Monday, 28 September 2015

Book Review: No Rest For The Wicked by Dane Cobain

My review of No Rest For The Wicked by Dane Cobain
Book Review: No Rest For The Wicked by Dane Cobain
The cover design currently on Amazon
Blurb from the back cover
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.

My thoughts on the book
I enjoyed this book. I love how Dane Cobain portrays the Angels. They are definitely not the traditional angel. There are a lot of blurred lines between good and evil, which I liked. I also liked the way religion and science are combined in the book, and become intermingled, and the way the main character puts the pieces together.
The book has a few scenes where the Angels visit various people and pass judgement, plus a sub plot from the past, which all ties together nicely at the end. I won't spoil the ending, but there is a great twist.
It's well written and I love how the Angels are described.
If I had to be picky, I would have liked a bit more information in the back story, but I understand why that wasn't the case as I think it would have detracted from the main plot too much. There was still enough to understand what was going on and how it all tied in.
Conclusion and rating
This book is short enough to read in one sitting, which I liked as once you get going, you don't want to put it down. I think it's technically a novella, but I felt it was just the right length, if it was longer it would have been pointless padding, but at this length, it's fast paced and interesting.
After reading it, I'm still not sure whether I would categorise it as sci-fi or horror, I think probably a bit of both!
Overall, I enjoyed it, and I will be keeping a look out for Dane Cobain's books in the future! 4/5
Book Review: No Rest For The Wicked by Dane Cobain
The original cover design and title

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  1. This sounds great! I love stories that combine religion and sci-fi and horror. Sounds like a good read. Thanks for sharing! visiting from #alittlebitofeverything

    1. This would definitely be right up your street then :)

  2. looks like a great book. Thanks for linking with #ShowcaseTuesday

  3. Sounds like a great read for my next holiday trip. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

    1. It's a fab read :) Thanks for hosting.