“They wanted a Horseman, but I will give them a Devil.”
It has been a year since Niccolo and his allies confronted Azazel and Beleth, and the world has changed drastically. After the revelation that both Lucifer and Adonai had been manipulating him for three centuries, Niccolo discarded whatever compassion he had left. Millions of people have been sacrificed to his Black Death, all for the purpose of creating an army that would fight against God, and his friends have watched as he has transformed himself into the next Devil, complete with Lucifer’s powers.
However, as much as they want to bring him back from the edge, it is obvious that they need Niccolo’s brand of monster in order to stand a chance against Adonai. Even Cadmus has allowed far too much death, hoping that Niccolo would turn back from his destructive path, but in these final days, he has to consider that his best friend may have truly become evil. Allies new and old, terrible and heroic, will join them on their journey to the end of the world, but Cadmus knows that he is the only one who could hope to bring back the Niccolo they know and love.
However, the forces of Hell do not have time to focus on what might have been or grieve for their fallen allies. Before they can even make it to the Gates of Heaven, they must travel through Purgatory, face terrors from their memories, and confront gods and monsters beyond their comprehension. It is doubtful they will all survive the journey, let alone the battle for humanity’s existence, but it is a sacrifice they are willing to make.
After all, if they fail, there will be no tomorrow.
In Defiance of Heaven is the final book in Kevin Kauffmann’s Forsaken Comedy, a trilogy about the rise of the Four Horsemen and their efforts to free humanity. Mixing together mythology, horror, fantasy, and even a little science fiction, the Forsaken Comedy is a biblical apocalypse for a new generation.
Kauffmann's imaginative world-building and deft melding of genres and themes into a single stylish creation has made this trilogy a joy to read, and I'm glad he decided to show it to me. In Defiance of Heaven completes a narrative that has been compelling from start to finish in style and with plenty of the vividly-written action sequences and monsters that have been the highlight of his writing from the start.trashcanman - Amazon Vine Voice
Kauffmann's dialogue is fantastic and I felt absolutely engrossed in his world. Everyone should read this trilogy at least once in their lives. I will be recommending this to everyone I know, whether they are a reader or not.Matthew B. Wittnebel - Amazon Reviewer
I absolutely loved this trilogy, it was captivating, enthralling, and I only wish there was more. The void holding all these monsters and things we have no idea about. Earth's continuing development, the activities of the demon kings, I might be so bold as to demand more stories.Samuel Justin Noyes - Amazon Reviewer
I honestly don't know how Kevin Kauffmann will top this series. I can honestly say that I was reading this book more than some of my textbooks for my classes this semester, and angered my fiancee at times because I was paying more attention to my tablet than her. Anyways, read it. I will read it again now that it's out on Amazon and it's one of those works that will probably get picked up to re-read every few years because it's that good.Pizzaboy192 - Amazon Reviewer