I decided to read this book after seeing it recommended in another author’s newsletter. I wasn’t disappointed. It’s fast-paced, intriguing, exciting and funny.
Seen from the perspective of demons in hell — which is a perfectly natural place to live — we are introduced to Ezekial, or Zeke to his friends, who is the only demon down there with no magical abilities, which makes him a bit of an outcast.
The others call him The Segregate.
Chosen by Lucifer’s Council to go to the surface and bring back a powerful demon who’s absconded without permission, Zeke is joined by his only friend and a nemesis. Their assignment is clear, but the why’s and how’s are not. No matter how much Zeke tries to protest, he soon finds himself on the surface. Where the humans live. An unusual and bewildering place.
This was a real page turner and an easy read without being simplistic. The story and characters are well crafted with plenty of depth and backstory. The settings are descriptive and vivid, giving the story a three-dimensional feel
I loved how everything had been turned upside down. Expressions and cuss words were all turned on their heads and the complete opposite to what we’re used to.Hell was home, heaven a place best avoided, and Overworld with the humans a strange and somewhat scary place. It all made perfect sense.
I thoroughly enjoyed the story and will definitely read the other books in the series. If you are a fan of Urban Fantasy, you’ll enjoy reading this.
Bitter Aries – The Zodiac Book 1
by Paul Sating