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Created Evil Kindle Edition
Sacred texts predict it. Storms all around the world portend it. Out of Egypt come the warrior-priests of an ancient, secret order. They are Wind Singers ...what Christian folk call Angels, and they are desperate to reopen the gates to Æden.
It is the Mabon Moon, and, at the height of a satanic cult's high mass, there comes a conjuring that breaks a seal. As the Gateway Guardians rise to hunt, Tess Warlow, arcane scholar, searches desperately for answers to the riddle that will save all she cherishes and loves.
NOTE TO READERS: Parts of this book are purposefully written in the archaic syntax customary to traditional arcane language, such as dropped articles. There are also several fabricated names and words.
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- Saymuth, guardian of the Septinary Gateway
- Sebastian, a warrior-priest out of Egypt, member of an ancient, secret order
- Tess Warlow, an arcane scholar and antiquarian
- Shelley, Tess Warlow's best friend and confidante
- Moss Agate, an herbalist and healer practiced in the ancient arts
- John Walker-Warlow, Tess Warlow's grandson
- Mako Walker, a Native shaman
- Nina Walker, great-grandaughter of the shaman, cousin to John Walker-Warlow
- Henry, the slightly petulant, slightly disturbing stepson of Tess Warlow
- Saturn, real name Caine Alexis, leader of a satanic cult, a leader who scoffs at the beliefs, but loves the money and the power the cult provides him
- Ura, Saturn's jealous sister who practices the black arts
- ASIN : B0825J1PHT
- Publisher : D. L. Keur; 1st edition (November 29, 2019)
- Publication date : November 29, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 4823 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 527 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #821,493 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The opening of "Created Evil" tells the reader upfront what they'll be wading through:
It is said that when the moon shines full at Mabon,
it is a time for conjuring both demons and the Holy angels.
When evil is called up from the depths of hell, it's only logical that an angel will come on the scene to fight for the other team. "Created Evil" imagines a physical world that we all live in is only an illusion--a temporary residence of more universal beings. Demons and Angels weren't invented to deal with humankind. One tempting frail humans into dark and evil practices; the other seeking not to fight the evil, but to aid the world to return to an earlier, much earlier, time when a different order of beings owned the earth.
On the evil side, Saturn (what mother would name her kid Saturn?) cynically holds sadistic rites for the gullible acolytes with plenty of money to spend. A stranger, Sebastian, most people mistook for a priest has been sent to deal with the events to come.
Following old rituals he doesn't understand or even care if they're real or not, Saturn opens a portal to the underworld. Not expecting actual results, the entire group of worshipers is killed or run off by a very real, very horrendous creature from the depths.
This creature is identified as a demon named Saymuth.
There are others, not aware of their own true natures, who will be brought into the battle. We'll just say the battle is between good and evil since that's how our human minds can even begin to grasp the infinity of the universe, and how little we matter.
Then things get really interesting. I write the above to provide a tiny glimpse of what is to come in "Created Evil." Any more and I'd be chided for revealing spoilers, although I'm alread guilty of that revelation.
Does this sound like something you want to take on? The only writings that come even close to describing the events to come are by John in the Book of Revelation and Nostradamus in his predictions.
This isn't an easy beach read. However, if your interest is piqued, you'll--enjoy isn't the right word--be grateful you decide to take up the challenge.
Note: When reading, you'll find a couple of scenes of sickening depravity. I almost quit reading at this point, but I know the author's work well enough to plow through to discover what is really happening, not just what people pretend to play.
But I’m so glad I plowed on because this isn’t a story that will merely perplex you every now and then, even when you think you’ve finally figured out the anomalous characters and their motivation. It may even continue to challenge you when warring factions face off in some unexpected (brace yourself) vivid chapters that might make you want to turn away. DON’T.
For me, that’s when the novel really took on a life of its own and when finally, finally, I could get myself out of the swamp, discerning the good from the evil that occurs — seemingly, within the entire universe.
Deep? Yes. Heavy? Yes. Worthy? Absolutely. Not go meet a variety of strange characters, some intermittently deep prose, and action that will make it quite difficult to put the book down. If you’re a reader, you already know that every now and then it’s okay to stay up all night. This is one of those novels that will insist you do it.
Ruek's descriptions, whether of scenes or action is evocative, often lyrical (though I would not use that second word to refer to the satanic mass or anything involving Henry). There are monsters who are sometimes gentle and caring, serious researchers who have no clue, people who avoid knowing their heritage & what they must embrace, and "good guys" who are in some sense, responsible. And dogs. There are dogs. And mice (including the incident of the mouse and the tea). This is a very complex novel. To be honest, at first I had trouble getting into it; it's pretty arcane, the beautiful descriptive work kept me going. I also avoided reading it before bed, out of fear of nightmares (even though I don't really dream). But Ruek is a family friend, so I pushed through. Then. Suddenly, oh, damn, was I hooked! Today I had promised myself that I would get back to my academic work, after an extended break. Forget that. I could not put down this book! Could. Not.
I will not tell you about the plot or where Ruek takes her readers. No spoilers!