|The Seventh Seal|
by J. Thorn
Book #1 in series
Genres: Action Adventure, Dystopia,
John is drugged at a Halloween party and awakes days later to both personal and global horrors. Only the fluke - or was it divine intervention? - of his wearing a priest's costume saved his life. Religious zealots have some how taken over the military to kill off the entire population of those it deems as sinful and unworthy as they initiate their own coming of Revelations.
Normally goodreads is an excellent source of information regarding whether or not a book is part of a series, but even it gave no indication. As I got nearer to the end of the book with no sense of completion to the tale, it started to become clearer and clearer to me that I was either about to be faced with a cliff hanger, a dead end, or a continuation of the saga. I will give the author credit for not ending the book with a complete cliff hanger. However, what we are given instead is a glimpse into a scene that occurs later with no idea of how our hero escaped from the possible cliff hanger. We can most likely deduce what happened, but may never know especially since there is no guarantee that it will be revealed in the next book.
The plot is thrilling though, a very fast paced adventure that made it very hard to quit for the evening ... even though it was several hours past midnight. The fight of good vs. evil is a tried and true story but here what is foreseen as good, may not be the case.
While the book is not full of annoying errors, it could definitely use another read through by the editor, as some mistakes have slipped through previous editing attempts.