The Paradise Prophecy is an epic battle of good vs. evil, perhaps even the final such battle. Since God seems to have lost interest in the world, a small group of dark angels (Belial, Moloch, Mamman, and Beelzebub) are hoping to use the opportunity to take over and open the gates of hell to free Lucifer for his return to Earth. Michael, a fallen angel who has not embraced the dark side, with his own small team of exceptional humans, is all that stands between the demons and their plot to destroy the world we know.
The “prophecy” in question is believed to have been written on the seven pages missing for centuries from what has become known as “the Devil’s bible.” What these pages have to say is so powerful that it can change the universe forever – for better or worse. The pages are thought to be somehow connected to John Milton’s Paradise Lost and several of Michael’s human cohorts are, when the book begins, busy trying to crack the code and clues they believe Milton has buried in his manuscript.
The most interesting part of The Paradise Prophecy does, in fact, involve the research and detective work accomplished by the book’s two main characters: Louisiana professor “Batty” LaLaurie and a special agent of the State Department, Bernadette Callahan. Callahan and LaLaurie, working as a team, travel the world in search of clues but, because they are always one step behind the murderous dark angels, the bodies begin to pile up. Callahan, at first a skeptic of anything supernatural, is only slowly convinced by LaLaurie’s explanation of the evidence they uncover that she is dealing with something otherworldly. All of this, of course, leads to the final confrontation between good and evil in which the fate of mankind will be determined.
Rated at: 3.0
(Review Copy provided by Publisher)