Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Review - A Demon Lies Within by Tony Hubbard

Following his murder, Andrew McMurray finds himself transported to the depths of hell. There he is indoctrinated as an apprentice to a demon master, Sonneillon. Exposing Andrew to the dark reaches of his evil powers, Sonneillon demonstrates a demons’ ability to posses, torment and control the thoughts and actions of the living. Andrew’s ultimate goal following his apprenticeship? Revenge on his wife, Katelyn and young son, Joshua, both of whom he holds responsible for his murder.

As Katelyn rebuilds her life, following her husbands’ death, she meets Michael Gordon, a recent escapee from Corporate America, who has his own troubled, tragic past. As their relationship grows, they realize they share something more than their burgeoning love for one another— the powers of hell have deeply impacted their pasts. Evil continues to insinuate itself into the pair’s lives, bringing with it haunting and unspeakable horrors. Andrew’s plan of revenge begins to materialize once he inhabits Joshua, having him act out in often violent and disturbing ways. With possession of Joshua’s mind and body complete, will hell’s ultimate evil goals come to pass, or can the local priest of a small Maine town exorcize Father from Son? At stake, doom-laden repercussions for all involved… and perhaps the world as a whole.

4 stars

A Demon Lies Within by Tony Hubbard was an interesting book.  It was a bit darker than my normal selection of book, but it kept me interested and turning the pages.  The journey of a man who is an abusive, cheating husband to the ward of a demon who is teaching him how to torment humanity.

The characters in this book are well done, the evil is pronounced and leaves no doubt while the good people aren't perfect, they are just trying to resist the will of the evil ones.  The relationships that develop seem realistic and really help drive the plot.

While this book isn't for the faint of heart, it is great for anyone who enjoys horror stories.  The great thing about this book is, it's not a gore fest.  There is a psychological aspect to the horror that really helps drive the reader to keep turning the pages.  That is not to say there is no violence, just some terrible mind games taking place driving things forward.

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