‘….Divine Fanaticism is an easy, enjoyable book to read. Told in an uncomplicated style that should engage both young and old, the pace is fast and the humour very prevalent. There are a great deal of ideas explored in the book, with of course the main theme of religious fanaticism running throughout. The principle protagonist Jim Long is a very interesting and larger than life character and along with others keep the novel from becoming too serious. Although this is the fourth novel in the Jim Long series, it's not necessary to have read any of the previous novels and the book works very well as a stand alone story. Overall Divine Fanaticism is fun and refreshing, the story easygoing and the heavy religious subject matters are very much tongue in cheek, the story has a very strong sense of the classic pulp science fiction novels of the mid 20th century. A pleasant book to read and one that should appeal to all ages…’ SF Book.com
….a very clever idea – it works very successfully as a sci-fi action novel, a terrorist suspense thriller, an implicit critique on religious fundamentalism and also as a psychological/metaphysical detective story.
The interrogation of Jel Hal Kinima by Jim Long, is of course one of the highlights of the novel – a masterly piece of dramatic exposition, in my opinion, in which Jim slowly, surgically, psychologically breaks down Kinima’s illusions – comparisons with the parable of the Grand Inquisitor in Dostoevsky’s Brothers Karamazov even sprung to mind!...’
Amazing science fiction/fantasy novel
written the way sci-fi was meant to be!
The Battle of the Archangels is an amazing ride through the astral world. Although it's the fifth book in the Jim Long series, it totally stands alone and readers like me (who have not YET read the previous four) can not only easily follow the storyline but will develop a kinship with the hero, Jim Long. You can feel the author's respect for the sci-fi/fantasy genre in every word. The action is awesome as Jim Long goes deep into dark areas of malevolent thought and emotion to explore the relationship between God, man and Archangels. Terrific read!
Whether you are a teenager or a more mature reader you will enjoy Battle of the Archangels. Jim Long stands out as he travels the afterlife astral trying to understand the mayhem and chaos reaching down to the physical existence. The touches of humour are fast with pace between Jim and his girlfriend Janine and fellow officer’s Gail farmer and Norman Clarke. A visit to the Akashic records of all time, past and present throws him into an even deeper spin. Good, imaginative and profound, you’ll enjoy it! …………PW London
The protagonist, Jim Long is a high ranking officer in the Galaxy Police Federation set in a future world based near the centre of our galaxy. He and his two fellow officers are people of high moral and ethical standards in relationship to their profession and beliefs. All three are of a high intellectual standard bereft of any verbal profanity except for simple humourous innuendo. The flamboyant but deep persona of Jim against the ‘standoffish’ cold exterior of Gail and the rather ‘muddled’ thoughts of a unique engineer, Norman encase them in a ‘brotherly/sisterly’ love and spat situation. Three superb professionals working in normal and extraordinary environments of danger and adventure. They carry out the orders and instructions of the federation inviting and helping new world members to reach high standards of ethical understanding. Jim and his crew have a bracelet on their left and right wrists that connect to two huge biological computers set at the centre of the planet Krakor headquarters of the federation. Jim controls them all allowing inter-dimensional and astral access. These two massive computers at the centre of a future world give access to other dimensions using a physical transition and an out of body spiritual transition to the astral realms or the second life existence (afterlife).
Astral science fiction/fantasy explores the dimensions or realms of physical and spiritual existence. It pursues the theory of a dual body of ethereal and physical properties – a 2 in 1 existence. (Jim Long astral space agent)