Author: Luke Gracias
Publisher: Australian E-Book Publisher
No of Pages: 369
Genre: Historical Fiction, Horror, Thriller, Mystery
A nun commits suicide in front of thousands in Spain. In Australia, Siobhan Russo recognises that nun as her mother, Denise Russo, who disappeared six years ago.
In search of answers, Siobhan travels to the isolated convent where her mother once lived. Here she discovers Denise’s final confession, a book that details a heinous betrayal that left her crippled and mute, and Denise’s subsequent deal with the Devil to take revenge. In the desperate bargain Denise made with the Prince of Darkness, she wagered Siobhan’s soul.
As Siobhan discovers the fate of her soul, she learns that hidden within the pages of her mother’s confession is part of The Devil’s Prayer, an ancient text with the power to unleash apocalyptic horrors.
And now her mother’s enemies know Siobhan has it.
Can Siobhan escape an order of extremist monks determined to get the Prayer back? Can she save the world from its own destruction?
Book Cover Review
The Cover absolutely goes with the story. As the cover presents, it’s going to be a story revolving around religious conspiracy.
I would like to thank the author for the review copy for an exchange of an honest review.
The story starts with the suicide of a nun.Sister Benedictine tried to end her life in order to escape from the monks while she was trying to trace the paintings and writings from a page which was obtained from a secret vault. Sister Benedictine was once Denise and suddenly vanished from the normal life leaving her kids siobhan and Jess. Siobhan receives a bible from a father Jakub claiming that her mother had asked him to give to Siobhan. Siobhan travels to her mother’s convent and extracts a ” The Confession” which was inside her mother’s vault.
From there the story takes the wheel to have us a one hell of ride.
Siobhan comes to know the dark side of her mother’s life.Denise her mother who had a perfect life with her daughter Siobhan and her mother Edith. She got engaged to Matt.Her daughter was saved miraculously by a stranger. She won a big lottery on her birthday while she was partying with her friends and what more could she have dreamt. But suddenly she ended up crippled in her bed completely and one day she wakes up and walks without any trace of her mishappenings. But less Siobhan knows that her mother had left her a task and how it’s crucial for her to take up the job of her mother.
I really liked the revenge part of Denise , though it was violent. The author exhibited the revenge through the eyes of character Denise which gave me chills and fear at times. The chase between Siobhan and red monks were so blunt and the narration concentrated only on the confession of Denise. The quest which Denise took over to reclaim her mistake was way too lengthy but it had loads of history and places to be aware of in order to know the devil’s records . The history fiction lovers will definitely love the quest portions. Great research was involved for writing this book.
The secret which Denise left for her daughter Siobhan was the catchy chunk in this book. The last line of this book will give a quite thrilling surprise.
Overall ,The book is one complete ride where we tend to think to have one more ride or we think that would it never end.
Yes ,to all History fiction lovers who wish to have an extra taste of horror and mystery
About The Author
Luke Gracias is an environmental specialist who has been working part time in the film industry since 2006. An avid photographer, Luke traveled through Europe during the development of the film script for The Devil’s Prayer in 2014 and 2015, documenting a 13th Century conspiracy between the Mongols and the Papal Inquisition on which The Devil’s Prayer is based.
Photographs of the amazing locations of The Devil’s Prayer can be seen at www.devilsprayer.com