3 out of 4 stars
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Ever wondered what the world would be like without evil, selfishness, and greed? This was the question Ordin K. Cambel tried to answer in The Devil's Redemption: The Halcyon Atonement.
In this epic tale, the devil, weary of the endless cycle of pain and torment going on in hell, decides to visit the earth and find who has his ring. This person turns out to be Howe, who believes in God and attends church. Howe refuses to allow the devil to take him over. His refusal means he has to contend with the devil. With the fate of humanity hanging on his shoulders, can Howe withstand the onslaughts of the devil?
This novel has its roots firmly in the Christian faith, and there are many quotations from the Bible. It will not be easy for people of other religions or beliefs to enjoy this book; it is better suited to Christians. It also uses a lot of scientific and mystic jargon. For anybody who is not familiar with any of the above, the book might be challenging to follow.
Having read the book's short description, I started with excitement to know what it had to offer. It had an interesting storyline, and that got my attention immediately. However, I was a tad disappointed as I started reading. The initial chapters were boring, and I felt my excitement fading away as I progressed. However, things began to pick up again as the book got to the middle. It seemed the earlier pages were like a foundation laid for the rest of the book. Unfortunately, things were just a bit slow there. I had to point this out for readers who would get discouraged if a book started slowly. If you could get past the initial chapters' boredom, you'd enjoy the book's storyline.
I liked the book because, despite all the intricacies, the author was consistent in the narrative. The author could sync past, present, and future events. Also, terminologies, numbers, and dates were consistent. It would have been easy for me to get lost in the details, but the story's consistency helped me through the read.
Another thing I like is that the book has a lesson it teaches. There are so many books I know that are pointless. This book aims to impact readers and open their minds to the possibility of a better way of doing things. This is what I like best about the book.
The biggest bane of this book was the plethora of grammatical errors in it. Beyond the initial boredom, the grammatical issues were distracting. The book would need another round of professional editing. In addition to this, intending readers should note that it contains violence, sexual undertones, and drug use.
I would rate this book 3 out of 4 stars in the light of everything I've shared. I didn't give it a lower rating because of the lessons I learned from it. I'd recommend it to people interested in science fiction and Christians who would like to read about the soul's reformation.
The Devil’s Redemption
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