A Thousand Fiendish Angels: Stories Inspired By Dante's Inferno by J.F. Penn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I received this book
"A Thousand Fiendish Angels"
from the author as free giveaway. The book has three short stories written by J.F.Penn, as part of an online contest for the launch of Dan Brown's thriller novel, Inferno, run by Kobo.
She has given a brief descriptions on the three interlinking short stories, using the symbolism of Dante's Inferno, and grouped into the main categories of sin. In this collection, the stories have been re-ordered to represent the passage of time, with the book of human skin linking the generations who possess it.
Sins of Flesh - A famed author Christopher Faerwald body is found in his home surrounded by the occult symbols such as the inverted horseshoe, the Islamic blue and white charm to ward off the evil eye, the medal of St Benedict, a Catholic sacramental medal used to ward off evil etc. The detective finds some clues about a book which the deceased author has hidden. What happens when he finds the book?
Sins of Treachery - A old man dies his grand sons Simon and Gest comes to know about a secret map and they travel to that place, what happens to the two brothers remains part of the story of "Sins of Treachery".
Sins of Violence - A mysterious illness spread from the far north, people contacted by that virus strain turns those infected into savage uninhibited killers. The story is post apocalyptic genre, the heroine Ariadne tries her best to end the rule of Minotaur and his gang Furies.
At the end of the book the author had given a brief account of the language and imagery on Dante's Inferno, Symbolism and character names.
A good read.
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