Saturday, 4 June 2016

No Rest For The Wicked - Dane Cobain



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.
When Jones himself is attacked, Father Montgomery knows he has to act fast. He speaks to the Angels and organises a final showdown where he’s asked to make the ultimate sacrifice.


I went into reading this book with no expectations and an open mind.  I was thankful for going in and approaching this book that way because it really made everything so much more unexpected and exciting.

The story kicks off really early on in the book and progressed at a quick and very exciting pace. NRFTW passed between point of views between the main character and those play a short amount of time in the story. I believe the mix of point of view really helps bring the story together as without the changes between POV's would have made the whole story confusing.

You'd believe that the angels come to help you, guard and guide you, but here in the land of Dane Cobain you could not be any further from that. In NRFTW the Angels come for one purpose, to cleanse the earth of those who have sinned. They do not lead you away up the long winding stairs, they reach you burning  each and every piece of you until nothing is left except for a pyramid of ash.

They are made of light, released by a new scientific advancement which I loved, it helped the story feel more realistic as the story wasn't just, the angels came did what they needed and left, no it doesn't go that way which it lovely.

No Rest For The Wicked did exactly what it needed to do, you open the book the story kicks in reaches its end, done. You would think that as a small book you wouldn't be able to do that well but Dane can and does, even if you're a busy person, this book respects that.

I love the work Dane creates and that alone earns this book a 5/5 but here the rating also comes from the book contents itself, its face paced and understandable, a little too graphic for some and even has a twist near the end which wraps the story up really nicely.

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