Saturday, September 14, 2013

Review of Infernal Gates by Michael Webb

Infernal Gates by Michael Webb

Infernal Gates, by Michael Webb, centers on Ethan Freeman, an ex-Special Forces Ranger, and the spiritual battle in which he, and six others, become involved, a fight to prevent a demon from unleashing an evil force from within an Abyss. The story contains a mixture of Biblical facts, mythology, history, science, archeology, and fiction.

What I liked about this book is that part of it reminded me of the TV show, Lost. The book contains a lot of mystery and conflict, which piqued my interest. Also, the book contains many interesting historical facts and mythological tidbits. For the most part, the author does a good job of organically weaving these into the story.

If I could have changed anything, I would have liked to have seen more use of third person, deep POV and perhaps fewer characters so I could identify better with those characters.

To be sensitive to readers, I want to make several cautions. The word hell is used several times, and there is at least one instance of “Oh, God.” Two characters kiss, and one of them is married, but her husband is on life support/brain dead. A pastor offers someone beer, and priests and others drink wine. Finally, the book contains dark elements such as demons.

I like this quote from author Michael Webb’s Amazon page. It best describes his unique brand of writing. “I have always been fascinated by the intersection of the supernatural, the historical, the scientific, and the Judeo-Christian worldviews…If you are intrigued by such things as traditional and forbidden history, the origins of demons and their influence on mankind throughout the ages, quantum physics, the nature and character of God, and the unseen war in the heavenlies between angelic forces and agents of darkness, you will enjoy reading all of my supernatural thrillers.”

This book might appeal to those who enjoy books that deal with spiritual warfare and TV shows like Stargate and Lost.

*Please note that I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my review. However, I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.

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