Four and ½ stars
The “angels” who came after the plague were more of an alien invasion than angelic saviors. They may have pretended to be God’s holy messengers, but they were far from holy, and the peace they brought came at the cost of freedom.
Ben, Trudy, and Jack know the angels have a plan to release a pathogen on those who oppose their rule. To stop it, they need to sneak into the angels’ base and switch the real vaccine for a fake one, but can the real vaccine be trusted?
Heaven Came Down is like a sequel to Mission Impossible where the hero failed in his last two missions.
Heaven Came Down is like a sequel to Mission Impossible where the hero failed in his last two missions. Now, the characters have to try to save the day that’s gone terribly wrong.
The story has a wide array of twists and turns, leaving the reader guessing as to what will happen, especially when there are so many characters.
While the book doesn’t seem to be set in the Tribulation, faith plays a part, with the characters being Christian, and the first scene in the book taking place in a church. Souls are trapped by the Gateway, unable to go to Heaven, and there is also an angel who might be a legitimate angel.
One minor issue I had with this book is that some areas seemed a little slow, and some of the characters too familiar. I suspect a large part of this is because I’ve read around thirty of Bryan Davis’s books and I know his writing style and characters pretty well. Someone who hasn’t read all his books would be much less likely to have this issue.
Even though the book was written before the current pandemic situation, it’s full of things that are relevant to today’s world, such as control versus freedom and rebel groups, making Heaven Came Down a timely addition to the shelf.
Age recommendation; 14+ if the child is mature enough to deal with violence.
Genre: Christian science fiction
Heat: Two characters are married, but the book is too fast-paced for much sexual content. I believe there was a very subtle hint about some places hiring girls as sex workers.
Profanity: “Go to h***” but considering the situation, the character meant it literally.
Violence: While there isn’t anything I’d describe as gore, there is a fair amount of violence, and the body count is extremely high, including children dying, though this happens offscreen. Even so, this could be disturbing to some readers.
Disclaimer: Bryan Davis is my writing mentor, but I’ve done my best to write an unbiased review.
Heaven Came Down is available on Amazon