The Valkyries

The Valkyries

An Encounter With Angels

Book - 1995
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Travel into the searing Mojave Desert, uncover fabulous mysteries, and witness a fateful meeting with guardian angels in the suspenseful and compelling tale of Paulo Coelho's unique spiritual journey. At once modern-day adventure and metaphysical odyssey, a love story and a supernatural encounter with angels, The Valkyries is about forgiving the past and believing in the future.
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : HarperSanFrancisco, 1995
ISBN: 0062513346 (pbk.)
0062512919
9780062513342 (pbk.)
Branch Call Number: 133 COE
Characteristics: 212 p. ; 20 cm

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emerald2pac Sep 19, 2015

I tried I really did but way too religious just too much, great title, cover and story sounds incredibly interesting but first or second chapter flooded me with religion. Such a turn off. I actually read The Alchemist awhile ago and liked that one. This one is just horrible. And falsely advertised nothing whatsoever about angels or religion in the description.

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DouglasLinn
Jun 12, 2015

Another extremely inspiring book by Paulo Coelho. He and his wife are the main characters and the story draws on Paulo's own personal experiences along a journey through the Mojave desert seeking their angels. Thee is a wonderful message of accepting one's flaws, overcoming one's limitations, and facing the universal fear that causes us to destroy that which we love. I loved this book, and I put it right up there with "The Alchemist" as far as enlightening and inspiring storytelling goes. 5 stars, and I highly recommend it to Coelho fans.

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DouglasLinn
Jun 12, 2015

It's an autobiographical story in which Paulo and his wife, Chris are the main characters. They embark upon a journey through the Mojave desert in search of their Angels.

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Jun 12, 2015

"Angels are love in motion. They never rest, they struggle to grow, and they are beyond good and evil. Love that consumes all, destroys all, that forgives all. Angels are made of that love, and are at the same time its messengers.
"The love of the exterminating angel, who one day will take away our soul, and of the guardian angel, who brings our soul back. Love in motion."
"Love at war," Chris said.
"There is no love in peace. Whoever seeks peace is lost." -- Gene to Chris and Paulo

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