Monday, January 2, 2012
The Corridors of the Dead (Book Review)
Author: Jonathan D. Allen
Source: From author for review
Publisher: Qwendellonia Publishing
Goodreads Summary:Long ago, a mysterious being known as The Lost Aetelia crafted an elaborate series of Watchtowers, along with their resident guardians, the Aetelia, to watch over the Universe. In time, they sent a select group of their own to Earth, tasked with watching over the fledging human race. This group used humanity to challenge the established structure of the Universe. A bitter war ensued, and these rebels, who had come to be known as Watchers, disappeared from history.
The time of the Aetelia – now known as angels – is returning. After a fateful night of violence, Artist Matty DiCamillo finds herself drawn into this world by a mysterious savior, who becomes a driving force in Matty’s new life.
Both driven by and fighting the words of prophecy that lay out her destiny, Matty, her lover Kristy, and her best friend Daniel, follow this mysterious savior on a journey from Northern California to Las Vegas on a path that crosses through the boundaries of time and space.
As Matty struggles to understand her destiny, she discovers that her savior may not be what she seems, and that even the denizens of this twilight world have no idea what lurks behind the stage dressing of reality. Matty finds herself not only racing to rescue the woman she loves, but learning that she herself could be the cause of the Universe’s day of reckoning.
My Thoughts: This books is an intense and compelling read. The characters are realistic and relateable. Matty, the main character, and her girlfriend Kristy and best friend Daniel have a great dynamic. The story moves quickly and I read it in one day because I couldn't wait to figure out what was going to happen next. There are mysteries, enemies, and lies that keep this book exciting from beginning to end. It is also colored with Mythology which you can learn more about on the author's blog here.
While this book was an intriguing and fun read, there were quite a few typos, missing words, and sentences that just didn't make sense. Some of these were easy to overlook, and others made it hard to understand what was going on or who was talking at times.
Overall, I think this novel has the potential to be fantastic, but it doesn't feel finished just yet.