Why I Always Give an Author a Second Chance
After the end of the first book, Steven wandered aimlessly for a bit. He comes to a small town and meets up with an old friend. There has been a string of grisly murders that appear to be a part of the battle between angels and demons. Steven has signed on the for the battle on the side of the angels; he is a killer half-angel who has enjoyed killing(!), but in this battle, warriors are needed.
This book is the reason why I always give authors a couple of chances to impress me. I read Devil’s Den, which seems to be universally well-liked, but I found the writing style in that one to be distancing and a little overblown. This book had me from page one. I was able to get right into the story, and I appreciated the fast action and some of the crazy twists and turns. I like the tech/anti-tech aspect of the story as well. I like that the author has written a novel that clearly references beings and concepts from the Christian Bible while keeping the characters and narration from being preachy. It’s the classic fight of good vs. evil on several different levels, personal for Steven as well as for the paranormal world of the story.
If you’re like me and you were unsure about the first book of the series, give this one a try as you might find it a more compelling read as I did. If you’ve already read the first book and loved it, you will most likely enjoy this one, too. If you haven’t read the previous book at all, Devil’s Dance could be read as a stand-alone, but you would understand a little bit more of the world if you read book one before this one.