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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