More 5* REVIEWS for award-winning fantasy JUDGING ANGELS

JUDGING ANGELS FRONT COVER REV

Five stars! Loved it!! Waiting for the next book!

This is one of those novels I will always remember and that made me the richer for having read it. Thank you, Tim Capps, you touched my soul.

The ending….. “Wait, what!?!?” A great read, with fascinating twists. Waiting for the next volume in the series.

Verdict: More, please! Loved this book. Most unusual mixture of genres, to quite delightful effect. The author has a great writing style and I’m hoping that he has more than one novel up his sleeve.

Book of the Year! I loved it because it had redheads, Ginger Rogers, St. Thomas Aquinas and lawyers, guns and money. Tim Capps is notoriously funny and I was spellbound throughout. This is a major breakthrough in literary achievement. As an added bonus, the spelling and grammar were excellent, too.

I loved this book. It was funny, thought provoking and tragic, which is a lot to ask from one book. Can’t wait for the next installment.

(Source: Amazon).

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More 5* REVIEWS for award-winning fantasy JUDGING ANGELS

NEWS: Fantasy novel JUDGING ANGELS recognized at 2017 New York Book Festival

JUDGING ANGELS FRONT COVER REVHope and Life Press (HLP) is thrilled to announce that the fantasy novel Judging Angels by Illinois death penalty defense expert and Catholic author Timothy Capps, Esq., has been awarded an Honorable Mention in the fiction category of the 2017 New York Book Festival. The novel is also the first of HLP’s publications to have received an award.

Described as a five-star “tour de force of the modern challenges of being a practicing Catholic in today’s world” and an “excellent urban fantasy novel with a frank, and at times painful, exploration of a marriage in its darkest moments” by reviewers on Amazon upon its release, Judging Angels has earned unanimous praise from noteworthy minds in the legal field such as John Hanlon, Esq.; Richard Leo, Ph.D., J.D.; Terence Green, Esq.; and Frank Magill, Esq., for its original genre-bending ability, accuracy of depiction of the American criminal justice system, and provocativeness of thought.

Judging Angels is the first volume in the series The Rubricatae Chronicles. It is available in paperback and ebook editions from Amazon, major booksellers, and directly from the publishers.

NEWS: Fantasy novel JUDGING ANGELS recognized at 2017 New York Book Festival

Illinois lawyer and novelist Tim Capps interviewed by Dappled Things

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Tim Capps signing copies of his new book

Our Illinois lawyer Timothy Capps has just been interviewed by the literary magazine Dappled Things: A Quarterly of Ideas, Art and Faith, about his new genre-bending novel Judging Angels released by Hope and Life Press last month in paperback and ebook editions. Click here to read this great interview and learn about “a fully fleshed-out urban fantasy world based on Catholic theology (dogmatic and speculative), that also explored serious moral dilemmas that don’t always end well for the moral agents involved.”

Illinois lawyer and novelist Tim Capps interviewed by Dappled Things

Listen to Chapter 1 of JUDGING ANGELS read by Tim Capps himself

Listen to Chapter 1 of JUDGING ANGELS read by Tim Capps himself

FIAT MINISTRY SHOW: Tim Capps speaks on death penalty and sacramental marriage as Catholic criminal defense lawyer-author

 

FIAT MINISTRY SHOW: Tim Capps speaks on death penalty and sacramental marriage as Catholic criminal defense lawyer-author

Early reviews of JUDGING ANGELS

Tim Capps Poster Web ResIn my death penalty defense career, I frequently said, “You can’t make this stuff up.” Judging Angels proves me wrong. The author has made up a very original story told with the relish of a seasoned trial lawyer’s closing argument. His depictions of the thoughts and workings of all players in the criminal justice system, including the forensic processes, immerse the reader into a high-adrenalin, high-profile case in a thoroughly accurate manner. Capps convincingly imagines a family and a criminal justice system confronted with realities they are ill-equipped to handle. A ‘one more chapter’ read full of twists and shocks and mordant chuckles – John J. Hanlon, Esq.
Executive Director, Illinois Innocence Project,
University of Illinois at Springfield.

George Able, a skilled criminal defense attorney with a faultless 21-0 record in saving clients from the death penalty, soon finds that such perfection cost him everything he held near and dear: his soul, marriage, children, right to practice law, and maybe even his life. Just when he thinks he is at his very end, Red crosses his path and he finds the journey has just begun. With her otherworldly beauty, irresistible charm, and skills of a special forces soldier, Red might be an angel or a demon – or the force that could lead George to get back all he has lost. As a former State’s Attorney and now criminal defense attorney for over 30 years, I can attest that Tim Capps, the author and mind behind Judging Angels, is a skilled criminal trial attorney and acknowledged expert on capital punishment cases, having both prosecuted and defended those charged with murder where the ultimate sanction, the death penalty, is sought. Criminal jury trials are full of twists and turns and unexpected predicaments, and Author/Attorney Capps brings that same sense of the unforeseen and unknowable to his novel. Is this work a murder mystery, love story, science fiction tale, or a fantasy account? it is hard to say. What is easily said is that as you read one page, you will not be able to guess what is on the page that follows. Just like the packed trial gallery awaiting a verdict, you will be guessing at and anticipating what is written on the final page – Terence Green, Esq., former State’s Attorney and long-time criminal defense lawyer.

Judging Angels starts as a mystery and police procedural by a highly-respected former death penalty lawyer. Criminal justice elements are expertly handled by an insider. But then Capps blends genres and gleefully pushes the reader down the rabbit hole of an original, frightening, yet darkly humorous fantasy. It is a story of ordinary people doing bad things for the best of reasons. Some are seized by love and all are caught in the middle of their own cosmic war. No character is safe. The novel is hard to put down as Capps teases you into ‘just one more chapter.’ It is not often that something as original as this is published. Do not miss it – Richard A. Leo, Ph.D., J.D., Author of Police Interrogation and American Justice, Hamill Family Professor of Law and Psychology, University of San Francisco.

Marvelous, in a style unlike anything else; entertaining and thought provoking. Ordinary people caught up in an extraordinary chain of events try to do right in the face of human frailty and temptation. Draws on police procedural, urban fantasy and heroic quest, to create something that defies easy labeling. Capps compels the reader to realize how often we misunderstand ourselves and our world, and the supernatural that lies beyond – Frank Magill, Esq., Corporate Attorney (ret.).

Early reviews of JUDGING ANGELS