Angel Curs

The Trilogy

Fiction - Historical - Event/Era
1784 Pages
Reviewed on 08/29/2017
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Reviewed by Ray Simmons for Readers' Favorite

Wow! Angel Curs: The Trilogy by Michael Thomas Griswold is an amazing triumph of the imagination. Imagine a world where everything you think you know is a lie. Imagine that there is a secret history of the world. A history so fantastic that when it comes out into the light, every religion and every state will be destroyed. Imagine there is a hidden connection between Hitler, Jesus, Satan, Muhammad, Noah, and Abraham. Imagine these things and then imagine that they are only the beginning of what you don’t know. This is the world of Angel Curs. It is a fantastic world. It is a wonderful world. It is a world where everything is possible. I loved this world. I loved the secret history. I loved the characters, and I loved the action.

Angel Curs: The Trilogy is well written. But, just as importantly, it is well thought out. It is either a masterpiece of imagination or Michael Thomas Griswold has access to historical sources that the rest of us don’t even know about. The characters are so well written that you are easily ready to believe that this is history and not fiction. The plot is so complex but so plausible that you will tell yourself, “Well, maybe it did happen that way.” One thing is for certain, Michael Thomas Griswold aimed high when he sat down to write this novel. I think he got it right. If you have ever thought that the world just doesn't quite make sense, this is a book you will want to read. It is fantastic.

Lex Allen

First time novelist Michael Thomas Griswold has hit a home run with Angel Curs: The Trilogy. This story is the ultimate fictional representation of humankind's evolution and history on planet Earth, but the underlying truths in the story will boggle your mind. Griswold has created a world where the characters play an entirely different role to their historical embodiments written in history books, or their fictional lives as written in the Bible and the Greek, Roman and Nordic mythological tales. The primary plot line, present day, features Gabriel, the last angel on Earth. Other story lines evolve around the ancient past, both biblical and historical. Gabriel is not an angel of biblical definition; rather, he is the last surviving member of the Neanderthals, a human-like species believed to have died out approximately forty thousand years ago. According to Griswold, this is not only unfounded and untrue, but Neanderthal man was/is far advanced to Homo sapiens (Curs in this story). It was the Neanderthals/angels who built the fabled city of Atlantis and provided stepping stones for the accelerated evolution and development of humans as we know ourselves today.

Angel Curs is epic fantasy, alternative history fiction that is, to my mind, on a level with Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones. If you are a student of the Bible (believer or not), you will invariably suffer some initial confusion. Characters who you know from the Bible stories carry the same names, but aren’t close to their biblical identities. Historical characters are mostly true in their parts of history, but not necessarily in their actions. Trust me, once you’ve gotten over this initial disorientation, you’ll marvel at Griswold’s storytelling acumen, historical knowledge, and engaging story lines. The telling of the story is complex, it is educational while being entertaining, and it is GOOD fiction as defined by Stephen King for its truth interwoven seamlessly with fiction. I’ll add that I deeply appreciate the research, the patience, and the intellect necessary to create this story. What a fantastic read! I loved it. Hats off to Mr. Griswold—bravo!