Good morning and welcome to this week’s edition of In the Books, featuring The Lamb Of God (The Lucifer Agenda Book 0) by Shane KP O’Neill.
About the Book: “The ultimate battle of good versus evil. Lucifer begins his assault against God.”
Beginning with the story of Creation; the divide in Eden and the First Great War of the Angels; the Crucifixion; and beyond, The Lamb Of God tells this story through Lucifer’s eyes. It is an introduction to The Lucifer Agenda series and the dark world of author Shane KP O’Neill, where he will take you on a journey unlike any other you have travelled before.
The battle for souls has raged since the truce that followed the First Great War of the Angels. God has struck the ultimate blow and sacrifice to gain the advantage and defeat His fallen angel and estranged son, Lucifer. As Lucifer stands at the foot of the Cross that drains the last ounce of life from Christ and eradicates man’s sins, he realises that his work must begin anew.
In time, he comes to understand that his only chance to win this battle will be to destroy the institution of the Catholic Church to turn man against God, once and for all. He searches for more than a millennium for the candidate to see his plan through to an end and finally discovers the one that can cast that final blow.
A prequel for The Lucifer Agenda series.
My Review: As a history nerd, I’m a huge fan of historical fiction and horror, so this seemed like a great place to start reading the author’s work.
As a student of history and knowing there’s always more than one side to a story, I love studying different people and events from all the available perspectives. I’ve found it helps to better understand how and why things happen, and this story is no different.
Though the story was short and a fast read, the author does a fantastic job of delving into the other side we rarely hear about in religion, and it really brings to life Lucifer’s plight, desire, and ability as few others have. You go from feeling sympathy for the character to wanting him to fail, and all points in between through the tale. If nothing else, I feel this lays solid groundwork and opens an opportunity for the future of the series. Because of this book, I definitely intend on checking out future installments of the series.