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I totally enjoyed this horrific demon fiction especially the characters of Blake, Gregor and Lilith. Blake Rossi is an ex-communicated priest and was the chief exorcist of the Vatican when a child in Texas dies during exorcism. He struggle with drinking and as a normal person in the working world but is tormented by a demon and accidents occur. He gets together with his best friend Gregor Balfor they start their own exorcism business, so go good but there is where all hell breaks out and Furcas and Lilith comes into play. Cannot wait until for Sins of the Father.
What's not to like? This was scary in all the best ways. I couldn't put it down because I had to know what was going to happen. Demons of hell with personal knowledge of your life that even you don't know and they enjoy knowing it. I cannot wait for the next installment.
Reminding me (a little) of a TV series I recently watched (what can I say I Love Horror), I stopped only after I turning the last (virtual) page. Once finished I immediately added it to my Favorites Collection (on my Kindle) so I could read it again (down the road of course). With a well developed storyline, fleshed out characters, and no noticeable typos or errors in sentence structure, you can't help wanting more. Thankfully there's another book in this series to look forward to. Highly Recommended.
I really liked the premise to the story and look forward to the next book. The characters have their flaws, but are using that to benefit others. The mix of personalities and character types is making for a very good storyline. If you like this genre, than you shouldn't be disappointed with this book.
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.joyed this book. The story was interesting and captured my attention fairly quickly. I like the characters, their not perfect but try to assist others. If you like this genre then I believe you will enjoy this read. I am definitely looking forward to the next book in the series.
Blake Rossi was once a well respected priest and exorcist, but when an exorcism goes wrong, he is thrown out of the priesthood and left with nothing. He is plagued with nightmares and visions of the child he failed to save and has turned to the bottle. But when an old friend arrives unannounced with a proposition for Blake, he can't let it pass.
This took me a while to become fully invested in. The plot doesn't really get going till nearly half way through the book, but once it does, it becomes hard to put down. I remember when I was younger and watched The Exorcist, it terrified me and I had nightmares for months after!!! I'm wary of reading books like it now because the thought still terrifies me. While this was chilling, it didn't come close to truly scaring me. Saying that though, I still listened to this within a day because I needed to see what would happen to Blake.
The best thing about the book for me were the characters. Blake was an easy one to like and I was rooting for him throughout. I didn't like Gregor as much but Lilith was awesome. Each of them was well written and developed.
In all, this was a really good read. There was a lot to like about it and I'm looking forward to more from Blake and the world the author has created.
Jake Urry is one of my favourite narrators. He has such a distinctive voice and always performs what he reads. I loved his creepy tone for the Demon!!
I was given this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.
For years, Blake Rossi was the chief exorcist for the Catholic Church. Then a 6 year old died during an exorcism, and he found himself excommunicated and out in the cold. He drowns his misery and guilt in alcohol, drifting from one meaningless job to the next, unable to pay the rent and demon haunted. So when old friend Gregor Balfor comes calling to try and convince Rossi he needs to take up his old profession again, he’s against it. But events wear him down- an old woman needs help because her father captured a demon many years before and now the demon is on the loose- and he finds himself joining Balfor and Balfor’s allies fighting a high level demon- a demon knight.
I liked the characters, and hope White develops them more as the series goes on- yes, it’s the first of a series. I want to know about Balfor’s group, and especially more about Lilith. The story was slow to get started, but I suspect (and hope) that, without having to create backstory, the 2nd will take right off. Four stars.
Say you're a first class exorcist. Say you perform an exorcism that costs a child his life and that gets you excommunicated. What do you do? You start a freelance exorcism service of course. That's exactly what Blake Rossi does. At first, things go smoothly but before long the job becomes more than a little dicey. The spirits that Blake sends away are not just lost souls seeking a way to the afterlife, some of them are downright evil. When Blake and his associates call up the Demon Knight, the entire world is at peril. This is when things get interesting. I really, really enjoyed this book. While not as graphic as some of Scare Street's stories, it has plenty of drama and characters that are likable enough that you care about what happens to them. The reader learns a lot about the world of demons. The leadup to the climactic finale is as good as anything I've read recently. I look forward to the next book in this series. Asses will be kicked.
I enjoyed this book. Blake is a wrongly excommunicated exorcist and just not any exorcist. He was the Chief Exorcist. Blake's friend, Gregor, convinces Blake that it's time for him to do what he does best - helping those in need of spiritual assistance. I am looking forward to the next book in this series.
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This book is OUTSTANDING! A priest who gets ousted from the church for helping to many demon possessions that the church does not approve. He starts, with a friend, doing house blessings and progresses into exorcisms. He ends up in a final standoff with a terrible, powerful demon. The rest you'll have to read cause I don't do spoilers. Highly, highly recommend! I hope this writer keeps it up!