The Road to Hell (Heaven Falls #1) by Christopher C. Starr
Unbearable loneliness. The need to be loved,
adored and cherished. And when jealously
is the dictator of creation.
adult | mature | horror | fiction | fantasy | religious
As with many great epic-fantasy novels, there is battle! The detailed action is riveting and terrifying. The angels of heaven can be monsters and presented in a thrilling horror. Although if any of these characters were asked, they would surely defend their actions as necessary.
This story arouses the irony of everything.
The Road To Hell references some religious teachings that the reader may find familiar. An incredibly written and absolutely entertaining read. The author’s style, and interpretation of these details, is brilliant.
This book takes place before creation. It describes the jealousy of heaven’s angels. If it is true that mankind is created in the mirror image of the creator, than a lot is explained. How the human condition in fact can be the very thing that turns the best of us into monsters.
Lucifer was loved. He was the first and deeply in love with the father. It was Lucifer’s jealousy that got the ball rolling. And then, perhaps poor parenting skills on the father’s part. Damn me for even suggesting a thing, right? If this book gets anyone twisted in a bunch, it might be that it reveals Lucifer as wounded. Then explains how an obsessive need for attention and love can turn to a dark desire of destruction. And all of this happens so seamlessly in The Road To Hell.
I loved it! When I first read the title I did have reservations about reading it for a review. It is a beautiful cover and it did strike my interest right away. However, I knew I would not be into a religious read. And, I also knew any mention of the devil in any capacity, would drive some folks out of their mind.
It is a mistake to pass this book up due to the title or what one may think the story is about. It is a richly written epic-fantasy. These characters, these holy, heavenly creatures literally rip each other apart in the name of their father and for what they believe. They do it with love for him, for peace and for the good of each other. Although fantasy books are for entertainment purposes, this read reflects the horrors of humanity quite well.
I purchased both kindle books The Road To Hell and Come Hell Or High Water on Amazon. I’m looking forward to reading the second book. When I noticed the audible for The Road To Hell, I purchased it too. Listening to this story is an incredible experience.
My name is Lucifer and I was first…
…and, yes, I am that Lucifer. Fall from Heaven, Prince of Darkness, ruler of Hell, Satan, the Devil, the Adversary, and a thousand other names.
Forget what you think you know. You’ve never heard this story before—not from me. Others have tried. None of them got it right.
See, I don’t want you.
I’ve never wanted you.
I want Him.
Everyone else is just in the way.