Title: Hellfire and Brimstone.
Author: Angela Roquet.
Year of Publication: 2016 (UK).
Publishers: CreateSpace (UK).
Format: Available as an ebook only.
Cost for ebook (RRP): £2.40 (UK).
Age Range: 16 and over. If you are younger than this I suggest asking your parents before reading.
This is the seventh and final book in a series called Lana Harvey, Reapers Inc.
Lana is hundreds of years old, and a Reaper; who has spent her life collecting the souls of he dead and transporting them to whichever afterlife they believe in, or simply dumping the non-believers into the Sea of Eternity. When she was a newly created Reaper, she was mentored by Saul, who taught her how to be a Reaper. When he was killed in action, it broke her heart, as he made her who she is today.
In the past few years when her long life suddenly became very messy, Saul’s memory was something that she would often return to. So when her memory of him is put into question, it shakes the foundations of Lana’s life like nothing else has. And that is saying something given that she has been pulled into the centre of the politics of the afterlife against her will, has survived several attempts on her life, and had a running with Santa.
All Lana wants is to get her previously uneventful life as a Reaper back, but the afterlife has had a different plan for her since the day she was created. It turns out that she was made to stop the afterlife imploding in on itself, and redress the balance of power to the very souls who make the afterlife possible.
I’ve really enjoyed this series so much, that it is kinda sad to see it end. I am happy with the ending though, because it ended with people getting what I felt they deserved (both good and bad). It is the last book, but there is going to be a collection of all the short stories attached to the series released sometime soon. I will let you all know when it comes out.
“I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.” Robert Fulghum.