Hell Noir at it's most apt description.
Weston weaves a complex plot worthy of any great mystery novel, and this one reads like a fast-paced spy thriller of a secret agent novel. There are plenty of twists and turns and surprises to fill half a dozen novels. Hell Gate is part horror, part science fiction, part fantasy, and topped off with mysticism, metaphysics, horror and plenty of action. The characters are rich and well developed, each with a solid personality that gives them a three dimensional reality. They all have an agenda, and its fun to see how they circle around one another.
Weston outdid himself on this one. A fantastic read, and the ending is both surprising and most satisfying.
Only fools fall in love, and hell is filled with fools. Our damned lovers include: Christopher Marlowe and Will Shakespeare, Napoleon and Wellington, Orpheus and Eurydice, Hatshepsut and Senenmut, Abelard and Heloise, Helen and Penelope, Saint Teresa and Satan's Reaper, Madge Kendall and the Elephant Man, and more . . . -- all of whom pay a hellish price for indulging their affections.
Shakespeare said "To be wise and love exceeds man's might," and in Lovers in Hell, the damned in hell exceed all bounds as they search for their true loves, punish the perfidious, and avoid getting caught up in Satan's snares. In ten stories of misery and madness, hell's most loveless seek to slake the thirst that can never be quenched, and find true love amid the lies of ages.
Featuring: The Devil's Trull - Satan's Reaper finds out all's unfair in love and war, especially where a fallen saint's involved. . . AND an excerpt from Hell Gate, Grim's next full-length adventure!
An international #1 Bestseller
The Heroes in Hell Universe
Feared throughout the many circles of the underworld, Satan’s Reaper – and chief bounty hunter – Daemon Grim, is known as a true force to be reckoned with.
Having eliminated a major player in the uprising eating its way like a cancer through the underbelly of hell, Grim is stunned to discover he cannot afford to rest on his laurels, for the rebellion runs far deeper than was ever imagined. New players have emerged – denizens with uncanny abilities – who seem determined to support Chopin and Tesla’s revolutionary agenda.
Ever keen to test their mettle, the Sibitti – personified weapons of the ancient Babylonian plague god, Erra – also appear eager to capitalize on the growing unrest, and set about maneuvering events in order to place themselves in direct opposition to Grim’s investigation. And if that was not cause for concern enough, there’s an insane angel on the loose, a creature as hell-bent on creating havoc as he is to return home. How do Grim and his rabid pack of bounty hunters respond?
Baying for blood – doesn’t even begin to describe it.
Avast, ye readers! Here be Pyrates!
Feast yer eyes on the cursed treasures before you! Hoist the skull 'n' crossbones! Walk the plank with hell's sorest losers! Join the damnedest buccaneers and privateers ever to sail infernal seas.
Here be twelve tales of piracy spun by Janet Morris, Chris Morris, Nancy Asire, Paul Freeman, Larry Atchley Jr, Rob Hinkle, Michael H. Hanson, Joe Bonadonna, Andrew P. Weston, S.E. Lindberg, and Jack William Finley.
Corsairs, freebooters and plunderers shiver their timbers and meet their fates as the devil's dupes learn why the deeper in hell you go, the colder it gets
Featuring: Pieces of Hate - Satan's Reaper is sent on the hunt for fools and gold.
(And an excerpt from Daemon Grim's next full-length adventure - Hell Hounds)
Andrew P. Weston
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The Angel Grislington is dead, effaced from existence during an epic battle with Daemon Grim that destroyed a Zion forged blade and one of Satan’s premier palaces in the process. Chopin and Tesla have gone to ground. So much so, that they might as well be six feet under helping to push up hell-daisies. Even Erra and the Sibitti, his living weapons of vengeance and destruction, seem reticent to show their faces.
Rioting sweeps the length and breadth of the underworld. Yet the halls of the Mortuary lie vacant, for someone is stealing soul-essence, the very means by which Satan condemns sinners to everlasting torment.
But who would dare such a thing? And how does the hush that descends upon the dirty streets of latterday hell tie into ancient prophecy relating to the Reaper’s destiny?
It’s often calmest before the storm.
Just imagine how bad things will get with the apocalypse approaching.
What Black Gate Says - About Hell Gate
In hell, none of the condemned believes they deserve to be there. And that’s fine, so long as they’re not foolish enough to try and do anything about it. For those that do, there’s always Satan’s Reaper–and chief bounty hunter–Daemon Grim. Feared throughout the many layers of the underverse, no one in their right mind dares to cross him.
However, when Grim discovers that someone has attempted to evade injustice, and seems hell-bent on gaining access to ancient angelic artefacts proscribed since the time of the original rebellion in heaven, circumstances point to the fact they may be doing just that. The question is...why?
Thus begins an investigation that leads Grim throughout the many contradictory and baffling levels of the underworld, where he unearths a conspiracy that is not only eating its way like a cancer through the highest echelons of Hellion society, but one which threatens the very stability of Satan’s rule. As you can imagine, Grim’s response is bloody, brutal, and despicably wicked.
Hell Bound – In hell, everyone can hear you scream....
Damned souls wail as plagues wreak havoc, doctors up their fees, snake-oil salesmen make a killing, and Satan turns his hit-man loose. Be there when Erra, the Babylonian plague god, and his seven personified weapons, spread terror throughout the underverse!
-Victor Frankenstein and Quasimodo develop a vaccine -- with diabolical results...
-Satan looses Daemon Grim, the Devil's personal hit man, and damned souls cower...
-Bat Masterson finds himself caught between plague victims and Wyatt Earp....
-Calamity Jane and her Sinchester carbine defend hell's last uninfected outpost...
-Nietzsche and Lilith, Adam's first wife, face the Beast and come to fiendish accord...
-If you think life is tough, try the afterlife, where the doctor is always wrong, sinners never win, misery runs amok, and all hell's damned get their just deserts.
Featuring: GRIM - Satan's Reaper tracks down a fool who thinks rebellion won't have consequences.
Heroes in Hell
Library Journal calls Janet Morris’ Heroes in Hell series ” a garden of infernal delights.”
This critically acclaimed and award-winning series is built on the premise that “Nobody who is anybody went to heaven.” Morris combines the talents of various writers with her own to create volumes filled with vignettes that span times and cultures while focusing on a specific theme, so that individual volumes can stand alone.
Miriam Van Scott’s Encyclopedia of Hell (St. Martin’s Press) decalres, “Innovative and clever, the Damned Saga weaves myth, legend, fact and fantasy into a fascinating tapestry ofg underworld lore.”
read more about Janet Morris’ Heroes in Hell series on Wikipedia at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heroes_in_Hell.