Sunday, December 29, 2013

Plague of Angels (The Descended) by John Patrick Kennedy Review

Title: Plague of Angels (The Descended)
Author: John Patrick Kennedy
Genre: Dark Fantasy
Pages: 302
Price: $2.99 or FREE for Prime Members
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Book Synopsis:

Nyx is Queen of Hell and ruler of the Angels who were banished there – the Descended.

And when the rest of the Angels are called home, Nyx finds herself stuck on the Earth with the Son of God. To her surprise, she learns that he is no happier than she. God's son thought he was sent down to judge humanity. Instead, he becomes a sacrifice for a cause he does not believe in – their redemption.

After his mortal body dies, the Son of God makes Nyx an offer: a new paradise on Earth if she will help him destroy humanity.

With two of her fellow Angels by her side, Nyx launches a thousand-year campaign of violence, sex, betrayal and intrigue to bring down God's people and have them worship her instead. From the back streets of Jerusalem to the palaces of Rome, from the temples of Egypt to the Pope's bedchamber, Nyx and her companions work to destroy the worshippers of God.

But not all is as it seems. And the Son of God has bigger plans than any of them imagine...


I want to be clear about something up front. Some will feel that this book makes a mockery of their religion. As a Baptist, I was a bit leery of this book at first. However, I took the book for what it was, a FANTASY, and was able to enjoy it. John Patrick Kennedy is an amazingly talented author with a vivid imagination. Yes, he does tackle a tricky subject, but that doesn't mean his work is any less entertaining. Open your mind to the STORY and enjoy it for what it is.

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