Monday, January 16, 2012

The Consuming – Todd Boyer

Publisher:  Outskirts Press
Pages:  230
Source:  Received a review copy
Genre:  Adult, Christian, Fantasy, Thriller, Suspense

Don’t let the genre “Christian Fiction” through you off.  This will appeal to both Christians and non-christians.  The was interesting.  What would happen if a demon were “trapped” in a human body while they tried to possess it?  This is what happens to the demon Ike in this story.  To make it interesting Max, another demon, decides to save his demon friend.  It is during his mission  to help his friend that he learns about a demon named Garrock.  Garrock is a warrior and is making plans to do away with Lucifer and bring on the apocalypse.  It was at this point my mind started racing.  As a Christian I kept thinking, “wow, I wonder how Lucifer would feel having the tables turned on him?”  To stop Garrock, Max has to become friends with Jack, the possessed man.  Then the three of them must stand together to try to stop Garrock.  I let my mother read this first.  She didn’t like it.  When I asked her why she said it was to much fantasy for her.  I knew then that I was going to love this.  Anytime you can mix all the genres I love together we have a win-win situation.  I was right.  I did love it. 
I also loved when the demon’s eyes were opened to the truth.  There is so much to love here on so many levels.  The characters were well thought out.  For me the story flowed so smoothly it kept me reading from beginning to end.  This is a must read for all fantasy, thriller, suspense lovers out there.  I guarantee you there is something for everyone in this book.  This is just the first book.  I can hardly wait for the second one to come out.

1 comment:

  1. I just wanted to stop by and thank you for the great review of my book. I am already hard at work on the next title The Rising, which I hope to have finished by years end and will contact you for a review on that book as well.

    Thank you and GOD BLESS

    Todd Boyer
    The Consuming