REVIEW: Judas by Roy Bright

Five Stars

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Description

After 2000 years walking the earth, Judas Iscariot, has seen more horror than he had ever hoped to see.

Punished by God for the betrayal of his son Jesus Christ, he is forced to live out the existence of a broken man for eternity, unable to die. Although immortal, he has been bound by rules; never allowed to find love, raise a family, or make use of the items of wealth that he has acquired over the two millennia.

Throughout time, God has given him tasks that he could not refuse where his skill with a sword has proved to be invaluable in smiting wayward demons and, at the end of 2012, an angel, the messenger of God presents him with his greatest and most important mission. For three days, he is to protect six-year-old Charlotte Hope as she approaches her seventh birthday. She is ‘The Light’, whose purpose it is to shepherd humankind out from its hedonistic ways. However, the forces of Hell also wish to acquire the child for their master, Lucifer, so that he may drain her light and become unchallenged in his crusade to dominate the kingdom of man.

With the aid of the unlikely pairing of police detective Gary Cross and prostitute Abi Colter, can Judas protect Charlotte so that she may save all humankind and in turn release him from the curse allowing his entry into the White Kingdom, or will Lucifer succeed and bring forth the Apocalypse?

Judas is a dark fantasy, supernatural science fiction page-turner to engross fans of James Herbert, Shaun Hutson and Dean Koontz. A sword and sorcery, action-adventure epic that will leave you yearning for more as you follow our gruff and uncompromising antihero in his quest for redemption and salvation.

Links

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Review

Fast-paced and action packed! This book will keep you at the edge of your seat!

Roy Bright has created a fantastically modern and fresh take on one of the oldest stories in existence, and it is truly mesmerising to read! The descriptive writing by Bright is out of this world, allowing the reader to feel as though they are right there, along with the exciting and diverse characters.

Judas has so much to offer a reader; action, horror, comedy, mystery! And something that Bright also does incredibly well, is showing his world and the characters, rather than telling, creating a movie-like effect that gives the reader the most magnificent experience.

Judas is not a book you want to miss out on, and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series!

About the Author

New author and screenwriter, Roy Bright has one successful novel under his belt and numerous screenplays. The ex-Royal Navy Gunner-turned author, began his writing career in 2012 and has not looked back since. His first book, Judas received much critical acclaim from fans and the third in the series is now underway. Roy is also proud to be a Patron of the Children’s Hospice Arts charity chARTUK whose amazing work aims to enrich the lives of children and young people with life limiting conditions in hospices through the creative, performing and literary Arts, enabling individual expression, creativity and communication. Visit his website for more info: http://www.roytbright.com Follow Roy on Facebook and Twitter: Facebook – http://www.facebook/judasbook Twitter – @brightylad

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