This review was written years ago but I’m just now listing it for blog members. I thought it would be a great book to tackle before the full swing of summer arrive.
To be a debut book. This is one heck of a book. It’s riveting. It’s brutal to the psyche and honest to the perceptions. I have never read anything quite like it. It’s refreshing, that is not a carbon copy of something already out there. It’s fast paced but doesn’t leave you puzzled, wondering what in the heck is going on? The incidents flow smoothly together. The masters of literature couldn’t have done a much better job. The jokes are actually funny, they aren’t a bunch of mean-spirited sarcasm trying to pass for humor. It’s sexy without the overkill. It’s futuristic, again without the overkill!
As for Ana and Ashton, I can easily see them designated to become a household name couple. But in a much truer sense than most erotica couples. For there’s real love and respect between the couple although, Azazel is still evil as hell and will still kill anything that move, but Ana. The author didn’t present the illusion so popular in most romantic stories that their relationship is so unique and special that nothing like it has ever happened before. This couple knows they must fight to be and stay together and that is what they are willing to do it.
The main character Ana is like a normal woman we all can relate to. But not a soft, wimpy, weepy woman expecting someone else to do things for her. This woman knows when to be loving and when to get up and kick ass and when to run. I love it how the author presented her as being flawed, but yet beautifully flawed. She has the heart of a warrior but the soul of a saint. A Viking Shield Maiden doesn’t have anything on her. She could teach them a thing or two. And like the shield maiden, the character seemed to have been taken from the context of reality.
In the age of quick books, silly books, short reads, light reads, no research done books, choppy sentences, taking things completely out the contents, so far out that it makes the story downright trivial. This book boldly bucked all that out the water and audaciously went along the itinerary of books that have withstood the march of ages. It’s an epic for those who love big book and mythology and historical themed books.
I haven’t written a book review in years and the reason being is that most books when I finished reading them, that’s the end. I finished this one, and it’s still fresh on my memory. The chilling part is how people stand by and watch this woman and child be assaulted time and time again and do nothing. The warlock named Nikola isn’t doing what he does in secretive. He is bold as daylight and people looks the other way as if nothing unusual is happening. It a kick in the guts story. It pulls your face down to reality and make you look at it. With Nikola, as the top agent of Lucifer this could be anyone. He makes most warlocks seem like boy scouts. If you think about it, this could happen to anyone. People trying to kill you and no one notice. He’s pretty much running a Gestapo and no one is noticing. Sounds like the Third Reich to me.
The little girl named Bea will win your heart. She’s cute, charming and lovable. Heck, I wouldn’t mind having a kid like Bea. But whatever you do. Do not approach or touch the “Bea” if you wish to live. Touch her or even scare her, Ana turns in a true warrior and obliterate whomever was dumb enough to touch the kid. If she doesn’t get you, Azazel will.
This isn’t a blood fest, but when you seriously think about it. It is. It’s creepy and scary like the Third Reich kind of creepy and scary. Where people can disappear, or are openly murdered and nothing is done or said about it. To me, that is the kind of stuff that is truly scary for it has a possibility of actually happening.
It’s said every generation has a book that defines it. Unholy Pursuit, The Devil on My Trail is the one that defines ours’. It defines the present era and seemingly to define the future if we don’t change. The callous, unfeeling we see in everyday life is used and woven into a superb work. The story isn’t a gore fest. It’s more of a love story.
It’s an epic fantasy that wasn’t written as if you are stupid and hasn’t outgrown the Lord of the Rings type of fantasy. This one is for adults who have experienced life and know that even with the best intentions, nothing is as it seems. Thanks God there’s no fairies, vampires, werewolves or heroine who go from hapless to Xena in a matter of two pages. It’s not going to appeal to those still looking for Pokémon nor anyone who can’t function because their heart is broken. It’s hard core life and I don’t mean like the urban genre. There are no drug dealing but plenty of guns’ fights. Drug dealers are wimps in comparisons to Azazel.
The time travel incidents are romantic and sound more like how a real life romantic may go. Their meetings had you rooting for the lovers even if she is in love with Azazel. Regarding Azazel, with his smoothness and charm if he is anything how he is written here I don’t want to meet him. But given a choice between Nikola and Azazel. I would pick Azazel. Nikola is a pure psycho.
I see there’s another book coming out by this author and if it’s anything like this one I can’t wait to read it. Finally someone wrote something for adults. It’s about time. (less)flag1 like · Unlike · 1 comment · see review