The first part of this TPB concludes the Divine Comedy as Lucifer descends once more to hell to face his `duel' with Amandiel.
Weakened by the events told in the earlier book and assailed by his many enemies, Lucifer needs all his cunning to survive the contest.
Meanwhile, Mazikeen attempts to restore Lucifer to his full strength as she pursues his enemy across many hellish leagues, only to find her own fate lies at the end of the road.
It is, perhaps, surprising that a creation of such indomitable will and scant regard for others should arouse such devotion from his allies. His affection (if such it is) is hard won and his pride is such that he can barely suffer to be in another's debt even if his existence depends upon it.
Three of the four issues are by the regular team of Gross & Kelly with one issue provided by guest artist Craig Hamilton. Hamilton does a creditable job on the issue, retaining the tone of Gross & Kelly's work, but with hints at John Bolton and David Jackson's work on "Father Shandor, Demon Stalker".
This leads in to the final part of the book, the two-part `Come to Judgement', but before then we have another delightful vignette from regular alternative artist Dean Ormston. In `Bearing Gifts', late-night shop-keeper Mr Al-Dabagh discovers that sometimes sacrifices are worth making.
`Come to Judgement' is a short story that sets the scene for the next volume and, with the inclusion of Viking mythology it also marks a change in tone for the series, which now becomes more akin to the Books of Magic. Humour is at the fore again in the sub-plot which sees an ancient investigator take up the case of a murdered schoolgirl and follows a trail that leads him to Gaudium and the ancient evil of the Jin En Mok.
The book is still highly entertaining, but the second half is certainly a little anti-climactic after the events in `Inferno'.