War Eternal

Forsaken Angel

Fiction - Fantasy - General
434 Pages
Reviewed on 06/01/2019
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Reviewed by Ray Simmons for Readers' Favorite

I have been a fan of vampires and other supernatural creatures since I picked up one of the Anne Rice books back when I was in high school. I have read a lot of these kinds of stories since then but none as satisfying or written nearly as well as Ms. Rice writes until now. War Eternal: Forsaken Angel by J.F. Cain is written in that deep literary and mystical tradition that I first discovered in those books by Anne Rice. War Eternal is deep and satisfying. J.F. Cain invites you into a world of powerful creatures with problems that match their amazing abilities. Angels, demons, vampires, guardians, and exorcists, all try to push their own agenda forward and sometimes it's hard to tell the difference between the good guys and the bad guys.

I think the plot is what really hooked me as I read War Eternal. It is complex and no one knows the right way to proceed but everyone wants an ending that’s good for them. Abaddon wants to enjoy a life of domestic bliss with his wife and soon to arrive child. Aranes wants that too but she has responsibilities that may be more important in the greater scheme of things. These characters are intriguing not only because of their powers but because of the complicated responsibilities that go with them. J.F. Cain has a way of bringing out the human characteristics in those on the side of good as well as those on the side of evil. In the end, that is what makes War Eternal a great book and great writing.

Divine Zape

War Eternal: Forsaken Angel by J.F. Cain is the tale of angels, demons, and mortals, a narrative with powerful religious allusion and symbolism, tightly written and utterly engaging. No one knows what the Source plans next as the real identity of Abaddon is unveiled. Aranes is ready to give birth and her life and that of the child are in grave danger because the dark forces have formed an alliance with the sole purpose of taking her and her child, and this time, the Guardians and Exorcists can’t protect her. Can the archangels intervene even when the Source has refused to grant permission? In the final move to protect Aranes and the child, Abaddon accepts an offer from Lucifer, who believes the child is his. But can Lucifer be trusted? How about his return to the celestial kingdom when the gates are quickly closing for him?

J.F. Cain is a wonderful storyteller, combining Christian myth with a strong imagination to weave a yarn that leaves readers satisfied and longing for more. In this narrative, the author creates a powerful fusion between the spiritual and the mortal and develops a spellbinding conflict that is evocative of the proverbial struggle between good and evil. The characters are extraordinary, deftly handled and developed with an unusual sense of realism. Angels and demons are created with human sentiments and it is interesting to follow them as they pursue conflicting interests and desires. War Eternal: Forsaken Angel is a beautiful fantasy that is so well-written, with powerful plot points, a phenomenal conflict, and characters that make it a great read. The action is pulsating, the characters compelling, and the plot tight and quickly paced.

K.C. Finn

Forsaken Angel is a work of action-packed fantasy and paranormal romance for adults penned by author J. F. Cain, and is the third book in the War Eternal series. Set in an otherworldly realm of angels and demons, this highly graphic, violent and sexual novel continues where the plot of the previous books left off, with central character Abaddon’s true identity revealed to those around him. His lady, Aranes, is ready to give birth to their child, but the baby has already been claimed by the deepest darkness there is. When a seemingly helpful offer turns into a deep betrayal, Abaddon’s desperation to protect Aranes and their child will see him struggle through his hardest trials yet.

Fans of the previous books will already know the violent and compelling nature of the series, which lays vampires, demons and angels bare for the terrifying power and acts of evil that they can and do commit. Author J. F. Cain writes with intricate detail, allowing readers to draw intimately close to the minds and bodies of her characters, which makes both the action and romantic elements of the plot deeply emotive and engaging to read. The plot itself spirals into darkness with every page, making it seem impossible that a good outcome for Abaddon could ever come about, and the progression of the narrative gives plenty of shocking twists and turns to match this. Overall, Forsaken Angel lives up to the previous atmosphere and plot-driven action sequences of previous books, and will certainly please paranormal romance fans who like something on the more extreme side.