My name is Landon Hamilton.
I'm the only thing keeping the universe in one piece.
I thought fighting angels and demons was a tough gig, but now I'd give anything to go back to the not-that-good, not-so-old days. There's a new game in town, and it's one that's threatening to destroy everything that has ever been created.
Oh, and my friends and I are the only ones who can stop it.
©2013 Michael Forbes (P)2014 Michael Forbes
I like scifi and urban fantasy. I don't like romance novels. If you are the same my reviews should help.
This is the third book in the series. This one was ok, but a much harder read than the previous ones. I definitely had to put this one down several times and come back in order to finish. Every bit of the book is non-stop action and mostly failure. Several of the actions of the characters do not make a lot of sense and seem to be more filler for the story than anything.
This novel has what I would call climax overload. It just keeps going on and on building and building without any relase. The heroes would solve a problem, usually get outwitted, and immediately roll on to the next point with nothing to break it up. The only novel I have seen similar to this was the last novel of the Wheel of Time series as far as too much buildup to the point it became more frustration than entertainment.
Still, it was enjoyable and does come to a satisfactory end. I will say that the tone of the series has gotten more angst ridden, whiny and at times down right emo. I definitely do not like that. Although, with what is going on in the book who can blame them for being down. Fortunately it seems that the author figured that out and fixes it in the next book of the series.
The world and over-arching story of this series is great. There is tons of action (a bit too much actually) and is fun, but you may have to break up listening to this one to really enjoy it. Still, if you liked the previous books in the series you will want to read this one. It really is a 3.5 star book but I don't have that option as it is better than a 3 but not really a 4. it is worth sticking with the series to see how things turn out.
So I am currently on the 4th book in the Divine Series, Bound, so needless to say I am already a fan of this series. One of the other reviews noted that the story is a lot of action with little release, and in this one I tend to agree, but this only happens over about 3 or 4 chapters, so its negligible in terms of the book as a whole. I liked #2 a little bit better and I really like #4 which I am currently listening to. So if you liked the series so far, there is no reason to not continue with it. Again the narration is awesome. I totally forget when Sarah or Charis is speaking that this a man narrating. There is never any question about which character is speaking. I highly recommend this book. If you haven't started the series yet, be warned, you will get hooked. Jeff Hays does such a great job with the characters that I honestly feel as is Landon is in my passenger seat every morning on my commute. If you don't think you will like this series, check out the narrator's other works. This is the best narration I have found on audible.com!
I think maybe this would be an okay book for a teenager.
He brings into play the idea of purgatory being a third power in the never ending fight between good and evil, but then doesn't describe purgatory much at all. The "King" of purgatory Dante is also pretty much a blank slate because he is not given much of any description at all accept he is the famous Dante from Dante's Inferno. When the big bad comes into the story it gets slightly more interesting and more in depth....but only just so.
He did okay. His voice was smooth and easy to listen to, but I hardly felt any emotion from him. That may be because of the writing though and not his fault.
I stuck with the series because I was hoping it would get better. It never does.
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