Monday, 17 June 2013

GODDESS TOUR **PROMO & REVIEW**: "the Book Of Phinn" by Frank Anjakos


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Hey, Phinn here.

I'm an Angel.  A 16 year old immortal.  You don't know me.  You've never seen me.  Unless you're a dead teenager and you've been good and live in Southern California (narrows it down, huh?).  If that's the case, we've probably met.  See, I take the souls of good kids to Heaven, but I'm not allowed to interact with the living...which makes high school, being on the soccer team and writing for the school newspaper a little difficult.  As an angel, I play by the rules.

My "arch-frenemy" Iszn, the demon who takes the bad kids to Hell, breaks all the rules...which is why he's one of the most popular kids in school.  Iszn's hobbies are football, human girls, football, torturing me, football and evil....did I mention football?

Anyway, as an Angel I try not to have any direct contact with humans...well, that is until I met this girl.  Actually, until she met me...it's kind of complicated.  That's one of the reasons I write my blog...to let you guys in on a world you probably didn't even know existed...until it's too late, anyway.

But this world does exist, and it's about to get complicated.  There are some deaths we can't explain and only Iszn and I seem to want to get to the bottom of them.  It's going to cost us...a lot, but we can't let it go.

So ya, enjoy the blog...comment if you want.  I read all the comments and try to respond.  And don't let Iszn freak you out...to my knowledge, he's never actually eaten anyone's face.

Cya inside :)


She looked back up at me.

“But what if I don’t want to go?” she asked.

“You’re going to Heaven,” I replied. Trying to make sure she understood.

“I don’t want to leave…what if I want to stay.”

I sighed and let go of her hand.

“That is something you have to decide,” I said.

“If I stay will I be alive?”

I looked down and shook my head slowly.

“No, that’s not how it works. You can stay, but things will go badly for you. You will be a ghost, none of your friends will hear you, none of your family will see you. You won’t be able to have any effect on the world. There are things out there…dark things…which may be able to find you, and if they do, they will torment you.”

She wrapped her arms around herself, and stared down at her body.

I could hear her coach coming off the field towards us.

“You can hide from them, and they may not find you, but please understand me when I tell you, you will be alone. A soul lost on Earth is a sad and desolate thing.”

Her coach rounded the bleachers and saw Jacqui’s body lying in the grass. She screamed and ran over to us, through Jacqui. She dropped to her knees and shook the body.

The girls on Jacqui’s squad, alerted by the coach’s yell, came running and gathered around. A few of them were standing directly inside Jacqui.

She looked back up at me.

“I think I want to stay,” she said. “I’m too young. There’s too many things I wanted to see, places I wanted to go…”

I nodded.

I’ll never understand why humans would want to make that choice. But sometimes they do. When faced with a reluctant soul, some Angels simply abandon them. A few follow them around, keeping an eye on them. My solution is different.

I put on my full Aspect. I grew two feet...over eight feet tall. My wings spread out behind me. Jacqui was momentarily blinded by the white light streaming from my body. My hair shone golden, like the brightest sun. My eyes burned a deep blue, directly into her soul.
In one hand I held my staff of office, a long golden sword, the handle covered with deep blue sapphires.

Jacqui stepped back, her hand coming to her mouth, her eyes wide.

I didn’t want scare her, so I toned down the light a little.

I smiled down at her. I reached back and plucked a feather from my left wing. The second of pain made me grimace, but I held the feather out to her.

She took it.

“Keep this with you. If you change your mind, hold it and call my name. I will come to you.”


Frank Anjakos lives in the Wild West, where he avoids writing about anything Western. Upon graduation from college in Michigan he was unwilling to get a real job, and so went to law school at the University of Arizona, where he studied listlessly, overcome by the desert heat, and obtained a law degree in the usual amount of time. After recovering from the stifling law school style of writing, he returned to his true passion, fiction…both writing and living it. Coerced by his son Finn, he turned away from adult science fiction and began writing children’s books. Now, if he could just get his son to actually read one.



I read this book in one sitting (approx 3 hours).

I loved the style it was written in - like a blog.

The small addition of the comments under each blog entry was a nice touch.

So, we are following an "angel" called Phinn who blogs about his day to day happenings, interactions with humans, friends and the souls he takes to Heaven.

A really easy and enjoyable book to read and flows brilliantly.  Fun to read and also a little saddening but has a great moral that runs through the book.

Perfect for YA as well as adults as no strong language or any other adult content.

Definitely recommended for a nice easy read for an afternoon!

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