December 23rd, 2010

fantasy

Hell Can Wait (book review)

I read Hell Can Wait by Theodore Judson (EDGE, 2010) recently.  This is a fun and fascinating read.  The story is about a Roman soldier whose paperwork has been lost for 1800 years, and now an angel and a demon are each trying to get possession of him.  To decide the matter, he is sent to contemporary America--Aurora, Colorado--where he has to learn about life--and people who aren't soldiers or enemies or emperors, pass some tests, and not lose his temper!  This is hard for a soldier for whom fighting and killing is a habit.  I really enjoyed the book--and his puzzlement about our culture and customs.