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Out of the smoldering ruins of the war in heaven, the Archangels Raphael and Michael cannot believe the agreement made between God and his Morning Star, Lucifer. Unwilling to either destroy the fallen angel or leave him with a free hand upon the world, God sets in motion a struggle that will span the millennia from creation to present day. Two Sentinels are invested with the ability to bend the laws of creation to their will and each represents the primal forces of Order and Chaos. Throughout the centuries, Micah ben Judah has shouldered the burden of keeping legions of unnatural creatures in check, but no more. The time has come for Raphael to renew the Sentinel's power in another. He has found that successor in current day Atlanta. Kellan Thorne never thought he would ever have an angel come knocking. Sarcastic, irreverent, and prone to fits of profanity, Kellan is more at home making obscure references to Doctor Who and Star Wars than religious introspection. His life will change forever as the veil between worlds is torn free and he is placed at the center of a war of angels and demons in which he may be the biggest prize. Kellan must accept the power and burden of his own free will, but can Micah and Raphael keep him alive long enough to decide?

©2016 Robert W. Ross (P)2016 Robert W. Ross

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5 STARS WELL EARNED

What made the experience of listening to A Power Renewed the most enjoyable?

References, references, references, powers, Angels, and Demons were great as well but all the nerdy references made it a constant joy.

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Power Renewed?

Like Harry's Cloak... Gryffindor

What does Nick Podehl bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Sorry, the best part about having Nick Podehl doing this book is hearing Kvothe's voice again. Come on Rothfuss hurry the hell up with book 3!!!!

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Wibbly Wobbly.. heaven and hell... stuff.

Any additional comments?

Wow, just Wow. Robert Ross does an amazing job of creating a world of Angels, Demons, God, Man, and numerous supernatural creatures yet to be discovered. Aside from the astounding level of sarcasm and quick wit, which utilized every manner of pop culture reference, my favorite part of this world is the way in which the magic or power is used/explained. Reminiscent of Name of the Wind, the powers utilized within this tail always have some basis in reality (however stretched, twisted, or wibbly wobbly that reality is at times). This modern day setting provides a unique look into how this current generation might react when thrust into a world fantasy. The threads of pop culture references that have been interwoven throughout this tail are both astounding and varied, from Trekkies to Whovians, and from Wizards to Hobbits THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU!!!

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Don't judge a book by its cover.

Robert ross's sentinels are on par with scott meyer magic #.# series. audible should have this one on any sic & fantasy's listeners home screen.

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Entertaining and fast paced.

This was an enjoyable listen. The only thing that kept me from giving it 5 stars was that it seemed like some chunks were cut out of the plot. I felt like there were at least another few hours worth of story that should have been included in this book. I assume the author will address these missing parts in future books, but it made the plot pacing and the depth of the story feel too fast and a bit too flat in the second half of the book.

Still well worth the credit though.

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New Urban Fantasy favorite

This book is a blast! If, like me, you are a fan of book series' like The Dresden Files, Sookie Stackhouse, Harry Potter, Ready Player One, Brandon Sanderson, and/or other urban fantasy/ sci-fi plus TV shows like Supernatural, Doctor Who, Star Trek etc..you will LOVE this book. This is the first in a proposed series. I can't wait to hear the next one. It's a cool concept, good story, well paced, funny, action packed and with really interesting characters. A total blast!! Nick Podehl did a great job narrating. I became a fan of Nick's narrative talents listening to him bring to life the novels of Patrick Rothfuss. All in all, this was really great fun. I loved it.

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Awsome

This has been sitting on my whish list forever if i only knew. Great plot and laughs outloud moments. I will continue the series. Great Narrator he brings it every time !!!!

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A New Type of Super Hero - Most Excellent!!!

In the beginning, God created … then came the fall of Lucifer and other angels. A bargain was struck – ok more of a teaching moment for God to show Lucifer he was a pompous and ungracious angel. Unwilling to destroy Lucifer or allow him to destroy humans, God allowed for Sentinels to be selected. They were to bring light or darkness beyond God or Lucifer’s vision. They were to rescue or wreak havoc on humans but only through free will. The angels Raphael, Michael help Micah ben Judah who willingly shouldered the responsibility to bring lightness where darkness rules and angels fear to tread.

Now in the 21st century, it is time for Micah to pass his sentinel duty to another. Kellan Thorne is faced with skinwalkers wanting to rip him apart and a man with glowing emerald eyes and a glowing sword ordering him to stay put. Thorne discovers he is to be the recipient of otherworldly powers and that he has free will to use those powers as he sees fit.

At first, I thought this book would be a fire and brimstone type book but instead after Kellan appeared it took on more of a superhero with a mouth type audiobook. Thornes sarcastic wit and unique way of looking at things along with his female friends and the narrowmindedness of Raphael and Micah one cannot help but enjoy the story as it unfolds. One has to wonder if Thorne will keep things in check or if he will let chaos have a little bit of reign. Regardless, the showdown with the Prince of Darkness’s sentinel is intriguing and unexpected!

Robert Ross, the author, has written a wonderful book that leaves lots of room for more books just as interesting and engaging! Clearly written, characters are well-developed and the imagery is vivid. I enjoyed the pop culture references that kept popping up. Fun story that makes you laugh, and scary at times that will make you gasp.

The narrator, Nick Podehl performed the story perfectly! His ability to deliver a sarcastic witty comeback was spot on! He nailed the angels as well! I enjoyed his voice, it was smooth and clear. He truly became Kellan Thorne! And the female leads – he was perfect with the delivery of their smart remarks as well. I am looking forward to hearing the other two books but know that he has a wealth of storylines here if he chooses to use them.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was not what I expected when I first started listening to it. It was fun and light. I highly recommend this audio to anyone who enjoys witty books with adventure and supernatural.

There were no issues with the production or quality of this audiobook.

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A good pop culture book. I love all the references

it was a really swell paste books first one in series can't wait to read the other one and of course the performance of Nick podehl is always excellent.

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loved it .. great narrator

great narrator . fun story .. go forth and conquer. I loved the nerd references and hat tip to other books

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Enchanting from the start

Great writing. Excellent voice acting. Entertaining from beginning to finish. A creative new take on the making of the universe and a thoroughly enjoyable story.

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awesome

Loved it! at first i thought I was getting annoyed at the main character because I felt he was so rash and well stupid...but then as I continied to listen to the story I slowly started to love...his rashness, his act first think later approach made him feel real with all his faults. I dont think all the pop references were bad...i didnt even understand most of them but i think the frequency which he says it really just adds to his personality and made him feel more real..besides who doesn't have a friend who makea obscure jokes that goes over your head. either way give it a listen...it was well worth it for me !

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