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Reviewed by Caitlin Lyle Farley for Readers' Favorite
Fantasy fans will find lots to love in Necessarily Evil: Prophecy, Shad N. Freud’s debut novel. Lucifer, Jehovah, and Buddha gather in a bar to play poker for the right to hear the latest version of the apocalyptic Prophecy that emerges every few thousand years. Never before has a band of misfits been as delightfully wicked as Half-orc Grand Inquisitor Carl Beaumont of the Satanic Church gathers Inquisitor Cenere, a male tiefling, Jin, a dwarf Oracle, a lizardman berserker called Zeke, witch and Inquisitor Camilla, and Sachiko, an espionage specialist trained in ninjutsu, to fulfil the Prophecy. It soon becomes clear that the threat of time travel may be the least of the group’s worries as demons plague their every step and a mysterious spirit makes it clear that she’s determined to stop Carl at any cost.
Necessarily Evil: Prophecy is a riot. Irreverent humor, a smorgasbord of fantasy lore, and the cast of lewd and foul-mouthed characters make for an entertaining read. The battles are exhilarating with clear, vivid descriptions that give a distinct nod to this novel’s origins as a role-playing game. There’s undeniable comedic value in the fact that the Prophecy makes perfect sense to the characters while being vague for the reader. It’s impossible to guess what will happen next as this eccentric group fights to prevent the end of the world. Freud’s clever and humorous descriptions, unique premise, entertaining characters, and pacing mark this author as one to watch while promising that the next book in The Divine Sitcom series will be even better.