|About the Book|
When one-third of the Host of Heaven was cast down to earth, they became “fallen”—cursed to spend eternity tempting and discouraging mankind in an attempt to make everyone as miserable as themselves. But what would happen if one of the Fallen had aMoreWhen one-third of the Host of Heaven was cast down to earth, they became “fallen”—cursed to spend eternity tempting and discouraging mankind in an attempt to make everyone as miserable as themselves. But what would happen if one of the Fallen had a change of heart? What if one of them wanted to forsake the life of a fallen angel and return to God’s presence? Fallen is a young adult novel that tells the story of one such angel, Balthius, who must now work out his salvation by becoming the very thing he fears the most—mortal.Balthius is part of the third of the host of heaven that rebelled against God and was cast down to earth to tempt and discourage mankind. For centuries he has performed his duties well and with no regrets. But after crushing the faith of a young girl, Kate, who has lost her parents, he wanders the earth tormented by the memory of the girl he destroyed. In a deal brokered with a heavenly messenger, Balthius is allowed to take human form and see if he can work out his redemption. His job is to recover the soul of the young girl he crushed and restore her faith.To accomplish his mission, Balthius is placed in the body of an arrogant young movie star that has been fatally injured in a high-speed car crash. As the newly mortal Patrick Moynihan, he begins his quest to find Kate and try to rebuild her faith in the hope of saving two souls—his and hers.Kate is an A-type overachiever that lives alone in New York where she is trying to build a career working for a larger publisher. She has few real friends and no life apart from work when, out of the blue, she is given the break of a lifetime—she has been asked to write a tell-all biography on Hollywood’s biggest star. All Kate knows about Patrick is that he is a spoiled, petulant playboy—the stuff of tabloid fodder. Now she must live his life, dig inside him, expose him and try to write a bestseller.As Kate spends time with Patrick, she begins to suspect that Patrick is something more that human. There is something about the way he knows everything—something about how everyone he meets becomes a better person. And when he talks to her about God, something inside her burns.But the other side doesn’t give up so easily. Another fallen angel, Samael, visits Patrick and offers an ultimatum—they will have their soul and Balthius must chose: will he give up his own salvation to save Kate?