The Redeemer by Kimberly Lewis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
5 Cranky Stars!
“The Redeemer” by Kimberly Lewis is a well-written mind-bending tale full of intrigue. This highly imaginative work requires an open minded approach. It’s guaranteed to challenge your thinking on common religious doctrine.
Lewis tips the scale with her sexual details. They are graphic and test your ability to imagine the impossible. But, don’t be hung up on that. “The Redeemer” is a heartfelt story of love, redemption, and good vs. evil.
This book is a unique approach to the question of ‘what if’. The main characters are primarily angels with a special human companion. Lewis crafts Lucifer as not just a fallen angel turned demon but an angel to be sympathized. My favorite character was the human, Beth. She has a ‘take no prisoner’ attitude and a bigger than life persona. She confounds and rules the men in her lie, mostly angels. All of the female characters, angels and human, in “The Redeemer” are extremely strong and sensitive. They are incredibly determined and care strongly for those in their lives.
Lucifer was my other favorite character. Religious doctrine has taught us he is a fallen angel who was evil and rebellious. Hollywood has done a great job at depicting him as a beast when it fact he would have been handsome (think, angel). Lewis took the idea of a handsome fallen angel, the master of deception and mesmerization, and created a character who was sympathetic and caring. Brilliant! Samyaza, another fallen angel (Really! Look it up.), was another favorite in this story. I loved that he was remorseful but he stood firm in his beliefs.
Lewis’ book is so creative. I laughed aloud and some parts while others left me speechless. The details in this story are so vivid; one would think she actually met an angel.
I must warn you. This book is not for pessimists. It’s intriguing and will make you want to research things while you read (Samyaza, Samael, and Lilith can all be found in religious doctrine). Read with an open mind and indulge in the possibilities. Think outside the box and be ready for your mind to bend. I can't wait to read the next book in this series.
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