Exodus – The elves have a plan to save humanity…by enslaving them. And the angels are too busy to intervene.
Aaru is at war. The rebel angels are calling for Sam’s exclusion from the Ruling Council and her banishment to Hel. But Sam’s isn’t the only future at risk. If they’re defeated, Gregory and his brothers will face exile, losing everything they’ve spent billions of years to build.
The fate of heaven and earth is in the balance, and only an angel from Hel can save them both.
“So, back to the elven issue. I’ve got Nyalla, Nils, Bob the Elf and this dragon here to help me with any migrations that might occur in the next few days. I’ll manage.”
Gregory nodded. “You also have a household full of Lows, Leethu, a hellhound and a demon horse, loyal humans, Nephilim, werewolves and at least one vampire.” I felt his smile against the top of my head. “Wait. Who is Bob?”
This book was a really long series of meetings. Seriously. I thought it the first time I read it, and I thought I was just being overly harsh. Nope, this is the second time I’ve read this book, and I got the same feeling both times. The ending of this book is still really good. It is just the whole rest of the book that is kind of boring.
Sam literally goes from one meeting to another. Ruling Council to human to wizard to elves to Ruling Council to elves to human to demon to Ruling Council to demon to… I’m not even exaggerating here. This is what happens. I can’t believe, for a second time, this sequence of events actually happens. There really wasn’t any fun play time, not really. Except for the last thirty minutes of the book, pretty much nothing happens except Sam running around talking to more and more people.
Only, those last thirty minutes of the book are what changes the course of the entire series. Seriously, surreal “OOOOH SHIT NO WAY” moment here. Already the series has changed so, so much from where it was in the beginning. It has been an amazing journey. But this, I can’t wait to figure out where the end is going to be. I can’t imagine how different it will be.
One thing I have noticed is just how quickly events are playing out in this series. This is particularly well hit home in this book because every damn Angel Ruling Council meeting (of which there were many, this book) had the Angels really, really impatient. Like [image error]status of impatient. Beings that have lived for millions or even billions of years, not wanting to wait a single day for their desires. Overall, in the series, I feel like the timescale is too small. These events could be playing out over the course of 100+ years, but they’re playing out over the course of like 5ish years so far. It feels way too cramped.
The way the story is going is great, I’m super interested. The neverending meetings were less interesting.