Book Review – Flesh of Fallen Angels
Hello one and all! Welcome to the Casa. I had a lovely Valentine’s Day, as I hope many, if not all of you, did as well. If not, it’s something to hope for next year. (Yes, I am a hopeless romantic). On to the menu item of the day.
Today I offer a review of “Flesh of Fallen Angels” by Roy C. Booth and R. Thomas Riley. This story is a western in its location and characters, but more of a horror story in its style. The story follows a man named Gibson Blount, hard-nosed man with a scar across his throat, a score to settle, and an ability to see and interact with demons. The story opens with Gibson looking down at a small town named Amber Creek. He is searching for Azazel, a demon that raided his town two years earlier and had taken Gibson’s wife and unborn child along with most of his town in a violent blood bath. The ability he left the massacre with has led him to the latest town in the demon’s path before its arrival.
I enjoyed this story for its simpleness. You have your anti-hero, you have your villain, you have the cast of characters caught in the middle of the two. Booth and Riley do a good job with their narrative as you hear the tale of Gibson’s first meeting with the demons as it unfolded interspersed with the current meeting with the demons. You get a good feel on all the characters, even the ones who do not last as long as others. All in all, I felt it was a good story for anyone who enjoys Western horror stories and adventure stories since it qualifies under both. Definitely a story worth checking out. I rate it a 4 out of 5 stars.
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