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Great paranormal read with a twist
on 3 December 2013
When I first came up with the idea of promoting Carina UK authors I only had a few authors in mind. One I know personally as an actual friend, another I know online and due to beta reading for her. They both suggested a few other authors who may be interested, and from there it snowballed!
Today's author is one who contacted me, which I am amazed at! I will be honest, had I found his book on Goodreads or Amazon and read the blurb I possibly wouldn't have read it. Due to my features I have read it, and I can honestly say I am extremely glad I did!
This young man has produced a book which has a totally different take on the whole Heaven and Hell idea. I am not religious in any way, but this book held my attention throughout, made sense to me, and gave me a feel good moment when it all came together!
Lucifer is concerned about losing the 'game' with 'The Hated One' or God to the rest of us. Since going their seperate ways both sides have been desperately trying to gain more souls for their own. And unfortunately for Lucifer he seems to be losing the game.
From a simple quest to gain more souls for Hell comes an epic plan to create something which will tempt mortals to commit acts they normally wouldn't. This would allow their souls a direct line to Hell, and help Lucifer to win once and for all.
The plan comes from Kaarl, the son of one of Lucifer's board members, Mastema. The hatred between father and son is hilarious!
“What does that worthless waste of my seed have to do with this?”
“Kaarl had always been different from his brothers. Not “apples and oranges” different, “apples and I wish you had been a miscarriage” different.”
Mastema plans to have Kaarl sent to the mortal realm to carry out his plan, meaning Mastema himself gets to remain in Perdition.
Kaarl sets his plan in motion, and it is so successful Lucifer allows him free reign to continue his work. But Kaarl begins to have second thoughts when he sees Earth becoming strangely familiar to him.
And therein lies the twist which turns this book into something epic. Kaarl decides he needs to change his ways, and where he goes for help is something no one could have predicted.
This is the authors debut novel and is, I hope, the start of something special. The ending gives the clue that a sequel is in the works and I cannot wait to read it. A great story from a young author who has, I believe, a strong future in the literary world if he can produce more books like this.
There is only one small thing which niggled at me. There are a few grammar/spelling issues throughout the book which do need looked at. But it don't spoil the book for me.