survive in a corrupt Government who are using her as a sacrificial lamb. Her destiny becomes entwined with the lives of:
- Prema, a midwife who has emerged from a bitter divorce and stands accused of murder, facing a barbaric death.
- Aidan, an ex-Bishop and his wife Miriam, caring for their bizarre extended family.
- Oliver Bunton, the eccentric Speaker of the House of Commons, who literally has his feathers in a twist….
Their lives become entangled, as the true extent of the darkness engulfing Britain emerges. But amidst the turmoil, God is transforming their lives and none of them will ever be the same again. As Evie emerges through the refiner’s fire of trauma, she is challenged to consider whether she has come to power for such a time as this……
Reviewer: Camille Murray
When I picked up this book, I was expecting something along the lines of “lawyer fiction.” I was pleasantly surprised to find this was far from the case. Bletchley weaves an intricate tale of politics and entwined lives, and her style is superb.
I was also very impressed by the insight Bletchley displays—the mess of politics, pregnant men, and trans-species people could seriously actually happen if science permitted. It certainly makes you think about the state of mankind.
Though I wish the story had resolved better, overall it was one of the most addictive books I’ve read this year. Very compelling.
Reviewer: Kelly Potts
I was given a complimentary copy of “The Angel of Parliament” to review. It was my first futuristic/sci-fi-ish Christian novel ever. It had everything from men getting pregnant and delivering the babies out their colon, to humans being able to completely convert themselves into an animal species and holograms.
The main plot circles around the recent law change to allow for the return of capital punishment by guillotine. “The Angel of Parliament” is book 1 of the series and focuses on Evie the Home Secretary in Britain. She is an excellent people politician but constantly looks inward on how her decisions will impact her own well-being. I feel the most important characters in this book are Aidan and Miriam, an ex-bishop and his wife. Without them, Evie, James, Tony, Ceiba, Norma and Prema would not have found God. Their role in this book far outweighed Evie’s and therefore, I feel the title of Book 1 is potentially wrong.
The version of the book I received has the plume of feathers below the title. I believe that is meant to link the parrot in the story. I saw a copy on amazon.uk that had parliament buildings on the front cover and much prefer that version. Though important, Oliver the Parrot is not the “angel of parliament”. Overall, though, Bletchley’s imagination of what Britain could be like in 2036 is intriguing and scary.