Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Immaculate Resurrections: Tears of Constantine by Randall Lowe

Title: Immaculate Resurrections: Tears of Constantine
Author: Randall Lowe
Info: Facebook
Release Date: December 29th, 2011
Publisher: Outskirt Press
Pages: 314
Format: Electronic
Acquired: From Author
Interest: Series
Others in the Series: Immaculate Resurrections: Rise of the Antichrist
Age Group: Adult

Does it matter what your college GPA is when you’re trying to prevent the Apocalypse and the rise of the Antichrist?

For nearly twenty years, Bill Stout bided his time, waiting for the day that Felix August would come along to carry out Bill’s plans. On the campus of Portland College, that day has arrived. Convinced that his destiny is to oppose the Antichrist and prevent the Apocalypse, Felix prepares to destroy the First Templar Amulet, a deadly talisman in the Antichrist’s possession. But if Felix is going to survive his first mission in the war to save mankind, he must trust in Bill to teach him to unlock his incredible power. But Bill is hiding a dark secret from Felix that calls into question what Felix really is, and whose side Bill is on. And as the mutilated remains of several hikers are discovered in the forest where the First Templar Amulet is guarded, the plan to destroy it looks like a suicide mission that will not only cost Felix’s life, but the lives of his friends. Book II in the Immaculate Resurrections series is an exhilarating ride into the world of Felix August, a world where good and evil, triumph and tragedy, love and anguish, self-determination and destiny are pitted against one another in a universal fight for survival

For Felix, going to Portland College was a chance to prove himself after cheating on his SAT. Living, learning, and growing was what was on his plan, yet plans change unexpectedly. Now the second book in this series picks up right where it left off with Felix needing to oppose the Antichrist. So, not only did his plans change - they really changed.

Time for training has begun for Felix with the help of Bill, who did everything in his power in order to prove to Felix that he was the Second Coming. But time is running out and when the moment comes to face off Landry, Felix will need to be prepared. Yet, it won't be easy knowing that Landry has his hands on the First Templar Amulet.

Surprisingly, I didn't like it as much as the first book. Even though this is where a lot occurred, I just didn't get into it as much. It was good, I was able to make it to the end, but I wasn't completely excited about it as I was the first. And the sad part? I can't even distinguish just what it was about this book that made it different then the first. Possibly by just the complexity of the story or maybe it was just that I was still suffering from a book hangover from a previous novel.

Either way, this novel moves forward and continues to explore Felix and his journey. I like how Lowe was able to keep Felix a constant character, never once did I feel like he would do something out of character, which I thought was awesome.

There's a lot this book could have done but overall, it wasn't a bad read. If you enjoyed the first one, take a chance on this one.

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