Beckoning Darkness: The Damned and The Pure Book 1

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Name: Beckoning Darkness

Author: J.D. Stonebridge

Published: November 27, 2014 by J.D. Stonebridge

Purchased: Received free from the author in exchange for an honest review, $0.99 on Kindle

☆☆☆☆/5

Blurb: God left humanity in the care of the angels. Centuries have passed, and Heaven is preparing for His return. After centuries of imprisonment in Heaven, Ariel is given a chance to redeem herself in the eyes of the archangels. Years after her last descent, Ariel must return to the mortal land to fulfill her mission for the coming of God. But the memories of her past sins catch up to her, and Ariel must decide where her faith truly lies. The city of Chicago was the chosen residence of the eccentric demon, Caelum. His taste of entertainment sets him apart from the rest of his kind, driving him to walk amongst the mortal men. But when he is presented with an opportunity to have a hand in Hell’s grand plan, temptation beckoned him to take the risks. Walking through shadows and nightmares he crosses paths with an angel from Heaven, and the memories of his forgotten humanity begin to resurface. Both Heaven and Hell have plans for the End of Days with the angel, Ariel, and the demon, Caelum, at the center. When faith is threatened, two natural enemies become unlikely allies in a war for all Humanity.

*Warning: Small spoiler*

Review: Another interesting read and a great idea for a story. A tad slow for the plot to get going and I had thought about giving this book three stars until it picked up and the plot really got going. When it picked up, I couldn’t put it down.

Now while I didn’t exactly like that it was so slow, I do understand that the set up was needed. The pace of the story was appropriate with the plot and while I didn’t really connect with the characters in the beginning, that changed as I got further into the story.

The plot between the angel and the demon was an obvious one to be honest but I could only guess at the relationship between the two, I still have no idea what happened to them in the past or what exactly is going to happen but I’m eager to find out, it’s really captured my attention.

While the relationship between them was a bit obvious, I don’t think I’ve read one like this. A medium and a ghost, The Medium and Dead to the Max, and a priest and a dragon, The Temptation of Dragons, but not an angel and demon yet.

The cover is very eye catching and helps to set the tone for the story.

I don’t think I would recommend this to those that are hardcore Christians that take everything seriously, like I wouldn’t recommend the show Supernatural to them but, it’s a fun and thoughtful read for most. A few cuss words here and there but clean.

Thank you for reading my review.

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