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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Book Review: A Deafening Silence In Heaven (Remy Chandler #7) by Thomas E. Sniegoski

A Deafening Silence In Heaven (Remy Chandler #7)
by Thomas E. Sniegoski

Paperback, 448 pages
October 6th 2015 by Roc
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.

Wow, this story went epic pretty quick. Of course the Unification of Heaven, by forgiving the Morningstar and all that followed him, tends to be an epic sort of event. If you've been following this series since the beginning then you are gonna read have to! The end of book 6 left Remy dying from the Bone Master's poison. Do I really need to convince you to read it? This is what all the other books have led up to. Is this the last Remy Chandler book? I have no idea, but it seems like it might be. It is a long one, and all the people from Remy's past make an appearance, but it is a sprint from beginning to the end.

This is not the book to start with...but you could. The books have strong story arcs that can stand on their own and you get enough info that you aren't lost in the series arc, but why miss out on the amazing adventures of Remy and Marlowe (his dog). I want to encourage you to start this series. It is urban fantasy at its purest. I started with book 6, Walking in the Midst of Fire, I could kick myself for not starting this one from the beginning.

Male and female written urban fantasy is different and each have qualities that appeal to different people, but Sniegoski impressively combines the best of both types. So don't shy away from the fact that the author is male. There is a lot of physical action going on, but he also writes with all the emotions you usually get in female written urban fantasy, and no this isn't a romance so don't shy away from it because I said it has feels. There were scenes in A Deafening Silence in Heaven that kicked you in said "feels"—hard. This isn't light reading. You have to pay attention because there are enough POVs to make your head spin, but each is important as all the character's actions begin to merge towards the climatic event. You even get the POV of Marlowe, Remy's dog, like I said...feels! There are humorous characters and a perfectly crafted villain, the Forever Man.

This is a must read and the sexy guy on the cover doesn't hurt either...

5 "Unified" Sheep


About the Author:
THOMAS E. SNIEGOSKI is the author of more than two dozen novels for adults, teens, and children. His teen fantasy YA series Fallen was adapted into a trilogy of monstrously successful TV movies by ABC Family Channel. His other books for teens include Sleeper Code, Sleeper Agenda, Legacy, and Force Majeure, as well as the series The Brimstone Network. The author's first adult novel, A Kiss Before the Apocalypse, developed into a series of novels about the character Remy Chandler.

Sniegoski's work for younger readers includes the Billy Hooten: Owlboy series and the fantasy quartet Magic Zero, which he co-authored with Christopher Golden.Magic Zero is in development as a film at Universal. Sniegoski and Golden have also collaborated on the adult dark fantasy series The Menagerie, and multiple creator-owned comic book series, including The Sisterhood, which is being prepped for a feature film by InterMedia, and Talent, currently in development at Universal after a major bidding war.

As a comic book writer, Sniegoski's work includes Stupid, Stupid Rat Tails, a prequel miniseries to international hit Bone. Sniegoski has also written the Bone: Quest for the Spark novels. Sniegoski collaborated with Bone creator Jeff Smith on the prequel, making him the only writer Smith has ever asked to work on those characters. Sniegoski and Golden also wrote the graphic novel BPRD: Hollow Earth, a spinoff from Hellboy.

Sniegoski was born and raised in Massachusetts, where he still lives with his wife LeeAnne and their dog, Kirby.


  1. Love Remy, need to catch up on this series

  2. Thanks for the review. I love this series. I was hoping to have read the last one before this one came out.