Thursday, April 17, 2014

REVIEW: Eternal Redemption

Eternal Redemption
By: Paul A Wunderlich

Genre: Fantasy
Publication date: 1.26.2014
Pages: 31
Amazon link:  Eternal Redemption

Date read: 4.2.2014
Recommended by: Read 2 Review

Summary: A journey to Hell to redeem long-lost love ... and pride.  A quest of outmost peril with no guaranteed return.  How far would you go to regain true-love?  It's darker than a man trying to redeem his loved one: he forsook her for ultimate power!

A mighty Necromancer must trespass into Hell and face the Devil himself.

Frozen emotions thaw as purpose springs to life.  It was not his ambitious conquest of the world that impassioned him, but the dead-end of a now broken delusion.  After eons of eternal life, King Deathenor yearns to undo the bargain he struck with the Devil in exchange for ultimate power.  He craves to redeem his shattered soul.  Summoned by the awakening of a dusty theory, he contemplates trespassing into Hell to relinquish the contract he signed with blood.  Everything is at stake.  Failure is not an option.  If he prevails, death after corresponded love shall be his greatest triumph.

My thoughts

This was a very interesting and powerful story.  Would you choose your wife OR extreme power and eternal life?  King Deathenor chose the second, and now, after living with his power and getting all that he wanted, he regrets his decision.  So he travels to Hell in order to get his wife back from the Devil.  What happens while he was there was ... awesome.  I mean, what I read really made me think and several times the most unexpected things happened.  The author's description of the ever changing looks of the Devil were really good.  The ending was one of the best endings that I have read in a long time.  And, with all that happened in the story, I was am still surprised it was only 31 pages.  Definitely a short story I recommend.

Favorite line: "Why conquer the worlds, the heavens, and the seas if, in the end, unhappiness brimmed from every crevice of his shattered soul?"

"When a man wrongs himself, he sins in one of the worst possible manners; but when a man wrongs himself and damages others - deliberately - and cares not to amend the damage inflicted, you find the worst of all beings: your kind, a self-mutilating man who expects others to pay for his own mistakes.  You thought she lived for you - she was expendable, and you easily gave her up."

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