BOOK REVIEW: The Age of Satan

age-of-satan-cover-a_6CB77DJames Lovegrove adds to his New York Times bestselling Pantheon series with his new e-novella Age of Satan.

It’s 1968 and after the murder of his diplomat father, Guy Lucas is sent to a boarding school where he soon becomes the target of the older bullies. After a particularly nasty episode Guy is befriended by another student and persuaded to perform a black mass and get Satan to make his abusers pay.

This moment haunts Guy for the next 10+ years as he tries to escape from Satan and the tragedies that seem to follow him. His life is then affected by a brutal act which finally forces him to come to terms with what he did, and who he really is.

I really loved this novella and sped through it in about four hours. I liked the character of Guy and found it very easy to empathise with him as he is really just a boy whose life seems to spiral out of control after he performs the black mass. Even though this was just a short story, I never felt as though Lovegrove skimped or rushed events. The plot was very well paced and I loved how the story ended – totally not what I was expecting at all.

This is the first of Lovegrove’s Pantheon series that I have read, but I will now be checking out the rest of them.  A great way to fill a few hours – grab a copy from Solaris on 14th February 2013.

Rating: 5/5
Reporter: darkphoenix1701

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