Michael is back in this gruesome, violent, at times heartbreaking, totally absorbing and thrilling second book in the Michael Saga: ‘Escape From Hell’! Outsmarting the Devil himself is what Michael plans to do but messing with Lucifer – a confrontation with pure evil – will most definitely put him in harm’s way! There’s no running from the Devil – or is there?!
“So this is what depression feels like, sinking in quicksand with only the Devil extending a hand to pull you out” – Michael
The Devil’s right hand wants to escape from hell. Yes, that makes perfect sense! Right? Meet Michael, who somehow ended up in hell (read ‘The Devil’s Lieutenant’outsmart if you want to know how – the dark, twisted and devious first book in the Michael Saga) and whose current job description is “to fuck with humanity at Satan’s bidding.” Is it his job or the Devil’s influence that taught him the art of manipulation? Browsing through ‘The Devil’s Lieutenant’ (yes, indeed!), Michael feels he has found a clue that will prove to be helpful in escaping hell. First, he has to think and act as the man he despises most: Lucifer himself!
After every ‘mission’ on earth, Michael has to report to Satan and as usual, he tries to outsmart his diabolical master. But the evil beast is easily poked and enraged, a state that will make it impossible for Michael to pursue his escape plans; he has to play his part convincingly to deceive the Devil. He needs to disguise his true reason to visit the ‘keeper of the ledger’ who records the actions initiated from hell. The Devil buys Michael’s pretext and so it is that Michael descends into the even darker depths of hell to a cell where the keeper, Raphael, is chained to a wall. With Raphael’s information, Michael comes up with a plan, worthy of the Devil himself! It involves nefarious manipulation and careful planning, destroying innocent lives, violence, murder and more… Does the end truly justify the means?!
Wow! The Michael Saga delivers and how! A fascinating, intriguing, utterly shocking and violent book that leaves you wanting more… in need to read the third book in the series, ‘The Unholy Trinity’. I strongly advise you to read ‘The Devil’s Lieutenant’ first, you will miss out on so much if you don’t! Michael, what can I say, I had grown to like him a lot in ‘The Devil’s Lieutenant’ but I was struggling with his actions in ‘Escape From Hell’ as I initially felt somewhat disappointed in Michael. I had grown to like him a lot and now I had no choice but to question his manipulative actions and ulterior motives…
Caring so much about a book’s protagonist – hating to see him undertake questionable actions, for me, that is what great stories are about and I applaud Shervin Jamali for drawing me in completely with his captivating and engrossing writing style. Again, I was fascinated by the eternal struggle of good vs evil that, in my belief, takes place in every single one of us. I watched it in Michael and it is utterly compelling! Shervin Jamali has a refreshingly blunt way of twisting general beliefs about heaven, hell and the creatures living there into something shocking!
The Michael Saga reminds me of the Greek myths in which Zeus rules from Mount Olympus, where the gods are no strangers to all sorts of human behaviour perhaps with a little more profanity though…
I highly recommend Shervin Jamali’s books!
Other books by Shervin Jamali:
Remember – http://getbook.at/RememberShervinJamali – my review
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|Publisher||CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (29 Dec. 2016)|