Friday, April 1, 2011

Should I be laughing at this?

In a few weeks book number four,"The Redeemer" the conclusion to "Reluctant Demon Diaries" will be out. What I have learned from my fan mail is how many readers are worried about how this series will end. They have become emotionally attached to the sympathetic lead character, a fallen angel with no name, and are concerned about his fate. After all, he did not intend to rebel against God. He fell with Lucifer by mistake because he could not decide where to stand when the war in Heaven broke out. As a result, he became a demon, but not a very good one, and was sentenced to serve Satan as a watcher over the Earth to alert his master as to what God was likely to do next.

When I read the reviews posted on various websites, I find it interesting how many reviewers find it necessary to remind readers that this is a work of fiction and that no such angel ever existed. Nonetheless, many people have written to me to tell me how much they identify with No Name as he stumbles and bumbles through history, always advising God on how to better manage the Earth while all the time planning his plea to re-enter Heaven. "This is a book about demons. Should I be laughing at this?" asked one writer.

But now, the day of reckoning has come. No Name is about to encounter Jesus. Those who have followed him through the Old Testament must now confront his ultimate destiny. Can a demon somehow be redeemed? There is a theological divide between those who believe in second chances for all of creation and those who believe something else.

No matter how the story ends, someone is going to be mad about it.


Greg Mitchell said...

It certainly sounds very interesting! And, it's really funny because I was just coming on here to get ready for my post on Monday and it touches on what you've posted here, ha ha.

Lena Nelson Dooley said...

Hey, fellow bloggers, please sign your blog or something. When it posts through Feedburner, the posters name isn't included. If someone only reads the feed, they won't know who posted the story.

Jillian Kent said...

No Name is about to encounter Jesus. Personally, I can't wait to read the entire series. And none of us can make everyone happy and satisfied with our books, but a STORY is awesome and yours sounds fascinating, Linda.
Have a great Sunday,