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Chamiel is the sweeping saga of the Revolt of the Gods, in which Zareal the Black Angel and his hosts of Evil defy the eternal edict, invoking the wrath of the Lord and the forces of Michael the Vanquisher. And in which Chamiel, messenger between unearthly kingdoms, undertakes a bold and perilous exploit on behalf of his Lord.

The legend of Chamiel is a heroic fantasy in th
Paperback, 143 pages
Published November 1974 by Pocket Books
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mark monday
Chamiel the angel visits a human boy throughout his life and relays stories about his own life: his boyhood in Heaven, his tutelage under Archangel Michael, the War of Revolt and the casting of the Black Angel from Heaven, various side adventures, and the fall from grace of Adam and Eve.

all of that sounds so amazing to read as a finite story between two covers, all of those great tales that have been told through so many vehicles, now one simple tale to be read as a sort of adventurous personal
Dec 11, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy-sci-fi
Chamiel is a hidden gem. I am suprised at how unknown and unrecognized this book is in the Fantasy canon. First published in London, 1973 and released a year later in the States, the book was written by its equally obscure author, Edward Pearson, who mysteriously has seemed to disappear from the writing scene after this book was published. The front cover states, 'A magnificent epic in the tradition of J.R.R. Tolkien,' which becomes apparent halfway through its mere 143 pages. I'd also compare, ...more
Jeremy Jackson
Jan 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
An obscure and charming book from an unknown author, a pastor whose only fictional work was this slim fantasy.

It chronicles the life of the angel Chamiel as he relates his part in heaven's war and its aftermath to a young boy, and ends with a curious interpretation of Genesis and Eden.

All told, its style echoes Lewis more than Tolkien, both in its simple, poetic prose and its unorthodox metaphors. Certainly worthwhile.
Sep 24, 2018 rated it liked it
What a strange little book.
J.M. Ney-Grimm
Jan 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, phantasy
Truly a hidden gem. I read Chamiel in 1982 and have remembered it ever since. The sense of wonder pervading the story and the vivid language add beautifully to the experience of reading it, but the element that won me over completely was the voice of the protagonist. Chamiel's naivety combined with his humility and essential love utterly beguiled me. I wish there were more books set in this fantasy Heaven, relating Chamiel's experiences as he grew to his full maturity and power. ...more
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