Saturday, September 3, 2011
Lucifer's Odyssey by Rex Jameson review
It looks like the guest post I had scheduled for today has fallen through so instead I will share the review for a brand new book (released Sept 1) by Rex Jameson. Enjoy!
Lucifer's Odyssey by Rex Jameson tells a story with some familiar names in a completely unfamiliar way. I'll be the first to admit that I never thought I would read a story with Lucifer involved and actually be rooting for him.
The story begins on Earth where Lucifer and his companions are confronted by Michael and set on a path that takes them to their home the Chaos Pattern. Upon arriving they learn that terrible things have happened and all of the people blame Lucifer's father who sits upon the throne. With conflict between the clans being imminent Lucifer must flee to seek help from an old goblin friend in order to ensure his proper place on the throne.
Rex Jameson does a wonderful job telling this story in a completely unexpected way. Lucifer is a good character and while I didn't really relate to him much (he is still a bit of a sociopath at times) there are parts where it is easy to sympathize with his problems. There only real issue I had with the book was the magic system. Pattern magic is spoken of and used throughout the story, but I never really understood much about it. One of the things I love about fantasy novels is the unique twists that so many people bring to magic, and I would have liked to understand this one a little bit better. That really doesn't affect they story however it is more of a personal preference in a book.