Breaking The Devil's Heart: A Logic of Demons Novel

Breaking The Devil's Heart: A Logic of Demons Novel

by H.A. Goodman

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BN ID: 2940014509756
Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
Publication date: 05/04/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 350
File size: 1 MB

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Breaking The Devil's Heart: A Logic of Demons Novel 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Shioni relaxed on a needle timmed wooden bed she made covered in blood.
HsRamblingMom More than 1 year ago
Wow... I really wasn't sure what I was getting into when I started this novel because up front, you're told it's different than anything you've ever read. Definitely true! At first, the novel started a little slow but then it built up more and more. The pace ended up moving at a steady speed. The novel is told through Stewarts POV so that's always a breath of fresh air for me. I'm so used to reading novels told from the female lead's perspective. Although, I have to admit, I enjoyed The female lead and would've been interested to see a lot more from her perspective to swap it up a bit. The author's new spin on hell as a corporation who sells the "formula" is pretty genius - totally the most creative spin on hell I've read in a while. There are a few places where the writing style felt more like I was reading a dictionary of sorts - pretty formal and felt almost apart from the novel, but overall, it wasn't a hindrance. Overall a really thought provoking read that I enjoyed but I'm not jumping up and down screaming get it, get it. If you like fantasy and enjoy something a little different then definitely get it. I think the ebook was only $.99 so definitely worth that plus a little more. Can I just say the cover is a work of art??! It's really pretty amazing.
HsRamblingMom More than 1 year ago
Wow... I really wasn't sure what I was getting into when I started this novel because up front, you're told it's different than anything you've ever read. Definitely true! At first, the novel started a little slow but then it built up more and more. The pace ended up moving at a steady speed. The novel is told through Stewarts POV so that's always a breath of fresh air for me. I'm so used to reading novels told from the female lead's perspective. Although, I have to admit, I enjoyed The female lead and would've been interested to see a lot more from her perspective to swap it up a bit. The author's new spin on hell as a corporation who sells the "formula" is pretty genius - totally the most creative spin on hell I've read in a while. There are a few places where the writing style felt more like I was reading a dictionary of sorts - pretty formal and felt almost apart from the novel, but overall, it wasn't a hindrance. Overall a really thought provoking read that I enjoyed but I'm not jumping up and down screaming get it, get it. If you like fantasy and enjoy something a little different then definitely get it. I think the ebook was only $.99 so definitely worth that plus a little more. Can I just say the cover is a work of art??! It's really pretty amazing.
eheinlen More than 1 year ago
Bizarre, but interesting story. I found the writing to be solid and approachable, even if it did contain too many descriptors (a personal preference). I was annoyed whenever a word broke across a line, but that has nothing to do with the writer. Overall, this is a solid book and should appeal to a wide audience of people who enjoy paranormal or sci-fi books (even though it only generally fits those categories).
Openbooksociety_dot_com More than 1 year ago
Massive and Authentic Plot!! Review brought to you by OBS staff member Annabell Cadiz Beware of spoilers!! John Milton once wrote, “The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven,” and there isn’t a quote, I think, that captures the world of Breaking the Devil’s Heart quite so well. A world caste in fantasy and supernatural characters, the book is driven more by the grand idealisms we have as humans and the intimate fears and regrets that can destroy us. A book fraught with action, love, betrayal, pain, and the desperate need to believe in what is right above all else, readers are thrown into a story as thought provoking as it is moving. There are numerous characters that make an appearance throughout the book so I won’t name them all but each character is developed well with strong and relatable qualities, even the sinister ones of the bunch. Three of my favorites were Franklin, Teddy, and Adrian. Franklin and Ted McNally are demons, each with his own agenda and with a need to prove himself. Franklin is British, polished, and sophisticated. Between worrying about his attire, mocking Stewart every chance he gets, and delivering his own blows to Stewart’s plan, I was either laughing or wanting to take down Franklin myself. It was a love/hate relationship between us. Teddy is way too chipper it’s scary, he’s optimistic, and positive but deep down it’s really just a mask for how unstable he actually is. Adrian is sweet, charismatic, and laid back. I love the way he was portrayed in the book. He isn’t the way a person would normally expect an angel to look like and that made his character even more relatable. The subject matter is heavy and dark, Goodman isn’t afraid to explore the hard hitting truths a lot of people usually shy away from. The message presented through the book—evil cannot be blamed on an invisible hand as much as on our own actions and we have to learn to take responsibilities for said actions—is a constant through the scenes as the plot progresses. Goodman showcases universal flaws within religion, culture, and individuals. The message is heartbreaking, inspiring, and bold. One of the aspects I love about the Logic of Demons books is the presentation of Hell as a massive office echoing the craziness of a stock exchange and the mind-numbing boredom that comes with working in one. Also, the fact that demons look and act so human. Heaven isn’t exactly bothering to stop Satan as one would expect and is apparently undergoing some crazy mutiny. The story is engaging from the moment you start reading and is solid. Even though Goodman’s opinions presented throughout the book aren’t written with a judgmental attitude but painted with history and wisdom, there are moments they can feel a bit repetitive. The dialogue in the second installment flows much better than its predecessor but still has some moments where it comes off feeling awkward and doesn’t fully sit well. Whatever the flaws though in Breaking the Devil’s Heart, they can be overlooked because the story is authentic and real, the concept is original, and the world is executed well. Underneath the power, the time travel, the supernatural characters, is a heartbeat and a story that will stay with you long after you finish. This review and more at openbooksociety dot com