Invading Hell, book #2 in the Oculus Gate series, is now available in print format from Amazon.
Here is the Amazon link to order – https://www.amazon.com/Invading-Hell-Bryan-Davis/dp/1953957021
Here is the link to order the book from my website – https://www.theauthorschair.com/shopping/product/invading-hell/
I don’t have my copies yet, but they should be here soon.
I hope you can order either from Amazon or from my site in the near future.
Here is a review from a pre-release reader:
The Best Book of 2021 Yet – Invading Hell, by Bryan Davis
Wow. I can’t wait for book 3, My Soul to Take!!!
This book is amazing, very exciting, well written, and thought-provoking. It kept me on the edge of my seat unlike any other book I’ve read in a long time, with fascinating concepts, mind-bending ideas, heart-racing danger, and the best ending to a novel I have ever read.
The characters were really easy to get attached to, and their character development was great – an improvement on that of book one, in my opinion.
The ties to the Time Echoes Trilogy and the Reapers Trilogy (both of which take place in the same story world) are perfect. This book effectively ties all three trilogies together into on awesome story, while still being standalone. The story can be understood completely without having read Time Echoes or Reapers, though for the ultimate experience, read those two trilogies first.
If you’ve ever read the Reapers Trilogy, you are sure to remember Alex, who is, in my opinion, the best villain ever created. Her diabolical reappearance in this book is great – and this time, her plans are even smarter and more thrilling than ever before!
The plot twists are superb. Although there may have been a few plot twists before the half-way point, it was right about half-way that I really began noticing them. Bryan Davis set up the stage for the first half of the book, then put plot twist after plot twist after plot twist in the second half, all building on the excellent foundation from the first half. This does mean the first half is not quite as captivating, but it definitely isn’t a slow or tedious read either and is also hard to put down. Right down the final scene of the book, the second half was just one plot twist after another, it seemed, and each was very well done and allowed the story to build in unique ways.
The villain was aggravatingly awesome. But no more spoilers on that point.
The ending was awesome, devastating, and definitely the biggest plot twist in the entire series so far. It was the best ending to a novel I have ever read (and I read a lot). Even if the rest of Invading Hell was horrible (which it wasn’t, no worries. ;)), the book would still be amazing just because of this ending.
Be forewarned, though. It’s a major cliffhanger that will have you dying to read book 3!
After reading Invading Hell, I had to go back and start the series over – it’s just that good!
I was a little wary of the hell aspect when I began reading, but if you keep in mind that it is a speculative alternate reality of hell just as the story’s Earth is a fantastical alternate reality of Earth, it shouldn’t be a problem. Bryan Davis skillfully avoided getting too dark or edgy despite his concept.
This series is a perfect mix of military and sci-fi vibes with unique concepts and themes, that will likely change how you perceive the world around you. It changed me.
Questions of how I would react if “angels” came offering world peace and unity have haunted me since reading these books. How much evil do we accept because it is “Christian”, or it seems to have a good purpose, such as peace, or unity?
I read an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks for reading. Now go and read The Oculus Gate Series.
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