An intense religious thriller
This is an intensely religious thriller about a young man charged with praying for the salvation of others.
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The novel is well written, the prose flows well and the vivid descriptions, especially the gruesome dream/nightmare sequences, bring the story to life.
The characters are drawn sympathetically and are real, believable and three-dimensional. Their flaws, mistakes and even their bad choices and missteps, evoke empathy in the reader and enable us to relate to them. The dynamics between the characters works well, their relationships are natural and real.. The protagonist was at times preachy but it was in keeping with his character.
The plot has intrigue, suspense and tension that builds throughout the novel. There is an urgency in the novel that is explained by the dramatic ending. The tangled romances add a nice touch and provide an additional hook. The book takes the reader on an emotional journey along with the characters.
Although the intense religious focus of this novel is an unusual read for me, I appreciated the sense of hope and the nonjudgmental approach to human frailty.
There were a few reoccurring misspelled words but otherwise the grammar and expression were of a good standard.