Lucifer is dead and Hell is under new management.
Ash had lived his life under a deal with a demon, but when the demon asked for more than Ash could give, he killed the demon to save his sister and the woman he loved... and in doing so, Ash landed himself as the new leader of Hell.
Ash accepted his fate and asked only one thing in return: He didn't want Elizabeth, the woman who held his heart, to be a part of his new life. He just wanted her safe and happy, and he asked that they not know each other.
Elizabeth was happy as a trauma surgeon until one day she was hit with a deep, dark depression. She feels as though she has lost the love of her life, but can't figure out why she would suddenly feel that way. All she knows is that she keeps seeing flashes of man that she can't really make out in her mind, and feelings of longing for him that make no sense.
Ash is now entrenched in his new life and faced with the enormous task of learning to lead Hell. With the help of a Warrior Angel, he is busy recruiting his Elite Guard, yet he can feel that there is something or someone missing from his life and he is determined to find out who or what it is.
The Warrior knows about Elizabeth and also knows that God always leads one in the right direction... even the leader of Hell. One touch is all it would take... but he needs to get them together at the right place and the right time.
The question is, can he do it before they are found by those who seek their demise?
Salvation is the second novella in the series called Keepers of Hell by Danielle James. Ash’ fortunes have turned. After spending years being under the control of a demon, Ash now has all the power. But these new powers, both the physical powers and the new political power, have a large learning curve. His naiveté provides his political opposition some unique opportunities to cause havoc. At the same time, Ash is overwhelmed with some rootless unhappiness and anger. As he tries to figure out his new life, Ash must also try to figure out what is causing his irrational mood.
Unfortunately, this novella missed the mark for me. However, there were many things that I thought were much improved from the first novel. This second novella had a more developed plot than the first novella. This might be because some initial groundwork was laid out in the first novella. This allowed James to give a stronger focus to the development of the paranormal aspects of the series. The plotline is a new take on some classic ideas, which is interesting. However, like the first novella, I think this one suffered a little from the short length as well. Most of the characters needed further development. However, I did like the inclusion of the former vampire assistant that Ash is sent by God. While goofy, he provided much needed comic relief. The cliffhanger in the first novella helped build the driving points for this stories plot. The reader should be warned, there are some violent scenes. And I personally did not feel that this aspect of the novella was handled well throughout the story. This novella too ends with a big revelation that sets the story for the next installment. This story was also infused with romance, but like before I felt like it was missing a critical mental compatibility between the two characters that was never developed.
The narration by Miles Taylor was alright. Once again, I thought that the voicing of the different characters could have been more dynamic, but overall it was fine. The production quality was good. I would recommend this novella to anyone who likes urban fantasy with a heavy influence of physical romance.
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14 of 17 people found this review helpful
So this is book 2 in a series. I have not read book 1. So i was lost. SO totally lost. So read book 1 first! Please! Salvation: The Keepers of Hell, Book 2 is not a bad book, don't get me wrong, but my honest review is this: Don't get this before you read the last book. Just don't do it!
Miles Taylor makes 3 hrs and 41 mins go fast. He is good.his voice work is super good. He defently the best thing about this book. And i am happy to give him full score for his work at this book. He has earned all 5 stars!
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Salvation is book 2 in the Keepers of Hell series by Danielle James and it's a keeper. Pardon the pun.
This is a really good series. The story line is fresh and exciting. To save his sister from the demon that killed the rest of his family, 5 year old Ash agrees to be the demons enforcer once he reaches adulthood. When Ash meets Elizabeth and falls in love with her, he's ordered to kill her but kills the demon that killed his family instead. Due to that, Ash becomes the new leader of Hell.
Ash is a great character. He's strong, sexy, protective, noble, and has moral and ethical beliefs. You can understand why God chose him to be the ruler of Hell. I loved Antonio, the angel assigned to help Ash find his Keepers of Hell guardsmen. Antonio is hilariously funny and goofy. I love the things he does that annoys Ash. There is great character development and interaction. The story is full of action, humor, love, intrigue, demons, vampires, angels and a large blue smurf.
I highly recommend this this series.
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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
I would....this was a great 2nd book...even better than the 1st!
What other book might you compare Salvation to and why?
This series is kind of similar to the Guardians series by Elise Marion...if you like that one, you will like this one!
Have you listened to any of Miles Taylor’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
The first book, this second book was a better performance in my opinion...he did a great job!
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
When Ash found Elizabeth and rescued her!
Any additional comments?
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This book picks up where the first one leaves off, Ash is now an Angel and the leader of hell...I know sounds weird right? He is not a bad guy...he is a good one, and is given this job because God thinks he will be fair and run things right! He had asked God to make him forget Elizabeth, and vice versa....He is kind of miserable without her...and she slips into a depression...they are just meant to be....God had a plan though, and throws in a kind of loophole to bring them back together....Really Great Story and performance, cant wait for #3!
Thank You Miles!
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Narration - Miles Taylor - Pretty Good! I bet he had fun recording this because he has some fun character voices and I LOVED his interpretation of Ash when he went all "king of hell" on everyone!
The story is short at 3 hr and 41 minutes AND I have not listened to book 1...yet.
I will, I'm pretty interested in this series now, but with that said, don't do what I did and make sure to catch this series in order. I was perfectly fine for the most part, but lost at the same time. So I need to go back and then head back through this series in order so I fully understand what's going on.
Is this worth a listener credit? I don't know. I usually prefer to get a little more time with my earbuds for a full credit. The cost is a little less than a credit, but not much - BUT with that said, I'm itching to use my credits to get the other two (Savior and Redemption) that are currently available on audible. I'm such a GLUTTON...or is it LUST?...maybe I'm just GREEDY! Huh...this series is right up my alley! *grins*
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What was one of the most memorable moments of Salvation?
This book is amazing I cannot say enough good things about this book!. Ash is learning all about hell and the different levels and there is some demons that think he shouldn't be the leader so the devise a plan but first they have to figure out who Ash cares about. Ash leads them straight to his sister and the love of his life although he doesn't know it. When Ash figures everything out will he be able to save them or will the demons win. I am so in love with this story and these characters.
What did you love best about Salvation?
Everything. I love that Ash is now the King of hell and running it in the way God needs it to be. I love that he is always thinking of what is the right way to run things. Saying he is in love seems like a mild way to put it. He has a devotion to Elizabeth that is amazing. I like that the author has added a message that we all can have a second chance as redemption no matter what. Because God loves us that much.
What did you like best about this story?
The message of second chances. Yes this is a paranormal romance but it has a running theme through out the entire series. Yes people make mistakes but there is always a chance of redemption of your soul.
What about Miles Taylor’s performance did you like?
OMG I love this mans voice. He has that right kind of roughness. That hot sexy kind of roughness that you want to hear from your man. He makes the character Ash sound so smoking hot!
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
Second chances for your soul.
Any additional comments?
I never stopped being amazed by the author. She has an amazing story-line that she is running with. I'm crossing my fingers that she will continue with.
Would I listen to this series again. That would be yes 3 times over.
Is there anything you would change about this book?
There are small flaws, lose ends and backstories that I would clear up.
Would you recommend Salvation to your friends? Why or why not?
I would to some one who enjoys this genre.
Which scene was your favorite?
Learning Antonio's nick name for his brother the vampire king.
Was Salvation worth the listening time?
Yes it was an exciting enjoyable listen.
Any additional comments?
I'm addicted to this series and like it so why did I only give it a 3 star rating? It is because there were minor flaws, unclear backstories and unclosed lose ends. For example what is Antonio's story. We know that he was a vampire who gave God a great service and was transformed into an Angel and assigned to protect Ash. We know that he has a mate who apparently is a heavenly dwelling Angel. We know his brother is the vampire king, but what is his story. What exactly was the service he performed that resulted in his angel transformation. Who is his mate. What's their story? This is gnawing at me.
Also when Ash asked Antonio for the time and he gave the time of several different cities including Cincinnati and New York, he gave different times for Cincinnati and New York. Both cities are in the same time zone. A minor flaw I know which really doesn't affect the story, however it still bugged me.
Also we never ever know why the demon went after Ash's family. It was never explained in either this book or the first books of the series. An unclosed thread.
The series is full of unanswered questions and unclosed lose ends. I am hoping that some of these threads will eventually be closed by the author.
Aside from the flaws, this is a fun enjoyable series.
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I absolutely LOVE this series! Salvation is the second story in Keepers of Hell series by Danielle James. Danielle doesn't disappoint either. Salvation picks up from where the first story ended. Ash is coming to terms with his new job as the new king of Hell but unlike Lucifer he has wings and considers himself an angel not a demon. Ash wants his mate, a doctor named Elizabeth. Things don't always go as planned for Ash, he comes very close to losing his mate. He asks Antonio to help save her and save her he does. You'll have to read this or listen to the audio to learn more. Danielle has written an amazing series that fills you with tears, laughter, and even love that leaves you begging for more.
Miles Taylor is a superb narrator. He pulls you in and keeps you engrossed in this series. I think he does a wonderful job with distinguishing accents and female voices. He does a great job and he makes you feel everything that's going on in this story. Overall, a perfect 5 star rating!
First of all let me say my review is a bit UNFAIR cause I was given a copy of this for an honest review HOWEVER IT'S THE 2ND BOOK IN THE SERIES so I was lost! I Wish I would've had the First one so it would be a fair review! JUST REVIEWING THIS STORY YES I LOVED IT! THE ONLY THING I WOULD CHANGE IS BEING ABLE TO READ THE FIRST ONE FIRST & I WISH IT WAS A BIT LONGER! I love books about Heaven & Hell Demons & Angels! AFTER I READ THE FIRST BOOK I'LL REVISE THIS REVIEW!!
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