The Reluctant Demon Diaries
BY LINDA RIOS BROOK
Book Number Four,"The Redeemer"
is the conclusion to "The Reluctant Demon Diaries".
What I have learned from my fan mail is that a lot of readers are worried about how this series will end. They have become emotionally attached to the sympathetic lead character, a fallen angel with no name, and are concerned about his fate. After all, he did not intend to rebel against God. He fell with Lucifer by mistake because he could not decide where to stand when the war in Heaven broke out. As a result, he became a demon, but not a very good one, and was sentenced to serve Satan as a watcher over the Earth to alert his master as to what God was likely to do next.
When I read the reviews posted on various websites, I find it interesting how many reviewers find it necessary to remind readers that this is a work of fiction and that no such angel ever existed.
Nonetheless, many people have written to me to tell me how much they identify with No Name as he stumbles and bumbles through history, always advising God on how to better manage the Earth while all the time planning his plea to re-enter Heaven.
"This is a book about demons. Should I be laughing at this?" asked one writer.
But now, the day of reckoning has come. No Name is about to encounter Jesus. Those who have followed him through the Old Testament must now confront his ultimate destiny. Can a demon somehow be redeemed? There is a theological divide between those who believe in second chances for all of creation and those who believe something else.
No matter how the story ends, someone is going to be mad about it.
Linda Rios Brook