In book 2 of this urban fantasy series, it has been eight months since God answered a prayer and released thousands of demons, devils, imps and damned souls onto the streets of North Carolina. Since the big corporate shake-up in Hell's ranks, times have been tough for the weaker Hellraised still in the mortal realm, but behind every sob story could be the wicked machinations of none other than Lucifer himself.
Dan Cooley the local DJ stirs up humans and devils alike with his public plan to rehabilitate demon Puck and set him on the path to redemption. On his side are two very different girlfriends; Janna the ambitious actress who uses both Dan and the publicity he generates and Meg; a lawyer determined to grant equal rights to the Hellraised and battle the discrimination they face.
This book is very different to its predecessor "Sympathy for the Devil". It doesn't have the romantic feel of the first book; despite Dan dating two women and the story line is very unpredictable; it's many twists and turns culminating in a highly unexpected finale. The central human characters are not as likeable as those found in SFTD, but the demons are more fully expanded upon whilst the moments involving God are quirky and enjoyable.
Although not as good as "Sympathy for the Devil," Lisle's first book in this series, this second rendering of the presence of thousands of Hell's Damned Souls in North Carolina is still great fun (lover's of small dogs beware, though). The authors have already found a lot to poke fun at in these books, and, with the number of possibilities for other targets for their sharp wits, this promises to be a long and enjoyable series.
The Devil books by Holly Lisle are very entertaining. They are light, east to read and very humorus. Prudish people may be slightly offendedm, but it is really all in good fun. If you like the Myth series by Robert Aspin then you will like these and vice versa!
The Devil books are very entertaining. They are light, east to read and very humorus. Prudish people may be slightly offended, but it is really all in good fun. If you like the Myth series by Robert Aspin then you will like these and vice versa!