"Remember the everyday you create a memory. Each of us lives our lives like an artist, so take care in the pitcures you paint for in old age you will be left to view the exhibitions of a lifetimes work"
The 'Laws of the Angel' trilogy tells the heart wrenching story of the young child Steve Bidante who, through fate and its events finds himself in search of an Angel. The first book leaves the reader entwined and intrigued moving onto the second book 'Ticking of the Clock' which takes the reader across continents and time as Penalver's award winning writing style leave you breathless and desperate for more. Finally, in the last book 'River of Dreams' fans of Penalver are rewarded with a stunning finale. The trilogy will leave an imprint in your mind and take you on a journey you will never forget.
Martin Penalver was born in Colchester Hospital, England. He has written the Book Trilogy 'Law Of The Angels' Available now.
Martin Penalver is English-born with Spanish history throughout his family. Born in 1968 in Colchester he lived by the sea in Clacton for the first eleven years of his life before circumstances took him to London where he began his graduation in life. Noted at an early age for his reading skills and imaginative writing, Martin left school not to write but to find his own destiny in the world. Over a period of years he succeeded in management within the retail sector before moving into the plastics sector in his mid twenties. During this time he would occasionally write pieces of poetry, songs and quotes more for fun or the moment than for any gain. One such piece of poetry 'River Of Dreams' was entered locally by a friend. It went on to win. Following that it won a national placing and was published. He also won critical acclaim for his poems 'The Shadow Dancer' and 'Ticking Of The Clock'. In addition Martin edited and wrote for 'Gazetta Di Castel Di Frinton' for three years before writing this, his first novel - 'In Search Of An Angel'.
"I saw the man at the end of the street, he looked, i looked and carried on. The meeting of two stangers ended. I Turned the corner and saw that man again, he smiles, i smiles and the friendship was born. A lifetime apart sealed without speaking, just from a smile."
Steve Bidante is eleven years old when events in his life leave him needing hope, when all he breathes is the oxygen of desperation.Forced against his will to make the transformation from boy to man, he clutches at a wafer-thin strand of belief that carries him through the darkness and into the body of a man. Somewhere in his soul lies the belief that one day he will find what he is looking for. His quest from past to present is filled with passion, laughter and happiness intermingled with tragedy and despair when his beliefs are tested to the limit. Share in the touching journey of an unassuming man who knows not why or how he will walk his lonely quest, only that he must follow the path that opens up before him. It is a lonely quest, the search for an angel.
In the award-winning "In Search of an Angel", the first of the trilogy "Laws of the Angel", Steve Bidante was determined to follow the path in search of his destiny, as he went in search of an angel. In "Ticking of the Clock", Steve Bidante returns together with others whose lives are inextricably linked. In this heart-wrenching and beautiful story, they too will follow their destiny. Initially travelling in different directions, unknown forces bring them together in a brief moment of time. Their choices will affect each other's lives, creating a long-lasting impact, one that will change them, their souls, forever. The Angels are watching and waiting. Time is an infinite gift. So let it begin - the ticking of the clock.
The year is 2010. Earth is suffering and the faith of mankind has yet to face its most demanding test. It will be the decisions of many that will shape our future. The world, the Church, two children and an assassin will play their part in those choices in this, the third novel by highly acclaimed author Martin Penalver. Penalver spins a web of intrigue as the fast-paced book jumps from Italy to Eritrea, London to Ethiopia. River of Dreams has something for everyone: murder, revenge, betrayal, love and corporate gluttony as the author flirts with humankind’s greatest failings... greed and temptation. In a stunning, unputdownable climax, the four main plots come together in a ‘Pulp Fiction’ type finale – only better. This is a modern-day masterpiece, the final book in the trilogy, Laws of the Angel.
5 Star Reviews
All 3 books are available now on kindle or paper back edition.
"The captivating and soul-searching story of Steve Bidante, an ordinary guy with an extraordinary gift! Grounded in the everyday reality of familiar-sounding friendships, Steve finds himself driven by the fascination of his visions and dreams. He may think his quest a lonely one, but every step of the way he is accompanied by the reader on this magical journey of spiritual discovery. Martin Penalver bares his soul in the telling of an enchanting tale, inviting the reader to open their mind to the possibility that there is more to this life than we believe. No reader is likely to remain untouched for, as we tune into our own emotions, we find ourselves transported to the celestial realms of angels. May the journey never end!."
"An incredible book. I sat back one evening to begin reading In search of an Angel. Hours later and hearing the birds singing, I had to put the book down. The next day I found myself thinking about Steve Bidante and wondering what would happen. My social life ceased until I finished the book and I can honestly say it had everything. My emotions awoke throughout the book as I cried, laughed,felt moved, felt sad and happy. Penalver writes in a wonderful, yet realistic way which the reader can relate to and 'feel' That is a true talent indeed. The story is wonderful, tragic, magical and spirtual, led by twist and turns that make this one of the best books I can remember reading. A must have. Mr Penalver, I cannot wait for your next work. "
" The best selling author Joe McGinniss (Fatal vision, The selling of the President) blurbs Penalvers debut book as 'auspicious.' I couldnt agree more. In Search of an Angel is Penalvers account of a small child coming to terms with the tragedy of losing both parents in a car crash. During the transfornmation from boy to man the tragedy is never far away in Steve Bidante's mind. Penalver writing style is a mixture of Frank Mccourt (Angelas Ashes) and Paulo Coelho (The Alchemist) Penalvers style is highly readable, written in the first person he skilfully and cleverley jumps between the thoughts of Steve Bidante the eleven year old child and Bidante as an adult. It is the thought patterns of that eleven year old child that moved me the most especially at his parents funeral. The child is confused and at the same time unsure of how he should behave. Penalver delivers the scene wonderfully from the childs perspective relatively early in the book. It sets the book up nicely making the reader want to read on. The remainder of the book doesn't dissapoint climaxing a very special ending. An excellent debut Mr Penalver something for everyone."
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