“Apocalypse Right Now!”
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌏🌍🌎🌏🌎
Character development: 🤓☹️🙃☺️😍
Narration Type: Dual Narration
The heroine: Callie – she majored in History in college, which doesn’t translate to much in the way of job openings, so she has been working at her mother’s Escape room business. One of the rooms she designed is an occult room which she found an ancient grimoire as one of the props.
The Hero: Luke Morningstar – He is the son of Lucifer and Lilith and is the crown prince of Hell, or at least he will be if he can get a soul. He is tasked with going to earth and making deals with humans for their souls. Though he has not yet gotten any. So when a cult summons Lucifer’s left hand man and want a boon, he goes instead, in order to get all thirteen members souls.
The Story: The cultists come to the escape room and they too easily find the exit, escaping the room with the grimoire and kidnapping Callie and her friend Mags in the process, thinking they are the guardians and can be used. They then summon Luke, planning to exchange their souls for the spear of destiny (the spear used on Jesus).
Luke needs the souls in order to appease his father, but is immediately interested in Callie, even though he knows her and Mags souls are not for the taking, since they are already earmarked for heaven. He is so preoccupied that he ends up giving the cult a deal with a loophole and doesn’t get their souls yet. He needs help to get the spear before the cult does and decides Callie is that person for him. It turns out she is a guardian and doesn’t know it. Callie and Luke go on a journey to save the world from the satanic cult.
This book is told in multiple points of view via dual narration. Narrated by Graham Halstead, Karissa Vacker and Joel Froomkin. Graham Halstead did the chapters in Lukes point of view, Karissa Vacker did those chapters in Callie’s point of view and Joel Froomkin did Porsoth, Luke’s tutor. The narration was great and this was an original story that was fun to listen to.
As I have said before, I really like the fantasy quest trope, and this one was great. Callie and Luke travel to different places via different magical and non magical methods, from a church in Portugal to Hell and back. This was quite a good book and a fun journey.
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