Lucifer Unbound: book set
Lucifer Unbound series: Hell's Retribution and Heaven’s Redemption:
A paranormal adventure in two thrilling books by Brandy Marks that are bound to take readers on a breathless journey from heaven, to earth, hell and back. These novels tell the stories of angels, demons, and the eternal struggle between good and evil.
The first novel portrays Lucifer, the most charismatic and intelligent celestial, whose pride lead him on a doomed journey. He seeks revenge on Nephilim, who challenges him at every step. It delves into the complexities of love, desire, revenge, and redemption in a supernatural context, leaving readers engrossed from the start.
The second book moves the narrative forward, revealing the survivors' struggles on a post-apocalyptic earth. They need knowledge, and the key lies within the 'Celanese Fragments,' a celestial library filled with the entire wisdom of humanity and heaven. The search leads them to Celaeno of the Pleiades star cluster and their encounter with various celestials and otherworldly beings. Marks skillfully creates vivid imagery and multifaceted characters while integrating her faith into the narrative. The series seamlessly weaves together tales of redemption, supernatural adventures, biblical theology, and universal existential dilemmas.
Review of Lucifer Unbound by Jamie Michele of Readers Favorites
The first in Marks' trilogy places its narrative at the start of the Judeo-Christian Bible. Lucifer was created by Adonai Elohim, as the universe is brought into being. Underwhelmed by his station and with his ambition for something greater, he lures the first humans into deceit, cementing their fate alongside his own.
Without the constraints of Heaven's rules, he and his cohorts tempt and entice women into sin. From this, a new race is created. One in particular, Anak, the son of a fallen angel and an earth woman. He matures into a devotee of Adonai though his movements on earth are under constant attack. Still he remains true, ...performing rescues in both words and combat. As Anak's successes rise, Lucifer's fail, losing what shred of care he has left in his own war against heaven for retribution, at least until near the end when the devil himself does the unthinkable.
Brandy Marks weaves a fantastic tale of an earth inhabited by humans, Fae, demons, angels, dragons, and all manner of creatures in Lucifer Unbound series.
The imagery is exceptional, opening up a world we've not seen with a vast landscape and many characters whose development grows through shifting points of view. The writing is, for the most part, tight and clean. The dialogue transitions between something very modern back to "biblical speak" sometimes with the same characters, but in the context of the story, its fantasy, and a time that is neither here nor there, it actually works.
Marks shines whether she is piercing the heart with corruption and lust; a flick of the tongue or a breath to the ear, it's no wonder so few are able to resist-and she effectively instills a message about the eternal war between good and evil. . .
The book lends space in its back matter for Marks to connect the dots between scripture and script. a nice touch. My hope is others will enjoy it as much as I have.