Revelation 9:11

"This was an intriguing book... the book that stood out the most to me and the first book I read. I wanted to know more, the ending was a little rushed but it was satisfying. I liked the historical use... it felt real to me... very well researched. I will admit that occasionally I had to look back to see which kid was which. Otherwise it was a very enjoyable read."

Judge: Benjamin Franklyn Awards (8 out of 9)

"Heaven has its warriors, and those warriors never rest. "Revelation 9:11" follows the journey of Father Benjamin Price, who is seeking penance, and finds himself on the path to meet many individuals in need of support, from lost musicians to Archangels and Destroyer angels, and much more. Drawing heavily on Christian mythology, "Revelation 9:11" is a strong addition to any Christian fiction collection."

Midwest Book Reviews

"At first not really sure what sort of book this was or where it was going, I suppose a religious adventure mystery would sum it up nicely. Spanning across time, Angels, fallen and by God's side, Priests, twins born from an angel and a mysterious "extinct" tribe all come along for the ride to an island that may or may not exist in the middle of the Atlantic.

At first I found it a bit slow, but started to get to know the characters, probably best to try and read this almost in one go, but once it takes a surprise turn to 1940s era and World War 2 it really starts to pick up pace and then it doesn't let go.

So stick with it for a lot of great characters and a religious ride that isn't preachy, so don't be put off."

Johnny Zombie-writer for Goodreads
Rated 4 stars out of 5

"Thought-provoking, provocative and truly remarkable!! 5 of 5 stars

This extraordinary, notable novel has one of the most eye-catching, striking covers that I have ever encountered that touches your imagination. The clever blurb consists of a few questions which touch your curiosity, making you want to read the book and find out more.

This thrilling adventure takes you on the journey of a lifetime into the unknown, into a great abyss and to the end of the world itself. Visions of heaven, the mortal human and the divine make this supernatural thriller is something utterly unique and original.

The seraph Abaddon is the destroyer angel of the Old Testament and also the angel of the abyss in Revelation, a most interesting and distinctive character that makes this story quite outlandish in its design. Slightly bizarre and peculiar at first, I began to then lose myself in a most gripping tale set in many different centuries as one flashes backwards and forwards in time, where there are murderers on the loose, religious men and archeologists digging into the foundations of the earth.

With a collection of fascinating characters from the archangel Michael to a Colonel Adler (Von Helldorf) to the king of France and the pope himself this is a tale that truly comes to life before your very eyes. The destiny of Father Benjamin Price is in their hands as his un-shifting burden continues to weigh him down like lead and not only his fate is decided but the entire destiny of the human race.

This compelling puzzle and well-crafted mystery with a supernatural backdrop is a book like no other, which I could only compare to a Dan Brown or Cormac MacCarthy that leaves you guessing right until the very end. The electric tension and suspense sends chills down your spine as you journey through time itself and come face to face with the divine, the holy and the immoral.

This is a story of redemption for a fallen angel and for a priest, whose combined destiny and fate leads to the future of the entire human race in a most dramatic and unexpected conclusion. Jumping from one section to another you get a sense of the epic scale of this saga and how it affects other characters, interlinking them in a labyrinth/web that is ingenious.

From a religious point of view I found this to be a most fascinating story, as I have been brought up with Christian teachings and found the perspective of both Stuart and Franklyn so captivating.

This is an absorbing, magnificent masterpiece that will delight and wonder, as you lose yourself within a detailed impressive story. I cannot thank Ian A Stuart and David R Franklyn enough for having their novel on a GoodReads giveaway, which I am most fortunate and privileged to have read. This is a book that touches ones subconscious, seeping down into the depths of your very soul and making a hole in your heart. This novel completely fascinatesd me with its inspired plot, remarkable characters and incredible ending that blew me away as I was not expecting it."

Lucinda for Goodreads
Rated 5 stars out of 5


Well it took me longer than expected to finish this book. I became engrossed very quickly as it was a great subject. Shortly after starting though I quickly became lost. The book tends to jump through different time periods without warning or explanation. I know this is something done quite often but it was too confusing. The author had me captivated early of with the children and how they seemed to have this unique connection and the excitement was building in this part of the story. Suddenly the children are adults and going their separate ways. This was a disservice as they were the most interesting part of the book. Eventually we get back to them and jump briefly into their adolescence but it is too little too late. The main character is intriguing learn the amazing and terrible truth about him in the end. But the book is over too quickly in the end. I think the story would be served better with a longer beginning, a shorter middle and a longer finale. I kept putting the book down for hours because it just lost my interest in the middle.

If you find religion fascinating like I do then I would say read the book. It is worth at least that. I know that you will enjoy the basis of the story. I read that the author is currently writing a screenplay for the book and I'm sure as a movie it would be much easier to follow and make more sense. I would give the same suggestions with the screenplay: the children are the story that will captivate the audience."

Ted for Goodreads
Rated 3 stars out of 5

"When I first got this book I was really skeptical about it. The cover especially was a big draw back for me. It was a pleasant surprise when I actually got into it and read it.

The story of Father Benjamin Price, a professor. He is enthralled by the ancient books that are mentioned in the Bible, but are not in it. When his authorities (aka. bishops and cardinals) get wind of what he is doing, they call him to Rome where they are located. There they tell him under no circumstances is he allowed to teach, write, etc. of the things he has researched.

Now that his teaching job has been taken away from him, he gets sent to an orphanage where he is to be the priest. When he arrived he came upon a mystery that has him baffled for years to come.

I am not going to tell you anymore. This is a book where you can't really judge it by its cover. I enjoyed strange though it was."

Elizabeth Dyck for Goodreads
Rated 4 stars out of 5

"My thanks to Goodreads and the First Reads program for selecting me to read and review this book.

Father Benjamin Price, a Catholic priest, has just released a controversial new book about a trans dimensional portal that he believes leads to an astral prison containing fallen angels. These angels, he claims, were imprisoned by God for committing sins of the flesh and fathering a race called The Nephilim. Naturally, he is met with some resistance and is summoned to Rome. After his hearing at the Vatican, Father Price is sent to work at an Orphanage in Baltimore, where he comes in contact with five children, all of whom have been touched by angels; especially Erik Stone, whom Father Price learns is actually the child of Abbaddon, a fallen angel of special note. Abbaddon, it turns out, escaped during the 18th century and set into motion a series of events that will culminate into a cataclysm of epic proportions. Father Price believes that he must help these extraordinary children, Erik Stone in particular, to thwart Abbaddon’s plans, which will come to fruition in the near future.

While I enjoyed the fast paced storytelling and brevity of the chapters, I have some issues with the character and plot development. I know that this is meant to be the first installment in a trilogy, and that the series will probably see many characters come and go, but it was very frustrating for me when, all of a sudden, mid-way through the book we lost track of the protagonists (or so we thought them to be) and were introduced to a completely new set of characters during a completely different time period. This happened, again, about three quarters of the way through; in fact, I feel like Revelation 9:11 is really comprised of three smaller books stitched together. Why not do alternating chapters between the three character groupings like the ASOIAF series? I just feel strongly that there are some structural weaknesses in the storytelling that need to be ironed out for the coming sequels.

In sum, there are some interesting ideas presented in the book and I’ll probably end up researching the fallen angels mentioned because I think that the Nephilim sound fascinating. If you enjoyed Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code, you’ll probably like Revelation 9:11 because it contains the same blending of esoteric religious and historical elements. "

Maia for Goodreads
Rated 3 stars out of 5

"I received 'Revelation 9:11' from Goodreads Giveaway. The moment I opened the envelope and scanned the book it drew me in. The novel was a very enjoyable read. Each chapter kept me interested in what might happen next. 'Revelation 9:11', as you might expect, contains some supernatural elements. I will let you find out what they are. The novel covers about five centuries. The characters were interesting - from a fallen French Priest to the Angel Abaddon. I read earlier in the year that some people expect Mayan calendar based cataclysmic events, or world changing events to occur in December of 2012. This novel also talks about world changing events. The authors have used the Book of Revelation and other ancient documents to create an incredible end times story."

Keith for Goodreads
Rated 4 stars out of 5

"I won this book as part of a Goodreads First reads giveaway.

The first 2/3 of this book remind me of a Quentin Tarantino movie. It jumps back and forth from present to ancient past and several areas in between. That said, I don't think it's confusing because the authors clearly label the date in the chapter heading when one of these jumps occurs. Its the story of a fallen angel, a priest who is trying to earn his salvation, and ultimately the downfall of humankind.

The final 1/3 of the book is all present day (give or take) and it wraps up the storylines of all the main players. I found this part to be the best part of the book. It goes at a quicker pace than the beginning and really intrigued me. It leaves the story open for a sequel."

Jessica for Goodreads
Rated 3 stars out of 5

"This book doesn't have to beg to get you to continue reading it from beginning to end. The transitions between time periods are seamless. The bible and other religious texts referenced as the basis for the story are presented in such a way that any personal religious views won't interfere. The characters are described so they continue through the story just pulling you in further and deeper even though the inevitable end can only lead toward Revelation. Enjoy the ride! "

Joan for Goodreads
Rated 5 stars out of 5

"I won this book free through a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. A good read. The writer wrote this book very well. I wanted to keep turning pages to read more and more of the book. I only wish the cover were more appealing. Just goes to show the saying is right That you should never judge a book by its cover. The cover was not appealing to me but am glad I gave the book a chance as I thought the synopsis sounded very good. The plot and characters are very well developed."

Rita for Goodreads
Rated 4 stars out of 5

"I received this book through a Goodreads giveaway!

All in all this was an epic fantasy book, I don't have much to say because I haven't read any other books quite like this one, so I haven't got anything to compare it to. I do know, however, that this was awesome and I'd recommend it to everyone that is considering reading it! The plot is very interesting and will capture your attention until you get to the end. :)"

Jordyn for Goodreads
Rated 4 stars out of 5

"I wasn't too certain, from its cover, just how much or little I was going to get into this novel. It was so well-written and interesting that I jumped pretty much RIGHT INTO it the first evening after receiving the book.

Several mysteries and diverse characters were spectacular anchors to keep one continuing reading. Fine work Mr.Stuart and Mr.Franklyn."

Amazon Reader Emmons
Rated 5 stars out of 5

""Revelation 9:11" is a mixture of fantasy and fact. Authors Stuart and Franklyn have created a fascinating tale based in part on scripture. In "Revelation 9:11" readers meet Reverend Benjamin Price. In the beginning of our tale we learn that Father Price is teaching Ancient Near-Eastern Religious Folkore at Wyncliffe College and has also written a book on the topic. The 100 seat lecture hall had a lot of empty seats but the students who were there found the lecture much more satisfying than they thought. Father Price discussed the Nephalim. He continued his discussion by referring to Noah, Adam and Eve, Satan and numerous other angels and fallen angels. When word of his teachings reached the ears of the Vatican he had to appear before a Bishop and two cardinals. They questioned him extensively and passed judgment without having read his book on the subject. The council told him to stop and abstain from teaching or discussing that topic. When the Pope heard of their hasty and unfair decision, Father Price was sent to live and care for an orphanage. When he first heard of the assignment he was resigned to do his best but was not particularly happy. Once he arrived he had a change of heart. The children at this orphanage all had one special thing in common: a bright light “angel” appeared to them and rescued or protected them.

There is so much more in this story than I can possibly summarize in this review. It suffices to say this is an excellent read that kept me on the edge of my seat. The authors have created a plausible explanation for many of the questions I have encountered when I read certain scripture passages, such as who and what were the Nephalmin? I found Stuart and Franklyn’s hypothesis exciting. The discussion of a portal from Earth to a spirit realm was intriguing. The characters in "Revelation 9:11" are multifaceted. Lately, there has been much talk concerning the ending of the Mayan Calendar and whether it was predicting the end of the world. The two authors have handled that aspect well. I do have one small and insignificant negative comment. The cover of the book is not worthy of the content between the covers. I suggest the authors seek someone else to do the cover. I found "Revelations 9:11" extremely entertaining and read it all in one sitting. I was so enthralled that I began researching the part of the text that I was not familiar with. Well done Stuart and Franklyn!"

Anne B. for Readers Favorite
Rated 5 stars out of 5

"For those who question religion and for those who follow it, this novel will inspire thought and open the heart. It’s both a good read and an exciting adventure along paths we might almost recognize and through gates we did not quite dream existed. “Revelation 9:11” is remarkable because it contains a new thought pattern from Stuart and Franklyn that is both intriguing and fun, yet carries us to a depth that only the reader can recognize – within themselves."

Nancy Covent
Locust Hill, Ontario

"I absolutely loved this book! It’s unlike anything I’ve ever read before - and I read a lot of books! Its pages range through centuries of time and light years of space on a journey set by a fallen angel, which allows you to experience the workings of an immortal mind, enraged at what he believes is divine injustice. Excellent from beginning to end, this book is on par with anything of its kind being written today. It makes you an eye witness to unspeakable and horrific events, yet every chapter leaves you on the edge of your seat wanting more. A story of ultimate redemption, this remarkable one-of-a-kind novel is so fast-paced and full of intriguing characters, you won't be able to put it down. And I guarantee you won't be disappointed by the totally unexpected ending. It blew my mind!"

Melissa Morris, Teacher

"With all the talk about doomsday approaching, I became interested in what the Book of Revelation and other ancient manuscripts have to say about the end of the world. My search led me to Revelation 9:11, which kept me on an amazing journey of discovery, chapter after chapter, through a truly incredible story.

By intermixing events and characters both human and divine along with places and times that span the last five centuries, the authors build their narrative at a pace that keeps you intrigued as it moves inexorably to a confrontation between supernatural forces and a completely unexpected ending.

Alternately poignant, informative, sensual and scary, it touches on themes that greatly interest me and will fascinate those who believe the Aztec calendar is more accurate than the Bible.

I found this book to be a compelling supernatural mystery reminiscent of 'The Da Vinci Code' and 'Angels & Demons'. I couldn’t put it down."

Kevin Tracy, B.A., B.Ed., OCT

"I just had the pleasure of reviewing an advance copy of the book ‘Revelation 9:11” and this a very good read. There wasn't one chapter that didn't draw me into the next. There are lots of surprises in the plot, the story has awesome characters - both human and supernatural - and what an amazing mixture of historical fact and fiction! Before I was half way through I was overwhelmed by the obvious – this should be a major motion picture. It has tremendous potential for competent actors to bring these incredible characters to life. I can’t wait to see it on the big screen!"

Don Burt, M.Sc.
North Sydney, Nova Scotia

"I am only starting Chapter 14 but I had to take a moment to tell you I love the book. It's gripping, and definitely holds my interest where I don't want to put it down. That's the magic phrase, "don't want to put it down." To me, that's the key to success for any writer and you have definitely achieved it."

Cy Bursell, Webmaster
Tucson, Arizona

"This book is cool...very, very cool!"

Steve Fortin,
Woodbridge, Ontario

"This book sounds like an awesome read. I have ordered it and am soooo looking forward to starting on the adventure."

Denise Duhaime
Toronto, Ontario