Saturday, March 09, 2019

Book: Myke Cole's "The Armored Saint"

The third book of the year was a fantasy novel.  Myke Cole's "The Armored Saint" is the first book of a series following a young girl as she fights the religious zealots who control her world.

The world is teetering on the edge of hell, where demons use unknowing wizards to be actual doorways between hell and our world.  The religious zealots known as the Order battle the demons and hunt down and ruthlessly exterminate any wizard who may inadvertently release a demon.  In their zealots they are cruel, corrupt, and abusive to the innocent country folk.

Our hero is a young daughter of an ex soldier.  Her strong will gets her in trouble with the Order and is thrown into a role she may not be ready to accept - leader of a revolution.

This is a typical fantasy story and paints and interesting, if not gloomy, image of the world the characters live in.  It is also a typical eurocentric vision.  While this makes it a bit 'ordinary' is also feels comfortable.

I gave this book four stars out of five on Goodreads.  I may be interested in reading the other two books in this series.

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