A Kiss Before the Apocalypse

Generations ago, angel Remiel chose to renounce heaven and live on Earth He found a place among ordinary humans by converting himself into Boston P.I Remy Chandler, but he can never tell anyone who he was or that he still has angelic powers Remy can will himself invisible, speak and understand any foreign language including any animal language , and hear the thoughts oGenerations ago, angel Remiel chose to renounce heaven and live on Earth He found a place among ordinary humans by converting himself into Boston P.I Remy Chandler, but he can never tell anyone who he was or that he still has angelic powers Remy can will himself invisible, speak and understand any foreign language including any animal language , and hear the thoughts of others All these secret powers come in handy for a private investigator, especially when the Angel of Death goes missing and he s assigned to find him As he gets deeper into the investigation, he realizes this is not a missing persons case but a conspiracy to destroy the human race and only Remy has the powers to stop the forces of evil.
A Kiss Before the Apocalypse Generations ago angel Remiel chose to renounce heaven and live on Earth He found a place among ordinary humans by converting himself into Boston P I Remy Chandler but he can never tell anyone who he

  • Title: A Kiss Before the Apocalypse
  • Author: Thomas E. Sniegoski
  • ISBN: 9780451462596
  • Page: 148
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “A Kiss Before the Apocalypse”

    1. 😇🐕👿💀I understand the low ratings now, at least I think I do. It's by no means a bad book but it's kind of simple. I have a feeling the books after this will be a lot better since the initial setup is over. For me this was a 3.5 but I'm rounding up because of Marlowe the dog and the fact that this made me cry a couple of times.

    2. I have no luck with Angel books it seemsdangit.This had an idea that had me really excited an angel as a PI, sign me up! The description plus it being billed as a "noir fantasy" lots of potential:)Not the case for me it did have its interesting points but overall it was just boring. The scenes with Remy's wife and his dog (he was so adorable!) were the highlights for me. (view spoiler)[Seeing Lazarus in there was pretty neat too(hide spoiler)] Remy himself, he was okay. His inner thoughts got on [...]

    3. I read this book on my husband's enthusiastic recommendation, and in spite of rather than because of the blurb on the cover from Christopher Golden. I find Golden to be like Simon Green only moreso, someone whose imagination I can admire but whose ability to tell a story leaves me absolutely cold--and in Golden's case, his writing style also has nothing to recommend it; Green at least has a marked prose style that renders his books more or less palatable to me.Sniegoski, unfortunately, falls squ [...]

    4. Eighth book for the readathon? Less sleepy now -- I was having to force myself to read the seventh book, but this was fun and absorbing, so I had no problems with falling asleep.As might be predicted for me, I loved the references to Raymond Chandler (the detective is called Remy Chandler; his dog is Marlowe). I also loved the fact that in my head, Remy totally looked like Castiel from Supernatural, as portrayed by Misha Collins.A Kiss Before the Apocalypse is basically the story of a sort-of-fa [...]

    5. Eh. This book really just didn't do much of anything for me. There were a few plot holes (God apparently doesn't notice or care when an angel goes on walkabout amongst humanity for millenia? Really? This occasions no comment at all?). Having a disillusioned angel as the protagonist was an interesting idea, but the exposition felt long, and it wasn't interesting enough to distract from that. The internal conflicts and Remy's emotional interactions with his loved ones worked, but the battle scenes [...]

    6. ok, have you ever been a Paladin on a role playing game?Bear with me a minute, it is relevant.If you ever were a Paladin, you probably didn't pay that character very often. Why? They're so BORING! Paladins Have to be good and the HAVE to follow the rules. It just kinda screws up on the fun anglelololAnyway, Angels by their very nature are Paladins. They serve good. They fall in line with religious morality. Ina way, an angel is a very limited character in what you can have them do the idea of an [...]

    7. For a novel that's given the trappings of a fantasy detective mystery, the main character is strangely ineffectual and passive. The big clue that cracks the case just wanders into his living room. He receives it through no effort of his own.The action starts when Remy Chandler is alerted that something strange is happening when two people who should be dead don't die. Given that he is a seraph (not a spoiler) one would think such an astonishing event should put him on full alert and fill him wit [...]

    8. An excellent book I enjoyed a lot. Remy Chandler may look like an ordinary private detective, but he's actually the angel Remiel disguised and living among humans. After the battle in Heaven that resulted in the fall of Morningstar (Lucifer), Heaven was no longer the paradise it had been for the angel Remiel and he found he couldn't bear staying there. Despite disguising himelf as human, Remy is immortal and still has all his powers. But his wife of 50 years is in a care home dying of cancer. An [...]

    9. I won this one in a Giveaway. Not my usual thing, but I really enjoyed the book. I liked Sniegoski's interpretation of angels and the different strata of the legions of heaven. I'd have liked a bit more back story for Remy, but have a feeling learning it over a series of books rather than in one quick installment will make it more rewarding.I loved Marlowe and the conversations he and Remy had together. Madeleine and his relationship with her made his sacrifice at the end so much more meaningfu [...]

    10. An urban fantasy starring an angel who would rather be human averting the apocalypse. How cool was this book to read? I fell for Remy Chandler, former Seraphim, and his dog, Marlowe (I may have fallen harder for Marlowe - look at that face on the cover!) in the novella that Sniegoski wrote for MEAN STREETS that I read in January. I fell hard and had to add Sniegoski's books to my WantonWantin' Book List. The Angel of Death has gone missing and this sets a whole bunch of incidents off towards the [...]

    11. One of the most amazing things about this,the first in a trilogy of books by an apparantly wel known fantasy writer,is how completely it had slipped me by.Five years is a long time for word to get out,and in spite of the bombardment of recommendations we get online, I believe the title of this one alone would have hooked me if I had been exposed to it.In fact, it was at a library sale that I saw and acquired the 2nd volume,attracted by the title. When I realized it was the 2nd volume,I did not l [...]

    12. The idea was neat but I just didn't like the book. First off, it was very "Christian." Lots of full-on biblical and religious dogma that I just don't need in a fantasy book. Reads like a Christian Fantasy book; everything in it was presenting Christianity's beliefs as facts; as a given. I'm not Christian and I don't need a book with 27 different ways of saying, "god" including "Lord of Lords" and "All-Father" etc. Gag.Plus the plot just wasn't very good or original. You mean the angels are pisse [...]

    13. Why did I pick this book? I had just finished all the so far published Dresden books and this book looked very similar and I was right. If you like the Dresden Files you're almost guaranteed to like this one.Overall story I'd give it a four. It's a good detective yarn, fun story, good characters. But the reason I gave it a five star review is because of the world that Thomas created. Thomas creates a rich world with wonderful background history, and awesome detail. I would love to just explore [...]

    14. I picked this up after reading a short story with this character in "Mean Streets". An interesting idea, an angel trying to be human and a PI. I find I like the dog better than the main character. Still, I'll keep reading to see where it goes.

    15. Review courtesy of Dark Faerie TalesQuick & Dirty: An angel that had turned his back on Heaven must now do its dirty work in order to save humanity and all he holds dear.Opening Sentence: It was an unusually warm mid-September day in Boston.The Review: Angels have held our fascination for ages untold. These etheric creatures that seem to encapsulate the beautiful horror nestled within the primitive part of our imaginations. Is it their complete lack of humanity that grabs our attention? Is i [...]

    16. I read a short story with Remy Chandler in it and was intrigued by the character. So, I decided to pick up the first book in this series. It was a good book with an interesting premise.Remy used to be Remiel part of the Seraphim host. He decided to suppress his angelic nature and live with humans. Now his lives with his dog Marlowe, his wife (who is in a nursing home) and runs his own PI agency . On a investigation that should have been a straight case of infidelity things go awry when the man b [...]

    17. Originally posted at kimheniadisI want to start off by saying, if you are a fan of Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files, I think you may really enjoy this book. I didn’t notice it as first, I was about half way through the book, but I started to think, What does this remind me of?Although there are similarities, this book stands on it’s own feet as a fast-paced Urban Fantasy.Remy Chandler is an angel who chose to come to Earth after witnessing the horrific battle in Heaven that led to Lucifer b [...]

    18. Some other reviewers were kind enough to give a synopsis of the book, so this review is basically for folks with a similar attitude to mine who may benefit by the heads up. I will simply say, that I didn't like *A kiss before Apocalypse*, The first book in the Remy Chandler series and here's why - This is yet another first book in a series, that starts off without a decent character introduction. I rather feel like the reader needs to be part of the character development required for an Angel to [...]

    19. I think this is more 2.75 but I rounded up for Marley (the dog)! The premise and world-building seemed interesting in theory and some of it really was in the reading of it. But there were a lot of dry parts that dragged. I was hauled off to church quite a bit in my teens and so I didn't feel that all the religious background was drivel or overkill but I can see folks who don't believe in the premise of God buying into this world (based on other reviews of this book I read). Also, I hate the use [...]

    20. The end of the world is coming, and only one man/angel can stop it. Remy is an angel who chooses to live on earth as a human private investigator. At the beginning of the story he is investigating an unfaithful spouse and hears gun shots. Quickly, he runs up to see what is happening, not really thinking about the danger. He walks in on a dead body and a crazed husband who shoots himself. But wait, they aren't really dead, and it turns out the husband was seeing visions of the end of the world. A [...]

    21. 2 1/2 - 3I give this book a resounding 'meh'. It's basically a Dresden File types knock-off - supernatural PI, friend with a cop, deals with the weird cases, so on and so forth. Except Remy's an angel instead of a wizard. (Yes, I'm sure Dresden is a knock-off of something else, too )The plot was also fairly straight-forward and rather predictable, so there wasn't any real tension or suspense, and the final battle was rather belabored and meandering.The only real saving grace of this book was the [...]

    22. Remy Chandler is an angel who has voluntarily abandoned heaven. He lives on Earth, living a simple life with those he loves and the gifts that come from being an angel: understanding and speaking every language, invisibility, hear thoughts, not age, etc. For many years he has lived on Earth and worked as a P.I but now heaven requires those skills when the Angel of Death goes missing. While mostly about solving the mystery of the missing Israfil, there is lots of plot, setting and character devel [...]

    23. I did like this book. I am a little shy huge number of paranormal books flooding the market recently. Everyone wants to use the Christian mythos, it seems. Some of them even get it right.This book combines the PI format with the mythos of the Book of Revelations, aka the Apocalyse. The PI story is pretty straight forward and well told in the spirit of Chandler and Hammett though the characters are, well, although earthbound, they are other worldly. The basic story is that the angel of death has [...]

    24. First in the Remy Chandler series. For once no vampires or werewolves but angels. And I quite like Sniegoski's version which reminds me very much of how angels are portrayed on Supernatural - they are warriors first and foremost and there are the good angels and then there are the dicks. I freely admit that I would have preferred if the story was more fleshed out, if it went into deeper detail but I really liked the characters: Remy, Francis, Marlowe the Dog etc. Inspired by Raymond Chandler's n [...]

    25. So it looks like I'm going to have to leave this book at home before I can write a proper review. To that end, here are a few notes to myself about things to touch on in said review:- Madeline's identity- the repetitive attention paid to Remy's parking skills (wtf?) "with a dazzling display of parallel parking" is not a phrase I ever want to see again.- why does Remy still have all of his angelic powers, despite abandoning Heaven and disobeying God?- Info about the actual effect of the impending [...]

    26. Well you really need to pick your moment to read this. Its not dark as much as depressing and heartbreaking. Thats not necessarily a bad thing, you just need to be prepared for the tone. It has light moments, with well formed, emotional, 3 dimensional characters to help you work through the storyline. I really enjoyed his writing style and felt like I was living everything along with Remy. I am not overly religious, and I know little about the ins and outs of the Apocalypse, but I sure do enjoy [...]

    27. I really enjoyed this book. It's the story of an angel who didn't fall, but left Heaven of his own will. He now lives among us as a private investigator. He retains some of his angelic skills - invisibility at will, superior senses, able to speak any language - and occasionally busts out with the might of Heaven behind him.What's the problem? His wife is dying, his last case ended tragically, and the end of the world is about to happen because the Angel of Death is missing. It's up to Remy to pu [...]

    28. I received a copy of this book from Giveaways. Remy Chandler was once the angel Remiel. He chose to shed his wings and live among humans. He hung out his shingle and became a private investigator. Married, with a great dog Marlowe, life is good. Until it isn't. The Angel of Death has disappeared, no one is dying, just suffering. Remy must find him before the Four Horseman unleash the Apocalypse. This book was ok for me, I just didn't feel wowed. It lacked enough excitement for me, but held just [...]

    29. Setting building. I don't get the reviewers who complain about the language, or the Christianity, or the basicness. This is quick, with lots of little bits like food and coffee to try to ground it in reality; but not overly so. I would say its main struggle is the constant introduction of characters in a not-very organic way; you don't really get the time to know many of them as anything other than an information source. However; the basic core of main character - wife - dog is very well done an [...]

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