3 out of 4 stars
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I have enjoyed my share of horror and thriller stories, and I always look forward to being scared each time I start reading such a book. I typically think that is the reason why I chose to read this book The Devil’s Eclipse by Christopher Williams.
The book is composed of short horror stories. I genuinely enjoyed reading the book. Among the stories I enjoyed reading most is The Admiral and Infestation. In the admiral story, the devil sends his devoted follower to devour the soul of a man. The scary part of this fascinating story is how the devil’s agent can transform from a beautiful young human being to a grotesque creature. It makes it easy for her to walk on earth without anyone ever noticing anything unusual. I appreciated how it was hard to know what would happen next in the story, especially in the title; The Admiral. The devil’s agent performs her job to ultimate perfection, and when she finishes her task, she returns to the depths of hell, where her king assigns her a new job. In this book, the dark side always wins. There is no triumph to the people who follow the light.
For people who love horror and thrillers and hate reading long books, this is your kind of book. The stories are short, and you instantly get to experience more scary narration that you will undoubtedly enjoy. What I admired about this book is the creativeness of the author, and the book is well-edited. I always appreciate horror and thriller story writers because this requires a lot of unique creativity, and it is so easy to run out of creative ideas for frightening stories to write. This book left me thinking, and I wondered that maybe the devil is real, and he is always among us recruiting new apostles. With all the evil that happens in this world, I genuinely think that is the only explanation I can present.
What I disliked most is how the author describes the evil creatures almost in a similar manner. The author describes most of the evil creatures as having demonic eyes and an erection. There is nothing else I did not like about this book.
I can recommend this book to adults, mostly because it has some sexually narrated scenes that are not suitable for children. Besides, this book will give children nightmares. I can give this book a rating of 3 out of 4 stars, mostly because it wasn’t that scary to me. It was just different and creative.
The Devil's Eclipse
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