GIVEAWAY AT THE BOTTOM
Civil war between demons and angels lies just on the horizon.
Alezair Czynri, member of the Purgatorial Jury, is thrown into a world of murder, exploitation, chemical substances, betrayal and bureaucratic red tape as he and his court attempt to diffuse escalating conflicts.
Yet things are not as they seem. Ever since his induction into the Celestial Court, Alezair has been treated with cool indifference by the Justice Commander, Leid Koseling. A former prisoner of the Nexus Initiative, Justice Czynri exists without any memories of his former life, the consequence of being a slave merc for hire.
But Purgatory is strangely familiar, and slowly little pieces start coming back. There might be a good reason why Alezair’s boss keeps him at arm’s length.
About the Author:
Terra Whiteman is a clinical scientist who writes dystopian science fiction in her spare time. Her life is a dish of pipettes, refractometers and immunossays, heavily seasoned with grimdark worlds and their battlegrounds. She’s profane, opinionated, and if you met her you’d think she’s really weird.
Everything about this book was vivid. The paranormal world was clear as day and even each character’s voices was vivid and distinct. Aezair is sarcastic and arrogant, Leid is teasing and dominant. Zhevraine is gentler, intelligent and Adrial is wiser and older. This whole world exists within the mortal one and throughout this book, it felt as if heaps of things were happening one after another. It was like a Die Hard film and those are awesome!
In the beginning, everything is very messy and confusing. We’re not really sure whats going on and how we are restricted to only Aezair POV made it only more confusing. We found out that he has no memories of his previous life and that there’s some sort of weird thing going on with him and Leid. What I managed to assume is that Leid knows him from some sort of previous life and she had no plans to revealing it to him, yet. Their banter was hilarious. It was constantly sarcastic and and seemingly careless, much like the banter between Deeks and Kensi from NCIS: Los Angeles. It’s almost exactly like that! They are both immature but skilled, they could skin you alive if you pissed them off. We knew that there’s something special going on there and of course there is!
There’s a lot of swearing (I lost count on the number of f***) and there were times where I wanted to yell at the protagonist so that he could see sense and stop swearing. I can’t wrap my head over the swearing. I’m sorry, I’m old school. Swearing doesn’t sit well with me even though, I say sh**, a lot during my basketball games. But nevertheless, Aezair was still a funny character, he was willing to learn about being judge even though he knew it was boring, very boring but he lightened it up with his jokes. I love characters like that.
The story and atmosphere is very different. Because this book is so hugely paranormal, there are times when you have to step back and ground yourself in reality. Despite that, it is an entertaining an enjoyable read!
My rating: 85%
Disclaimer: I received this book for an unbiased review, courtesy of Sage’s Blog Tours.