Book Reviews

In All Your Ways by Cari Z. at Storm Moon Press

Genre Gay / Fantasy / Angels/Demons / Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 07-October-2012

Book Blurb

During Heaven’s rebellion, the angel Renat fell to Hell for loving the angel Emiel more than God. His punishment was harsh: he became a demon. Millennia later, Renat has long given up hope on ever reuniting with his love, finding what little pleasure can be found in the lands of the damned. He's shocked when an angel is found at the borders of Hell, and he quickly realizes that Emiel has finally followed him into Hell. Renat knows he will have to fight to keep Emiel from being torn from him, and the only one who can save them is Satan himself.

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Book Review

A beautiful story about love, grace, and trust, this takes the idea of the falling of angels one step further and examines what would happen if one of them fell because of love. The kind of love that is "too personal", and doesn’t put God first. Kind of a difficult situation to imagine happening to an angel, but it is an interesting assumption. I have to admit that the writing pulled me in, the characters had me fascinated, and the idea of "what if" the way Cari interpreted it had me turning the pages eagerly, wanting to find out what happens.


Renat is the angel with a problem. He loves Emiel, but not with the kind of heavenly love angels are supposed to feel, he wants more. His love is more like the human kind, but the real problem is that he loves Emiel more than God. He has made the decision to leave heaven, and tries to take Emiel with him, but Emiel isn’t ready. He cannot disobey God, and so Renat falls alone and becomes one of hell's princes.


Thousands of years later, Renat has suffered tremendously, but has kept a remnant of his grace. Emiel comes to get him back, and the solution is beautiful in its simplicity, as is his plan of getting them away from Satan.


The power of love is what makes this story special. Beautifully done! If you like angel/demon stories, if you enjoy thought experiments about good and evil and how they interrelate, and if you like reading about characters who will most likely make you ache with understanding and hope that all will end well, you will probably like this short story as much as I did.




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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 24 pages/9900 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 01-June-2012
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