The Angel & the Brown-eyed Boy

The Angel & the Brown-eyed Boy


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By the late 22nd century, the Great Recession of the early 2000s has led to a worldwide police state. A ruined United States barely functions. Government control masks chaos, dissenters are sent to camps, and technology is outlawed. War rages while the authorities proclaim the Great Peace.


Tomorrow morning at 7:35 AM, a nuclear holocaust will destroy the planet. Two people carry the keys to survival: Jeremy Edgarton, a 16-year-old, tech genius and revolutionary; and Eliana, the angelic, off-world traveler sent to Earth on a mission that can give her planet a rebirth.

Join Eliana and Jeremy as they begin a quest to save two doomed planets … and find each other.


Sandy Nathan is a talented writer with a gift for creating multi-layered characters and putting them in do-or-die situations. In The Angel & The Brown-Eyed Boy, Ms. Nathan introduces us to a dark Earth of the future where humans have surrendered all freedoms to total government control in order to live in peace. Now a secret from the past threatens to annihilate all life on the planet. Survival–of a sort–can come only from an extraterrestrial “angel” and the boy she has loves. But only if they can act in time. Captivating from the first page onward, this entertaining tale will draw readers in and keep them riveted. Highly recommended.
L.C. Evans, author of Talented Horsewoman

A good book elicits an emotional response while being read; Nathan’s book haunts the reader long after the final page is turned.  In  The Angel & The Brown-Eyed Boy, two dying worlds fight for survival, their futures dependent on a revolutionary and an angelic otherworldly dancer.  Nathan shows us a future Earth whose indifferent citizens and uneducated politicians have allowed their fears to rule them believing everything they are told even in the face of the reality around them.  It is world not that many heartbeats away from our own, making the premise chilling.

Hope lies in the few who stand and fight for their beliefs, but they must do so in secrecy.  Clandestine operatives in the government are ever watchful of the citizenry, quashing dissension immediately; people literally disappear in the middle of the night never to be heard from again.

The Angel explores a number of themes crossing political and cultural boundaries.  Should one put their faith solely in their leadership?  What about following orders—are there lines that should never be crossed even in support of one’s country?  When does one stop trying to change the system from within and instead become a revolutionary?  And what of family—what does one do when one’s own family members believe in something diametrically opposed to one’s own beliefs?  How far does a person go to save themselves, their friends, their family, and their world?

This future world is dark and disturbing a pre apocalyptic malaise covering the Earth similar to the movie Children of Men.  Is there hope?  Yes, Jeremy and Eliana are the key.  But to what end?  Future volumes of the tale will tell.
TODD A. FONSECA, award winning author of The Time Cavern

Sandy Nathan is an outstanding story teller!  She uses her many loves, such as architecture, horses, magic, and science fiction to enrich a story that is already rich with the conduct of world-wide war, skullduggery, extreme separation of classes, and even human extinction.

Set in an unkind future, The Angel & The Brown-Eyed Boy, is the most engaging story of an intergalactic traveler and an angry young man, both of whom have surprising hidden aspects that are not fully revealed until the very end of this enticing saga.  If you like science fiction, you’re going to love The Angel & The Brown-Eyed Boy,!
Ilene Dillon MSW, host Full Power Living

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Authors are often asked where they find inspiration for their stories. For Sandy Nathan, The Angel & the Brown-eyed Boy was born out of tragedy and a beauty that was otherworldly:

I had a dream a year or so ago. I dreamed of a beneficent being, a golden creature of love and life. As the dream progressed, that angelic creature was superimposed upon me. And then she became me. The physical pleasure I felt was astonishing. Joy coursed through me. I was totally good, totally alive. Golden light poured from me. I was the Angel.

The experience carried forward into my day, slowly dissipating until I was my ordinary self. I realized I’d been given a gift. I’d experienced a vision of another world, another way of being. I’d been granted a glimpse of the Angel’s reality.

In the days that followed, the rest of
The Angel & the Brown-eyed Boy Boy flowed out, as the characters revealed themselves to me: Jeremy Edgarton, son of a great musician and an infamous beauty, heir to one of the great fortunes of his world. A genius? An outcast? A revolutionary? Then came Jeremy’s friends and the dangerous milieu in which they lived, and the idea of a tortured United States on the verge of disaster.

What was that world? I asked myself. Not the world we know. Or was it? Was it our world pushed forward in time?

Was that dream all that prompted the book series, Tales from Earth’s End? No. When I write, I experience a repeated and sometimes violent cracking of everyday reality. The mundane world shatters so that a truer, larger voice can speak. What causes this rupture? Pain, mostly.

A few months before I had the dream, my brother died unexpectedly and tragically. My grief wrote
The Angel & the Brown-eyed Boy. As I remembered our life together, I wanted to give my brother a tribute that captured his essence. My unconscious did the rest. Many of the themes of The Angel have particular meaning to my brother and I.

That was how Tales from Earth’s End was born. The tales are stories of human beings pushed to their extremity, literally to the end of the earth. They come from my depths being jostled and torn, wounded. Writing was the cure.

I wrote the first draft of
The Angel & the Brown-eyed Boy in five weeks. When I finished, the sequel was burning inside me. I wrote that. And then the sequel to the sequel. This was somewhat inconvenient, as I was working on the sequel to my novel, Numenon, and people were writing to me, asking when it would be out. Creative process waits for no one; I knew I’d better take the material that was being given to me before it fled. Readers can be assured that Books Two and Three of Tales from Earth’s End are well along. They’ll be in print shortly. And so will Numenon’s sequel.

But now I invite you to join me and meet The Angel & the Brown-eyed Boy.

Sandy Nathan

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