I received a copy of this book free from the author.
What an interesting and different reading experience! This book is hard to categorize, as it seems to play between paranormal mystery and metaphysical fiction. What I can tell you, though, is that I had fun reading it.
I thought the plot was very clever, angels as bad guys, which is something we don't usually see. The writing is pretty, and although I did find some errors, grammatical and typographical, they are by no means overwhelming.
The characters are quite different from the standard "good guys" "bad guys" that we've become so used to. In this book, the lines are blurred. One thing I do wish had been developed a bit more was the relationship between Alicia, one of the Old Ones, and Drew. We find them falling completely, obsessively, in love with each other, but we don't see why, it just seems to happen from one minute to the next.
I loved the descriptions of Annchalla, the author's depiction of Hell. There was something so malevolent about it without a blood-and-gore place, that I found myself shivering many times as I followed Drew and Alicia on their voyage into its depths.
The metaphysical discussions were also quite interesting. They do not overwhelm the plot, which is not an easy feat in metaphysical fiction. I was not bored by the discussions, actually, qquite the contrary. I found myself wanting to learn a bit more about the book's version of the afterlife.
This book is a captivating beginning to what I'm sure will turn out to be a wonderful series. Now, go and find the thread.