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(Augarten #1)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  25 ratings  ·  16 reviews
No memory is just the beginning of his troubles…

Not knowing who he is or how he ended up naked in a park, Gabriel struggles to understand what's happened to him and how to move forward. It isn't long before he realizes he isn't like everyone else. Plants and people glow with magic all around him, and he's actually able to talk to his very own guardian angel—even though
Kindle Edition, 282 pages
Published November 27th 2019
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I tried. The first sign that it will not be a great story was when I started the book. The year that events happen is 2025 in Vienna. So, why is there a man dressed in Victorian clothes on the cover? I hate when the cover does not match the contents of the book. I mean literally there are cravat, britches and high riding boots on him, and the book has regular things like cellphones, planes, trains, etc. That just upset me because, frankly speaking, I expected something else from the
Dec 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I'm always looking for new authors to read, so when I got the opportunity to read this book as an ARC I decided to take it to learn more about this series written by Charlie Godwyne. The book surprised me, not only because the story had a lot of twists and turns in every chapter, but also because in spite of them I got caught quickly in all the strange and weird situations. I'm not going to spoil the plot for you, but... Wow! Of course, this is also a MMM book, with some light taboo so you got a ...more
I don’t understand half of what’s going on in this book. Thank you, dear author, for making me feel slow! Various deities and spirits are all somehow involved in this cluster* and we are only given a vague idea of what their beef is with each other and the involved humans. There is a mention (or three) of a forever pissed off Archangel Michael, who has quite a dislike towards anyone and anything not of a Christian variety (guess his God is the only one, how fresh!). Christian angels, Welsh and ...more
Violet  Marshall
Dec 10, 2019 rated it liked it
This is the first book in The Augarten Series. A wonderful but frustrating book it had some great writing, but it also left me with too many questions and not always sure what was going on. The plot was entertaining and it was steady throughout the book. I found the story and characters intriguing. The characters were developed and thought out. Gabriel, Solomon, and Florian are the MC’s of this book. A relationship between 3 people can be difficult to write so that it is believable and so that ...more
Bretton Coppedge
Dec 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is less romance and more literary fiction but it was still an enjoyable read. This isn't a light read by any means. Not because it's dark but because it inspires deep thought. It's very cerebral and spiritual. Gabriel wakes up in a garden one night with no memory of who he is. A friendly priest helps him settle into his new life as a confused amnesiac in a foreign and mystical land. He soons falls in love with the land and it's people, particularly an expresso shop owner and the priest. ...more
Dec 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was an intriguing, creative book that captured my attention immediately and kept me turning pages to find out more about Gabriel and what happened to him. Add in a priest, an occultist, and a guardian angel...yeah, I was fully engaged. I loved the magic and mystery. This was my first read from this author and the writing is beautiful and lyrical. I look forward to the next book in the series.

I received an ARC and this is my honest, voluntary review.
Patricia Nelson
Dec 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed reading this fantastic, fascinating, intriguing, interesting, fresh, original, unique, amazing, fast paced, enthralling, poignant, action packed, unusual, definitely different, completely unexpected, and totally awesome start to a great new series. I was hooked from beginning to end, and I can't wait to see what happens next with this new-to-me author.
Dec 08, 2019 rated it liked it
I wasn't sure what to expect when starting this book. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed Equinox. There are many twists and turns to this story and you will be kept on the edge of your seat. The writing is descriptive, interesting and well done. I will certainly be reading the next book in this series.
Mim Crenshaw
Dec 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was definitely an intriguing and interesting read for me. The world building along with the mix of the magic world and the real world was quite brilliant and kept me engrossed. The characters were quite unique and well developed, and the author gives you such a clear picture of them that makes you like them.

I read a complimentary advancecopyof thebook; this is my voluntary and honest review.
Torhild Borg
Dec 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This story is just awesome. There are so many turns and twists, and the author just knows how to suck you into it. It's a MMM book, and even more turns and twists. I like the world and the description of it. The author has done a well done job here as well as giving us some great characters.
Dec 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing

It's not often that a first time author knocks me out as much as Charlie Godwyne did.

The world building that went into this was just wow. I mean the mix of real world and magic world and the combination of time periods and style was amazingly cohesive and flowed amazingly well.

Gabriel, Solomon, and Florian are such defined characters and you feel like you know them.

I am really hoping for more from them.
Denise GremoryKohta
Dec 01, 2019 rated it really liked it

With scenes written as beautifully as poetry this is a full read experience. Strong in spiritual beliefs with a complex story. Makes you wonder throughout who is Gabriel and why do Ian, Florian, and Solomon feel so strongly for him? I feel the story isn't done and there is more to learn. There were either a few editing issues or a language usage that was a bit confusing but it didn't detract from the story.
Nov 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
So first off, it’s important to say that Godwyn’s writing is gorgeous. They’re very descriptive and you feel like you were placed right in Vienna. I was intrigued from the very first chapter. A man wakes up with zero memories completely naked in a magical forest? Sign me up. I also love love love magical realism/urban fantasy and I think Godwyn does a great job with it.

Now my main issue is very personal, and for most people won’t be a problem. I just found this book to be too religious. I’m not
Nov 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Men, Archangels, Nature Spirits, and a Priest. What do they all have in common? A man only known as Gabriel. No memory, but desperately trying to recall his past, Gabriel is befriended by a priest, a coffee shop owner, and his own angel.

The only words I can come up with for this book is unusual, mind bending, and surprising spiritual. I started the book and left it three times to read something else but the story was running through the back of my mind and I had to go back to it. There will be
Belinda Zamora
Dec 08, 2019 rated it liked it
This was a difficult book for me to finish.
I started and and stopped many times.
It's beautifully written, with language that lends itself to lyrical prose and there was amazing world building.
I just couldn't wrap my head around some the concepts and it was too deeply steeped in religion for my tastes.
It also didn't seem very cohesive.
Overall, an intriguing plot but not for me.
Dec 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Thank you to everyone who takes the time to read my book. Your positivity supports a non-famous author who is grateful for you. Have a great day. <3
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