‘The Everywhen Angels’
Now available in paperback and Kindle versions from Amazon, from Barnes & Noble, or by ordering at any branch of Waterstones, my second novel The Everywhen Angels is a book for older children that will be enjoyed by adults too.
In these turbulent times with everything streaming towards its final demise, who can be a normal kid and simply go to school? Caught in the maelstrom of events in what may be the ‘Last Days’, the Angels are there when they are needed, preventing accidents, saving lives. They feel like heroes, invincible… until things start going wrong. Their story is told through the eyes of three youngsters from a comprehensive school on the outskirts of London. Angela is a poet, a rebel, and a questioner of how things seem. Charlie is a boy with great dreams, but who seems unaware of the troubles of his own mind. Ashe is young, strange, and very special. Join them as they uncover more questions than answers.
“I believe children can handle difficult philosophical questions. They can handle stories told in a strange way. Young readers are much more intelligent than adults give them credit for.” – MM
Nikki Mason at BestChickLit.com says
“… Three extraordinary kids. Three astounding stories. What will you believe? Angela is just an ordinary teenager until the day she falls through a fence at school into the alternative reality of the Guardian Angels, a group of twelve teens who are tasked with protecting people in the build up of the final war between good and evil. But no one will answer Angela’s question: why? Charlie knows he is special. Of course he’s a Guardian Angel. But he is also a Yellow – the GA’s rivals who try to prevent all their good work. But why is everyone suddenly ignoring him? Ashe is diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome and yet he can open doors between worlds and time. He understands what it really means to be a Guardian Angel but can he cope with the knowledge alone?
Marie Marshall tackles big subjects in The Everywhen Angels from religion and science to war and politics. All this rages on in the foreground of the lives of three teenagers who are trying to find their place in their world and be comfortable in their own skin. Action packed, full of crazy tangents, incredible ideas and stunning description, the novel is completely different to anything I have read before. It can at times be confusing, but bear with the story – the mind-boggling themes and plot diversions will be explained and will feed the curious minds of young adults…”
Readers’ views of The Everywhen Angels
“… writing of this quality ought to win the Carnegie Medal or something…”
“… straight up, no bull, the best book for this age-group that I have read in a long, long time…”
“… the book is something special. The characterisation is convincing. The narrative is entertaining and gripping, but at the same time shows a wealth of knowledge and research and introduces challenging food for thought on abstract matters…”
“… The Everywhen Angels by Marie Marshall is told through the eyes of three different teenagers in a school somewhere in England, as they take on the function of angels. They discover along with a small band of others that they have supernatural abilities which they are obliged to keep secret, however. How they put these abilities to use, for good or bad, that is the matter of the story. This book challenges its reader to face deep, existential questions; about life, the nature of the universe, the ‘ending times’ and what they mean (from several different perspectives); what is good and what is bad, or is there, and if so, by which right or logic do we interfere in what happens to others. The story left me feeling somewhat rattled and as though my cupboard of philosophies has received a good airing and spring-cleaning, and I now need to put things back and decide what to keep. It is an excellent book; one of those ‘clingy’ ones that stays with you for days after because you have to think about it…”
“…it’s tough to capture the sheer suspense of this book in mere words…”
“… a remarkable book…”
“… a philosophical work. It explores metaphysical concepts: Parallel realities; doubles that are basically soulless copies of yourself going through your day for you while you are elsewhere doing important work; the idea of the Last Days (it explores this concept in detail); what is good and what is evil, and whether these ideas even matter in the big scheme of things; whether someone doing evil with good intent is actually evil, or good? The concept of what happens after death; and the incredible, sighted boy who sees more dimensions to reality than any normal child. All these deep philosophical explorations are wrapped in a mesmerizing story, told by three teenage “angels” who each follow their own agenda, and have their own ideas on it all. Things happen without letting up – there is a suicide, and there is a murder, just to give you two of the incidents. The ideas in this book don’t let go of you long after reading it and may just change your world view…”
ISBN 978-0-9922190-5-5 (eBook formats)
ISBN 978-0-9922190-4-8 (paperback)