Trailer ¹ Hell PDF by Æ Mur Lafferty I liked Hell less than I liked Heaven I liked it for all the same reasons as I liked Heaven I loved the journey through the nether realms It was exciting, evenexciting than Heaven was, in that respect.
What I hated I hated Daniel I hated, hated, hated him I know I sound like a four year old throwing a fit but it is rare for me hope a character dies Let me explain myself Not only did I not care is Daniel lived of died, like in the first book, but as the book progressed I actively started wishing for his death and everytime he didn t, I was dissappointed He was such a little bitch throughout It almost completely ruined the book, the only reason I kept reading was because I wanted to knowabout the world I wanted to know what else could be discovered down there.
I know Daniel was dealing with some stuff but I really don t think it was an excuse He was horrible and useless He was the sword wielder and he figured out how to use it but that was all Kate was the really useful one, she sensed stuff, found stuff, made stuff from her back pack and was all around awesome She worried she was not awesome enough and useless but I think she just had low self esteem from being in an abusive codependent relationship with her friend and crush.
I must reinstate at the end of this rather scathing review, that other than Daniel, I really liked this book If it was not for him I would have given it four stars but he was just that bad He was the only bad thing, but he was doozy.
5 Kate And Daniel Are Reunited, But They Have To Return To Their Duties In Traveling The Afterlife There Are Stolen Souls Suffering Without Cause In Hell, And Only They Can Help Kate Is Back In Her Corporeal Body, But Keeping Memories Of Her Time As Pure Soul Energy, Recently Touched By The Divine Daniel Carries The Magic Of An Old God And The Sword Of A Death Goddess, As Well A Grudge Against The Deity Who Tricked Him Into Losing Nearly Everything As They Search For The Missing Souls, Kate And Daniel Have To Come To Terms With Themselves And See If Their Friendship Not To Mention The Cosmos Can Handle Everything They Ve Been Through Thus Far Picking up where Heaven left off, Kate and Daniel explore underworlds from various different mythologies I liked that the clones from 7th Son make a cameo and also that cat Hell and dog heaven are connected, because, of course they would be.
This novella starts poorly or,accurately, starts at the end of its predecessor, which is a somewhat damp squib view spoiler One of the protagonists, Kate, dies at the end of the last novella, whereas Daniel regains his lost eye at the cost of his connection to the god Odin In order to get her back, he loses his eye again, and becomes reconnected to Odin What s the point in setting up a character death if you instantly reverse it with no ultimate cost to any of the principal cast Nothing is gained by this hide spoiler Book number 26 to my 2012 Reading Challenge is Hell by Mur Lafferty Hell is the second installment of the The Afterlife Series, which consists of five parts This series cannot be found in physical format however, it can be downloaded as a podiobook.
In Hell Kate and Daniel are reunited to continue their adventure in search of missing souls With help from the divine, Kate and Daniel find themselves travelling to Hell, encountering several souls some unknown, others from ancient history, and some of them, a little too close and personal Daniel s mother, who had died in an asylum after murdering Daniel s sister Kate quickly learns that they have the power to decide the fate of these souls, at times absolving their sins after many centuries of waiting Daniel and Kate continue to venture through Hell with Daniel s bodyguard, Katsuko.
As we witness Kate and Daniel travel through the many different afterlives, we are able to experience the change in their character Daniel, once known as the calm and positive good Samaritan becomes jaded and easily frustrated, while Kate soon inherits the past characteristics of Daniel view spoiler At the conclusion of Hell, Daniel is one of the souls to be judged by Anubis, an Egyptian god And Kate is to be judged by Daniel Once that final judgement is complete, all of Daniel s secrets are unravelled and the real adventure begins on Earth hide spoiler I felt the weight of something bigger, heavier, coming It came I was happy and teared up A bit bitter sweet Loved it Now on to the next FULL REVIEW Kate and Daniel, pick up their next journey with their ventures through Hell They are now needed to save the souls that are missing from Heaven, and release those that shouldn t be in Hell Along the way, they find things are in chaos, and they might be able to help restore some order to order of things With the help of his guide and best friend, Daniel journeys through Hell to find his sisters missing soul and others.
We pick up exactly where Heaven ended.
Kate realizes Daniel s not the same as he was He s changed, but in recognizing that she realizes she s changed as well Kate has a slightly different view of things now as she had been an unborn soul Daniel has realized he has the godlike power to douse flaming souls, and even help a few to return to Heaven And so muchI wonder if they are finding a faith Seems to be Daniel s and Kate s adventure is what he and she needs for their heart and souls to heal.
We see many versions and levels of Hell What people think should be Hell, even if not, depending on Religion Very neat how Mur Lafferty does this I feel I m getting a small view of a large setting through an intriguing story I want to see if they get through and what they learn on their journey.
There is fun mixed in with a bitserious story I feel there isto this story and world than I realized An underlying thread to what they are going through and where they will end up The changes they go through to be who they are to be I am very intrigued by this I want to keep going as fast as I can to see and know By the end I felt the heaviness and the weight of the story and why Now I know, and it makes sense with all I felt earlier Happy and yet bitter sweet ending I love it It brought tears to my eyes.
Oh, I m hooked I love the harsh journey and actions Kate and Daniel have gone through I m 100% invested now I will be finishing this series Since signing up for Goodread s 2016 reading challenge I ve been going through books like a junkie octopus who would slams dope in all of his arms An much like said fiending Cephalopod, Ive been getting desperate for my fixes While slumming around last week on Nook books app for free books I found Mur Lafferty s Heaven which was good enough for me to roll my dimes together to buy the rest of the Afterlife series This week I had the joy of reading The second book Hell Hell picks up where Heaven left off with Kate and Daniel trying to get their afterlife shit together The world has ended and now they have to find all the lost souls in between their clumsy romance ish crap that never got resolved in the first book The action of this book is set in overdrive Things are happening almost every step of the way unlike Heaven where faffing about is completely acceptable However, this action comes with a price there is zero back story If you missed the first book then it sucks to be you There isn t as much as a quick blurb on the opening page As a reader your Hell is now reading Heaven just to know what In the Hell is going on in Hell Story construction and continuity was better The author only followed Kate and her first person account instead of the musical protagonist game from the first book This decision showed a better development of Daniel and the others as a character The big reveals were not a let down nor were the story s twists as predictable as the last book It all is still scrap notes from Seasons of the Mist but still a very fun read It just saddens me that it wasn t the end The story wraps up so nicely it s really hard to justify four other books.
In closing, Hell is so far better than Heaven it s almost a shame you have to read one to understand the better book.
Fewer surprises that the previous book, and the bemused protagonist constantly saying What the Hell is beginning to annoy me The mythological errors are increasing Anubis does NOT consume the souls of the evil, Ammit does that Anubis weighs the souls and Thoth RECORDS the results Inner Mythology Geek is annoyed The ending was a bit predictable That said I am giving it a 3 star rating The authors voice is pleasant and the story fun enough to forgive the mounting flaws but just barely.
Didn t love the book, nor the never ending journey through the various Hells and interactions with gods I really did like, however, the guest appearance of the John Michael Smith clones from the JC Hutchins 7th Son Trilogy.