The Seraph Contingency: Anael’s Tale
Outskirts Press (2013)
Reviewed by Jennifer Hass for Reader Views (2/14)
I have to start off this review by saying that Jennifer Fales has a wild imagination and a great sense of humor. In this humorous tale of Angels and Demons, I found crazy characters, a ridiculous story line and a wild party in Hell. A fictional Lucifer, a bored beautiful angel and a demonic Duchess makes for some crazy adventures to boot.
Anael is beautiful angel who has snuck out of Heaven and found herself in an alehouse in Purgatory with all kinds of drunks and losers. Soon, she is swept away and lands herself right in Hell. This pretty angel makes a few “friends” and ends up with broken wings, parts taken from the greedy Duchess dying to be Lucifer’s queen.
The book was entertaining and I found it lighthearted and witty. With all of the crazy challenges that Anael faces, she manages to tempt the very serpents that she has made friends with. These serpents can morph their way into becoming just about anything to get what they want.
The title “The Seraph Contingency” by Jennifer Fales seems self explanatory but I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this book and how amused I was while reading it. It takes serious planning to come up with a story like this, one that can keep a reader’s attention and then be able to laugh at it at the same time. “The Seraph Contingency” is listed as Action & Adventure and I feel like humor should have been stuck in there somewhere. Colorful characters always make for a fun read and who doesn’t love a pretty angel and some rotten demons?
I really enjoyed Jennifer’s writing style and have to go on to mention that she has a great name too *wink*.