Tuesday, 1 March 2016

URBAN FANTASY REVIEW: Who Wants to be The Prince of Darkness - Michael Boatman

Release Date: 01/03/16
Publisher:  Angry Robot


Lucifer is enjoying his retirement in an obscure corner of Limbo when he learns of a plot by Gabriel, the current ruler of Hell, to use humanity’s greatest weapon against it – Television!

Cue the hottest reality game-show ever conceived: Who Wants To Be The Prince Of Darkness? Gabriel orchestrates an “Infernal takeover” of Earth by stealing unwitting mortal souls and sending them to a mostly empty Hell, hoping to reinvigorate the Infernal Realm.

Now Lucifer must find a living champion to seize control of Hell and free millions of stolen mortal souls before the theft becomes permanent. But who would ever want to be Hell’s champion?


This was a strange title for as to be honest after reading the first couple of chapters I was thinking that it wasn’t going to be up to much for me as a reader. However the more time I put in, the more I got out of it and whilst a slow starter the tale picked up taking the reader on, if you’ll pardon the pun, one hell of an adventure as a damned mortal man seeks to thwart a hostile takeover of hell.

Its definitely quirky, has moments of humour and all round generates a story that I did have a lot of fun with in the end. Add to this a principle character that was quite a bit of fun to be around alongside a supporting cast who helped move the tale along, all round generated a story that will give you something completely different to a lot of other books out there. Good fun.

1 comment:

Michael Boatman said...

Dear Lady Eleanor and Dros Delnoch,

Hi, Michael Boatman here. I wrote Who Wants To Be The Prince Of Darkness. I read your review and just wanted to drop a line to say thanks for taking the time to read and review the book. It's always gratifying to know that fellow spec fiction lovers are reading my work, and I appreciate your attention!

Thanks again!

Michael Boatman