Judas: The Relic by Roy Bright
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
If you’ve read my review for Judas, you’ll know how much I fell in love with it. That story was so plausible that, for me, it was one that genuinely had me thinking ‘what if this was the real reason Judas betrayed Jesus.’ Naturally I know that Judas is fiction, but it really got me thinking and its a testament to an author that can do that.
When I knew that Judas 2 had been written and published, I was so excited. I couldn’t wait to get stuck in. Sadly life got in the bloody way. There were reviews to be written and it took me a couple of months to actually read it and then it took me even longer to write the review, but finally, finally I got there and alls i can tell you is that it was so worth the wait.
A child brought to womanhood within an alternative reality in order to become a devastating weapon.
A demon sword of immense power that must be controlled by an angelic warrior to have any hope of winning an impending war.
Together, they face the biggest challenge to mankind’s existence, within a universe soaked in the blood of battle, where epic tales of the struggle between good and evil play out at a breath-taking pace.
Prepare to open the gates of Hell.
I love how the author plots his characters. He takes the bad elements and the good elements and mixes them so that one minute you love the character and the next you have this hatred for them. All at the same time. You can’t help but sit there and think ‘how does this man think like this, how does he create this world, a world that is not only believable but that you actually step into the world he created.’
It’s written in the first person present, the same as Judas, now I usually hate this style of writing, I don’t know why only that it grates on me, however, here in this series, i think its the only style that would have worked because to create the illusion that you’ve stepped into Judas’ world and that you can fight right alongside the characters it needs to be written as if its happening right there and then.
I truly cannot wait for the third book.
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