“The Devil’s Lieutenant” by Shervin Jamali is a self published novella that is available in paperback and eBook format.
- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (20 May 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1539549682
- ISBN-13: 978-1539549680
In the blink of an eye, Michael loses his family. As his life spirals out of control with grief, he is presented with the possibility that their souls might be trapped in Hell. Thus begins an unimaginable and nightmarish journey to rescue his family from the depths of Hell, with the Devil as the puppet master pulling his strings. Warning: Graphic violence and profanity included.
This is a very quick paced novella with a lot of action. When Michael loses his family he is at the lowest point. He is given a chance to save his family from hell and a life of damnation, he obviously is going to agree to this. But this is the Devil he is dealing with, so there is going to be a catch, or two!
This does have some language and also some scenes that may cause offence. I will say that these scenes are quickly summarised so you get an impression of what the author has in mind. The chapters are very quick and flit over several years, but are quite easy to follow. The cast that join Michael and the Devil are given a quick introduction and a brief history, but that is all that is needed.
This book takes a good look at good, evil, second chances, choices and reactions. I really enjoyed the surprising twists, especially the one at the end.
This novella was an enjoyable read and I think would suit reader of fantasy based crime, action, thriller books. A good fast paced, well laid out and a good plot.
* I recieved from the author for an honest review. My thoughts expressed are my own. *
About the Author:
I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember, but it wasn’t until recently that it just seemed to click. I’ve had stories locked away, but suddenly, and unexpectedly, they now need to get out. I completed the first draft of “The Devil’s Lieutenant” in just two months, and that was as a result of writing when I had the opportunity to do so. My 8-5 job and family still came first. I look forward to the day when I can be a full time writer who can take my children to school, pick them up and chauffeur them to various activities, with a healthy dose of writing in between.
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