Requiem for the Devil

Requiem for the Devil

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by Jeri Smith-Ready
     
 

Set in modern-day Washington, D.C., Requiem for the Devil depicts the end of the Devil's ten-billion-year career. For the first time in his existence, Lucifer falls in love, and this event threatens to transform his identity and perhaps even his destiny. Gianna O'Keefe is the woman who drags him out of his ancient despair and points him toward possible

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Set in modern-day Washington, D.C., Requiem for the Devil depicts the end of the Devil's ten-billion-year career. For the first time in his existence, Lucifer falls in love, and this event threatens to transform his identity and perhaps even his destiny. Gianna O'Keefe is the woman who drags him out of his ancient despair and points him toward possible salvation.

Yet Lucifer's path from evil is neither straight nor smooth. Pursuing love means betraying his fellow fallen angels, the loyal friends who once followed him to damnation. Divine and infernal forces seem to conspire against his and Gianna's union. Lucifer's empire crumbles around him as he dares to defy the natural order and question his fate.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759550070
Publisher:
Hachette Book Group
Publication date:
04/15/2001
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
1,043,825
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.89(d)

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Requiem for the Devil 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
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This book is simply brilliant. Ms. Smith-Ready writes in a compelling, articulate style that sucks you into the plot and keeps you rolling along with her. Her language and phrasing alone make this book a standout. It has it all: story, language, character. It's fun, engaging and exceptionally well-crafted. It is hard to believe this is a first novel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Lucifer, a.k.a. Louis Carvalho, falls in love with Gianna O'Keefe while she sings the Blues at the Grotto. The Devil is instantly drawn into her world of goodness, mesmerized by her inner beauty, and the lengths she goes to help others. He begins to question his place in eternity and realizes that although he has a certain amount of power, he's not free. As Gianna points him to possible salvation, his brothers...Beelzebub, Belial, and Mephistopheles...feel betrayed, and the road to Heaven heats up. Lucifer's life crumbles around him as he defies fate and looks for a way back to Heaven's door. REQUIUM FOR THE DEVIL is imaginative, humorous, and sensual. Ms. Smith-Ready brings a refreshing newness to the world of fiction.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of life's happy moments is when you stumble onto a superb book written by someone you've never heard of. I loved Requiem for the Devil for so many reasons: For its characters, the sharp dialogue, the intellectual debates, the pyrotechnics! It was a perfect blend of fun and seriousness, joy and tears, of loss and salvation and love. I can't wait to read more from Jeri Smith-Ready, and I am recommending this book to all my friends.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The storyline sounded a little frivolous at first but I thought I'd take a chance. I downloaded it as an ebook. This author grabs you and holds on to you until you realize it's 1:30am and you just spent 8 hours unable to put it down. It was so well written that the story even felt possible. I enjoyed this book on so many levels; I laughed, I sighed, I cried. This book was simply amazing! The passion the caracters felt just jumped out at me, even to a point of inspiration. It's an extremely passionate love story, with heart pounding love making and heart stopping surprises. I loved this book so much I'm buying a copy so I can read it again. I'm entertaining the thought of buying twenty copies and giving them as gifts to my friends and family for Christmas. Again, simply amazing book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Requiem is an absolute triumph!! It is my favorite book now, and Jeri Smith-Ready my favorite author. The story grabs you right from the start, and doesn't let go until the last page, leaving you breathless. I will eargerly read anything written by this outstanding author.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I don't normally read books with God or Devil in their titles. My interests are in sci-fi books and I shy away from sci-fi fantasy and fantasy realism as much as possible. However, Requiem is receiving very consistently good reviews and being interested in the expansion of e-book availability and new titles in this medium, I thought I would give the book a try. Whew. What a ride! The book is startling; I would give it 6 stars if I could. Ms. Smith-Ready is a superb writer. I felt like I was Lou through the book; I began to envy his life. The relationships were so real; I felt pure joy when they did and hurt too... I spent an entire weekend reading Requiem, never leaving the screen...thank goodness my teams aren't playing the NBA finals. I look forward to more of her work - and insist that you read the book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found Requiem for the Devil to be a smart, witty, provocative and intellectually challenging book. The story weaves many thought-provoking ideas about both religion and politics into a fascinating narrative about the devil in modern society. The book was almost impossible to put down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is apparently Ms. Smith-Ready's first published novel and after reading it, I am truly looking forward to her writing career. What a story - Lucifer falls in love and his relationship with the mortal woman looms as an immense threat to his fellow demons (or henchmen, whatever you prefer). The characters take on a life of their own and their evil talk and actions are actually quite mesmerizing - her writing calls to mind a little bit of the cheek of Hiaasen, and J. Morrow, and the sensitivity and reality of Kingsolver.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I stumbled upon this book while browsing around online. The idea for the story seemed interesting and the reviews were good. My decision to buy it was based on this information. What a mistake. I hate to hit a new author below the belt, but this book is awful.