Testimonials, Reviews and Awards
- IPPY (Independent Press) Awards Gold Medal in Visionary Fiction: The Angel & the Brown-Eyed Boy
- National Indie Excellence Award Winner in Visionary Fiction: The Angel & the Brown-Eyed Boy
- Best Books Awards, USA Book News: The Angel & the Brown-eyed Boy
- Winner: Fiction, New Age: The Angel & the Brown-eyed Boy
- Finalist: Fiction: Fantasy/Sci-Fi: The Angel & the Brown-eyed Boy
“Set in an unkind future, The Angel and the Brown-Eyed Boy is the most engaging story of an intergalactic traveler and an angry young man, both of whom have surprising hidden aspects that are not fully revealed until the very end of this enticing saga. If you like Science Fiction, you’re going to love The Angel and the Brown-Eyed Boy!
“I found the story, the images and the twists of plot staying with me for quite a while, popping in at odd moments so I could mull on them again. I would go for the next story as soon as it came out! ”
Ilene Dillon, MSW.
The Emotional Pro
Host, Full Power Living (www.emotionalpro.com)
Sandy Nathan is a talented writer with a gift for creating multi-layered characters and putting them in do-or-die situations. In The Angel & The Brown-Eyed Boy, Ms. Nathan introduces us to a dark Earth of the future where humans have surrendered all freedoms to total government control in order to live in peace. Now a secret from the past threatens to annihilate all life on the planet. Survival–of a sort–can come only from an extraterrestrial “angel” and the boy she has loves. But only if they can act in time. Captivating from the first page onward, this entertaining tale will draw readers in and keep them riveted. Highly recommended.
Bestselling author of We Interrupt The Date
“This excellent science fiction/fantasy novel left me wanting more. I hope the author continues the story of Jeremy and Eliana in future volumes.
“The beginning of this story shows us a bleak and frightening society, but the twists and turns of the plot deftly carry us into a world where people still have hope and fight for their beliefs. But there is much danger, from the ruthless and powerful government and from the citizens who will not dissent out of fear or from long conditioning to obey.
“Revolutionaries can save the world, but first they must understand and embrace the pure innocence and goodness they find in Eliana and the world she comes from. If they fail to do so, two worlds may die.
“The Angel reminds me of the group of special books and films that include 1984, A Brave New World, Brazil and The Prisoner Series. We come away from reading Angel with determination to fight for our individuality, creativity and goodness and to be ever watchful of authority.”
Vice president, Reference Recordings
“Another Sandy Nathan classic! Aldous Huxley meets Orson Scott Card in this sci-fi thriller with political undertones. If Nathan had written a 300-page non-fiction polemic on nuclear non-proliferation, rising sea levels, and government/media censorship, I might have learned as much, but it wouldn’t have been the page-turner that is “Angel.” The tension builds across several interconnected plot lines, as the mysterious alien relatives, a rogue federal agent, the story’s many heroic protagonists, and enough nuclear weapons to destroy the planet many times over converge on one weekend home in the Hamptons where the novel reaches its dramatic conclusion. And then, in a series of scenes straight from the set of Independence Day, all hell breaks loose …I highly recommend!”
Executive Communication & Change Management
“The Angel is heavenly! Sandy Nathan is a brilliant writer. This book is full of originality, a new and exciting mix of plot. I loved the complexity of the characters. The main characters and the supporting characters were all flawed in some way but still possessed some redeeming quality that made you sympathetic to their troubles. You must read this book. It is very spiritual and uplifting with out being preachy.
Author of Soul Quest,
Owner, Amy Jones Young Adult Fantasy Fiction
“A good book elicits an emotional response while being read; Nathan’s book haunts the reader long after the final page is turned. In Angel & the Brown-Eyed Boy two dying worlds fight for survival, their futures dependent on a revolutionary and an angelic otherworldly dancer. Nathan shows us a future Earth whose indifferent citizens and uneducated politicians have allowed their fears to rule them believing everything they are told even in the face of the reality around them. It is world not that many heartbeats away from our own, making the premise chilling.
” Hope lies in the few who stand and fight for their beliefs, but they must do so in secrecy. Clandestine operatives in the government are ever watchful of the citizenry, quashing dissension immediately; people literally disappear in the middle of the night never to be heard from again.
“Angel explores a number of themes crossing political and cultural boundaries. Should one put their faith solely in their leadership? What about following orders—are there lines that should never be crossed even in support of one’s country? When does one stop trying to change the system from within and instead become a revolutionary? And what of family—what does one do when one’s own family members believe in something diametrically opposed to one’s own beliefs? How far does a person go to save themselves, their friends, their family, and their world?
“This future world is dark and disturbing a pre apocalyptic malaise covering the Earth similar to the movie Children of Men. Is there hope? Yes, Jeremy and Eliana are the key. But to what end? Future volumes of the tale will tell”.
Todd A. Fonseca
Bestselling author of The Time Cavern
Review: Five Stars
“This book is so well written and interesting. When I read the blurb, I knew that I wanted to read it. Then when I started reading, I realized that the book is in the fantasy and sci-fi genre. While I will read most any book that interests me, I usually stay away from certain genres. I am so glad I did not know what the genre this book is classified in before starting.
“First off, I had an advance reader copy in .pdf format. I hate .pdf format because it does not covert to either the Kindle or Nook without something missing. However, that in no way reflects on the author or editor. We can blame the problem on the internet gremlins.
“To me personally this book offers, hope, light, love, and a chance for something better.
“This book will take readers on a one-day journey. There is so much to read and learn about the characters, plot, and setting in that one day.
“I enjoyed how the author created the plot on the eve of a nuclear holocaust. After reading this book sit back and think, is it possible for these events to happen. How would people act, would the rich have everything, would the less fortunate live in tent or lean-to’s, would speak revert to missing sounds when communicating? Would food become scarce? What would happen with law enforcement? Would they still protect the people?
“Start reading this wonderful series with me. Learn all about Jeremy, Eliana and what will happen after the holocaust.
“Thanks for an amazing and unique read Sandy.”