Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Last Seal By Richard Denning

Goodreads Description:

A powerful demon has been trapped under the city of London for over 300 years. Now, however, malevolent forces are at work in the 17th century, planning to unleash terror and chaos on the world. Two rival secret societies the Liberati and the Praesidum - are caught in a battle that threatens to destroy the city and its unknowing inhabitants. 

When a truant schoolboy, Ben, finds a scroll revealing the location of magical seals that bind the demon, this throws him into the centre of a dangerous plot that leads to the Great Fire of London. Ben must overcome his own problems - fear of failure, desire for revenge, guilt over his parents deaths - if he is to protect the city, and confront the evil demon. 

As the plot unfolds, a little more of the mystery about Ben s own past and his parents deaths is made known. Ultimately, Ben and his friends must combat sorcery, defeat the evil Liberati and destroy the demon if they are to save their city and themselves. 

Mary's Review:

I really enjoyed this book because it has a little bit of history and demons.  I really enjoyed this book and it was a fairly quick read.  Richard Denning does a wonderful job of describing London in 1666 and you could feel like you are really in that time.

Also, I enjoyed the characters Ben, Freya, Tobias and Gabriel.  Their interactions and adventures were really interesting, enjoyable, and (somewhat) believable.  I think the most enjoyable character was Ben.  I like the way Denning puts pieces throughout the plot of Ben and his family.  However, there are a few slow parts but Denning does explain the supernatural plot very well.

I would recommend this book to anyone who loves history and supernatural.

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