"Fantastic horror thriller"
When the Chairman of the sixth level of Hell realized that
vampire Carlos Rivera was working against him, he has him
taken into the sun to be incarcerated. Damali, a Neteru (a
being who fights evil) cries for her lover and performs a
ritual leading to three angels returning him to the mortal
world, something that has not occurred since Jesus raised
Lazarus from the dead.
The Chairman wants to bring Damali into his domain so that
when she becomes fertile again he will impregnate her with
the Antichrist. Lilith, Adam's first wife and currently
married to the devil, possesses the embryo of Damali and
Carlos that they are now seeking. She needs to find them so
she can become fertile and birth the Antichrist so that she
can defeat her spouse and become ruler of Hell.
One part romance, one part horror, and one part fantasy, in
which the sum turns into a fantastic thriller in which
readers from all genres not just these three will
appreciate this stunningly stupendous work. L.A. Banks'
tale will remind readers of novels by Laurell K. Hamilton
and Tanya Huff because of the extremely entertaining plot
but it also includes a strong social message that
redemption is possible for even the biggest sinners.
Carlos, a drug dealing criminal, has been brought to the
Light by his love for Damali. THE FORBIDDEN is one to take
to the bank.
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted July 17, 2005
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 24, 2007