Date of Publication: September 27th, 2017
Genre: Christian, Thriller, General Fiction
Number of pages: 198
POV: 3rd person
Series: Cage Series
Caged Light – Book 1 (review here)
Crimson Cage – Book 2
Where you can find Crimson Cage: Amazon | Lulu.com
Books synopsis (from Amazon):
Some legends are born, others are forged in the crucible of fire. For Detective Wyatt Cage, fighting a demonic crime lord was just the beginning. Plunged deep inside of a world he barely believed existed, he is swept into a fight against possibly the greatest general ever to be born of HellÕs army to rescue countless children from a fate worse than death. Failure in this attempt will unleash HellÕs might upon the world in a war unlike any other. Along his dark road, Wyatt will discover two things his true lineage and something he never knew he was missing, his son. However, his fight in the realm where nightmare and reality are one may just cost Wyatt his life as he knows it.
Trigger Warning: None
When I found out that there was going to be a book 2 in the Cage series, I was pretty excited. I enjoyed reading Caged Light. So when Tom emailed me and let me know that Crimson Cage was available for review. I jumped on it. I am glad I did because this book lived up to the first one.
Crimson Cage picks up about 2 years after the end of Caged Light. Wyatt has found love with the beautiful Jessica and they had a daughter, Natalie. Wyatt thinks that the events of his past were only going to be a one-time thing. He has also made an uneasy peace with his heritage. But things have a way of going south and for Wyatt, his world was blown apart in a spectacular way. He starts to have visions about a faceless boy who is pleading with him to help him. He also finds out that he has a son and that son has the ability to destroy the world. He is brought into a murder/missing child investigation that tests him. The question is, will he rise up to the challenge that is set before him. Will he believe in God and God’s plans for him or will he crumble and allow Hell’s forces to swarm over the world.
Wyatt didn’t change much from Caged Light. He was still the reformed assassin for a street gang turned police officer. I did like that the author made him have a love interest and a family. But what I liked is that he didn’t lose his edge at all. He was still very tuned into the demonic and angelic presences that showed up in his dreams and real life. The shock he felt at being told that he had a half-demon son was mirrored in me. I could understand why he wanted to save him. Even more so when it was revealed what his son could do if left to be raised by demons. His faith in God is what saved him from being tortured to death. Jesus came and cleared the way for him to save his son and the thousands of other children who were abducted.
Crimson Cage is a Christian thriller book. It does not force Christianity down your throat. God, Jesus, and Satan are mentioned and made reference too but the focus of the book is on Wyatt and his struggles. The thriller part of the book was fantastic too. I was kept on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen next.
Surprisingly, there is a sex scene in the book. I say surprisingly because I can count on one hand where overt scenes are used in a Christian book. While some people might complain, I found it refreshing. The sex wasn’t graphic but you knew what was going on. As someone who reads a lot of romance books, some of them graphic, I enjoyed the sex scene. It was written just right.
The end of Crimson Cage was a bit of a cliffhanger. I was also a little surprised at the change one of the main characters made. But it made me want to read the 3rd book. I need to find out if my intuition about that character is true or not. I also need to know what Wyatt saw will come true or not.
In conclusion, I enjoyed reading Crimson Cage. It was full of action scenes. It also kept me on the edge of my seat thriller wise. The plot was well written and great. I also liked the characters, evil and otherwise, that showed up in the book.
Will I reread: Yes
Will I recommend to family and friends: Yes
Age range: Adult
Why: Violence, mild language and sex
I would like to thank Tom Howard and Lulu.com for allowing me to read and review Crimson Cage
All opinions stated in this review of Crimson Cage are mine
I received no compensation for this review
**I chose to leave this review after reading an advance reader copy**
4 thoughts on “Crimson Cage by Thomas Howard”
It was very interesting. I can’t wait to see what the 3rd book will bring.
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