Where Angels Play


Christian - Fantasy/Sci-Fi
136 Pages
Reviewed on 09/18/2014
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Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

Where Angels Play is a metaphysical novel written by Daniel Chiera. Father Hogan and his friend Jeremiah have spent their lives studying scriptures and apocrypha. Dr. Louise Natale, a psychologist, has been consulting with Father Hogan about a patient of hers, Mary Therese, who has been troubled by recurrent dreams. The symbols and images in her dreams mesh with the subjects Father Hogan has been studying, and he is able to assist Dr. Natale in her efforts to help her patient. David, a firefighter, and his friend, Adam, an EMS worker, have also been troubled by dreams that are recurring and are based on stories that the two men cannot fathom. Through a coincidence, Dr. Natale meets one of them and offers to consult with them both, free of charge.

Daniel Chiera’s metaphysical novel, Where Angels Play, is a marvelous tale that ties the great mythological and religious traditions of the world into one major theme. I’ve never run across a fiction work that covers comparative religions in such detail, especially one that manages to stay exciting and entertaining at the same time. Adam and David are great characters, and the scenes where they are professionally engaged are marvelous. Chiera’s story-telling is inspired and intellectually satisfying, and his characters are fully dimensional and real. I’m hoping that there is a sequel to Where Angels Play, because I’d love to see what happens with Father Hogan, Dr. Natale, Adam and David. Where Angels Play is a treat to read, and it’s highly recommended.

Maria Beltran

In Daniel Chiera’s novel, Where Angels Play, two lifesavers discover that they not only share the same career path but also dreams of a world literally embroiled in a battle between the good and the bad. They soon find themselves in the company of a psychotherapist whose specialty is in the interpretation of dreams. This woman is a seeker of truth and together with her friend, a Catholic priest, she seeks the meaning of interwoven stories of Greek folklore, Egyptian antiquity and the narratives of the Bible. What follows is a foray into the realms of Titans, Olympic gods, good angels, bad angels and humans.

Where Angels Play by Daniel Chiera starts in the real world of modern day humans and then readers are transported to a fantastic time that is long gone. This is a fascinating era when angels are sent to earth, Greek gods and goddesses are born, and the struggle between good and evil is at its peak. The author’s grasp of the bible, Egyptian history and Greek mythology is evident in this novel and he is able to weave all this together and come up with a story that is as interesting as it is informative. What is fascinating about this narrative is that it may well have actually happened eons ago. Descriptive, and with interesting characters, Where Angels Play is a must-read for everyone. And it is a wonder that Daniel Chiera’s novel makes sense, taking into consideration his subject matter; it is perhaps because he is gifted with a narrative style that is both unpretentious and coherent.

Melinda Hills

There is no such thing as coincidence when it comes to the fulfillment of God’s plans for the future of mankind. Although seemingly by chance, 2 friends are brought together with a psychoanalyst and a Catholic priest through their dreams and visions of the ancient past. Where Angels Play by Daniel Chiera is the first book in a trilogy that incorporates history, theology and legends from Greece, South America and Egypt explaining the fall of Satan and his fellow angels, the rise of the Titans and Greek Gods and the relationship of good and evil in modern life. Centered on a secret society that is over 2000 years old, the truth of God’s plan through the practice of good deeds is shared among these apparently randomly chosen individuals. Their continued experiences draw them closer together and take them deeper and deeper into the fulfillment of God’s plan as the ultimate battle between good and evil draws closer.

Where Angels Play by Daniel Chiera is a fascinating and deeply engrossing tale exposing the mysteries of ancient civilizations and their connection to the eternal struggle between good and evil, God and Satan. The light-hearted view Adam and David take toward their similar dreams contrasts nicely with the deep thoughtfulness of Father Hogan and clinical analysis of Mrs. Natale, both of whom are searching for connections between people’s visions, ancient prophecy and reality. It is evident that these characters are being drawn together so that together they may provide the defense needed to hold off the rise of evil. Are they up to the challenge?

Plato314

Plato314: Found the book to be very informative on ancient gods and early religion. I have studied about ancient gods for some years and grew up Catholic. The auther combined both subjects very well and what I believe created a new genre. Summing it up it was well written and very enjoyable.

Ananynous


This book is the first book I have read of this new genre which gives
readers a peak into the mythology of a number of different cultures and
knits them together in a way that has never has been done before.



From Nook

S.Skinner

Angels Play
Written by someone who may have lived in a different world in another life

Angelina LL

Best book ever
U have to check out this book , it was awesome

Reviewer on Google books

Bravo!!! Wow there are so many books based off of this genre, but boy I gotta tell you that none of them are like this. You have the real true facts, that people have been waiting to get. Your book is going to be a hit. . I loved it. Please continue to write, I am dying to read more. Keep up the fantastic work Mr.Chiera.

Gary Snyder

This is the first book I've read by the author Dan Chiera. It was a wonderful blend of mythology, theology, and history. The author definitely did his homework on this one. I also enjoyed the way he developed the character's in the book. For instance in one chapter the character is in the present describing there dreams and in the next chapter there walking amongst the ancient deities