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Book Review: Come Hell Or High Water by Christopher C. Starr

The Heaven Falls series book 2
Come Hell Or High Water
by Christopher C. Starr

My thoughts~

When the reaper asks Raphael what Lucifer wants, Raphael explains that Lucifer wants to destroy what they are doing. I almost screamed outloud WHAT EXACTLY ARE YOU DOING?

” “I don’t think this is about angels,” Ramiel said suddenly, “This looks like a message, a warning. The captain’s messages are bloody.”
“It’s about man then?” Cassiel said it as a question. We knew it was a statement. It was about man. ” -COME HELL OR HIGH WATER

Faith and Righteousness

What works on their behalf? Call them angels. Name them. Make them soldiers to battle, kill and defend. No matter how destructive, nor how bloody. Then, hold humanity accountable when they do not understand.

In book two, some focus is on Lucifer reckoning with the loss of Sela, Lilith, his daughters Laylah and Dinial. His pain, even twisted, could be what orchestrates the chaos and even more loss. By the end, that kind of justice is what reaches all of earth.

It’s a war and like most wars, it feels as if the reason is obscured. It’s not really a fight for good or evil, not for light or darkness, not to rein or gain anything tangible. It really just seems to be ‘a thought’ the angels continue to fight over.

While reading the first book I associated it with a belief that I am familiar with and with heaven. As I read book two it felt more poetic, a dance with death and peace. Amidst the fighting, there are tender moments, love, disappointments, despair and bliss.

I enjoyed reading both book 1 The Road To Hell and book 2 Come Hell Or High Water. I loved them both. Both books are good reading. The subject is deep, dark, thought provoking and artfully written. Both books are stirring and emotionally riveting. I was caught up in the story and at times felt sick at what was going on This series has a knee jerk feel to it. Both books can be read simply as fantasy fiction novels and as stand alone books. Or if preferred, on a more biblical level. By the end of book 2, I had become very frustrated almost outraged with how it was ending. According to this series, humanity is created in the likeness of the creator, yet Man is to blame for everything that has gone wrong?

Both books contain explicit details and should be considered for adults and mature reading.

My name is Lucifer…

I told you my story in The Road to Hell. It was only the beginning.

Now the war in Heaven is over; the damned souls have fallen. All is as it should be. But Heaven is a fractured, broken husk. The Host is silent. The angels do not sing. The Father does not speak. All of it is frozen. Dying.

Except for Michael. Michael the Archangel is busy hunting. Everyone.

And I’m in Hell.This horrible place is a living cauldron of agony that engulfs the damned and burns them for eternity. And in the midst of all this chaos is me. But don’t despair: this is just a means to an end.

A means to The End.

The Father made a mistake and I’m going to make Him end it. Because I know what scares the Father. And when you know what someone fears, there’s no limit to what you can make them do.

My name is Lucifer and I will be the last.

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The Author

Christopher C. Starr is the author of The Road to Hell: The Book of Lucifer, the first novel in the Heaven Falls series. These stories examine God’s relationship with Heaven and Earth, told through the eyes of the angels. The next book in the series, Come Hell or High Water, will be released December 2020.

Chris makes it a point to look at the dark side of his characters, both heroes and villains, and his work explores the “grey”—that place where good and evil come together in all of us.
When he’s not writing, Chris enjoys comic books and movies, staying away from cemeteries, and poorly participating in P90X. He lives in Austin with his wife, two kids – the Boy and the Honey Badger – and a pack of dogs. You can check him out at or join the conversation at

You can find and contact Christopher C. Starr here:
– Website
– Facebook page
– Facebook group
– Amazon
– Goodreads


Come Hell Or High Water is book 2 of the Heaven Falls series.
Book 1 The Road To Hell is reviewed here and blog tour is here.

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