- File Size: 3658 KB
- Print Length: 201 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: March 31, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00VH5YGKW
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,120,808 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Black Flame (Death Pope Book 2) Kindle Edition
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
As is to be expected, now that Roberto, the pope, is exercising more agency as both Christ's vicar and a sort of vigilante for a good, presumably higher power, there are more action scenes. One of the most compelling aspects of Death Pope's storytelling is the combination of clumsiness, skill, luck, mistakes, and even grace that befall the characters involved in the fighting events. An analogous example, for me, is the action found in the Indiana Jones films--Indiana fights the bad guys and gets beat up, and prevails in believable ways. The accidental and contingent occurrences found in Death Pope make the characters and their experiences plausible and gripping. It keeps the reader glued to the screen to find out what will happen next, who gets saved (or not), and who feels the touch of death. I cannot recommend this enough and I eagerly await the next installment.
Oakes successfully deepens his characters in this second book of the Death Pope series to the point where they feel like family. There is a scene in the book where Roberto is out in the city for the first time as pope. It left me almost able to feel his conflict as the puppet pope. Right from the beginning of the book, I was waiting with Roberto and Cosimo to find out where this ride would take us next.
In the first book, Roberto was a bumbling 16 year old boy with a new calling. Black Flame picks up right after the end of the prior book. We get to watch Roberto and his band of friends come into their own and learn more about their calling. It truly feels like a privilege to get to tag along while they hone their skills and continue down the path put in front of them.
Again, I do have to make a complaint, though. It is quite rude of Oakes to not have DP3 ready by the time I was done with this book. I find myself waiting impatiently again. Luckily, it seems, his release schedule is one that supports needy readers like myself.
If you liked the first book, you'll love this one. If you didn't like the first one, read it anyway. It feels like we're just getting started!
18 months later and the next book isn't out yet! 28/11/16
This is novella, not a novel; it is too short. The author continues to use 21st century terms, which detract from the Renaissance atmosphere. Some punctuation and grammar issues continue. The story continues on its path from "book 1" by developing far too quickly.
So the negatives aside, the story continues to entertain with its unique plot and interesting characters.
I'm not reading any more of these, however, since it's becoming to expensive to purchase what should be one book.