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  • Title: On Unfaithful Wings
  • Author: Bruce Blake
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  • Page: 494
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  • To some, death is the end to others, a beginning To Icarus Fell, it should have been a relief from a life gone seriously awry.But death had other plans.Icarus doesn t believe that the man awaiting him when he wakes up in a cheap motel room is really the archangel Michael, or that God s right hand wants him to help souls on their way to Heaven Icarus doesn t believe therTo some, death is the end to others, a beginning To Icarus Fell, it should have been a relief from a life gone seriously awry.But death had other plans.Icarus doesn t believe that the man awaiting him when he wakes up in a cheap motel room is really the archangel Michael, or that God s right hand wants him to help souls on their way to Heaven Icarus doesn t believe there s a Heaven, so why should they want his help But the man claiming to be the archangel tempts him with an offer he can t ignore harvest enough souls and get back the life he wished he d had.It seems Icarus has nothing to lose, until he botches a harvest and the soul that went to Hell instead of Heaven comes back to make him pay by threatening to take away the life he hoped to win back.To save the wife and son he already lost once, Icarus will have to become the man he never was Somehow, he will have to learn to believe.
    Bruce Blake
    Bruce Blake lives on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada When pressing issues like shovelling snow and building igloos don t take up his spare time, Bruce can be found taking the dog sled to the nearest cafe to work on his short stories and novels.Actually, Victoria, B.C is only a couple hours north of Seattle, Wash where rain is seen than snow Since snow isn t really a pressing issue, Bruce spends time trying to remember to leave the u out of words like colour and neighbour than he does shovelling The father of two, Bruce is also the trophy husband of burlesque diva Miss Rosie Bitts.Bruce s first short story, Another Man s Shoes was published in the Winter 2008 edition of Cemetery Moon Yardwork was made into a podcast in Oct 2011 by Pseudopod On Unfaithful Wings is Bruce s first novel but there are many to come.


    Commentaires:

    Chantal Boudreau
    Urban fantasy is not my normal fare, but I have read it before, and can appreciate some of the better storytellers of the genre, like Charles de Lint and Tanya Huff – both Canadians, like Bruce. In fact, Canadians seem to have a flair for the genre. This novel even reminded me a little of a Canadian produced television show,” Dead like Me,” only in this book the protagonist was even more pathetic, and there was a heavier dose of religion. This isn’t a bad thing, since the show is one of [...]

    Tami Parrington
    Every once in awhile a book comes along that shakes you to your core. "On Unfaithful Wings" did just that. It was everything you expect from a book and so much more. It started out with a powerful first line that grabbed you and made you want to know "why". It never stopped getting better from there. I felt for Icarus. Not a character without flaws to say the least, but a man who wanted to be more than he was, and when presented with just such an opportunity had to fight all of the beliefs he ha [...]

    Tracy Jones
    Fantastic Debut!Character note: “I was alive, then I was dead, now I’m stuck somewhere in between. My name is Icarus Fell…” From start to finish, Icarus Fell is one of those characters that you can’t help to care about, faults and all. Though this was not my usual genre, after the first few pages I was hooked into discovering all the things that happened to him, past and present, and all the obstacles he had to face in order to win back his life and save those whom he desperately loved [...]

    Nicole Storey
    I'm sure somewhere down the road, I've read other novels in the urban fantasy genre, but this is the only one I can say I really enjoyed. Blake has a knack for bringing you into the story, but he doesn't push it in your face and the novel is not overly done. I enjoyed the characters and how even angels can be snarky - even downright violent when the situation calls for it. I found that I could relate to the characters, sympathize with them, cheer them on, or want to smash their face. I also like [...]

    Randy Harmelink
    I enjoyed the first half or so of the book, but then something happened and it became a chore to finish the book. I'm not sure what exactly happened. Maybe some parts were a little too whimsical, given the nature of the book. Or maybe I just lost interest in the characters. Or, what started out as being creative and new for me just wore out its novelty.

    So, I Read This Book Today
    I first ran across Mr. Blake when I saw his second book, "All Who Wander Are Lost" in my regular daily "freebooksie" mailing. I am always thrilled to get those - I don't always find all of the books to my taste, but the cover of that one grabbed me right away and the description sounded interesting, so I downloaded it. I started reading it this morning before noticing it was a second in series, after "On Unfaithful Wings". After reading a few pages, I was hooked and downloaded OUF so I could sta [...]

    Thomaidha Papa
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    Scott Bury
    Bruce A. Blake’s first novel is a thoroughly entertaining, as well as thought-provoking and heart-wrenching novel that breaks the author out of obscurity as well as out of several genre conventions.Blake demonstrates from the first sentence that he’s a professional writer, a novelist with chops: “I stood with my back to the church, much the way I’d lived my life.Rain poured down the eaves, splashing against my shoes. Each drop pattering against the leather felt as though it landed direct [...]

    Mara
    I'm not sure where or when this book lost me (or I lost the book). It has everything I usually like: good plot and characterization, a darker theme where nothing is really black and white. For once I even liked an addict/ex-addict as a hero as he can and does struggle against his addictions. But all of a sudden I found everything a bit too much, too confused, too easy. My biggest nit was the world-building. For once (again) I didn't mind the religious overtones, the battle between Good and Evil, [...]

    Shannon
    I have been wanting to read this book for awhile and, finally, did. I could not have been more thrilled with what I found within! What a wonderful book! I really enjoyed Icarus (Ric) Fell's character, who has had a pretty rough life and made some pretty destructive choices for himself in the past. So, why has he been chosen to escort selected souls to heaven after his untimely death? You'll seeAnd why has Father Dominick always hated him so much? You'll seeWill he ever be reunited with Rae and T [...]

    Carol
    "I was alive, then I was dead, now I’m stuck somewhere in between. My name is Icarus Fell. I am a harvester." I usually don't go for a book of this genre, but after some of the reviews I read, I decided to try it. This is Bruce Blake's first urban fantasy novel and he has the ability of bringing the protagonist, Icarus Fell, to life, which is what I look for from the beginning. If the characters don't come to life for me, then I'm wasting my time. I can honestly say this was a good story with [...]

    Kathy
    I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for my review. An interesting idea of what happens to us in the hereafter. The central character, who was not very good in life, becomes a harvester of souls, making him ask questions about faith, fate, and freewill. I found myself really drawn into the story about "Icarus Fell." A few minor editing errors, but nothing you couldn't figure out. It's an interesting first novel that was hard to put sown. I'm looking forward to reading more by [...]

    Marlene
    This was one of the strangest, very interesting stories I've ever read. Clearly it won't be everyone's cup of tea, but it kept me spellbound. Once I accepted Icarus Fell as being on a journey he couldn't have begun to imagine, the action moved forward all the time with more revelations in every interaction and scene. Information was shown more than told and I felt a part of the action. The characters and plot twists drew me in.I've already recommended the book to several friends and am looking f [...]

    Natalie Gibson
    This was a very enjoyable read. Icarus Fell is a complex, flawed, believable character. His adventure is exciting. I really enjoyed the way that the angels and fallen angels weren't black and white, 100% good and on the other side 100% evil. They each had motivations and drives that we don't fully understand or agree with. Urban fantasy at it's best. Nice work, Bruce Blake! Let's see what else you've got up your sleeves.

    Zolita
    I was completely enthralled with this book!! After reading this one I got on and bought the next two, couldn't wait to keep reading and find out the rest of the story!! Loved it!

    Deborah Neil
    I thought this was a pretty good read. I gave it 4 stars.

    Liza
    It was interesting.Archangels are very helpful, unless you are Icarus Fell. It is an interesting journey; I found it fun. Sure a little more time with the characters would have been nice but it is the first book in the series; a lot of ground work to be put in place. Over all not bad.

    Tettey
    Icarus Fell is one messed up dude.When I first met him, he claimed he was dead, and was trying very hard and succeeding very well in getting me to laugh at the circumstances of his getting stabbed to death.But I suppose if your parents (or whomever) name you Icarus Fell after a Greek myth, you couldn't be better set up to be a really messed up dude.Well Icarus, call me Ric, doesn't disappoint.He ran away from an abusive priest (nothing sexual from what I can make out), and succeeds in creating a [...]

    Amanda Miller /A Bookaholic's Fix: Feeding the Addiction
    Icarus Fell- not exactly the type of guy you'd think would have a divine purpose. His sins include being a dead beat, an alcoholic, and a junkie; so when he ends up murdered over pocket change and a gift for his kid, he's pretty sure he's heading south- that is if an afterlife exists. But fate (or at least a reasonable facsimile in the form of the archangel Michael) has other plans. He is given the opportunity to work for heaven in exchange for earning another shot at life.I absolutely loved thi [...]

    Cody Martin
    Independent author Bruce Blake was kind enough to do a blog swap with me, so I decided to check out his novel, On Unfaithful Wings; the first in the Icarus Fell series.Without giving too much away, the novel deals with a dead-beat loner who gets killed, then resurrected by God to become a harvester of souls. His job is to lead them to Heaven. But his job is made difficult by Carrions, harvesters playing for the other guy. When Icarus (yes, Icarus Fell is his name) deliberately botches a job, it [...]

    Marcus
    The book over all was interesting, but it began to read like the movie Constantine. There were mixed elements in the plot line,i.e. angels, demons, humans, spirits, that the author blended together to make a coherent story. There was also a considerable amount of filler material that I thought didn't necessary have to be included.

    Daniel J. Weber
    This book was okay. It's worth reading through until the end to learn about the world that Bruce Blake has created and how this life and the afterlife come together. Except for the large amounts of I-don't-know-how-to-explain-this-so-I-will-string-lots-of-words-together-with-hyphens type of descriptions, the writing style is enjoyable. Using the standard angel and demons motif, it has more of a supernatural horror feel than urban fantasy, but that is no fault of the writing. Just poor genre labe [...]

    Cheryl M-M
    Started with oomph became a little tepid in the middle and then ended with a burst of energy I can only liken to a putting a whole bag of pop rocks in your mouth all at once. So many pops and crackles that confusion and noise take over.Don't get me wrong, I think the author has created a series worthy character. It just needs tightening up a little.The most memorable about the book is the main characters name Icarus Fell. I swear it was mentioned in nearly every paragraph. The cynic in me thinks [...]

    Carrie
    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.This book was a bit of a departure from what I normally read. It was a very dark urban fantasy with a bunch of religious themes thrown in. We follow the character of someone with the unfortunate name of Icarus Fell. He's an ex-husband, ex-junkie, somewhat current alcoholic, and generally doomed person. The writing is really great and the story is very good. I can't really fault anything but the dark nature of the story that made me [...]

    Chris
    What would you feel like if you woke up from your death in a seedy motel with the Archangel Michael sitting in a chair waiting for you to awake? I think I would feel I need a drink. So does the main character of this book, Icarus Fell, or as he prefers, Ric.Icarus was a very flawed man in his first life. He carries them over to his second life when he becomes a harvester of souls for the good guys. But it isn't easy. From here he is lead through a twisting tale that is sometimes a supernatural t [...]

    Georgeanna
    I got a free copy of this book for review and I loved it! Author Bruce Blake tells the story of a very flawed man, Icarus (Ric) Fell, who you can't help but root for. He was an abused orphan and grew into a man with substance abuse and addiction problems. He pulled himself together for a while and managed to get married and have a child before his life went downhill again. It turns out that Ric is more than he seems--not that he has any idea of this fact. He gets mugged on his way to deliver a b [...]

    Dave
    Surprisingly good for another free Bookbub selection. The author would have benefited from a good editor with a firm hand to do some steering here, especially when he inexplicably deviates from the strong first person narrator for chapter, but otherwise I really enjoyed this one. As a character, Icarus Fell (I know, I cringed every time I read the name) lies somewhere between Sandman Slim and Harry Dresden on the smart-mouthed pulp detective scale. The universe is closer to Sandman Slim in terms [...]

    Julie Powell
    This story is part of a fantasy box set I am reading, however, it deserves its own review.At first, it may be seen as the usual 'afterlife' tale but it is far from that. The wonderful writing style brings to life an different take on what could happen when you die.Icarus Fell - great name - finds that his journey in life is about to make a sudden change, one attached to a steep learning curveat's all I will say, as I don't give spoilers.Overall, an interesting, intriguing, enjoyable and satisfyi [...]

    Ashley
    I got this Icarus Fell novel during a Kindle free promotion, and I can't say I was disappointed when I picked it up. The main character was connectable, and sympathizable, and his story was one that isn't told very often. It's not very often that a tale is told of a soul-harvester, and I thought this was a unique way to go after it. I enjoyed the confusion the character felt, and I enjoyed learning as he learned the ins and outs of his new life. The other characters were less connectable, and so [...]

    Marti
    Icarus Fell is or rather was a man in his thirties who was mugged one night as he passed a churchyard. To his surprise, he was offered a job as a collector of souls. This novel follows Icarus (Ric) through his adventures and misadventures in this sort of afterlife. He can be seen by mortals and when he looks upon a mirror, he looks like his old self. However, none of his former friends or acquaintences recognizes him. While the plot moved fairly quickly, the numerous grammatical errors were anno [...]

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