Cherubs guard God's glory both on Earth and by his throne in heaven , work on the universe's records, and help people grow spiritually by delivering God's mercy to them and motivating them to pursue more holiness in their lives. In Judaism, the cherubim angels are known for their work helping people deal with sin that separates them from God so they can draw closer to God. They urge people to confess what they've done wrong, accept God's forgiveness , learn spiritual lessons from their mistakes, and change their choices so their lives can move forward in a healthier direction.
Kabbalah , a mystical branch of Judaism, says that Archangel Gabriel leads the cherubim. In Christianity, the cherubim are known for their wisdom, zeal to give glory to God, and their work helping to record what happens in the universe. They focus on making sure that God receives the honor that he deserves, and act as security guards to help prevent anything unholy from entering the presence of a perfectly holy God.
The Bible describes cherubim angels in close proximity to God in heaven. The books of Psalms and 2 Kings both say that God is "enthroned between the cherubim. External Reviews. Metacritic Reviews. Photo Gallery. Trailers and Videos. Crazy Credits. Alternate Versions. Rate This. Director: Arron Sheekey. Writer: Howard Rayner. Added to Watchlist Add to Watchlist. Binge-worthy Streaming TV Series. Photos Add Image Add an image Do you have any images for this title? Edit Cast Credited cast: Nichola Burley Angel Math Sams Geoff Manveer Sohal I wish there would have been as a little more intimacy with Enael and Kaspen.
As well as at times my head spun from the skips in time. But just note this will not be a book that you can approach lightly. The amount of time and research that the author put into it is truly amazing. I think the readers could greatly benefit from a glossary of all the terms in the back. Again thank you Samantha for letting me have the opportunity to read such a magical book. For more reviews, please visit my site. I loved the idea of this novel; the way that Saboviec has blended traditional ideas of heaven and hell in the Christian sense and mixed them with religions from all over the world.
She has taken all the ideas of angels and woven them into a tapestry that blends in perfectly to the story. I loved the way that the angels were ranked, giving new life to old terms such as Seraphim, Nephilim, Archangels, Cherubs, Muses and Guardians, and giving new stations to a For more reviews, please visit my site.
I loved the way that the angels were ranked, giving new life to old terms such as Seraphim, Nephilim, Archangels, Cherubs, Muses and Guardians, and giving new stations to angels that would be essential to the running of the heaven system. In this book, everyone goes to heaven unless they choose not to, and here humans are reincarnated into other lives to enrich their souls. This makes sense of the feeling of purpose we try to have in our lives. I also liked the fact that hell still exists in this version of life and death, but here the lines are blurred; demons are not always evil.
It added another dimension to the book and helped with the overall story, especially the idea of the fearlings. Enael and Kaspen were very interesting characters. As much as I liked them and understood them, I never really loved them. Maybe they were too far removed from my human state at first, because they both seemed to go through human lives without honestly caring, and their emotions worked in a very different way to my own.
However, I did like them more when they began to take control of their own destinies and made their own decisions. Perhaps that is why I felt much more drawn to Yasva. I completely understood her motives, her actions and her words. Everything about her just made sense to me, and she felt like a much more real character. Another point to make is the romance.
Angels seem to love differently to humans and therefore it was a slow, steady kind of relationship. This is fine; I liked that there was no insta-love, and I liked the way the feelings came slowly. However, I never truly saw any spark. Their love was tentative and to be honest, it was more of a companionship than a relationship. Guarding Angel is a nice read, but I thought it might have been more suitable for me as a holiday book due to the languorous style of the writing. The style was good, but the pacing was slow, even the end, which got slightly more into the action.
I can see a lot of potential for the second book, with the biggest focus being on the structure of heaven and control over Earth's plan. The cliffhanger wasn't so huge that you were gobsmacked. In fact, I expected it. You could see the end coming and you kind of knew what would happen in the end. However, the way the climax weaved its-self into historical events was very well executed; it really lent a sense of place and time, which I felt was missing earlier in the book.
I do wonder what will happen during the inevitable struggle in the second Fallen Redemption book, and with Voctic yet to make an appearance, my guess is that it's something to so with his tea shop in Asia. Overall, this was a good read, suitable for people who prefer smoothly flowing books and different takes on heaven, hell and the afterlife. A must read for someone who loves books about angels.
The fantasy genre is one I have not read widely in, so you can take my comments with a grain of salt. That said, any work of fiction needs to hang together and engage the reader on its own merits, genre conventions notwithstanding. My response to Guarding Angel is mixed. Earth wins this prize, with its scenes and characters alive on the page. Heaven with its robes and quills, Hell with its vague sulphurous caves; and rather arbitrary transitions between them. The vision is vast and well conceived, if sketchy at times. The themes are wide and deep: destiny on a personal and historical level; conflict between personal attractions and duty to others; free will in the context of karmic choices and life lessons.
Saboviec Reviewed by B. Unlike her, he empathizes with his wards, influencing them easily, and she slowly finds herself falling for him; not knowing the reason for their inescapable attraction to one another.
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Enael has to choose between what matters to her more—the love that she has for Kaspen or her loyalty to Heaven and the humans she serves. Author S. The relationships in the novel have catastrophic consequences for not only those involved, but the entire world. Guarding Angel is a satisfyingly paced, fast read with well-rounded characters and a beautifully devised plotline. There is a good balance of descriptions and dialogue which makes the story harmonious and intriguing.
Featuring a courageous heroine who is willing to die for the one she loves, this novel is one that has the reader engrossed from cover to cover. I highly recommend this to fans of the Fallen series by Lauren Kate. Cheers, B. Smart www. Jan 04, Claire rated it really liked it Shelves: angels , au , conspiracy , dreamy , fantasy , family-history , grief , heaven , historical , immortality. Guarding Angel is a very interesting read. Enael is a guardian angel who is responsible for guiding humans through the paths they have chosen as souls.
Enael finds it difficult to understand or properly guide her charges, until she encounters Kaspen, a fellow guardian who is responsible for her current charge's temptation. Fascinated with Kaspen and his ways, she becomes embroiled in the plots of a newly fallen angel to rule the world. This book is fascinating. The world building is fairly good, Guarding Angel is a very interesting read. The world building is fairly good, the arguments of free will versus predetermination are well handled and it's very well written.
There are a couple of missteps in the narrative but I found the book to be a fairly gripping, swift read. I found Enael to be an fascinating character, complex and slightly dismissive of her charges, she goes through a great deal in this novel and emerges a lot stronger than she does at the beginning. Kaspen is interesting but he needed a little more fleshing out.
I thought his emotions flip flopped a little more than necessary. Even though the author tried hard not to do 'insta-love' it still felt under-developed and feeble.
Their sensual scenes were extremely tame in contrast to other scenes within the book. In a book where you're supposed to root for such an obvious pairing, it's kind of strange that the hottest scene in the entire book is between two enemies. Well for me it was and I would have loved the author to have actually explored that angle a little further. I will certainly read the next book in the series and I definitely recommend this book.
I LIKED the book it kept me sane during a week-long stay in a hotel with a two-year-old : I liked the world-building, I liked the characters, and I loved the discord. I had a few small issues with, you know, ALL of the main characters burning off their wings and heading to Hell just when things got a little tense, but I guess I understand.
Except that I sort of already knew what was going to happen, ohhhh, about a third of the way through. Would I recommend it: Yeah, why not? Give it a whirl! Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Aug 05, Brittany rated it really liked it Shelves: first-reads.
In Guarding Angel we are thrust into the life of an angel named Enael. She is a guardian angel who desperately wants to be promoted to the job level of Keeper. She doesn't seem to connect with the humans she guards and that seems to obstruct her plans.
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She looks down upon the humans because she doesn't quite understand them. When she meets another guardian angel named Kaspen who seems to be in-sync with his Ward she immediately becomes jealous of him. She doesn't understand how it is so effortless for him to connect with his Ward. She begins spending time with Kaspen and they both grow feelings for the other. When Enael witnesses another angel Fall she is very put off. This fallen angel is no ordinary one, though. Yasva grows in power as a demon and manipulates her Kaspen, who she used to have a relationship with.
When the obstacles begin to mount for Kaspen and Enael will their love survive Hell? This book stretched literal lifetimes, but it was a satisfying read. I did find myself getting frustrated with Kaspen quite a lot because he just used his love of Yasva as an excuse too much. I just didn't find it quite right. I loved how Enael got stronger throughout the story and stood up for her love. Overall, this was a good read, and I would recommend this book to those who are at all interested.
Jul 05, Karen rated it really liked it. This book introduces you to Enael, Guarding Angel for difficult Wards. She meets Kaspen, a fellow Guarding Angel she can't get out of her head. Thanks to his former lover and her jealousy, her world is turned upside down. With Guarding Angel, S. Saboviec has created an immensely thrilling fantasy story with local flair. The story comprises a broad variety of characters with sufficient depth, expertly woven situations and interesting interactions on Earth, in Heaven and in Hell. I had an exciting time reading Guarding Angel - it is a very compelling read.
I was drawn into the story, far away enough from Enael to stay out of harm's way. Enael is a very complex and stubborn character, one just has to admire how she evolves. This is for you if you like stubborn and determined female protagonists, angels and demons, increasing suspense and history. A very suspenseful book to read again. May 19, Kay rated it it was amazing. Please be warned: mild spoilers lie ahead. The book starts off following Enael, who is struggling to help her Ward, Daniel, adhere to his Incarnation Plan. I was surprised when Daniel's life ended but the book didn't, but since he's not the main character, I guess I shouldn't have been.
Though not exactly a likable guy, Daniel was intriguing, and by the time Enael had moved on to guard Please be warned: mild spoilers lie ahead. Though not exactly a likable guy, Daniel was intriguing, and by the time Enael had moved on to guarding her next Ward, I couldn't put the book down. The rest of the characters are equally fascinating.
I love the way Enael's relationship with Kaspen grows throughout the book. I love the structure of the story, how the author is able to tell such a complex and multi-layered tale without making it confusing. I love that it made me think, and reconsider some of the things I thought about life, love, and everything in between. The full review will be posted on my blog soon.
What makes it apart is its intriguing plot and interesting world-building around the angels, humans, and demons. Guarding Angel The full review will be posted on my blog soon. Guarding Angel is a must read indie novel, a refreshing read for those who want to take a quick adventure between heaven and hell. May 11, Sharon Hatt rated it it was amazing. Heavens trials! Enter a world of angels and their charges centering on an angel named Enael as she struggles with keeping her human charges in line, and finding her own place in the universe.
Seeking guidance to more effectively help her charge she ironically finds herself tempted by the guardian Kaspen bonded to the charge temping hers. As Enael becomes closer to Kaspen, everything starts to change for her and she starts to question everything she once believed. Exciting start to not only a ne Heavens trials! Exciting start to not only a new series but a promising author as well!
I loved the fluidity of the characters; how they can change appearance, perceived gender, and which side to fight on angel or demon. The story was definitely unique with a well thought out plot, world development, and characters. Truly a treat! Aug 14, Jo rated it liked it. This is an intriguing story, if a little slow and ponderous in pacing at times. Enael is on a journey of growth.
Kaspen seems to be on the opposite path. And although their connection to each other was tangible, it was frustrating that a true relationship seemed just out of reach.
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Given the events which unfold as the story goes on, how many of their choices are really their own, or just as a result of the scheming machinations of the hierarchy? Manipulation, power,suspense and faith, all come This is an intriguing story, if a little slow and ponderous in pacing at times. Manipulation, power,suspense and faith, all come together in a reasonable series opener. I received a copy in exchange for an honest review. Jul 21, Melissa rated it really liked it. Interesting Premise. I thought that the author's premise for the book was great. That being said though even though the writing was technically very good, great editing, the execution of the story just fell very flat for me.
I like the characters, but found myself bored while reading several times, and really was unable to get into the story. I guess this one is just not for me. I do appreciate the authors inventive premise an Interesting Premise. I was generously given a complimentary copy of this book from the R2R program with LoP. Apr 12, Natalie Cannon rated it it was amazing. The world-building, characters, and the characters' development were so spot on: Enael was very relatable and Saboviec outlined all her struggles so well that I kept rooting for her throughout the story, never becoming impatient for her realize such-and-such already.
The adventure is epic; the lovers, true; the sadness and joy, real. I recommend this not only to all fantasy and history fans, but to all human beings. This is the first book I've read with such a twist on guardian angels. It's both beautiful, yet tragic at the same time. I cried for the guardians, their humans This isn't just a battle of good vs evil, it's a book about learning to overcome your fears, loving someone wholly and completely; enough to sacrifice what you want in order to save them. It's such an amazing story with a crazy turn of events at the end.
It's a definite must-read! You won't be disappointed! Actually I too read this. I found it interesting reading. It was so good I read from the beginning to the end in one day. That happens. I read something that's really good and I lose track of time. It was a great tale, in my opinion. Very enjoyable read.
The character journeys are engaging and kept me turning the pages well into the night. I found the author's descriptions to be robust, transporting the reader across time and through the realms. I'm very much looking forward to the next book in the series. Thoughts to come. Readers also enjoyed.