The Book of Uriel is quite different from any other World War II novel I have ever read. Told from the perspective of ten-year-old Uriel, a young boy who is mute, this story takes on a different feel and vibe.
Oh my goodness! What a book! This story has some dark moments, but there are some redeeming qualities throughout. Uriel is rescued, and hidden. Through time, he begins to work with the Archangel, Michael – and the outcome is one that you are not going to see coming! This story was one that will stay with you for a very long time.
I did enjoy reading through this book. While it is geared toward middle-aged readers, there are some darker themes that might throw some of our young readers. Overall, it was a fabulous book! Grab your copy of the Book of Uriel and check it out for yourself!
The Book of Uriel Blurb:
In the fires of World War II, a child must save his people from darkness…
Ten-year-old Uriel has always been an outcast. Born mute in a Jewish village known for its choir, he escapes into old stories of his people, stories of angels and monsters. But when the fires of the Holocaust consume his village, he learns that the stories he writes in his golden notebook are terrifyingly real.
In the aftermath of the attack, Uriel is taken in by Uwe, a kind-hearted linguist forced to work for the commander of the local Nazi Police, the affably brutal Major Brandt. Uwe wants to keep Uriel safe, but Uriel can’t stay hidden. The angels of his tales have come to him with a dire message: Michael, guardian angel of the Jewish people, is missing. Without their angel, the Jewish people are doomed, and Michael’s angelic brethren cannot search for him in the lands corrupted by Nazi evil.
With the lives of millions at stake, Uriel must find Michael and free him from the clutches of the Angel of Death…even if that means putting Uwe in mortal danger.
The Book of Uriel is a heartbreaking blend of historical fiction and Jewish folklore that will enthrall fans of The Book Thief and The World That We Knew.