Qualia

An epic fantasy novel by Marie BrowneWhen the archangel Metatron offers his incompetent human assistant Joe, one final chance to cleanse his sullied soul, he jumps at the chance But with Armageddon looming, Joe had better find out what s really going on, because, once Lucifer is released, any human will have missed their chance to pick a side.However, as he prepares to deAn epic fantasy novel by Marie BrowneWhen the archangel Metatron offers his incompetent human assistant Joe, one final chance to cleanse his sullied soul, he jumps at the chance But with Armageddon looming, Joe had better find out what s really going on, because, once Lucifer is released, any human will have missed their chance to pick a side.However, as he prepares to deliver Graham Latimer, Lucifer s unwilling and confused human host to the angels, Joe discovers that all may not be as it seems Hell is no longer the realm of eternal torment and Metatron s actions are not divinely inspired Pursued by the very angels with whom he has worked for so long, Joe travels with a diverse group of demons through what is left of the seven circles in an attempt to keep Graham safe and stop Metatron from fooling the other angels into destroying the world Facing his own personal demons, which are far dangerous than those creatures around him and trying to find the truth amongst the varying shades of grey that make up good and evil , Joe has just one chance to make a difference However any change is going to come at a cost and nobody, demon, angel or human, wants to pay the price.
Qualia An epic fantasy novel by Marie BrowneWhen the archangel Metatron offers his incompetent human assistant Joe one final chance to cleanse his sullied soul he jumps at the chance But with Armageddon lo

  • Title: Qualia
  • Author: Marie Browne
  • ISBN: 9781909520639
  • Page: 115
  • Format: ebook
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    1. Following the resounding success of my Locus Quest, I faced a dilemma: which reading list to follow it up with? Variety is the spice of life, so I’ve decided to diversify and pursue six different lists simultaneously. This book falls into my GIFTS AND GUILTY list.Regardless of how many books are already queued patiently on my reading list, unexpected gifts and guilt-trips will always see unplanned additions muscling their way in at the front.In the interest of transparency, let me say this: th [...]

    2. First things, first: If you belong to any of the Abrahamic religions, this book is seriously heretical. Please, demand that it be banned: there's nothing quite like a good book banning to drive up interest in a book!I was pointed to this book by one of my GoodReads friends, who was admittedly trying to drum up interest in his friend's book, but it was well worth the time.Set in the context of the eternal war between God and Satan, this is a humorous (though not outright comedic) romp through the [...]

    3. Very good. I enjoyed this a lot. A nice twist on some old mythos which at moments reminded me of Christopher Moore. Fun and fast with a definite set up for a follow up. Maybe this could be the start of a new urban fantasy series. I could definitely see Joe as a trouble shooting, if somewhat awkward and not always efficient hit man for the big Guy. Well worth a read.

    4. I'm fascinated by religious mythology so this was always going to be a win for me. Marie Browne seems to know her theology, and her story is pretty gripping. I wasnt always sure I was "getting" her spin on heaven and hell as parallel realities but I enjoyed the ride nonetheless.This book might not be for you if you found for instance, His Dark Materials offensive from a religious standpoint. Qualia has a similar tone of morality vs religion which some might object to. I personally found its unas [...]

    5. This is a fantastic romp through Heaven, Hell and everything in between as we follow our slight anti-hero Joe (whose true identity is a mystery to him but, as the story progress, is amusingly obvious to the rest of us) as he tries to atone for his sins by carrying out one last task for Metatron. In doing so he (and we) rapidly discover that demons are not really demons and aren't always evil (in fact they're only really evil on special occasions), angels are not as sweet and innocent as they're [...]

    6. Joe is the incompetent hit man on earth for Archangel Metatron. His 'one last job' finds him on a journey encountering demons and angels and all manner of other earth-dwelling and hell-dwelling denizens. A journey of discovery and change.Whilst reading this book, I first thought of The Dresden Files as the main character is first introduced as a modern-day gum shoe in a city with just a little added supernatural. Then I moved to Old Harry's Game as the old myths and beliefs were challenged and s [...]

    7. I loved this book. It's an interesting and fun take on the fall. The mythos is well thought out, and different enough to stand out. If you like your demon and angel action then you need to check this out.The story itself is well paced building to a unexpected climax. The main character (Joe) is ambiguous and has a wry humour about him that I wasn't sure about at first, but won me over before the end. The action is well written and there from the very start.It has a strong metaphysical element, w [...]

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