Devil's Cauldron

The War of Men and Angels - Book 2

Christian - Thriller
468 Pages
Reviewed on 07/31/2020
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Author Biography

Michael Jack Webb graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florida, obtaining his J. D. from the same university. Over the past forty years he’s travelled the world in search of adventure.

He’s a history buff, both ancient and modern, and is fascinated by the intersection of the scientific and supernatural world views. He’s also intrigued by recent discoveries in quantum physics as it relates to the study of Light. He incorporates all of the above into his supernatural thrillers.

Michael and his wife make their home in North Carolina.

Fiction Books by Michael: The Master’s Quilt, The Nephilim Parchments, The Song of the Seraphim (Giants in the Earth trilogy), The Oldest Enemy, Infernal Gates (The War of Men and Angels Book 1), Devil’s Cauldron (The War of Men and Angels Book 2). He’s currently writing Ghost Hunter (Release late fall 2020) and researching Light Bringer (The War of Men and Angels Book 3).

The War of Men and Angels is a series depicting the supernatural, often invisible, war gaging around humanity for millennia. The war is a battle between Good and Evil, Light and Darkness, for the souls of mankind. It spills into the natural as demonic entities seek to manifest in the Earth, and Angels respond, assisting humans in the ongoing fight. Good will ultimately prevail, but there are casualties of war. We must wake up from our slumber and confront our ancient enemy, the enemy of our souls, that old serpent, the Devil.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Susan Sewell for Readers' Favorite

Demon-possessed entities are entering the earth through a portal, and a group of exceptionally trained Christians is chosen by Angelic Messengers to prevent the demonic incursion in the explosive Christian thriller, Devil's Cauldron (The War of Men and Angels Book 2) by Michael Jack Webb. During WWII, the Nazis had been working on a weapon of mass destruction that had an unexpected and intriguing side effect of warping time. At the end of the war, the device disappeared, along with its administrators. Evidence has recently surfaced indicating the machine may be hidden in the vicinity of the south pole. FBI agent Tom Brady reassembles the team who defeated a sinister spiritual menace and demonic beings in a horrifying battle a year earlier to investigate a former Nazi project linked to supernatural elements. Located somewhere in the crystal desert of Antarctica, a gateway to another dimension is opening, and the future of the planet is in jeopardy. Can this elite team find it before it is too late? Or will monsters invade and devour the world as we know it?

Devil's Cauldron (The War of Men and Angels Book 2) by Michael Jack Webb is an expertly written Christian thriller with a phenomenal storyline. Based on historical incidents, events, and people from the first part of the twentieth century, it is an exhilarating and action-packed novel. Conceived from a Christian perspective brimming with details, facts, and data relating to history, science, technology, religions, and legends, it is a creative and artistic piece of work. Exploring unearthly experiences paralleling biblical references, such as the teleportation of Philip in the Book of Acts, it is a stunning depiction of modern-day quantum physics. Although it is the second book in a series, it does very well as a stand-alone. I was impressed with how smoothly the past moved into the present without hindering the flow of the storyline. It is a sensational and electrifying novel that will entertain everyone who enjoys breathtaking, fast-paced action stories with a Christian overtone.

K.C. Finn

Devil's Cauldron is a work of fiction in the thriller, fantasy, and Christian sub-genres, and was penned by author Michael Jack Webb. The second novel in The War of Men and Angels series, this work continues where Infernal Gates left off, reuniting us with Ethan Freeman as a new threat from the looming darkness. A secret research facility leads to a deadly portal, opening into another dimension and unleashing something that none of the power-hungry scientists could have predicted. Ethan looks to the Archangel Michael to assist him in thwarting the terrible Project Nimrod, but his survival from this terrifying mission is called into question time and again as darkness and evil threaten to engulf humankind.

Author Michael Jack Webb has crafted a really powerful work of Christian fantasy and thriller fiction as this novel explodes with page after page of action and suspense. I really enjoyed the character development around Ethan and his role as a guardian: he takes up the hero’s mantle with grace and a lot of fortitude, which makes him an admirable hero very suited to this genre. He is truly put to the test by many well-described action sequences and supernatural terrors, and I felt that the worldbuilding behind these concepts (especially the origins of Project Nimrod) was well-grounded and realistic enough to be really invested in. What results is a powerful tale with thrills and spills aplenty, and I would certainly recommend Devil's Cauldron to all fans of Christian fiction who love a true battle of good versus evil.

Romuald Dzemo

Devil's Cauldron is the second book in the War of Men and Angels series by Michael Jack Webb, a story with strong spiritual themes and a phenomenal conflict. The Nimrod Project is on the threshold of a stunning breakthrough, and Heinrich, a man who labored for over half a century to bring his father’s vision to reality, is elated about the promising future. The project, designed with advanced technology, is meant to open a portal that will allow scientists access to incredible and god-like powers. But they don’t know that they are about to unleash unimaginable evil upon humanity. Ethan Freeman, a former Special Forces Ranger, must stop the project. This time, what he must face is far deadlier than anything in all the battles he’s fought. Can he count on heavenly allies in the imminent fight against evil?

I have always felt that Dan Brown held the monopoly when it comes to crafting engaging and fascinating tales loaded with supernatural conspiracies but Michael Jack Webb has written a tale that is not only intriguing but filled with great imagination. The story has history, religious myth, and political intrigue. Characters include spiritual beings like the Archangel Michael, demons, and pagan gods. The story makes strong allusions to the SS, myths that readers will read in Egyptology with strong references to Osiris, Isis, and Horus, and aspects of the popular Christian myth of angels and demons. The story is expertly plotted and the writing crisp. Devil's Cauldron is packed with action and there are pulsating moments that transport readers to other realms. While this is a work of fiction, it explores the evil that was the Nazis and their quest for power. There are compelling characters that are worth following and I particularly enjoyed the intelligence with which the author develops the villains of the story. This is a great read for fans of adventure, supernatural, science fiction, and political intrigue and to meld these genres into one story so skillfully is one of the author’s achievements.

Rabia Tanveer

Devil's Cauldron is the second book in The War of Men and Angels series by Michael Jack Webb. The troubles of Ethan Freeman are far from over. He was just getting the chance to breathe when something even more terrifying happened. A portal had been opened to an alternate dimension that could be used for nefarious plans. A group of scientists was intending to use it for powers unknown without knowing that they would unleash an evil unlike any other. Ethan was not prepared for the chaos that could ensue, but he knew he had no other option. Ethan must close the portal and make sure no evil lurks in this dimension or there will be hell to pay. He and Sam need help from unlikely places to stop this nefarious plan, but would he get it in time? Can Ethan close the portal? Would he even survive this new mission?

Devil's Cauldron was paced just right to build the plot and keep the flow flawless. I enjoyed Ethan’s reactions the most. He was smart about his options; he didn’t take any unnecessary risks and allowed himself some space before jumping into the situation. I loved that about him. His calm demeanor and analytical thinking made the plot that much more interesting. Michael Jack Webb added convincing roadblocks; he gave just enough clues for readers to get invested and allowed them to feel part of the story. The dialogues were incredibly well-timed and thought-out. I felt like I was in the moment with Ethan and his quest to save the world. The terminology guide provided at the beginning of the story was very helpful. Sam and Ethan made a great team; they complemented each other and proved to be the right duo to lead the story forward. Reiniger, his warnings, and his journal all proved to be good plot points that made the story even more interesting. I enjoyed this a lot!