Zi71bFS9nQHnivtvUJquhejTHIQ The Story Factory Reading Zone: The Corridors of the Dead by Jonathan D. Allen (A Review)

Friday, 27 January 2012

The Corridors of the Dead by Jonathan D. Allen (A Review)

In a time before humans walked the Earth, a mysterious being known only as The Lost Aetelia crafted an elaborate series of Watchtowers, along with their resident guardians, the Aetelia, to watch over the operations of the Universe. In time, a rebellious group of these Aetelia came to Earth in an attempt to challenge the established structure of the Universe. War ensued. These rebels, known as the Watchers, disappeared from human history.
The time of the Aetelia- now as angels- is come again. After a fateful night of violence, Matty DiCamillo finds herself drawn into this world by a mysterious savior, who becomes a driving force in Matty's new life. Both driven by and fighting the words of prophecy that lay out her destiny, Matty, her lover Kristy, and her best friend Daniel, follow this mysterious savior on a journey from Northern California to Las Vegas on a path that crosses the boundaries of time and space.
 As Matty struggles to understand her new destiny, she discovers that her mysterious savior may not be what she seems, and that even the denizens of the twilight world that she has entered have no idea what lurks behind the stage dressing of their reality. Matty finds herself racing to rescue the woman she loves, and learning that she herself could be the cause of the Universe's day of reckoning.

My review:
A unique and complex story-line structured around some very interesting characters. It took me a while to get into this book and, for some reason, I found it incredibly hard to imagine Matty as a woman rather than a man. However, I got more and more into the story as I read on until I really wanted to find out what would happen next. Disappointingly, it finished on rather an anti-climatic cliff-hanger. Worth a read if you want something totally different, but could be even better with some re-editing.

This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. 

Action Reader's Action: Consider your future plans. How much are they shaped by you, and how much by the views of others. Make them all your own!

Discussion point: Do you believe in angels? If so, what do you think they are like?
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