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Non 1001 Book Review: The Devil’s Prayer Luke Gracias

Looking for a thrilling escapist read? Book Worm may have the book for you. Check out her review of The Devil’s Prayer by Luke Gracias. One reviewer calls it a “faustian tale on steroids.” 

The Devil’s Prayer by Luke Gracias
Published in: 2016
Reviewed by: Book Worm
Rating: ★★★
Find it here: The Devil’s Prayer

This ARC was provided by Australian eBook Publisher (via NetGalley) in exchange for an honest review.

Synopsis from Goodreads: A nun commits suicide in front of thousands in Spain. In Australia, Siobhan Russo recognises that nun as her mother, Denise Russo, who disappeared six years ago.

In search of answers, Siobhan travels to the isolated convent where her mother once lived. Here she discovers Denise’s final confession, a book that details a heinous betrayal that left her crippled and mute, and Denise’s subsequent deal with the Devil to take revenge. In the desperate bargain Denise made with the Prince of Darkness, she wagered Siobhan’s soul.

As Siobhan discovers the fate of her soul, she learns that hidden within the pages of her mother’s confession is part of The Devil’s Prayer, an ancient text with the power to unleash apocalyptic horrors.

And now her mother’s enemies know Siobhan has it.

Can Siobhan escape an order of extremist monks determined to get the Prayer back? Can she save the world from its own destruction?

Explicit Content Warning: “The Devil’s Prayer” is a historical horror thriller that contains brutality, rape, sex, drug abuse and murder. Readers may find its content offensive and confronting.

Book Worm’s Thoughts: OK it is time to suspend disbelief and buckle up for a rip roaring ride featuring the age old battle between good and evil and possibly the end of the world. Because when you sell a soul to Satan who knows what will happen.

This is a fast paced book from the start and the action doesn’t really let up. It is a quick and enjoyable read, the only problem is that there is at least one more book to follow. That means I am now impatiently waiting for the sequel to be published.

The book is full of historical details that are wound into religious conspiracies. It also suggests new interpretations of the dead sea scrolls and global warming. The use of landscape, buildings, and foreign travel adds another level of detail to the story.

Overall this is an interesting and exciting supernatural thriller for those who enjoy over-the-top action.

Who would like this? I would recommend this to anyone who enjoyed Dan Brown’s books, those who enjoy supernatural thrillers, and anyone who just wants a break from the real world. This is not for those who like their fiction to be realistic. You have been warned.

Want to try it for yourself? You can find a copy here: The Devil’s Prayer

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