The Hunted One (End of Days series, #1) by Meg Collett


The_Hunted_OneMy rating:  5  of  5  stars

Disclaimer:  Meg Collett provided me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

Plot
(by Goodreads)

The fallen have trespassed into Heaven for the first time in eternity. Prepared for battle, Michaela and her Archangels open Heaven’s gates to confront the fallen. Only, Michaela’s Archangels—her brothers and sisters in Heaven—betray her. And when the fallen attack the sanctuary in the skies through the gates Michaela inadvertently left open, the holy angels accuse Michaela of planning the invasion.

One simple mistake with a thousand consequences.

Dragged to Earth by an Archangel turned fallen, Michaela will do anything to return to Heaven and save it. In her fervor, she kills the Archangel—something no angel has ever done before. Wingless, without any hope, Michaela welcomes death when an unlikely human ally, Clark, finds her. With the help of Clark and Gabriel, an innocent Archangel whose friendship deepens into something far more torrid and unexpected on Earth, Michaela must prove the holy angels have their own plan for Heaven, and it is one that may prove to be the End of the Days.

It may be too late to save herself, but Michaela is the only one who knows the truth about the holy angels. If she fails, she may never be able to return to Heaven. But even that may be a hopeless dream.

My Opinion

The book starts dramatic, yet at a very slow pace. This is an unusual and immensely clever elaborated way of starting a series. This unusual combination of important events and the slow pace might take a while to get used to. From then on, you feel the urge to continue reading, accompanying Michaela. The question of who to trust is ever-present. Michaela is the hunted one, urgently seeking the truth. This book might shake your concept of Angels, Heaven and Hell. Michaela and all other characters are portrayed with their strengths and weaknesses, neither glorified nor demonized. Meet Michaela, Gabriel, Clark, and the other characters and decide if you agree with me. I will not tell you more. This would spoil the fun of reading this book yourself.

With this first volume of the End of Days series, Meg Collett proves that action does also work in slow motion, her book never loses its flow. As a reader, you need the slower place in order to comprehend the whole picture of The Hunted One – perhaps you do not see that at first – however, you get used to it pretty fast.

I am now looking forward to reading the second book in the End of Days series.   🙂

 

Meg Collett lives deep in the hills of Tennessee where there the cell phone service is a blessing and internet is a myth of epic proportions. She is the mother of one giant horse named Elle and two dogs named Wylla and Mandy. Her husband is a saint for putting up with her ragtag life. End of Days is her first series.

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A must read for all readers who enjoy adventures with twists and turns in an everyday and somehow completely different environment.

I am looking forward to reading more of Meg Collett’s books.

 

My special thanks to my friend Jess who introduced me to Meg and her book.

 

Please take a look at my statement on reading in My train of thoughts on …reading.  Now I am asking you.  🙂

 

My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you?  What did you think about The Hunted One?  Or – if you did not yet read The Hunted One – are you now interested in reading it yourself?

I am looking forward to reading your comments.  🙂

 

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2 thoughts on “The Hunted One (End of Days series, #1) by Meg Collett

  1. Thank you so much for this review! The Hunted One was such an experience in world building. It was tough to walk the line between too much and not enough. Thank you!

    • You are very welcome, Meg! The writer in me appreciates how you handle a pretty difficult plot with such finesse. Presenting action convincingly at slow pace is real art – and you mastered it.

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