This is your quintessential tale of good against evil. Corporation against the little people. About making the right choices. Josh and Harry are best friends, almost brothers. They move to New York to pursue their careers. Josh is hired by Jonah International and Harry by Alastar-McGlocklin, the two biggest conglomerates in the world. Each on opposite sides of the coin, both in pursuit of Artifacts.
This is not an action-packed story, and I actually set the book aside for several months before getting back to it. When I picked it back up, the more I read, the more I was drawn into the story. There were a few surprises which made me step back and re-think what I had previously surmised. I love it when a writer can make me do that.
There are quite a few characters, and most of them are fairly developed. I came to care for Josh and Harry, and I'm glad Kate received her just rewards. Kelan was probably the most complex character, as we weren't really sure which side he was on. This is a type of story that makes you contemplative about your life choices. Are you for the light, or the darkness? And is there really redemption?
My only complaint, the book needs a good editor and the writing is somewhat stilted and written in too passive of a voice.
If you believe in angels and demons, heaven and hell, and the fight of good over evil, I would recommend this book. There is a sequel, and I’m interested to see what happens with Josh and Jonah International. I give my 4 feathers.
I’m a realist at heart. There is not a lot that impresses me about fictional storylines that seem over and above the realm of possibilities from a human’s perspective. This one knocked it out of the park. If you are a Christian, this will give you so many similarities to scripture that you will almost anticipate the next turn, but then you are surprised at the twist. If you are not a Christian, the action, plot, human emotion, and vindication for Joshua will have you cheering at the end. The book was well-written and on par with the Left Behind series! And this is the author’s first book in the series! Steven Neil Moore is one to follow!
This was a refreshing out-take on good vs. evil. I’ve read a lot of book where the author’s interpretation is either conceptually way off base with regards to realism, or so far-fetched that it’s unbelievable, but this one was really good. The author was able to make me think about the possibilities of another world co-existing “around” ours. I was really impressed! This author promises more of the continuing story around Joshua in future books, I will most definitely be on the lookout for the next one!