By: Mark Cain
Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
GoodReads Summary: Steve and Orson are back in this cracked sequel to Hell’s Super, book two in the new satire and humor series, Circles In Hell. This time, the guys must fix Hell’s heating and air conditioning (HVAC) system, which has failed. Hell is getting progressively colder, and things are a lot more serious than devils and demons needing to put on some sweaters. If you’ve ever used the expression, “It will be a cold day in Hell before …” then you know that there are metaphysical ramifications involved. The HVAC system must be fixed before all Hell freezes over, which is an even worse state than just a bit of frigid weather. Still, anything can happen on A Cold Day In Hell … even a paranormal comedy romance that becomes a whacky love triangle.
(I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.)
I remember back in the day, reading Piers Anthony’s Xanth novels. (Wonder if the reference I made to the Incarnation of Immortality in my review of the first book Hell’s Super made my mind trip down memory lane….) I remember being so excited with every new discovery of another book in the series until I reached (oh, probably book 10 or 11). Now, Wikipedia states there are 39 books in that series. And if you are one of those who’s read every single one, I applaud you.
But, my point here is, these Circles of Hell books have that same excitement of the beginning of a series. However, I can see where fans would cry for more and the author would give them more and then run out of anything interesting to say.
That would be my prediction for the future.
For now, this is merely the second book in the series and the enjoyment is very up front and fresh.
Going by the fact that most of those who’ve read and reviewed this have left 4 and 5 star reviews and even most of those are salivating over the next book (Deal With The Devil (Circles In Hell Book 3)), this is an exciting beginning to a series.
I understand that there are haphazard moments of brief exposition that typically slow down the plot, but I don’t think I’d give them up. I’ve been a fan of other ideas of the afterlife for as long as I can remember, and I lap up every detail, every random name drop. I want to know what Mark Cain thinks happens to those whose religion has determined evil.
If you are even remotely curious about this series, please, please pick one up. You’ll enjoy it, even laugh a bit and maybe even bounce your head to the familiar tune that marks the beginning and ending of this book.