Joseph Devon

ISBN-10: 1441403868

ISBN-13: 978-1441403865

SOURCE:Received for an honest review from the publisher

Book Description (from Amazon)

Publication Date: January 7, 2009


Matthew knows that he died twenty years ago. He has, after all, been bouncing around New York City ever since, causing mischief and having fun as a supernatural being. But recently some problems have been cropping up: not only is he hallucinating things in garbage cans, but his mentor doesn’t think he’s working up to his full potential, his best friend can’t offer any solace but drunken confusion, and his wife is dying in Central Park.
See, the past twenty years haven’t meant a thing because now it’s time for Matthew to make his second choice and become a tester of humanity.
And that’s all before the zombies show up.
Come explore the world of Matthew and Epp and see what a samurai from Feudal Japan has to do with the course of modern physics, what a two-thousand year old Roman slave has to do with the summit of Mount Everest, and what a dead man from Brooklyn has to do with the fate of the world.

My Thoughts

While well written, I found this book difficult to get into. The concept is unique and Mr. Devon has certainly created an interesting scenario but I had a hard time following along at times. Many of the story lines were left hanging, no doubt to be answered in later books in the series. The angels aren’t like any you’ve seen before and the zombies are not stereotypes making this book much more interesting than the average fair in the genre. I did end the book wondering what was to come of Matthew, Epp and the others.

Heat Rating: None
Rating: 3
Reviewed By: ReadWarrior