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The Way of Sorrows [Read] ➲ The Way of Sorrows By Jon Steele – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk The highly anticipated final book in Jon Steele s thrilling cosmic Angelus trilogy, The Way of Sorrows counts down the dwindling hours between humanity and the apocalypse Steele again sets the stage f The highly anticipated final book in Jon Steele s thrilling cosmic Angelus trilogy, The Way of Sorrows counts down the dwindling hours between humanity and the apocalypse Steele again sets the stage for an epic battle, played out in Alaska, Russia, Switzerland, and ultimately Jerusalem,pitting the protectors of paradise the eternal angels against the goons of timeless evil As the forces engage, we find the former escort Katherine Taylor having somehow survived the hideous scorched earth attack on her Pacific Northwest home, but with no other signs of life in sight Katherine soon realizes that The Way MOBI :Ê her memory has been wiped clean, with few clues whether her toddler, Max, the child of prophecy who will guide creation through the next stage of evolution, has been killed or captured Meanwhile, Detective Jay Harper is once again at Lausanne Cathedral, where he is following a new directive from his immortal, heavenly central command rescue both Katherine and Max before the goons eliminate all trace of goodness from the world at midnight What unfolds is a thrill packed, action filled journey that spans the globe and the heavens Combining science, religion, and fantasy, The Way of Sorrows is a wildly imaginative, inventive, one of a kind finale to Jon Steele s monumental trilogy From the Hardcover edition.


About the Author: Jon Steele

Jon Steele was born in the American Northwest in and was raised in Great Falls Montana He worked an assortment of legal and illegal jobs all accross America before joining Independent Television News of London Jon earned a reputation as one of the world s top cameramen in dangerous environments His autobiography, War Junkie was published in by Transworld and is today recognized as a cult classic of war reportage In Baghdad, on the day before the Iraq War began, he put his camera on the ground and quit Jon moved to the The Way MOBI :Ê south of France and lived without a television, radio or newspapers for a year He spent his days writing and taking walks in quiet places In he traveled to Iraq, alone and without support of any news organization He lived for three months with an American combat unit, filming their lives and recording their emotions for the award winning documentary, The Baker Boys Inside The Surge Currently Jon lives in Switzerland with his Jordanian born wife and the two abandoned cats they found in an Amman road.



10 thoughts on “The Way of Sorrows

  1. Andy Andy says:

    Such a change in tempo direction across the whole trilogy The humour, characters the out there nairness of the writing style are consistent at least which is what drew me into this trilogy from the get go, with The WatchersWhat can i say about the Way of Sorrows without giving it away well there sof the science in this chapter, about the cosmos in particular a lot of jumping around in the timeline which makes it harder to follow at times than the first two books which were set Such a change in tempo direction across the whole trilogy The humour, characters the out there nairness of the writing style are consistent at least which is what drew me into this trilogy from the get go, with The WatchersWhat can i say about the Way of Sorrows without giving it away well there sof the science in this chapter, about the cosmos in particular a lot of jumping around in the timeline which makes it harder to follow at times than the first two books which were set mostly in Nowtimes you ll have to read it to understand the concepts of beforetimes nowtimes as they are described I ll admit to not liking this book as much as the first two as it did overload me with an awful lot of the cosmic, religious angelic method we ll call it for want of a better expression Whilst the first two were jus great escapist stories this contained at times a lot of hard cold fact fantastical reveals Alaska, Lausanne, American North West, Vladivostok Jerusalem are featured in this chapter.As to the trilogy itself All three books are very different, the first maybe could have had a littleknowledge imparted into us, book 2 had a fair bit of action whilst three is a tad overload on the information dump about the impending apocalypse does that say the trilogy isn t well balanced as a whole I don t know I jus know that I really enjoyed The Watchers as it lead you into a landscape that left you wanting , of what it s fair to say I didn t really know at the time but I WAS captivated enchanted by it all, Angel City really ramped up the pace kept the characters humour that id grow to love from the first book, whilst The Way of Sorrows was a tad choppy along the way, a mix of both perhaps but not always working for me.For Way of Sorrows I would score it 3.5 rounded up to 4 stars I m also saying that as the first two books set a high bar with me.Overall for the trilogy we ve got a 4.5 Stars rating for a debut work comes highly recommended for all interested in the Angel genre, good vs evil good ol escapism


  2. Nigel Nigel says:

    This has a very deep tense, yet at times gentle, sense of impending doom running right through it Jon Steele s ability to hold the reader through such intense often violent action and then thoughtful periods of less action is second to none for me currently His use of history of some of the religions of the western world and their thoughts is well researched and strung together in a clever and creative way The cast of the book including the regulars such as Harper, the inspector, rock ban This has a very deep tense, yet at times gentle, sense of impending doom running right through it Jon Steele s ability to hold the reader through such intense often violent action and then thoughtful periods of less action is second to none for me currently His use of history of some of the religions of the western world and their thoughts is well researched and strung together in a clever and creative way The cast of the book including the regulars such as Harper, the inspector, rock band roadie and the guet at Lausanne make a very welcome return and the characters are further developed The reappearance of people Monsieur Booty from both the previous books is also very welcome and they are well used In the end it is classic goodies v baddies stuff at a quasi religious level I guess however that simply emphasises Steele s talent as a writer to take a simple story to another level Jon Steele manages to combine action thriller with mystical thriller and send shivers down the spine in doing it While I ve loved these books and would wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone with an interest in this sort of fantasy I am now sad that this trilogy is over I ve love to read something else by Steele.As a rider I would just say this is a book that you are plunged into right from the start and I would certainly suggest reading the previous two before this one The author does manage to cover the fairly important parts of the previous two books here however they are so good they really should be read anyway This book seems to me to take the story back up to the outstanding levels of The Watchers all in all the Angelus trilogy is excellent.There really is only one way I can close this review and it has sent shivers down my spine in all of the books C est le guet Il a sonn l heure I will miss it.Disclosure I received an advance copy of this book from the publisher


  3. Kate Kate says:

    The Angelus trilogy ends and, as with its predecessors, The Way of Sorrows is written beautifully This is a powerful novel, steeped in fantasy, legend and history, presenting a tensely dangerous, sometimes humorous and often moving world in which angels walk among us, albeit sometimes disguised as police and Grateful Dead roadies The ending is spectacular and brilliantly located a magnificent, fitting conclusion to a trilogy the like of which I doubt I ll read again.This is not a book that The Angelus trilogy ends and, as with its predecessors, The Way of Sorrows is written beautifully This is a powerful novel, steeped in fantasy, legend and history, presenting a tensely dangerous, sometimes humorous and often moving world in which angels walk among us, albeit sometimes disguised as police and Grateful Dead roadies The ending is spectacular and brilliantly located a magnificent, fitting conclusion to a trilogy the like of which I doubt I ll read again.This is not a book that can be read in isolation, you must being with The Watchers


  4. Paul Paul says:

    Sadly all good things must come to an end I felt slightly conflicted when I started reading The Way of Sorrows Part of me wanted to know how this story was going to pan out, things have been building towards an epic conclusion since book one, but another part of me was dreading that there was going to be an end at all I love it when I connect to a book, or series of books, like this An author has proven their worth as far as I am concerned if I am actively concerned about what happens next t Sadly all good things must come to an end I felt slightly conflicted when I started reading The Way of Sorrows Part of me wanted to know how this story was going to pan out, things have been building towards an epic conclusion since book one, but another part of me was dreading that there was going to be an end at all I love it when I connect to a book, or series of books, like this An author has proven their worth as far as I am concerned if I am actively concerned about what happens next to a character.When The Way of Sorrows begins, the ultimate evil that has been working in the shadows for millennia is finally revealed Across the world, traps have been sprung for the angelic half breeds and those that are aware of their existence With the descendants of angels gone, there is little to stop the coming apocalypse but a small group comprised of a deceased ex soldier, a whacked out roadie, a former prostitute and her young son This is where Steele excels his characters are brilliant fun I ll happily admit that I ll miss the eclectic group of misfits the author has assembled Jay Harper with his sardonic wit and world weary view, Krinkle with his magic bus and cosmically mind bending attitude toward everything Katherine Taylor has also proven to be an engaging lead, her determination and steadfast refusal to accept her lot in life and make things better for her son Max has always came across as entirely genuine Hell, I ll even miss the man in the camel coat, Inspector Gobet, and the ever mysterious Monsieur Booty.My only criticism, and it is a very minor one, is that I would have liked to have learnedabout Komarovsky, the villain of the piece I can appreciate that he needs to be enigmatic up to a point, but I just felt a bitof his back story could should have been revealed He has been hiding in the shadows for so long learningabout him would have been a bonus.The Way of Sorrows ends on a beautifully bittersweet note and I have thoroughly enjoyed this series of books The author has proven he has a natural talent for pacing and maintaining a reader s interest with an engrossing plot Characters like Marc Rochat I still miss him , last seen in book one, resonate throughout the entire narrative His presence is felt right up until the final pages of this book.I suspect that Steele s work could easily be viewed on multiple levels Most straightforwardly this could be seen as a thriller, with some supernatural elements, but it is when you start to dig a bit deeper you realise that there is muchgoing on The plot explores some interesting metaphysical questions I never expected way back in 2011 when I started reading Jon Steele s debut novel that I would eventually find myself pondering our place in the universe I can t help but be impressed with fiction like this that promotes such introspection.On a personal note, I have to say I still find Steele s depictions of Lausanne damned evocative I have a profound desire to visit just so I can say I have walked those same streets Perhaps one day I will, who knows My advice, if you haven t done so already, is seek out The Watchers and Angel City There is much to enjoy and reading them will add some splendid additional depth to your enjoyment of The Way of Sorrows Once you have completed those novels you won t just want to read book three you ll need to read it If you ve already read the first two parts of the trilogy then what the hell are you waiting for You are in for a treat


  5. Dgordon Dgordon says:

    A great conclusion to a great series what a great read, Angels, whores , the devil, religion, a war to save mankindAnd the birth of a new species of human Just agreat story really well told, sad that it s over.DGordon


  6. Karen Brooks Karen Brooks says:

    The conclusion to The Angelus Trilogy, The Way of Sorrows by Jon Steele, sees the cosmic battle between the forces of good and evil, which has been building over the last two books, reach its climax in none other than the holiest of cities on earth, Jerusalem Apart from an epilogue, which takes us back to the crucifixion of Jesus each epilogue in this series has been poignantly and meaningfully crafted , this novel commences exactly where the second one, Angel City, left off literally with a The conclusion to The Angelus Trilogy, The Way of Sorrows by Jon Steele, sees the cosmic battle between the forces of good and evil, which has been building over the last two books, reach its climax in none other than the holiest of cities on earth, Jerusalem Apart from an epilogue, which takes us back to the crucifixion of Jesus each epilogue in this series has been poignantly and meaningfully crafted , this novel commences exactly where the second one, Angel City, left off literally with a bang and with Katherine Taylor attempting to protect her son, Max, from the brutal forces trying to kidnap and kill him Her erstwhile protector, Jay Harper, a guardian angel come detective, is slowly having his memories restored as the huge gap between beforetimes and nowtimes is painstakingly narrowed What Jay gradually relearns about his two and half million years on earth and the role he s played in the past and must again in the future, may yet save the world So, once again, the quest to save human souls from the dark forces that will devour them is on and heading it is Jay Accompanying him are his buddy from beforetimes, Krinkle, the DJ, and the mad defrocked priest, Astruc, and his peculiar son, Goose as well as Katherine Inspector Gobet and his allies play a huge role while minor characters such as the new keeper of the hours in Lausanne Cathedral and Corporal Amy play less but still significant ones The prophecy of which we ve heard parts in the previous instalments is now finally revealed, as are those who have functions within that Time is of the essence and, from the first page, the countdown begins For all that the writing is poetical in parts and Jon Steele is able to craft a story both enormous and galactic in scope, drawing on myths, legends, religion, science, philosophy and maths, as well as crafting intimate portraits of romance, self exploration and self doubt, I found this novel less satisfying than the others I am still trying to work out why, except that in some ways, there s a sense in which too much is thrown into the mix As each step of Harper s, or Katherine s or name any other character journey towards the end is taken, it seemsconvenient or inconvenient truths are laid bare A bitof the prophecy crops up, or a mathematical conundrum or historical fact family act is expediently laid bare discovered, which progresses the plot and characters forward Sometimes, it seems so messy and hard to follow There s a sense of too much ex machina handiness that at times makes it difficult to suspend your disbelief I am not sure why this happened at this stage, as in the previous two books, the context and world created made everything plausible within the tale But maybe it s just me The real and fantasy violence which is breath taking and fitting in terms of what s occurring is interspersed with inappropriate humour at times, and this I also found didn t sit well For example, Krinkle, particularly, as a character, while really interesting, was often given one liners that detracted from the plot trajectory which was often fast and tight and meant you disengaged, thus destroying the flow of the narrative His lexical interruptions made you wish he d disappear in a cloud of ash Likewise, the arch villain and God, Komarovsky, is so dark and evil, he is almost a caricature Any attractiveness or sensuality he once possessed has gone completely, but maybe that s the point Once , Steele takes us to amazing locations and peppers the book with different languages Latin, Italian, Hebrew, French and so manySometimes, this is as frustrating as it is interesting and a translation or at least contextualisation of the Latin particularly would have been rewarding There are ways of doing this in fiction that aren t didactic or obvious and I just wish Steel had deployed it a littleparticularly in this book where there is so much of it and so many references to the past In fact, it s the scenes that take us back in time that I found really compelling Whether it was with members of the Qumran Sect, the families including the wonderful Israeli major who have preserved and protected the angels secret for millennia, the Cathars, or the scenes which take us back to the time of Jesus, Herod and the Pharisees and Essenes, Steele evokes the past with a masterly hand A cross between an action thriller, science fiction, police procedural, military strategy, fantasy religious retelling and a philosophical treatise on the state of humankind, The Way of Sorrows has much to offer the reader and as far as novels that explore angelogy, is intelligent, well written and mostly, very gratifying


  7. Dawn McEachin Dawn McEachin says:

    Too inspiring to put downToo awesome to put down, these books are inspiring Makes you really think about all that is and that can be.


  8. Debbie Debbie says:

    In for a penny in for a pound I read the first two so I was determined to finish the third And it took determination This had the makings of a great story but it got lost is all the crap the author put into the book Time warps, bible stories, a hippy angel, the holy grail, mythology, messages from space, quantum mechanics, astrophysics, etc What Where s the kitchen sink Once again Harper is in the dark about everything unless his superiors think he needs background or explanations I susp In for a penny in for a pound I read the first two so I was determined to finish the third And it took determination This had the makings of a great story but it got lost is all the crap the author put into the book Time warps, bible stories, a hippy angel, the holy grail, mythology, messages from space, quantum mechanics, astrophysics, etc What Where s the kitchen sink Once again Harper is in the dark about everything unless his superiors think he needs background or explanations I suspect this is a way for the reader to learn what s going on along with Harper but it just comes across is tedious and clumsy The entire angel hierarchy is deliberately mysterious and is inefficient as throughout all three novels the bad guys have outwitted the good guys at almost every turn until it hinges in a last ditch battle Instead of suspense I was wondering all through the books how the good guys could be so incompetent I can see that my take on this trilogy is the minority Like I said this had the makings of a great story but this one isn t for me


  9. PopcornReads PopcornReads says:

    Book Review Giveaway When the publisher sent me an email about The Watchers, Book 1 of the Angelus Trilogy by award winning journalist and author Jon Steele, I wasn t sure what to do because I don t normally review novels about angels When I read the concept, however, I sensed that this trilogy was going to be very different I was intrigued to say the least, so I agreed to read The Watchers while making it clear that if I didn t like it, it wouldn t be reviewed I have to laugh about that Book Review Giveaway When the publisher sent me an email about The Watchers, Book 1 of the Angelus Trilogy by award winning journalist and author Jon Steele, I wasn t sure what to do because I don t normally review novels about angels When I read the concept, however, I sensed that this trilogy was going to be very different I was intrigued to say the least, so I agreed to read The Watchers while making it clear that if I didn t like it, it wouldn t be reviewed I have to laugh about that now All three novels in this trilogy are tomes yet I did not want to put any of them down, even when my arms were screaming at me or I needed to do something silly like eat or sleep I would finally reluctantly stop reading only when I got double vision they re that good I ve included links to my reviews of the first two books, The Watchers and Angel City at the end of this review.Book 3 is The Way of Sorrows and I put off reading it because I hated to think the Angelus Trilogy was going to end I ve grown to love these characters, the world they inhabit, and the story I didn t want to say good bye to any of them, with possibly the exception of some super bad uglies and Inspector Gobet Gobet just irritates the hell out of me with his need to know reticence even when I understand why he behaves that way I m still calling this trilogy a thriller, with paranormal, supernatural and spiritual threads running through it I realize it could also be called sci fi oh what the hell it simply defies genre classification and that s one of the things I love about it Whether you ve read the first two novels or not, I encourage you to enter our giveaway because you can always download e books of the first two novels to read and someone is going to win The Way of Sorrows at


  10. Francesca Markus Francesca Markus says:

    Jon Steele s THE WAY OF SORROWS is an exquisite end to his ANGELUS TRILOGY Every thread of plot and character is woven with a master s touch, along with meticulously researched history, religious studies, and quantum physics into a tapestry that is rich with mystery, myth and legend, and sound science It is not for the faint of heart A masterpiece like this requires solid commitment and leaves the reader mind blown, and soul touched After I put it down I realized that I would probably never Jon Steele s THE WAY OF SORROWS is an exquisite end to his ANGELUS TRILOGY Every thread of plot and character is woven with a master s touch, along with meticulously researched history, religious studies, and quantum physics into a tapestry that is rich with mystery, myth and legend, and sound science It is not for the faint of heart A masterpiece like this requires solid commitment and leaves the reader mind blown, and soul touched After I put it down I realized that I would probably never read another book so well written It is a MUST READ


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