, but who knows. This book has plenty of twists and turns that force you to pay attention or go careening off the road. I found the angel characters particularly ...more
Joseph Kwarta
Apr 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book because it had an enticing hook from the very beginning. As the story continued, conflicts were layered and the stakes continuously grew. The main and secondary characters were developed well though their actions, although at points it became repetitive. The world building and political aspect of this post-reconstructed North America was done exceptionally well and I was able to jump right into that world without being slowed down by overly complicated and confusing ...more
Rachel Danielle
A very engaging novel!

Firstly, if you have read and enjoyed anything akin to The Time Trilogy (the "Wrinkle in Time" series) and/or The Space Trilogy (a C.S. Lewis series), and if you love symbolism among character names, the mixture of science/religion/mythology - give this story a go! (Or if you like Asimov...!)

In the spirit of an Nicholas Adams review, I'll say what I liked and then didn't-so-much.

The story has it all - the fairy-tale element, the drama, the quest, the twists & turns,
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P.S. Winn
I enjoyed this science fiction thriller from an author I just found out about, but will definitely read more of. Follow along with Evangeline, a pilot in a futuristic time and part of the Olympic Military Corps, as she deals with first the loss of her parents at a young age and then Evangeline deals with a viral disease that is killing people. In this new world, Evangeline and second husband Jack have two AI children to worry about, but more than that they have a whole world they are going to ...more
Amy
May 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Adams launches the reader into the futuristic mega-city of Olympus, where pilot Evangeline Evans' world is turned upside-down. Evans had never enjoyed a simple life, and memories of her troubled past plague her frequently. Peculiar events are unfolding about her--a sudden disease that threatens the life of a younger recruit; an accident involving an Angel, a member of the peaceful race who fled from another planet as they sought refuge on Earth among the Humans.

This intriguing tale is cleverly
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L.J. Clarke
Nov 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mr. Adams has brought new life to Sci-Fi fiction. This futuristic thriller has a little something for everyone, Angels, Artifical Intelligence, and a half human half bot that along with her husband must keep them self from danger and save the world. This book is thought provoking in the sense that in the distant future, this could be our reality. The story held my attention from the very beginning and was a definite page turner. I honestly believe Mr. Adams has the potential to be a huge star. ...more
Josephine Calabrese
Avenging Angels (The Seraphim Chronicles Book 1)
Written by Nicholas Adams

The story involved Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, organ transplants, disease, etc.These are topics I'm familiar with because I've often read materials on such topics and so I wasn't impressed with this story.

It's a somewhat interesting story but the story was way too slow in developing causing me to loose interest several times. Too much descriptive language and not enough of the plot of the story until much
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Isaac
Jan 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's awesome I got to pre-read it and thoroughly enjoyed it. I highly recommend this book to anyone that enjoys science fiction or adventure.
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Jo
Jul 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received this book as part of a Goodreads' giveaway. I really enjoyed the story. I thought some of the spots were slow, but I am looking forward to the next book. The characters were well developed. The book covers a wide range from mystery and technology, to romance, politics, space, war, espionage, rampant disease, aliens, AI, so something for all readers. There are plenty of twists and turns that make you pay attention, you will not want to stop reading. I found the angel characters ...more
Matthew
Jan 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review also posted on my blog at: http://matthewtravagline.com/theartof...

There was definitely a hesitation in coming into this, because I typically don't rave over spacey-sf novels, but I found, to my pleasant surprise, very little spacey-ness within this novel. Yes, it was the picture of SF, and it had some space travel, but it also was an Earthly SF novel, and I enjoyed my time with it.

I liked the characters. There were quite a few all introduced at once (and a good handful disappeared after
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Philip
Feb 17, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Good premise, horribly executed

The author has an interesting concept, although pieces of the story are recycled from other Sci-Fi books. The characters are slightly underdeveloped and the way the storyline is pieced together leaves something to be desired. The MAJOR flaw with this book is how it was obviously not edited...by anyone! There are words misspelled, incorrect grammar, whole passages that were repeated and even random letters just left dangling in the middle of paragraphs. Find any
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P.S. Winn
Jun 06, 2017 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this science fiction thriller from an author I just found out about, but will definitely read more of. Follow along with Evangeline, a pilot in a futuristic time and part of the Olympic Military Corps, as she deals with first the loss of her parents at a young age and then Evangeline deals with a viral disease that is killing people. In this new world, Evangeline and second husband Jack have two AI children to worry about, but more than that they have a whole world they are going to ...more
Adam
Dec 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Adult fans of Mystery, Science Fiction & suspense.
Recommended to Adam by: Nicholas Adams
I've read an advanced copy of this novel, and it's AWESOME! I'm looking forward to buying a copy of the final published version!
Lawrence Oliver
Apr 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Good story with engaging characters. Looking forward to the sequel.
Mike Driver
Feb 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Avenging Angels by Nicholas Adams is set in an expansive immersive sci fi fantasy world where the plot centres on Evangeline, a TRTV pilot and her husband Jack, an artificial intelligence programmer.

This is a world that encompasses all the different strata of society from the social conflict between Dissidents and the higher level Olympians, to the mysterious race of seemingly benign Angels, as well as the usual citizenry that you might expect in, what at times feels like, a semi militarised
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Alexis
Apr 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it! There were a few typos, and in chapter 75 there was section that was repeated (the author is aware of this {which I know because he left a little sticky note at the start of the section warning me}) but other than the repeated section, nothing was too distracting from the story line. I'm eager for the next book.


I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway.
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Nicholas Adams grew up in the small, rural town of Boring, OR with his six brothers and sisters.

After graduating from High School in Gresham, OR he attended BYU-ID and received his Associates Degree in Pre-Med. From there he returned to Portland, OR and attended Portland State University where he earned his Bachelors Degree in Biology/Pre-Med before changing
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