(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
I thought that this book had a really interesting plot from what I read of the blurb. Unfortunately, I felt that the execution of it wasn’t as good as it could have been.
I found it extremely hard to relate to any of the characters. There was far too much in the way of information dumping. I wasn’t given the chance to get to know any of the characters. The prologue of the book was really interesting, but although there was a lot of potential with the characters, I felt there were too many and too much in the way of head-hopping. I think the book could have been a lot better if there’d been considerably less in the way of POV-characters.
There was a lot of repetition in this book and although there was a lot of action, there were also quite a few scenes that dragged my attention from the book because I found them quite uninteresting to read.
I did think there were some quite interesting moments in this book. I appreciated the fact that there were some attempts to make Young Nimrod a more well-developed villain, but I found his parents’ reactions to his sister to be really unrealistic. They actually didn’t seem to care about her at all. And Young Nimrod actually seemed to forget what his apparent purpose was. It was interesting about the blinded thing, but it was extremely difficult to care about the fates of many of the characters, due to everything about them being revealed in several information dumping paragraphs.
I felt that this book really needed to be longer, with an expanded storyline and much less in the way of random exclamation marks. There was a lot of potential, but it took me longer to read, since I was interrupted repeatedly from the flow of the story. It was really disappointing, but there were also a lot of aspects I felt didn’t work. There was little in the way of tension or surprises in this book… and I did feel that Mark was a bit too willing to just spill everything straight away. And just why was he so willing to believe in the Antichrist just like that anyway?