Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Plague of Angels (Review)


Book Description

November 26, 2013

Nyx is Queen of Hell and ruler of the Angels who were banished there – the Descended.
And when the rest of the Angels are called home, Nyx finds herself stuck on the Earth with the Son of God. To her surprise, she learns that he is no happier than she. God's son thought he was sent down to judge humanity. Instead, he becomes a sacrifice for a cause he does not believe in – their redemption.

After his mortal body dies, the Son of God makes Nyx an offer: a new paradise on Earth if she will help him destroy humanity.

With two of her fellow Angels by her side, Nyx launches a thousand-year campaign of violence, sex, betrayal and intrigue to bring down God's people and have them worship her instead. From the back streets of Jerusalem to the palaces of Rome, from the temples of Egypt to the Pope's bedchamber, Nyx and her companions work to destroy the worshipers of God.

But not all is as it seems. And the Son of God has bigger plans than any of them imagine...

My review: 5 out of 5 stars
Plague of Angels is a book so well written and engaging that I found myself completely engrossed from the beginning to the end. Each chapter is full of intrigue and imagery. I enjoyed the tale of Nyx, a fallen angel, that calls herself the Queen of Hell. In this story, she hopes that Lucifer, whom she describes as inferior to her, will return Hell back to her. For now though, she will haunt the human race in her many forms. The author crafts this story so skillfully and full of biblical mythology that you find yourself wanting to reference the bible for some of the fascinating tales spun in this novel. Nyx is a dynamic character. You want to find her evil, and yet you relate to her when she feels pity for the suffering of innocent children. There are so many levels in this story, that you will dwell on the words for long after you've completed the final chapter. Highly recommended. This book is intelligently written, and a true treasure.