Stealing Lazarus’s miracle gifted him immortality. Combined with his natural ability of invading and controlling people’s minds this made him one of the most dangerous people on Earth.
But the miracle came with a price. His punishment was to be imprisoned within the walls of an ancient monastery and tormented by an invisible fire that burned his body perpetually. To escape the pain he retreated deep into his own mind.
There he discovers the truth of the universe and that only he can stop the coming Apocalypse.
This metaphysical thriller (should I coin it that?) is the sequel to The Cult of Me and is an unusual and absorbing read. The theme is the battle between good and evil, namely archangel Michael and fallen angel Lucifer. The arena stretches from heaven to hell and an imprisoned deathless man is a key player. The book explains the concept the plot is based on at the beginning and it is quite mind blowing stuff. I like the way Michael Brookes’ mind works and he doesn’t disappoint as things progress in this novel.
I loved the way this was written and I thoroughly enjoyed the imagery and theories put forward about why and how the world exists. This isn’t a very long book and I read it in a day but had to take breaks to reflect on parts of it.
This novel is quite thought provoking regardless if you believe in Judeo-Christian principles, God, heaven and hell or not. It will stretch your imagination regardless. I hate ruining books by giving away spoilers which ultimately detracts from enjoying them I feel (the reason I don’t read a series out of sequence) but I urge anyone who has ever been curious about why we are here to read Michael Brookes’ imaginative take on it.
I rooted for the Deathless Man, (the cynic representing atheists everywhere?) and was disappointed to find the conflict wouldn’t finish in this book but I look forward to the next one. I don’t like reading a series out of sequence so I am not sure if I will go back to read the first one in this series although this book stands alone quite magnificently. Things hot up after 80% in the book as the plot clarifies. I hope we don’t have to wait long for the next one? Will there be another? Soon? I want to know how this plays out…