Reviews – Angels at the Gate

Cover Angel for AJL ad print.“The characters are flawlessly drawn, utterly human, and completely true to life. …This excellent, well-crafted historical novel showcases a truly talented storyteller.”
–Library Journal STARRED review

“Thorne combines exhaustive research of the people, places, religious beliefs and customs o the times–the 18th century BCE–with her considerable abilities as a storyteller, a raft of fully realized characters, and a strong feminist subtest to create a book transcends the confines of the genre.”
–WELD for Birmingham

“…Blends historical fiction of the most ancient sort with spiritual themes that wouldn’t frighten away even the most staunch of atheists.
–Arts Bham

“A compelling and exceptional read, “Angels At The Gate” documents author T. K. Thorne as an impressively talented novelist. This is the stuff of which block-buster movies are made.”
Midwest Review

“Its been over a month since I finished Angels.  I’ve been thinking about what makes  really great book.  Here it is: the characters stick with you, like cherished friends.  The conflicts and challenges they face and resolve resonate with your own.  You feel deeply satisfied that you read the book. And your soul harkens back to it off and on as you move through life.  Angels met those standards for me. I read one or two novels a week, and very few have made that cut.
Dr. Julie Caton, author 

“…So compelling that I could not wait until I could read the next part of the adventure..”
San Francisco Book Review

“‘Angels at the Gates’  greatest strength is as an adventure novel; comparisons could be made to Tolkien or C.S. Lewis.”
–Don Noble, Alabama Public Radio Host, Review for Tuscaloosa News

“Thorne portrays ancient lands with an eye for wilderness… scenes unfold in crisp detail… A tale set in biblical times comes to life for a literary audience.”
—ForeWord Reviews

“A terrific yarn… brilliant world-building, clever extrapolation, and fascinating characters. Not only is the writing smooth, but Thorne cleverly twists the biblical story, adding realism without detracting from religion.”
–Washington Independent Review of Books

Fans of The Red Tent by Anita Diamant will love this book.
–The Hutchinson News

A gripping book that’s hard to put down from start to finish!”
–DeAnna Liam, founder of Red Tents in Every Neighborhood

“From the alluring cover of this historical novel to the very last page . . . the author has us transplanted back into 1748 BCE withall of our senses attuned.
–Historical Novel Society

A fascinating read. I love the creative liberties that Thorne took…rich in history and a very well-crafted read.”
Book Nerd (5-star Review)

“A remarkable interwoven detailed look into the culture of Abram’s tribe and life in a trade caravan, [this] second mysterious woman of the bible dramatization (see Noah’s Wife) provides a fascinating look at who Lot’s wife was before she turned into the Pillar of Salt.
 Genre Go Round Review

“T. K. Thorne combined religious, archeological and historical study to create this story of a woman who followed her own path in the world… Thanks to Thorne, Lot’s wife is transformed back into woman, wayward and strong but alive.”
–Books That Follow You Home

“The reader gets a great story and learns so much about the time of Lot’s wife. “
Cathie Martin of WGRT-FM

“Thorne’s ability to transform the reader to another time and place is seamless. Her novels are highly recommended.
–Association of Jewish Libraries Review

“As she did in Noah’s Wife, Thorne gives us a brilliantly imagined alternative history.”
–Perles Ink

“…Thorne’s vivid imagination and gift for storytelling are extraordinary.  For all whose curisosity is piqued by how it might have been in the time of Sodom and Gomorrah, this is a must read!
–Dianne Mooney, founder of Southern Living At Home

“Thorne unspools an ancient adventure with crackling undertones of our contemporary lives.  Lean, polished action sequences render a young woman’s life with both intensity and nuanced truth.”
–Carroll Dale Short, journalist, columnist, public radio commentator, novelist

“A masterpiece of historical research, interweaving history and theology in a re-visioning of an ancient story from a woman’s perspective.  Thorne is a dazzlingly gifted writer.”
–Sue B. Walker Poet Laureat of Alabama 2003-2012

“Adventure, Drama, Love and Losses—I am absolutely enthralled with the writing of T. K. Thorne.”
 –Lenora’s Culture Center and Foray into History

“With beautiful prose, well developed settings and characters readers will be swept away to ancient Canaan, Babylon and Sodom.”
 –Historical Fiction Addicts

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