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The Messenger

(The Archangel Trilogy #1)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  25 ratings  ·  16 reviews
The Archangel trilogy book 1

For centuries Gabriel, Michael, and Lucifer have worked together, coexisting in the same universe. Gabriel chooses to remain silent and secluded, preferring the garden in the Hall of Souls. He dances beneath the tree of life, barefoot and with reckless abandon…until the day he looks into the eyes of another angel and sees the dreams he’s kept
Kindle Edition, 135 pages
Published September 25th 2018 (first published August 31st 2018)
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Nov 21, 2018 marked it as maybe
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Rachel Emily
This was a hard book for me to rate, heck - it's a hard book for me to even know what bookshelves to put it in! I finally settled with a 3 star rating since I really enjoyed the middle and what the author was trying to create here, but it was admittedly tough for me to get into the story at the start.

The story is basically a "what if," where the angels that we know from western Christianity were all in relationships, and same sex ones at that, and what caused God to make the decisions he did,
Oct 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’m am absolutely not a religious person, never read the Bible, and what I know of Christianity is from friends, required literature in school, and television. So, as you might expect I had no real preconceived ideas of any religious framework before starting to read this story. I personally think that was a good thing, since I was able to see the author’s vision for the story and not overlay it on any existing religious beliefs—this is fiction after all, and our world should have very little ...more
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Read through and critiqued AS-IS, not final copy and subject to change, therefore I will not leave a review with details about the plot at this time.
Rated: R / Score: 4.125 / Stars: 4
Prepare to have an open mind because Author TM Smith rewrites Christian theology with a vivid imagination and true, all-encompassing-love God, introducing us to her new world of Angels and Demons!
There was a lot of new world building and character
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Natosha Wilson
Sep 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Talk about a book that will blow you away, this one is it. I knew this would be a book about good versus evil but I can honestly say that I did not think that TM Smith would use so many references to the Bible in this book. But I am glad that it was used. In a way, though this is a book based on fiction, TM Smith is spreading the word of God through this read. Though most is fiction or made up, there is a lot that is not. So I WHOLE HEARTEDLY COMMEND TM Smith for spreading the word, the love, ...more
Oct 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m, reviewed
This book is the story of God and his angels. At its center is an all consuming love. Michael loved Lucifer. Lucifer fell from grace. Michael loved Gabriel.

Michael had been with Lucifer since the beginning of time. When Lucifer let the darkness take over his being, he was banished to hell. Michael turned to Gabriel, realizing there had always been a thread between them.

Angels having sex isn’t your everyday type of story. The author took bits and pieces from the Bible and turned it into an
Cathy Brockman
Sep 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-f-contemporary
This is a very unique story based on the All-father (God) and his army of Angels. It is her version of the fall of Lucifer. I loved how Lucifer and Michael were bonded and so in love but as lucifers heart grew dark that bond faded. I loved each and every character. You could see how much work and love was put into developing them. I especially loved Gabriel and how he watched over souls at the tree of life and how sweet and innocent he was. it was a great contrast to Gabriel. I did expect to see ...more
Suzanne Ellis
Oct 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have always been in love with this author's books. She is a very gifted writer and her creations (pardon the pun, in this case) never fail to hit me right in the heart.
Though this story took me a bit to really get into, as it reads very differently than her other novels, I have to give this author kudos for her fearlessness as she took on a very controversial subject (Christianity and good/evil) and created such an unusual new "reality" that included the angels talked about in theological
Oct 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
10/5 stars. Maybe more. I'm not entirely sure yet. I only wish I could give it that many stars.

TM Smith has created a world and book that is spiritual, sacred, loving, romantic, and very hot.

Lucifer and Michael are archangels, the first and strongest choir of angels. They are bonded to each other with a deeply emotional and spiritual bond. The only problem is that Lucifer also has problems with the darkness within and it's starting to break that bond apart.

Gabriel has loved Michael for many
Oct 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is an imaginative retelling of the stories from the bible, bringing in the creation, angels, the fall of Lucifer and the various angels and arch angels whose names are familiar to us. When books are woven around tales from the bible, they tread a fine line. They will appeal to those who have a belief in the core of these stories. For others, such as myself, they become closer to a paranormal story. It is well written and, as I have said, imaginative with enchanting descriptions of the ...more
Dawn Brower
Dec 30, 2018 rated it really liked it

Liked the book. It kept my attention throughout. The author did a good job of weaving words together to keep me turning the page.
Zane Kage
Sep 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5
With a unique perspective on the fall of Lucifer, TM Smith asks the question: What if angels fell in love? Writing an MM love story set to a timeline similar to that which many have learned as faith while growing up is a daring move.
And she pulled it off. From beginning to end I was enthralled. If you like fantasy and can keep an open mind, I highly recommend this read.

A well-woven story, complete with love and betrayal, I couldn't put this down. I loved Michael and Gabriel's romance, and oh
Sep 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review to follow. I just need to digest a fantastic read.
Andrea Thompson
Are you a fan of Supernatural? Because I am. I'll freely admit that my love of the Winchester Brothers is what prompted me to take a chance on this book. Oh man, did it deliver. You are immediately immersed in Heavenly lore and mythology, and taken on adventures you didn't realize you wanted to know the story behind until the author was painting them for you.

What happens when an archangel falls for another archangel? What about when you challenge the structure and rules the All Father has set
Jan 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is an interesting viewpoint of the Archangel hierarchy, and a sweet story between the Angels Gabriel and Michael.
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A military brat born and raised at Ft. Benning Georgia; TM Smith is an avid reader, reviewer and writer. A Texas transplant, she now calls DFW her home. Most days she can be found curled up with a good book, or ticking away on her next novel.

Smith is a single mom of three disturbingly outspoken and decidedly different kids, one of which is Autistic. Besides her