Taquida Falls

An Emily Hargreaves Series

Young Adult - Fantasy - Epic
312 Pages
Reviewed on 01/17/2022
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Author Biography

B. J. Whillas lives in a small country town down on the southern coast of Australia with his furry feline for company. It's not uncommon to find him strolling along one of the many beaches lining the coast whilst he ponders life and enjoys the beauty of the nature he is a part of.

I've always been fascinated with angels from my early teens and it's only been recently that I've had the opportunity to express my interest with them through writing. I have often wondered what would happen if an angel and human showed an interest in one another beyond the spiritual barriers that separate them from one another. Along my journey through this life certain people I have met and socialised with have stuck with me in my thoughts, so I wanted to incorporate those people in written form with this work of fiction and certain characters in Taquida Falls are based on those people (and animals/pets too!) that have had an impact on me.
B. J. Whillas

    Book Review

Reviewed by JC Minnaar for Readers' Favorite

Taquida Falls by B.J. Whillas, the first book of An Emily Hargreaves Series, signals the start of the biblical apocalypse. Emily Hargreaves wakes up for her morning run that ends with Emily on the brink of death. A nine-foot-tall glow of blue light visits Emily in her time of need as she fades into unconsciousness. Emily wakes up in her home, completely unscathed, and is greeted by the Archangel Gabriel who takes a keen interest in Emily. Gabriel, however, as the Messenger of God, has been sent to deliver a grave message to humanity. Will Emily, her family, and her friends be able to stay safe during the start of the apocalypse? Will she find out why she can’t help feeling drawn to this magnificent Archangel?

B.J. Whillas’ Taquida Falls excited me to no end with every chapter. The Archangels are all described in beautiful detail that stretched my imagination in attempting to picture how they look. The Archangels are also written with unique personalities and it was a joy to read the interactions between them. Similarly, Emily and her friends’ banter is amusing and B.J. Whillas captures the intimacy of friends who knew each other throughout high school perfectly. The action and suspense are kept high whether it’s the Archangels fighting against the fallen angels and possessed humans or Emily and friends trudging along on the mission ahead. Taquida Falls is a thrilling entry into a series that I look forward to seeing develop. Fans of the 2010 movie Legion will fall in love with it immediately.