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Hell Holes: Demons on the Dalton (Volume 2) Paperback – April 26, 2016
"Hell Holes: Demons on the Dalton is another action-packed battle/race with demons that were introduced in the first book. Like the first book, the story moves pretty steadily with liberal amounts of action and suspense. In this second installment, the US military gets involved and we're put right into the middle of a war. There are some other new elements in book 2, but I won't spoil it for those who have yet to read it. If you like action/adventure, this book will not disappoint you. I'm looking forward to book 3." Dave Robertson, Author of Strange Hunting, Strange Hunting II, and The Brave and The Dead --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Deciding they would rather take their chances on the Dalton, the three survivors take off and begin their 350 mile race to safety. However, the dangers of traveling the severely worn and unpredictable terrain of one of the world's most dangerous roads is the least of their problems. The hellish army of devils, imps, hellhounds and gargoyles are advancing, ruthlessly destroying everything and everyone in their path.
Along the way, the group is faced with all kinds of life threatening situations. Between picking up tricky, hitchhiking devils, flat tires, demonic attacks and much needed bathroom breaks, and all in such a short manner of time, they just can't seem to catch a break. Two additions to the team are eventually made when they come across two young siblings, Adam and Amy Anderson, alone and in desperate need of help. Together they narrowly escape an enclosing forest fire, only to exit right into the middle of a battle field between the U.S. army and the demons.
Helping the army win the battle, they team up to formulate a plan that they hope will destroy the demons once and for all, or at the very least prevent them from returning to Earth indefinitely. They're going to go back to the the Hell Holes, find the demons' portal and move the battle to their world.
"If we are truly going to stop them, we will have to go into hell to do it."
Demons on the Dalton by Donald G. Firesmith is written in Dr. Angela Menendez's POV, starting where What Lurks Below ends. I like that in this series (so far), each book is written in a different perspective. While I still recommend reading book 1, Dr. Angela Menendez gives a great recap of her husbands account of the teams first four days, since Jack received that phone call from Kowalski until right before starting their trip down the Dalton highway.
I did notice a bit more spelling and grammar mistakes in this book and a couple of repeating lines, but not so many that they take away from the story.
I was glad to see that Aileen O'Shannon's character and the secret society she's apart of was explained more in depth. We even get to meet a few more members of the Tutores Contra Infernum. Very interesting.
I enjoyed the second installment of the Hell Holes series and look forward to seeing where book 3 will take us. I recommend this series to any adult fan of: Fast paced and action packed Sci-fi's and Paranormal stories.
**** I received an eBook copy of this title in exchange for my honest review. Thank you to Booktasters for introducing me to this author and thank you to Donald G. Firesmith for giving me the chance to read and review his books. ****
This was an interesting continuation to the series and I enjoyed it just as much as the first one. Although in my opinion there could have been some fighting between Angela and Jack because they seem too nice to each other. Adding in the children seems to add in a newer sense of urgency than before. You can actually picture the demons in your head from the descriptions.
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