Series: Remy Chandler #7
Published by Roc on October 6th, 2015
Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy
Sexual Content: Kissing and references to sex
Reviewed by: James
From the New York Times bestselling author of the Fallen series comes a new Remy Chandler novel.
He was once known as the angel Remiel. But, generations ago, Boston PI Remy Chandler renounced Heaven and chose to live on Earth, hiding among us humans, fighting to save our souls…
Remy Chandler is hovering on the brink of death, surrounded by friends who are trying to ward off those who would take advantage of his vulnerability. Unbeknownst to them, the greatest threat to Remy is one they can’t fight—God himself. The Almighty dispatches Remy far beyond their reach, to an alternate universe where there has been an apocalyptic catastrophe: the Unification.
Only as he hunts down the source of this calamity, it becomes clearer and clearer that the person responsible for the tragedy may have been none other than Remy himself.
And while he searches for a way to stop his world from following in the footsteps of the doomed alternate reality, enemies are massing in his universe. For the Unification is at hand and, this time, Remy may be powerless to affect its outcome…
The Remy Chandler series is one of those that started out really strong, but has started to fizzle out as it continues. A DEAFENING SILENCE IN HEAVEN was a little bit of an improvement over the last three books, but not by much.
What has kept me coming back to the Remy Chandler series is the hilarious and believable cast of characters. Those characters are still great in A DEAFENING SILENCE IN HEAVEN, and if I were to rate this book just on the awesome banter and character development it would be a five bat review.
You know those TV show episodes where you start out in the middle of an intense action scene, then before it's resolved you get thrown back in time when "24 Hours Earlier" flashes across the screen? The whole book made me think of that intense couple of minutes of action before the real story starts. The action picks up right where WALKING IN THE MIDST OF FIRE left off, however Remy is quickly thrown to an alternate reality. Where he spends 80% of the book seeing what will happen if he doesn't prevent something from happening in his home reality. Meanwhile, back in his own reality all of his friends are desperately trying to save his life and bring him back. The problem is that since we can also get told the story through the bad guys POV we already fully understand what has happened and don't need to spend the whole book being told what is going to go wrong.
All of that open information makes the ending of A DEAFENING SILENCE IN HEAVEN anticlimactic and disappointing. So, while I loved watching Remy's friends back in his reality grow and bond, I didn't actually care for the storyline itself. I highly recommend the first three books in the Remy Chandler series, and if you like those ones I encourage you to continue the series, but I wouldn't start with A DEAFENING SILENCE IN HEAVEN. I'll also say that I'm at the point where I'm only going to give the Remy Chandler series one more chance. If the eighth book isn't a huge improvement I'll have to stop reading them.Series Titles:
- A Kiss Before the Apocalypse
- Dancing on the Head of a Pin
- Where Angels Fear to Tread
- A Hundred Words for Hate
- In the House of the Wicked
- Walking in the Midst of Fire
- A Deafening Silence in Heaven
- Daily Republic - 4/5