Author: Dane Cobain
Publisher: Booktrope Publishing
Publication Year: 2015
When the Angels attack, there’s NO REST FOR THE WICKED.Father Montgomery, an elderly priest with a secret past, begins to investigate after his parishioners come under attack, and with the help of Jones, a young businessman with an estranged child, Montgomery begins to track down the origin of the Angels.The Angels are naked and androgynous. They speak in a dreadful harmony with no clear leader. These aren’t biblical cherubs tasked with the protection of the righteous – these are deadly creatures of light that have the power to completely eradicate.
I got a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I don’t think I’ve read any book about angels, ever. That doesn’t mean that I’m not interested in books about angels though. I do. So when the author offered me to review this book, I was excited to read it.
No Rest for the Wicked is about Father Montgomery, a priest, who investigates a series of attacks by creatures that called themselves The Angels. He has help from Jones, a businessman who’s a close friend of his. They are trying to figure out who The Angels are and how to stop them from annihilating human races. It might sound exaggerated but from what I read, these creatures are like on a mission. It almost feels like an apocalypse. Their numbers are growing and more people go missing because of them. That’s just how scary the story is.
The Angels in this book are probably not what most people perceive as Angels. But being familiar with Supernatural the TV show, I had no trouble seeing them as deadly soldiers with no shades of grey. The origin of The Angels in this book is interesting; it kind of combined science and religion. Although it includes some scientific event, it didn’t confuse me at all. It’s explained in a way that’s easy to understand.
The narratives jump around back and forth so it takes time to get used to. Each chapter refers to a specific event in a specific time period. Each chapter only takes about two or three pages so sometimes I feel like reading vignettes, like it’s only a fragment of the event. There are holes here and there. I don’t know if it’s intentional or not (I mean, it’s a novella after all) but it made me want to know more of the story. I want more.
Overall, if you like supernatural thriller you can try this novella. It’s a fast read and if you like Supernatural the TV show, you might enjoy reading No Rest for the Wicked.