*I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.*
I don't usually read books about angels and demons. Nothing against the concept it's just not my thing. So going into this book I didn't have high expectations. I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed this book. There were only a couple of small things that I thought could have been better and that's why it gets 4 out of 5 stars.
The first scene that shows what Wake's job is would have been better without all the detail. I know they say it's better for authors to show than tell but I think this scene would have been better if it opened with Wake having already done the deed because I didn't find the interaction between Derek and his "girlfiend" believable. It felt rushed to me. Derek's decision seemed to happen quickly even though he had been thinking about it the night before.
There were some items that could have taken a little more time to develop. The relationship between Jacob and Wake is one example. One more scene with them might have helped.
Also, I really wanted more of Judy and Oduda. Maybe we'll get more of Oduda in another book. A story centered around her and Nevin would be entertaining. And a whole spin-off series could be developed that was centered around the demon hunters.
Speaking of Nevin I loved him. I actually liked him better as a bad guy than Satan.
The writing was really well done. The story moved quickly and never dragged while at the same time doing a really good job at world building. I loved the action. I know a book is compelling when I'm trying to get things done quickly in order to get back to reading. That's always a good sign for a book.
Lastly, the best thing the author did was not copping out on the ending. I got worried for a little bit but he didn't disappoint. I'm not going to give anything away but I was happy with the ending.
I'm looking forward to reading what happens next in the series. There are so many different directions the author can take.