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Azael's Lot by Karen Baldwin is haunting, yet quite entertaining and hard to put down.

Synopsis

A gold talisman is given to Ariana, an archaeology student, on a dig in Israel. She has no idea why or what it means. But she will soon find out her role in saving humanity.
Back at her small Ohio campus, Ariana recruits the help of clairvoyant and exorcist, Granny Mar. Also, Mira, a dissident witch of the Clan of Azael who recognizes the inscription on the talisman is the Seal of Azael. Azael is a fallen angel of the Grigori order.
What starts out as a mere curiosity to learn more about the talisman, turns into much more than they bargained for. While probing ancient texts, the three women discover an angelic prophecy of revenge against God and humanity. And it’s already begun! Using the arcane material they uncover, they attempt to stop the evil plot but get caught up in a fierce spiritual battle. Time is running out before dark forces take over the Earth, and the repercussions will be felt throughout the Universe. It will take more than their talents and faith to prevail.

Are you a fan of biblical and mythological stories? What about supernatural reads?Think about the TV show, Supernatural, filled with demons, angels, witches, and spirits. Baldwin has a story that will make you hang on to the edge of your seat until the end. It's haunting, yet quite entertaining and hard to put down.


Mira is a young woman who grew up learning the ways of the Clan of Azael. Completely rejecting the practice, she is ostracized by the Clan, until the lead member becomes the barer of a prophecy regarding the stolen box of Namaah. Wanting nothing more than to be reunited with his wife Namaah and sons, Azael has been chained under a desert since the dawn of man, awaiting his freedom which may come sooner than anyone anticipates. With an unconventional disease, striking the unborn babies within the womb, and strange occurrences, like a man coming out of a cave to give an archaeological student a strange golden coin, what do these all have in common? Will it be revealed before it is too late and the Earth becomes a war zone?


It is apparent that Baldwin did her research with this book, as it is filled with originality, but remains credible with the usage of names and origins in biblical texts. While most of the story has a solid foundation, there was character inconsistency that prompted further questioning. The usage of the name "Satan" instead of "Lucifer" may be bothersome since all other angels and demons are classified by their original names. Overall, the story is written well, the characters are captivating, and the pace is steady throughout the entire text. This story does have sexual innuendos, by way of Clan practices, and because of this, is not recommended for audiences under 18 years of age. If you are a reader of dark fantasy and supernatural thrillers, this may be the read for you.


An electronic copy was provided to Turning Another Page by Reedsy Discovery and in no way affects the honesty of this review. We provide a four-star rating to Azael's Lot by Karen Baldwin.

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Synopsis

A gold talisman is given to Ariana, an archaeology student, on a dig in Israel. She has no idea why or what it means. But she will soon find out her role in saving humanity.
Back at her small Ohio campus, Ariana recruits the help of clairvoyant and exorcist, Granny Mar. Also, Mira, a dissident witch of the Clan of Azael who recognizes the inscription on the talisman is the Seal of Azael. Azael is a fallen angel of the Grigori order.
What starts out as a mere curiosity to learn more about the talisman, turns into much more than they bargained for. While probing ancient texts, the three women discover an angelic prophecy of revenge against God and humanity. And it’s already begun! Using the arcane material they uncover, they attempt to stop the evil plot but get caught up in a fierce spiritual battle. Time is running out before dark forces take over the Earth, and the repercussions will be felt throughout the Universe. It will take more than their talents and faith to prevail.

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Dudael Desert, Israel present day

 

ÔĽŅÔĽŅÔĽŅÔĽŅ‚ÄúOh, Lord who brought me into existence eons ago,¬†is it a sin¬†¬†to love?¬†I have served at your command from the beginning traveling into the far reaches of the Universe,¬†¬†commissioned¬†¬†as¬†¬†you willed. I have been your dutiful servant.¬†¬†When¬†¬†you commanded me to abide in the flesh to¬†¬†teach¬†¬†your¬†¬†newest¬†¬†creation the ways to live after they were cast out of Paradise, I obeyed. Should I be punished for succumbing to human desires? Desires of the flesh?¬†¬†Though¬†¬†you¬†¬†cast¬†¬†me¬†¬†beneath¬†¬†mountains¬†¬†of rock and¬†¬†sand¬†¬†thousands¬†¬†of years ago, punishing me through¬†¬†all of eternity, I still breathe. I still feel. I still remember‚ÄĒher! I vow to all the powers of the Universe that I will avenge this¬†injustice.

A  gust  of  dry  air  broke  through  the  acrid  stillness  of    the subterranean prison. Memories of Naamah  dissipated.  Not  long my love. We will be together again.

Three spirits entered.

‚ÄúMy sons!‚ÄĚ


About the author

Karen Baldwin is an award-winning copywriter for film, TV/radio, and print. She currently writes supernatural thrillers, and lives in the tropics of Mexico where local Mayans share their tales of jungle spirits, and jaguars roam the night. view profile

Published on May 15, 2020

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300000+ words

Contains explicit content ‚ö†ÔłŹ

Genre: Thriller & Suspense

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