The Seraph Contingency
A bored Angel sneaks from Heaven over to Purgatory, checks out the eclectic music leaking from the only bar to be found, makes a friend of the bartender, and then trustingly follows the wrong creature out the door. So begins a roller coaster ride through ironic play with the canon of lore drawn from underworld mythology with occasional relief up Topside.This unlikely band of heroes seek to seat a new head of state in Hell. With some unwitting accomplices among them, fate draws them towards a showdown with a back drop of 1970’s disco and kung foo fighting. Demons, angels, demi-gods, and various other immortals and mortals cross paths in this supernatural novel.
The book is a good read, if you can stay with the cluttered prose at times.The author worked a bit too hard with metaphor that’s stacked like cord wood, but once the reader moves beyond the first third, the prose tightens up. There is a delightful dance with Greek and Sumerian mythos throughout.A Seraph that spouts science and takes everything said to her as literal is an effective relief in some otherwise dense writing.These damned souls sneak in and pluck at your curiosity, which keeps the reader, if not enthralled, engaged enough to see how the story unfolds till the end.This compelling desire to find out what happens is what elevates the book from a 3 for the jumbled delivery to 4 stars for an interesting read.