Official Review: Heaven's End by Roger Wilco

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Official Review: Heaven's End by Roger Wilco

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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Heaven's End" by Roger Wilco.]
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Zombies, aliens, and bloodthirsty creatures named 'hunters' make up Roger Wilco's novel, Heaven's End. If a person were to inhabit the earth following the rapture according to this storyline, supernatural help would be of high necessity. Physical danger lurks around every corner as the main character, Judy, and her daughter, Amber, navigate a hostile environment. They are on a mission to save a family member who has been taken captive by the Nephilim, an alien race that has no regard for humanity. They view humans as prey, so time is of the essence to execute a rescue attempt.

The two women meet up with John, who seems to be a savior in disguise. He introduces them to technology and weapons that help keep trouble at bay. Having him and the gadgets available takes some of the pressure off and creates a bit of an advantage over the enemy, but their survival is not guaranteed.

I enjoyed the pace of the story. It begins right away with Judy and Amber on the run, attempting to avert death. It isn't clear why this is occurring, but the author includes slight hints by way of scenes and dialogues from a former time that has led up to what they are experiencing. His writing style keeps the reader moving forward to find out how it will all come together.

In the description, the author stated that this was his first book. Many times an inexperienced writer will cram in too much information and try to create a story that ends up getting out of hand. That is not the case here. The conciseness is refreshing with a plot that never lags with fillers, and the characters converse realistically.

While profanity is almost non-existent, the violent scenes are abundant. For those who have a strong distaste for gory killings and torture, you may want to bypass this one. It's the end of the world, and evil has taken over, so it's not a pretty scene.

There are references to Biblical passages and the rapture, so this may appeal most to Christians who can stomach graphic content. At the same time, the material doesn't overuse scripture, so readers who have an interest in science fiction may like it too. As far as an age range, I would recommend this to young adults and up as the most appropriate.

I found very few errors, so this seems to have been professionally edited. I am awarding this 4 out of 4 for all of its great qualities. There wasn't anything I disliked, and another positive attribute to mention is that a few pages of the next installment in the series follow the conclusion of this one.

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This sounds like an interesting book! The title caught my eye immediately. I don't particularly like that there is a lot of violence but I would like to read this one to see the author's concept of what earth will be like after the rapture! Your review is excellent, thanks!
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For an author's first book, this sounds really interesting and well written. I would like to read this one. Thanks, I love your review.

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Post by Michelle Fred »

I always enjoy creative retellings of Biblical stories, but this novel is on a different level. One can only imagine what a post-rapture Earth would look like. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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This isn't something that I would normally read, but your review twisted my arm! Thanks!

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Post by Laurina_Olowo »

The time after rapture is a period I don't think anyone wants to witness. The story seems like it's going to be interesting. Beautiful review.

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The author's first book that hit the home run? Now that intrigues me. I do love some mature supernatural stories so I might give this a read. Thanks for your review!

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Great review! It seems like a very interesting book. I'll surely try to get my hands on it. Hopefully it will keep up with my expectations

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It's a good book, the idea of technology and weapons is great.

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B Creech wrote: ↑
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This sounds like an interesting book! The title caught my eye immediately. I don't particularly like that there is a lot of violence but I would like to read this one to see the author's concept of what earth will be like after the rapture! Your review is excellent, thanks!
If you have watched Star Wars, the violence in those is similar to what is in this. Sometimes, I think when I read it vs see it quick on a screen it seems more horrific. But, the plot of the book was a good one. I appreciate you reading my review! 😊
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It sounds like a good book, I honestly would love to read it, because in the review they described it as some kind of a horror and fictional type of a story (honestly that's what intrigued my interest).

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Post by Takudzwa Chiungwe »

after reading , I fall in love with it. I would like to read this book because in the review I lent that this book contains some elements from the Bible
and also they is a little bit of science.

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It’s sounds like an interesting book

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Heavens end amazing title really a eye catcher but once I got past the second paragraph I lost interest it was shocking considering this is the kind of book I would normally go for .

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This mix of elements seems uneven, but it looks like the author managed to blend them well to obtain an interesting result. Thank you for your informative review!
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