Title: The Deceived
Author: E. C. Fisher
Published: August 16, 2017 by Proving Press
Purchased: I voluntarily read and reviewed a complimentary copy of this book, $4.99 on Kindle.
Blurb: What if the Bible was a con devised by none other than Lucifer himself? What if The Rapture came, and it was a trick? In E.C. Fisher’s biblical thriller The Deceived, it is the devil who is behind religion, and everyone from Adam and Eve on up are in the thrall of his lies. But as the End of Days plays out on Earth—a ploy designed by Lucifer to give the world to his followers—the archangel Michael is sent down to earth from heaven, where he must battle the devil to save God’s children—not to mention the planet. As God lays dying in heaven, and Lucifer kidnaps Michael’s soulmate, Ari-el—Michael must face not only the potential of demons overtaking earth, but the loss of both his Father and his one true love. Armed with the Sword of the Spirit, forged from God’s own powerful wings, Michael sets out to destroy the Antichrist, and thereby bring an end to the deadly masquerade that is Lucifer’s religion.
Review: I had started reading this back in November, got about 3 pages in and then got really busy at work with the holidays and I just had no energy to pick it back up. But when I finally got the energy back, I decided to go ahead and start this again.
The premise is very interesting, I feel like this could have been a very good book, one that would stick with you but the execution of it brought it up short.
The writing was very simple, almost like a rough draft of an essay right before you add in all the little details that make the final draft. That’s what this book was missing.
There was very minimal detail here, very straight forward and I think the story suffered because of that. The ending also just seemed rushed and very snit-climatic. I think that the journey took away what could have been an excellent ending. The emotion wasn’t there, all the fights and even the little bit of love story fell just a little flat.
Thank you for reading my review.