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Beth's Review: Beckoning Darkness (The Damned and The Pure #1) by J.D. Stonebridge

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Publisher: Self-Published

Released: November 27, 2014

Genre: Horror, Dark Fantasy

Length: 232 pages

Format: eBook

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God left humanity in the care of the angels. Centuries have passed, and Heaven is preparing for His return. After centuries of imprisonment in Heaven, Ariel is given a chance to redeem herself in the eyes of the archangels. Years after her last descent, Ariel must return to the mortal land to fulfill her mission for the coming of God. But the memories of her past sins catch up to her, and Ariel must decide where her faith truly lies. The city of Chicago was the chosen residence of the eccentric demon, Caelum. His taste of entertainment sets him apart from the rest of his kind, driving him to walk amongst the mortal men. But when he is presented with an opportunity to have a hand in Hell’s grand plan, temptation beckoned him to take the risks. Walking through shadows and nightmares he crosses paths with an angel from Heaven, and the memories of his forgotten humanity begin to resurface. Both Heaven and Hell have plans for the End of Days with the angel, Ariel, and the demon, Caelum, at the center. When faith is threatened, two natural enemies become unlikely allies in a war for all Humanity.

Five (HUGE) Boundless Stars

This is an extremely well written story of an angel and a demon finding each other in the same fight; even stranger, on the same side. The characters are well developed; the imagery is so vivid, I was made to feel as if I was part of the action. The suspense is perfect; we are given just enough information, at just the right time, in just the right way. I can’t write too much; this book makes it way too easy to give spoilers. I was drawn into the story from page 1 and could not stop reading.

This is the first book of what I think to be an awesome new series. I am hooked; I’ve already read the sample of book two, Wavering Light, and I can’t wait to dig into it. This is a HUGE 5 Boundless Star book.

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