Picking up where "Paved With Good Intentions" left off, the second installment in the "Halos & Horns" fantasy series finds the angel Gabe Horn and demon Lou Cypher facing the Dark Gods in their bid for domination of the multiverse; Lilith, the mother of all succubi; and Armageddon! Heaven and Hell must join forces to battle a common adversary, but will their combined forces be enough to prevail against the coming darkness? Ditzy vampire Pandora is dating a werewolf! Resident witch Samantha gives birth to Alaric, but is his father Lou or the warlock Mordred? All your favorite characters are back, along with some intriguing new arrivals. And meet the kids: Emma the Cockney witchling; Síofra, the Irish changeling; Asabi, the African emere; Kaya, the Japanese hypnalis; and Artemus, the boy vampire. But how long can even these supernatural children survive now that the ancient child-devouring succubus Lilith walks the Earth once more?
And A Child Shall Lead Them is written in a style that differs from most books you may have read. As episodic fiction, each chapter is a complete story but the chapters build upon one another, composing a larger story. There are also Interludes - brief tales that serve to flesh out minor characters, or fill in gaps or backstory as a prelude to an event about to occur. Some readers find the episodic fiction format somewhat atypical and nonlinear, but later are pleasantly surprised when everything is pulled together as the novel draws to a close.
And A Child Shall Lead Them is the second book in the Halos & Horns saga. Readers may wish to begin with the first book, Paved With Good Intentions. The series continues in To Hell In A Handbasket.
99,182 words (equivalent to 362 pages).