By Jim Henry
Antiquity Calais, the protagonist, has portentous dreams which usually warn of impending disasters. He doesn’t know if this is a gift or that he is anything special. The arch-evil-villain character played by a bald man with facial hair has serious competition issues with Satan…not so much Hades and wants to destroy everything in all dimensions. It’s good to have goals. Antiquity Calais dies and moves into his real job in the afterlife which is what brings him into Leviathan Avalon (Evil A-hole) crosshairs mainly because Satan clues him in on Antiquity’s powers.
Every epic hero has side-kicks of one form or another. Antiquity has Mundo, Sherman, Gillian, Zeus, Mad Dog (best coffee ever!) and a few other lesser characters including other versions of him. Enough with the spoilers already, read the book.
Intentionally or not the author has written a work reminiscent of books like Good Omens where there is a struggle for good in the afterlife. Though some of the verbiage comes off a bit trite with different characters referring to each other as “My main man”, the storyline is really quite interesting. Another thumbs up is many belief systems are included in this trip to undo all of Leviathan’s destruction. Yes, there are editing errors but they do not detract significantly from the story.
As a work of speculative fiction I’m giving this work four out of five stars of appreciation. Enjoy!