July 19, 2012
Review of “Hell”
As the sequel to Pray by John Prescott, Hell delivers just as well, if not better. There is more adventure in this one, if that’s even possible, since the first book was excellent and action-packed too.
Hell is climactic the entire book. It starts off with news broadcasts about the three years after nuclear bombs ransacked the earth at the end of Pray. Eventually, the core group makes their way to Jerusalem to do what God has planned for them. A lot of people die in this book, as Samouel (the Antichrist) issues forth an assortment of evil creatures from hell to kill innocent individuals on earth in order to get the rest of the human race to oblige to him as God.
Within the darkness of hell on earth, there are some positive parts, like when nonbelievers become believers, how the core group is able to carry on with doing God’s will for them, and the spiritual connection and care shared amongst the believers. The core group remains optimistic, because they know God will look after them because they believe in Him and as long as they are performing according to His will.
Hell is full of vibrant descriptions, is fast-paced and full of action, and has an edge that kept me intrigued until the very end. I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in being entertained by the Book of Revelations from a creative perspective, as well as readers of dark fantasy, paranormal, horror, and action/adventure. Prescott is one hell of an author (pun intended)!