Review: Plague of Angels spews Hell on earth in novel by John P. Kennedy
Blasphemous and graphic while also addictive and entertaining are only some of the words that describe John Patrick Kennedy’s scintillating debut novel Plague of Angels.
Plague of Angels is not recommended for the faint of heart or easily offended. Readers who have some familiarity of biblical history will recognize the religious and geographical references laid out throughout the story. What I enjoyed the most is Kennedy’s writing style which is refreshingly vivid and sharp, deftly telling the story without burdening the reader with unnecessary prose and detail. The story’s main character Nyx, an atypical protagonist, is the Queen of Hell. Her ultimate goal is to destroy mankind in order to revel in a future Paradise on earth. The master plan is not of her own invention but conceived from an even more powerful force who is recognized to this day as a a symbol of all that is good… but is He really?
Kennedy delicately weaves the utter evilness of this fallen angel with layers of vulnerability and self doubt making Nyx a well developed rich and intriguing character. The unique storyline crosses over the boundaries of religious Christian beliefs that will leave your head spinning. Some readers may find certain scenes offensive so be forewarned, the author has used artistic license to retell history and does so in a prolific manner.