Joan of Arc, the armour-plated teen saint of Orleans.
Francis of Assisi, friend to all the animals whether they like it or not.
St Christopher, the patron saint of travel who by papal decree has never existed – no matter how much he argues otherwise.
The Mission: An impossible prayer has been received by Heaven and it’s a prayer that only Mary, Mother of God, can answer. Unfortunately, Mary hasn’t been seen in decades and is off wandering the Earth somewhere. This elite team of Heavenly saints are sent down to Earth to find Mary before Armageddon is unleashed on an unsuspecting world.
A breathless comedy road trip from Heaven to France and all points in-between featuring murderous butchers, a coachload of Welsh women, flying portaloos, nuclear missiles, giant rubber dragons, an army of dogs, a very rude balloon and way too much French wine.
After reading the Clovenhoof series by Heide and Iain it took me a little longer to get into Godsquad. As it’s a story based on heavenly beings for some reason I kept thinking that some of the characters from Clovenhoof would make an appearance. Once I realised they weren’t going to I finally settled into the story and thoroughly enjoyed it.
In Godsquad we meet 3 wonderfully different characters, Joan of Arc, Francis of Assisi and St Christopher.
All 3 Saints are sent to earth to find Mary, mother of Jesus who seems to have disappeared. Through the search the authors take us on a humorous journey through France where the characters seem to go from one hilarious incident to another.
The three main characters have such different personalities which I think made the story more enjoyable as they have to work with each other whether they like it or not.
I really would love to see this book made into a film. As a reader I could really visualise some of the messes the 3 Saints get themselves into and would love for everyone young and old to be able to enjoy the antics in this wonderful book.
I don’t know how Heide and Iain come up with these wonderful books but they have got to be my number one favourite writing duo. With books like these two publish it is really hard to do justice in a review for how fabulous they are and all I can say is that as a reader you will certainly not regret getting any of their books. So what are you waiting for?
I have awarded this book 4/5 stars.