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‘Breaking The Devil’s Heart’ by H.A. Goodman

Bhagavad Gita

What is it that drives a man to an evil action, even against his will, as if some unforeseen force made him do it?” ….

Chapter One

“So you really expect me to spy on the Devil?” asked Franklin, in an appallingly disingenuous tone. “You think I’m going to divulge the plethora of information I’m privy to, the treasure trove of knowledge that a person of my high rank is given on a daily basis? You must be out of your mind, Stewart!”

I can just tell that this book is going to take me right out of my comfort zone and challenge my thoughts. However, there is no way that I could not continue reading now, after those great opening lines. I really need to know just how many of the Devil’s secrets, Franklin reveals, either voluntarily, or forcibly!!

The thought of this Demon, turning double-agent to spy on the Devil, is really intriguing …. Just who is Stewart working for and what kind of information could he possibly be hoping that Franklin will divulge? ….


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As this was an author invitation to read and review, a Kindle download of  ‘Breaking The Devil’s Heart: A Logic of Demons Novel’ was sent to me free of charge, by its author, H. A. Goodman.

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  • It sounds like an intriguing book, although not a genre I normally would read. Sometimes it’s good to get out of your comfort zone. I hope you enjoy this.

    • Hi Yvonne,

      This isn’t a book that I would be reaching to take off the shelves in a book shop, under normal circumstances.

      I do have to admit a certain amount of intrigue about the storyline, the more I start to publish posts about it and I have to delve amongst the pages. Those first lines definitely found me wanting to read on and see just what is going on. I could see the funny side of that initial discussion, but as the book is categorized as a fantasy/thriller, I am obviously under a misconception about things.

      The book is not next on my schedule though, so it will be a few days before I get to it.

      Thanks for taking the time to comment, it is appreciated.

    • Hi Naida,

      That’s one of the great things about blogging, I have discovered so many great new books from genres that I wouldn’t normally have entertained reading. Obviously I have enjoyed some more than others, but in general, they have each had their own unique selling points, which have made them both interesting and entertaining.

      This has probably got the strangest synopsis that I have come across, but I am definitely up for giving it a try, in fact I am quite looking forward to it.

      I shall be dipping into its pages again for my Teaser Tuesday meme, before I start reading it in earnest, so that should be quite an interesting post.

      Thanks, as always, for your visit and lovely comments.

        • Hi Naida,

          It is a great thing, but totally addictive and very time consuming. I just don’t seem to get the balance right somehow, I really need to try and get more actual reading time in!!

          Trouble is, I do so love our little ‘chats’ LOL!

  • The first thing I thought of when I read this opener was Doctor Faustus . It definitely looks thought-provoking, for sure. Thank you for sharing and have a lovely day!

    • Hi Deondra,

      First of all, I would like to welcome you to Fiction Books and thank you for stopping by. It is always great to ‘meet’ new people and your comments will always be welcome and appreciated.

      I have never studied Doctor Faustus, so naturally I had to check out the full info. about it and I can definitely see where you are coming from with the similarities. I think that if, as a relatively new author on the scene, H.A. Goodman comes anywhere close to emulating this major classical work, then his future must surely be assured?

      I will let you decide when the review is published.

      Have a great weekend.

    • Hi Jo,

      Believe me, I am not that brave, just inquisitive if asked by an author to read and review their book, and not wanting to let anyone down by refusing a request, unless of course it is way off the mark!!

      Sometimes it is just nice to get back to a genre that I know well, in fact come to think of it, I haven’t read a good gutsy police crime / murder, for ages. I must have a scout through my TBR pile.

      Anyway, back to ‘Breaking The Devil’s Heart’ … the synopsis is certainly intriguing and those first few lines have set the ground rules for what promises to be a highly charged storyline.

      Thanks for stopping by, it is great to hear someone else’s views about things and your comments are always interesting.

    • Hi Kathy,

      This is certainly an interesting opening for a book and that together with an intriguing synopsis about the afterlife, has me wondering …. I think that perhaps there must be one or two lighter, more humorous moments along the way, even the Devil has to have some fun, surely!!

      Thanks for stopping by, your comments are always most welcome and appreciated.

Written by Yvonne