Book Review: The Nephilim’s Promise by W.S. Long

Reviewed by Susan65

1Title: The Nephilim’s Promise
Author: W.S. Long
Heroes: Eli and Micha/Joshua
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 98 Pages
Publisher: JMS Books
Release Date: April 12, 2015
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Eli is immortal. Almost immortal, anyway. His father is an archangel he never knew, while his mother was a human. When another angel asks him to save a human male in Ancient Egypt, his life is forever changed.

When Micha comes into his life, Eli is no longer alone, but Micha’s untimely death leads Eli to search for his eternal love through reincarnations of Micha over the centuries. Based on a medium’s tip, Eli finds Joshua Milbanks, eighteen years old and homeless, kicked out of his foster home because he is gay.

When Eli saves Joshua from a bullet, Joshua doesn’t know what to think, but he cannot deny he is drawn to Eli. Is Joshua Micha reincarnated? Or will Eli continue to be lonely without his eternal love?

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Review: I very rarely rate a story under 3 stars, but I just can’t do it this time, and that makes me sad. I will try my best to be constructive and respectful, as I appreciate that this story is very personal to the author, and what I found missing another reader might love. So, with that said…

I had such high hopes for this story as the blurb and the cover just called out to me, but the delivery was quite stilted, unsmooth, and the point of view and time frame jumps were all over the place. For such a short story, one would expect a fast-paced unfolding of the drama, but what I got was a lot of confusion with multiple characters and way too much going on between ancient Egypt and the present. Sadly, this story had major promise but it appears the author tried to put too much detail into too few pages and what you end up with is a story that is missing necessary background, main characters without depth, and a book that just ends…that’s it, it just ends without the two main characters even meeting back up again.

Maybe I missed something in the translation, but I could not believe that the ending was actually the end without any word on whether this was book one of a series, or if a sequel was forthcoming, or what have you, but I really did not expect the book to end without any resolution between the main characters. Was I, the reader supposed to use my imagination to create the perfect ending? I don’t know, but unless the story continues, then I can’t honestly give an unfinished story more than 2.5 stars.

Overall Impression: It was okay

*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*

 

Categories: 2.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2015, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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