Colleen’s #Book #Reviews – “The Fall of Lilith,” by Author, Vashti Quiroz-Vega

  • Title: The Fall of Lilith (Fantasy Angel Series)
  • Amazon Author Page: Vashti Quiroz Vega
  • File Size: 5521 KB
  • Page Number Source ISBN: 1947475002
  • Print Length: 504 Pages
  • Publisher: Self-Published by Author
  • Publication Date: August 1, 2017
  • Sold By: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B074CPKLHH
  • ISBN-10: 1947475002
  • ISBN-13: 978-1947475007
  • Formats: Paperback and Kindle
  • Goodreads
  • Genres: Literature & Fiction, Horror, Dark Fantasy, Occult

IN THE AUTHOR’S WORDS:

“In The Fall of Lilith, Vashti Quiroz-Vega crafts an irresistible new take on heaven and hell that boldly lays bare the passionate conflicted natures of God’s first creations: the resplendent celestial beings known as angels.

If you think you know their story, think again.

Endowed with every gift of mind, body, and spirit, the angels reside in a paradise bounded by divine laws, chief of which are obedience to God, and celibacy. In all other things, the angels possess free will, that they may add in their own unique ways to God’s unfolding plan.

Lilith, most exquisite of angels, finds the rules arbitrary and stifling. She yearns to follow no plan but her own: a plan that leads to the throne now occupied by God himself. With clever words and forbidden caresses, Lilith sows discontent among the angels. Soon the virus of rebellion has spread to the greatest of them all: Lucifer.

Now, as angel is pitted against angel, old loyalties are betrayed and friendships broken. Lust, envy, pride, and ambition arise to shake the foundations of heaven . . . And beyond. For what begins as a war in paradise invades God’s newest creation, a planet known as Earth. It is there, in the garden called Eden, that Lilith, Lucifer, and the other rebel angels will seek a final desperate victory—or a venomous revenge.”

“[A] compelling narrative that . . . Strays far from the traditional biblical text . . . A well-written, descriptive, and dark creation story.”—Kirkus Reviews


MY RECOMMENDATION:

The Fall of Lilith is a high fantasy that delivers the reader into the imaginative realm of Floraison, better known as Heaven. Forget what you learned in Sunday School. This version of events has nothing to do with Lilith, Adam’s first wife, from the Hebrew texts. If you love inventive fantasy, read on!

Book One is dedicated to the lives of the heavenly angels in Floraison where they live under God’s laws. They are required to adhere to the rules, with no questions asked. The young angel’s days are filled living blissfully in a celestial Garden of Eden. As these heavenly beings mature, they develop into spectacular angels with resplendent wings and powers that are unsurpassed.

God eventually separates his godly offspring into groups by rank: Seraphim, Cherubim, Thrones, Dominions, Virtues, Powers, Principalities, Archangels, and Angels.

However, this newfound maturity creates problems for the angels. Raised like sisters and brothers, they suddenly take notice of their own bodies with feelings of love and desire for each other. Lilith feels the first pull of the lust for free-will and wastes no time in questioning God’s rules.

Lilith is the catalyst, and as some of the angels follow her lead, there are others that revolt and refuse to succumb to her wiles. The great manipulator, Lilith convinces a group of angels to rebel against God and his laws believing they can change Floraison into what they desire.

The war between good and evil escalates quickly, and the penalties for failure are harsh. Lilith and her cohorts are banished from God’s kingdom of Floraison and sent to earth. They are stripped of their heavenly abilities and made to live like humans.

Book Two deals with the survival of the earthbound angels. On earth, their celestial forms have been changed. The most noticeable transformations are in Lucifer and Lilith, although some of the angels are made to suffer unbearable lives because of their deceit. Lucifer becomes the red demon and Lilith, now possesses the lower body of a snake. God’s wrath is reflected in each of the fallen angel’s new forms.

Life on earth for the angels is unforgiving and the struggle to survive is strong. The one constant is Lilith and her unquenchable thirst for power and control. Her machinations don’t stop on earth. Instead, they increase, leading to a spectacular ending that will surprise you.

There is a subtle message that resonates with the story besides the good vs. evil theme. It centers on the realization that not all rules are bad – some control is needed to tame the chaos. An excellent lesson for modern times.

Vashti Quiroz-Vega skillfully created Lilith, the protagonist, as the epitome of the evil enchantress. The rest of the characters swirl around her larger than life vileness. I was enchanted by the novel, the characters, and the creative ingenuity of both worlds. It’s a long read but well worth every word.

I’ve added this book to my Me Time category for Fantasy. If you love angels, you won’t want to miss this epic story!

MY RATING:

Character Believability: 5
Flow and Pace: 5
Reader Engagement: 5
Reader Enrichment: 5
Reader Enjoyment: 5
Overall Rate:  5 out of 5 FAIRIES

five fairies


Author, Vashti Quiroz-Vega

About the Author

“Hello! My name is Vashti Quiroz-Vega. I’m a writer of Suspense, Thriller, Fantasy, and Horror. I also enjoy mixing in some Humor and Romance into my stories.

From the time I was a young kid, writing has been my passion. I’ve always been a writer I just didn’t know it until much later. For me, it is easier to express my thoughts on paper than with the spoken word. I enjoy making people feel an array of emotions with my writing. I like my audience to laugh one moment, cry the next and clench their jaws after that.

My love of animals and nature are often incorporated into my stories. You’ll read intriguing things about various animals, nature and natural disasters, all commingled into my character driven novels.

I love to read almost as much as I love to write. Some of my favorite authors are Stephen King, M. Night Shyamalan, Michael Crichton, Anne Rice, J.R.R. Tolkien, J.K. Rowling and Dan Brown.”

AUTHOR CONTACTS

BLOG: The Writer Next Door

TWITTERhttp://twitter.com/VashtiQV

FACEBOOK AUTHOR PAGEhttp://on.fb.me/1g0da7d

GOOGLE+https://plus.google.com/+VashtiQVega

PINTERESThttps://www.pinterest.com/vashtiq/


Thanks for stopping by to meet Vashti and hear about her NEW book!

46 thoughts on “Colleen’s #Book #Reviews – “The Fall of Lilith,” by Author, Vashti Quiroz-Vega Leave a comment

    1. Hi Robbie! I’m happy you have the book in your Kindle. I love the way you say that you, ‘need to get stuck in to reading it’. It creates a funny picture in my mind of you getting “stuck”. Ha, ha! Don’t mind my silliness. I love it! Thank you! ❤

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  1. Colleen, thank you so much for this wonderful review of The Fall of Lilith! I’m so grateful that you read it and ecstatic that you enjoyed it. I had a rough weekend (I threw my back out) but this just made up for my weekend and made my entire week. I’m going to share this everywhere! Thank you, thank you, thank you! 😀 ❤ xx

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    1. You are so welcome. We must be related! I cleaned on Saturday and had to take it easy with my back too! LOL! It must be the malady of the writer! Vashti, this was an amazing story. Wow! I can’t wait to see what happens next! ❤

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      1. I think you may be right about it being ‘the malady of the writer’. It happened to me on Saturday also! Ha, ha! Aw, I’m so happy you enjoyed it so. I’m working on the second book in the series now. I should have done the NaNoWriMo thing, but I chickened out. I know you’re doing it, so I wish you all the best. Thank you! ❤

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        1. Oh, my goodness. No, please don’t stress. I must say that in the last few years of my book reviewing “career” I have read some of the best fiction I’ve ever read. I’m sure your books are absolutely fabulous! ❤

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  2. A stunning review, Colleen! I have this on my TBR … I just ramped it up a few spaces. This book has the coming weekend stamped all over it. Congratulations, Vashti!

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