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Good vs. Evil
by Pembroke Sinclair
The notion of good vs. evil isn’t new. Neither is the idea of angels vs. demons. They are conventions that have been around since the dawn of religion. Yet, they are conventions that speak to the nature of humanity; they give us a purpose; they can define who we are.
I have always been fascinated with the idea of Satan vs. God. Paradise Lost by Milton was one of my favorite books when I was an undergraduate. The notion of what would drive an angel to betray God was fascinating. How could something that is supposed to be pure love turn to pure hate?
I don’t believe the lines between good and evil are concrete. There are so many different gray areas, and I believe that the Devil would have moments of drifting between each. At one point, I would assume he may have even had a crisis of conscience. I don’t doubt his anger and hatred. Those can be powerful emotions, but I believe he would be a little sneaky in his approach to taking down mankind. After all, he disguised himself as a snake to tempt Adam and Eve, why wouldn’t he appear as your best friend to tempt you to do evil?
The Road to Salvation series explores the notion of good and evil through the eyes of teenage kids. It was fun to look at it from this perspective because most teens don’t have enough life experience to really recognize what is truly good and what is completely evil. Heck, most adults can’t see the difference between the two. That doesn’t mean they’re bad, it just means that definitions of what makes what aren’t exactly clear cut.
Dealing with Devils, the second book in the series, dives deeper into what it’s like to be on the side of evil. Katie is exposed to Josh’s world and expected to do things—like take souls to Hell. It was fun imagining how Katie would react to these situations, and I really liked letting her bad side out. It gave her confidence. She saw the world from a different perspective. It helped shape who she is.
Katie has to figure out how to deal with temptation, but emotion and heartache dictate a lot of her actions. She may or may not be making the right choice, only time will tell. But in the end, it is her choice, and she’s the one that has to live with the consequences.
Dating a demon has its advantages, like helping deliver souls to Hell. Wait...what?
Katie’s world has been turned upside down. She's fallen for Josh—despite the fact that he’s a demon from Hell. Wes is finally out of her system and her life. Convinced she can change Josh, she sets out to make him a better person, only to find out things aren’t as simple as she’d originally thought. For one thing, Josh has Katie help him deliver souls to Hell, and she kind of likes it. And to top it off, other more powerful demons are battling for her soul, and revelations from the past could change the course of her life forever.
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A red light shone in front of them, growing in intensity as they approached. It was reminiscent of the last time she was in Hell, and she expected to see the edge of a cliff that overlooked a red lake. Instead, they stepped into a massive cavern. In the middle was a pit that sucked every last ounce of light from the immediate area. Katie imagined that was probably what a black hole looked like. Demons of every shape and size milled around the wide space. Wings flapped above her, and her gazed drifted upward, but she couldn’t see the demons, only their glowing white and red eyes. Was it because of the darkness or was the cave so massive? She didn’t know. Her gaze drifted back down. Katie instantly noticed large, black, winged creatures and heard the distinct buzz of Tormentors. She tensed, wondering where they were and thankful the sound wasn’t close to her ear. Hell Hounds zipped through the crowd, and white demons with fire-red eyes towered above them all. They looked almost like bats without wings. Their skin had a leathery sheen, their eyes were beady. Fangs protruded from their lips. Her heart skipped as she looked at them. Dread tried to push through the other feelings, but it couldn’t. Despite the heat, a chill ran through her. But so did fascination. The demons were unlike anything she had seen before, and they were so thin and frail looking, Katie was amazed they were upright at all. She thought a gentle breeze would snap them in two.
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Pembroke Sinclair is a literary jack of all trades, playing her hand at multiple genres. She has written an eclectic mix of fiction ranging from horror to sci-fi and even some westerns. Born in Rock Springs, Wyoming--the home of 56 nationalities--it is no wonder Pembroke ended up so creatively diverse. Her fascination with the notions of good and evil, demons and angels, and how the lines blur have inspired her writing. Pembroke lives in Laramie, Wyoming, with her husband, two spirited boys, a black lab named Ryder, and a rescue kitty named Alia, who happens to be the sweetest, most adorable kitty in the world! She cannot say no to dessert, orange soda, or cinnamon. She loves rats and tatts and rock and roll and wants to be an alien queen when she grows up.
You can learn more about Pembroke Sinclair by visiting her at http://pembrokesinclair.blogspot.com/
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